Title: Tribute EP
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Release Date: 10 March 2017
Cat. Number: CRM176
Distributor: Above Board
Joeski – Tribute To Obatala
Joeski – Orisha Obatalá
Joeski – Obatala Drum Reprise
A mainstay in the underground house music scene, Joeski makes his next move on the mighty Crosstown Rebels with a sublime ‘Tribute EP’ to the great divinity Obatalá.
The EP journeys through three tracks, where ethereal layers are used to infiltrate the dancefloor and varying tribal percussions, native chants and vocal haunts flow effortlessly throughout.
From Yoruba religion, Obatalá is an Orisha, Sky Father and creator of human bodies.
Joeski explains “I’ve been wanting to do this tribute for a while now. It’s a creative musical offering to Obatalá. I feel like Crosstown is the perfect home for it too.”
Joeski’s roots are in the underground house scene of NYC in the 90s, where he played regularly at historical clubs such as The Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium and Roxy.
Later establishing himself as a producer he began releasing music on Siesta, Ministry Of Sound, Tango, Junior Boys Own and many more. He also runs his successful label, Maya Records.