Joe Stone can be seen as the newest entry onto the deep/future house scene, as his debut single 'The Party (This Is How We Do It)' is truly making waves among the DJ community. But while the name is new to the scene, the background of this DJ/productional act already speaks volumes, ranging from classical music training to producing timeless house tunes and remixes for some of the biggest names out there.
Joe Stone is the alter ego of Dutch DJ Maurice Oude Booyink, who's been working as a DJ/producer for years. He starts his musical career at an early age, playing keys at the age of seven, and it doesn't take him long to create new, original melodies. Growing up on a diet of funk and soul music, he masters these styles in his first band at the age of sixteen, followed by producing his first dance records.
While playing in bands, Maurice releases solo material under his Inmado guise as well as doing productional work for other artists (R3hab, Sharon Doorson a.o.). When he wins a Spinnin' Records DJ Contest with his version of DVBBS' single 'Pyramids', it immediately draws attention from the world famous label.
When working on new music, Joe Stone gets joined by Mark Simmons, who's built quite a name for himself already, being one of the producers behind Rockefeller (scoring big with 'Do It 2 Nite' in 2005) and the Beatfreakz project, reaching high in 2006 with their singles 'Somebody's Watching Me' (#3 in the UK Singles Chart) and, that same year, 'Superfreak' (#7 in the UK Singles Chart).
Right now, Joe Stone's first single 'The Party (This Is How We Do It)' is gaining lots of attention, as it toys with the eponymous 1995 Montell Jordan hit, repackaging it in a solid 21st century house groove, featuring the original vocals approved by Montell Jordan himself.
Cool stuff, rising to the #1 spot of Beatport's main chart within a week after its release in May 2015, while gaining support from loads of DJs out there. From Martin Solveig, Oliver Heldens, The Magician and Watermät to Martin Garrix, Don Diablo and Afrojack - everybody's joining 'The Party'.
Not bad for a debut single. That's, as they say, promising a lot for the future. And be sure, there will be much more to enjoy from Joe Stone.