‘The genre-bending DJ dominating top-tier dancefloors worldwide’ – Mixmag
Hailed by Mixmag as ‘the genre-bending DJ dominating top-tier dancefloors worldwide’ and by iconic style mag The Face as “a hero of the UK music scene”, Josey Rebelle’s infectious energy and passion for underground music has made her one of the most respected DJs in the game.
With an abundance of accolades for both club sets and radio shows including 50 Most Exciting DJs in the World (Crack Magazine), Top 20 Breakthrough DJs of the Year (Mixmag), 10 Best Radio Shows in London (Time Out), Best Mixes of the Year (Pitchfork), the London born-and-bred DJ has proven herself to be an artist that can seamlessly ride countless genres with a raw underground energy that evokes the spirit of her home city while keeping international audiences in the palm of her hand, all with one overwhelming priority: heavyweight selection first and foremost.
Josey was introduced to the decks at an early age, taught to DJ by her brother on his house, techno and hardcore collection when she was 13, but it was some years later that she graduated from bedroom DJ to the club, eventually earning her stripes as a resident at legendary London basement club Plastic People.
She has since graced the line-ups of clubs across Europe, Asia and North America including Panorama Bar, Fabric, Concrete, Smartbar, MoMA PS1, De School and Nitsa, and has held down an exclusive London residency at The Pickle Factory since 2018. Josey has also been booked for festivals including Dimensions, Primavera Sound, Nuits Sonores, Bestival and Afropunk NYC, has recorded highly-acclaimed mixes for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix, Resident Advisor, The Face, The Fader, Discwoman, Fact Magazine, and also appeared on the very first official Boiler Room broadcast in 2010.
While her club sets centre around house, techno and breakbeat sounds old and new, Josey demonstrates the full spectrum of her musical knowledge on her weekly Rinse FM show (every Sunday 9–11pm UK time), described by Time Out as ‘the best way to spend a Sunday.’ She has been on the station since 2011.