last performance in Toronto this past summer drew 1500
people to the hottest DJ party of the year! In classic Claussell
style, the follow up won't revisit familiar ground but takes us
on new adventures. Joe will be the only DJ for the evening starting
the journey at 10:00.
Known in music circles for a varied selection of musical tastes,
Joe Claussell has created a radically different "mix compilation".
Joe reaches out to all nationalities, colours & creeds, spreading
the universal spirit of electronic dance via a stunning 74 minute
On Translate, Claussell pushes the boundaries of the CD, fusing
timeless electronic dance with cinematic passages and soundscape
pathways. A beautiful patchwork of soulful house, melodic techno
and wonderful deep and uplifting music from one of dance music's
most enigmatic DJs.
Interspersed with passages and excerpts made by Joe himself at
Sacred Rhythm in his Spiritual Life base in NYC, the music effortlessly
flits from the sublime freeform jazz of Slam Mode's "Umri"
to Carl Craig's deep tech-soul builder "Sandstorms".
The journey continues with the staccato strings and piano work
of Alton Miller's "The Clouds Are Gone" and the Trax
Records classic "Inner Visions" by Virgo 4 (aka Marshall
Jefferson). Other musical highlights on "Translate"
include the massive "Rej" by Ame, Vince Watson's robotic
and moving "Mystical Rhythm" and a couple of Jeff Mills
numbers. Claussell himself is included on the musical palette
with his, as yet unreleased, "Eno" track in his Mental