The ‘Deep Joy Club Tour’, set up to highlight UK grassroots venues such as Moles in Bath and Liquid Room in Edinburgh, will also provide a platform for up-and-coming DJs via a competition to win paid support slots alongside the Ivor Novello, Brit and Grammy-nominated artist and DJ.
Budding DJs are invited to send mixes to Jones, fresh from dropping his own debut Essential Mix, who will choose an artist for each date on the tour. The mix, which aired on Saturday, features a host of exclusives alongside current and iconic productions, with material from Chaya & Kungs, Dance System, Ewan McVicar, and WUGD signings System.Inc and Forever.
A passionate advocate for UK nightlife and music culture, Jones’ recent interviews with the BBC as well as his newly minted WUGD label and its plans to provide bursaries and support to up and coming artists, show an artist who believes in the power of breaking down barriers.
“Since I started DJing, I have spent almost every weekend in clubs. Playing my own tunes and seeing and feeling the instant reaction from the dance floor is a massive part of my creative process that I’ve missed so much this last year. It’s something I want to share with new artists starting out, giving them that opportunity by joining me on tour. And I just know it will be such an incredible feeling being all back in a room together. See you down front!” - Jax Jones
DJ mix submissions for the tour can be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must include a name, a short introduction, the date they’re local to, social media links and a streaming link to the mix (no download links).
Deep Joy Club Tour Dates:
30.09 - Moles, Bath 30.10 - The Green Room, Maidstone 26.11 - Limelight, Belfast 27.11 - Switch, Southampton 10.12 - Liquid Room, Edinburgh 17.12 - Unit 51, Aberdeen 18.12 - Fat Sams, Dundee