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.
'The Party (This Is How We Do It)'
Joe Stone's first single 'The Party (This Is How We Do It)' gains lots of attention in summer 2015, 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. By now, the track counts over 22 million Spotify streams, making it one of the most impressive dance debuts ever.
'Freak (And You Know It)'
After conquering several club and festival stages, Joe Stone returns in October 2015 with sophomore single 'Freak (And You Know It)', working together with dance act Daser. It's another house trip into 90s nostalgia, getting early support from the same line of artists, including over a million streams on Spotify and YouTube, while it reaches the #2 spot on Beatport's main selling chart.
Early 2016, Joe Stone returns with another collab, this time delivering the catchy tune 'Man Enough' together with deep house artist Ferreck Dawn. Inspired by Toni Braxton, it's a vocal house track scoring high in club and charts, again reaching Beatport's #2 position and over a million YouTube streams in no-time.
So, the saga continues. And be sure, there will be much more to enjoy from Joe Stone in 2017!