Jody Wisternoff

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Biography

  • He may no longer be the "precocious" teen who cracked the music industry, but Jody Wisternoff is still not afraid to push the boundaries or test his own limits. His fearless attitude has seen him go from a 16-year-old playing his first club gig to cont..
    He may no longer be the "precocious" teen who cracked the music industry, but Jody Wisternoff is still not afraid to push the boundaries or test his own limits. His fearless attitude has seen him go from a 16-year-old playing his first club gig to controlling the crowd at the Universe rave, preaching his musical sermon to an adoring congregation of 5,000 people. "[That] was incredible and pretty much the catalyst for me dropping out of college," Jody says of his first taste of rocking a stadium show. Although now putting the finishing touches to his long awaited debut solo album, it was back in 1986 that Wisternoff first put his stamp on the music world aged just 13 when he reached the finals of the DMC World DJ Championship and then 2 years later as one-half of Tru Funk, a hip hop/dance outfit with his younger brother Sam, who is now performing under the name SJ Esau. After those days of innocence and his first forays in to music, Wisternoff became an unknowing pioneer in the rave scene as a member of Sub Love (with DJ Die) and Way Out West, his beloved tag team with Nick Warren. "[The] Sub Love days were fun because I was so young and the rave scene was in full swing," he says with admiration and a certain sense of nostalgia. For hardened fans of dance music, who remember fondly the opening salvo Montana, it may be a little scary to think it's been 18 years since Way Out West first emerged. The milestone isn't lost on Jody either. "The early 90s rave era in the UK was unbelievable and was on a crazy scale. Pretty much all the young people in the country were into it. The pop charts' top 10 was all dance music. [It's] amazing if you think about it now." Fast forward to the present day though and despite having four successful albums under his belt as Way Out West, Wisternoff shows no signs of complacency. He is constantly evolving his sound with new tracks and showcasing fresh and experimental electronic music on his Frisky and Proton Radio shows every month. He has released solo singles on Ministry of Sound, Anjunadeep and Disitnctive, with which he achieved the much coveted 'Beatport Number 1' with his track 'Cold Drink, Hot Girl'. Wisternoff spends much time touring all over the world, especially in Eastern Europe, calling it one of his "strongest territories right now….[but] it's an issue of juggling family life with music at the moment, as I have two kids now," he tells us, living what he calls "a really nice balanced life," things have come full circle for this cheeky kid.
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    Selected discography

    Singles as Jody Wisternoff Cold Drink Hot Girl + remix - Distinctive records 2006 Nostalgia + remix - In Charge 2006 Starstrings - Dirty Soul 2007 Starstrings remixes - He'd Kandi records 2009 Welcome to your Life + rennin - Dirty Soul 2009 Don't Crash Please - Witty Tunes 2010 Lassoo / No Longer Strangers - Anjunadeep 2010 I wont let you down - Free download Vintage / Shivver - Anjunadeep 2011 Feels like Yesterday - Free download How you make me Smile + remixes - Anjunadeep 2012 Just One More + remixes - Anjunadeep 2012 Out Of Reach + remixes - Anjunadeep 2012 We Are Heroes / Macbeth - Anjunadeep 2013 Paramour - Anjunadeep 2014 Albums as Jody Wisternoff Trails we Blaze - Anjunadeep 2012 Mix compilations Way Out There Anjunadeep 05 Anjunadeep 06 Remixes as Jody Wisternoff BCML - MR Horowitz - Silver Planet SJ Esau - The Cat Track - Global Underground Andrelli & Blue feat Hila - Transparent - Coldharbour recordings 2010 Moussa Clarke feat Kathleen Fisher - Love Key - Ovenready records 2010 Astral Tiger - Miami Nice - Powerplant music ltd 2009 Dana Bergquist & Peder G - Loveshine - 2010 Fusion F + Com T - Blue River - Nuevu Digital 2012 Envotion - The Last Wave - Anjunadeep 2011 Leama & Moor - Distance between us - 2006 Ikon - Signs - Jalapeno records 2010 Matt Cerf - Me and You - 2007 Chymera - Parelo - 2008 Orkidea & David West - Metaverse - 2008 Jin Akanishi - Sun Burns Down - 2012 Feu d'Or - Chasin Joe - Intricate records 2012 Coalesced - Cortina - 2008 The Other Tribe - Skirts - Blackbutter 2012 Way Out West - Everyday - Free download Above & Beyond - Alchemy - Anjunadeep 2012 The Peacemaker Project - ILDNZ - Anjunadeep 2013 Skanna - This way – Anjunadeep 2013 Rashid - Coming for you - Anjunadeep 2013 Kahwe - Driving me wild - Anjunadeep 2013 DrDr and the crown Jewels - Easily - Danalog - Click Search - Anjunadeep 2014 Choir of Young Believers - Hollow Talk - Anjunadeep 2014 Planet of Sound - We are Together - Armada 2014 Robert Babicz - Centurian - Babiczstyle 2014 Urmet K - Dreamz - Ohhstockholm 2014
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