JODA, comprised of Jono Grant and Darren Tate, have released their self titled debut album, JODA. The album took 2 years in the making, and is a special one you don’t want to miss. Both artists are industry veterans with decades of experience, and it shows in this 12 track album with their tasteful production.
As some of you may know, Jono Grant is 1/3 of Above and Beyond which has become one of the biggest household names in the scene. The trio group have gone on to release eight studio albums, 17 compilation albums, a film score, almost 100 singles, and create the Anjunabeats label. Tate is also an impressive producer, holding many hats as a classically trained musician, songwriter, producer, and hitmaker. He’s also appeared on the Anjuna label with tracks under his alias Jurgen Vries and DT8 Project.
“WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS ALBUM FOR OVER TWO YEARS. BOTH OF US HAVE SEEN ELECTRONIC MUSIC EVOLVE THROUGH THE DECADES. [JODA] IS A CHANCE FOR US TO EMBRACE ALL OF THAT MUSICAL CULTURE.”- JODA
JODA is a modern twist on the 80’s-90’s dance pop wave of music, which makes this truly an unique piece. We’ve already got a taste of the retro synths and drum kicks from their Closer 5 track EP which is included in the album. Now we get the full version of this for our listening pleasure. The album is a mixture of light, airy, funky, pop, trance, and much more with individual flare sprinkled in by Jono and Darren. Check it out to see for yourself below and enjoy!
- Fall Away
- We Find Ourselves
- Closer (feat. Robyn Sherwell)
- Breaking Down Walls
- Shape Of Your Heart
- Dark Skies
- Coming Alive
- No One Walks Away