Joe Stone is the alter ego of Dutch DJ Maurice Oude Booyink, who’s been working as a DJ/producer for years.
Making waves with a full-fledged, contemporary though 90s styled house sound. But while the name is new to the scene, the background of this DJ/productional act already speaks volumes, ranging from classical music training to producing timeless house tunes and remixes for some of the biggest names out there.
We caught up with Joe to understand his plans for 2019, and how he intends to make it his most prolific yet.
T.H.E – Hey Joe! Welcome to T.H.E – Music Essentials. How has 2019 kicked off for you?
Joe Stone – Hi guys! Nice to be here with you. 2019 kicked off really great with the release of Bug A Boo and had some big radio play’s, and awesome support by DJ’s.
T.H.E – Love your new release on Spinnin’ Records – Bug A Boo. Firstly, tell us what’s up with the title?
Joe Stone – Thanks! I’d always love something with a record of Destiny’s Child. As I was toying with the acapella’s Bug a Boo stood out and fit perfectly with the baseline I’d come up with. It’s also been almost 20 years since the original released so the timing couldn’t be better.
T.H.E – It’s inspired by the iconic 1999 single of the same name. How long has it been in the works?
Joe Stone – True, already 20 years ago. The track has been in the works for quite a while. I had tried many versions but most of them didn’t feel right. Until, in my opinion, I came up with the version as it is now. A more classic house feel. There will be another version coming soon though!
T.H.E – 2018 was your most prolific year to date, with 7 releases on Spinnin’ Records! As a producer, how do you manage to keep yourself inspired to produce tracks at a faster rate?
Joe Stone – By listening to a lot of other artists I guess. Also had many remix requests. When you are producing tracks for a while as an artist you develop a sort of like a color palette. A signature sound if you will. So I’m using certain elements/ideas from other tracks to new tracks and remixes, which will speed up your workflow tremendously.
T.H.E – Which part of the track is the most difficult to create?
Joe Stone – A catchy melody that is easy to follow is the hardest part to create for me.
T.H.E – What can you tell us about your plans for 2019? Do we expect it to be even more prolific in terms of music production, than in 2018?
Joe Stone – Lot’s of new music and maybe even more releases. But they must be good. So I’d rather go for quality over quantity and hope for the best really.
T.H.E – Thanks, Joe! Can’t wait to listen to what you have got lined up for us this year.
Joe Stone – Thanks for having me!