Just a Minute – Joey Silvero
Joey Silvero aka Distant People is a DJ, Producer, Remixer and Label Owner from Leicester in the UK. Together with Tasita D’Mour he runs Sister Pearl.
Distant People is the Production, DJ, Remix outfit from the UK aka Joey Silvero.
Joey Has been Djing since the early 90s and owned and ran his own Record Shop in the Midlands, he played at various events including Miss Moneypennys, Lost Weekend, Passion, Funki Dori, more recently at Strawberry fields festival for the last 3 years and other clubs in the UK. Distant People create deep soulful house and spin the deeper big room sounds along with the soulful house music.
Distant people are known for producing. Distant People’s productions span various labels including Quantize, Purple, Large, Tonys Records, Foliage, Sole Channel, Solid Ground, Adaptation, Seamless and Club Luxury, with a joint album released in South Africa called Music Within Vol 1 during 2012.
More music is coming soon to Tonys records and Quantize along with Vibe Boutique and other labels. Distant People also produce the Deep afro influenced sounds of Sister Pearl, the first release was on Tribe records called ‘Bang The Drum’. Sister Pearl is a partnership with long time singer song writer Tasita D’mour who Joey has been working with on many projects. Sister Pearl has multiple new follow up tracks that are due to release very soon.
Distant People also have regular Dj slots on Soulside Paris, Global House, SSradio & Strictly House Music which are broadcast globally. Joey also runs his own Label Arima Records.
Just a Minute – Xantonè Blacq
London-based Vocalist, Multi-Instrumentalist and Producer Xantoné Blacq has many years of experience in fusing Jazz-Funk, Soul, Afro and Latin music. His musical career started early when at the age of 3 he would stand on a stool in his church playing congas!
Xan is a seasoned musician having sung and been the keyboard player with Amy Winehouse for 3 years, recorded and toured with violinist Nigel Kennedy’s on his last 3 albums and worked with the like of Jessie J, Mark Ronson, Dionne Bromfield, Earth Wind & Fire, Candi Staton and “Pee Wee” Ellis amongst many others.
Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, MTV Movie Awards, Brit Awards, Lolapalooza are just some of the amazing places that Xan has cut his musical teeth. His own music has been voted twice as iTunes staff favourite and his last album “Revelation” reached no.1 on the UK Soul Chart.