Jérôme Caron

Also known as Art Of Disco By Black Joy, Black Joy, Blackjoy (Jérôme Caron), Jérôme "Blackjoy" Caron, Jerome Blackjoy Caron
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Discography of Blackjoy:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Untitled / Paloma 2 Audio 2003 Project Recordings
2 Moustache 2 Audio 2005-01-14 Yellow Productions
3 Moustache 2 Audio 2006-10-05 NRK Sound Division
4 Moustache 3 Audio 2006-10-27 NRK Sound Division
5 Jump, Stomp And Twist 4 Audio 2006-12-00 Supra Records
6 Untitled (Original & Kerri Chandler Remix) 2 Audio 2006-12-00 Freerange Records
7 Untitled (Stefan Goldmann & Solid Groove Remixes) 2 Audio 2007-01-00 Freerange Records
8 Headphone Drone 2 Audio 2007-06-07 Project Recordings
9 Mercurian 3 Audio 2008 Dialect Recordings
10 Edits Vol. I 10 Audio 2008-12-23 Lucien Entertainment
11 Blackjoy Disco Jams 2 Audio 2009-06-00 Joy (2)
12 Monilola 2 Audio 2009-09-00 Deeply Rooted House
13 Edits Vol. II 10 Audio 2009 Lucien Entertainment
14 Monilola 2 Audio 2009-00-00 Deeply Rooted House
15 Edits Vol. III 10 Audio 2010-06-00 Lucien Entertainment
16 Land Of Music / Love 2 Audio 2010 Whatchawannado
17 Moustache 3 Audio 2006 NRK Sound Division
18 Erotis 12 Audio 2010-06-28 Lucien Entertainment
19 Moustache 2 Audio 2005-01-14 Yellow Productions
20 Untitled (Stefan Goldmann & Solid Groove Remixes) 2 Audio 2007 Freerange Records
21 Untitled (Original & Kerri Chandler Remix) 2 Audio 2006-12-00 Freerange Records

Technology allows us a greater liberty while simultaneously blurring boundaries between musical genres. Blackjoy is a perfect example of this new confident generation of such artists . Raised with FM Rock, he discovered his passion for rhythm through Led Zeppelin, experimental tastes courtesy of Sonic Youth, with his obsession for chansons thanks to the Beatles. His discovery of the 3 first Herbie Hancock albums intoxicated him with modal jazz, acoustic sounds and a subtle mix of melodies and complex rhythms. His musical journey of self discovery not complete without a sweet decent into black American music: jazz, soul, funk, techno, house and latterly disco. Being presenter for one of the first radio shows from the then emerging French Touch house movement on radio Campus Dijon, brought Jerome Caron, a.k.a Blackjoy, to meet the various effusive Parisian labels and to finally get his first music industry job as Bob Sinclair´s assistant at Yellow Productions in 98.

A first "Untitled" EP out on the young Project Recordings label led Blackjoy to be a respected name in the international clubbing scene alongside fellow stalwarts MAW, Lil Louis, Phil Asher and Busy P. A second EP, "Moustache" out on Yellow productions in 2005 confirmed the disco orientation the young French producer had taken. Thereafter he quenched his melodic thirst, with the addition of core band members, bringing the line up to Thomas Naim on guitar, François Faure on keyboards and Guillaume Farley on electric bass.

His first album "Time" was released in 2007 on Project Recordings. The album welcomed the seasoned collaborators Sandra Nkaké, General Elektriks and Shawn Lee for a mixture of pop, chanson, funk, rock, and jazz-funk. "Headphone Drone" (feat. General Elektriks) was in steady rotation on Radio Nova for close to a year, in both its original and Blundetto reggae remix guises. UK house producer Phil Asher remixed "Metalbossa" (feat. Sandra Nkaké), shaping a groovy house sound for dance floors everywhere.

Back in early 2010, Blackjoy recorded his latest album, resulting in the birth of the 48 minute love story : Erotis . Joined by Sandra Nkaké supplying feminine vocals and adept musical spokesman Aqeel. Erotis is a disco album, an ode to dance, that resonates to the ripples of your mind. A pop record with funk accents, this second album will be available on vinyl and digital.

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