Joe Claussell is one of today's hottest producers & DJ's, especially familiar to those who have had the opportunity to attend a night at New York's legendary Body & Soul where Joe is a resident. Being involved in both Dancetracks, another of New York's musical institutions & being solely responsible for the prolific label Spiritual Life Music, Joe's activities reflect his musical influences from rock & pop to African & Latin & are clearly demonstrated in the innovative & danceable tracks he produces. BBE & Urban Theory are proud to present Joe Claussell & an album which illustrates an evening with him & which shows the listener that he is more than just a house DJ. A Reason to Celebrate' stretches boundaries by presenting us with a diverse number of tracks from Ronny Jordan & War to the hispanic genius of Jorge Ben & Hector Lavoe. This album allows the listener a new way of looking at & listening to world music, so open your ears & your mind & start dancing!
From the Artist
"For me, my musical taste goes across the board; not only organic, it's electronic, it's folkish, it's all kind of things, I believe in five years time, when people use the words world music', it's going to consist of everything. It's very beautiful and powerful what music does. It just makes me see clearer, be a more open mind. It makes me more interested in cultures with different kinds of people, their background, and their beliefs. My goal is to expose the role that music really plays in our lives." of soulful dance music in the market.