Joyryde

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Joyryde
Birth nameJohn Ford
Also known asEskimo
Born (1985-07-24) 24 July 1985 (age 34)
OriginEngland, UK
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • musician
  • producer
Years active2003–present
Labels
Associated actsLets Be Friends, Skrillex

John Ford, (born 24 July 1985) better known by his stage name Joyryde (stylised as JOYRYDE), is an English DJ and producer, son of John Ford (also known as John Phantasm and owner of Phantasm Records).

Early career[edit]

Inspired by his father John Phantasm (and consequently the music he heard playing at home when he was young), Ford started producing his own music in the studio from the age of 9 but did not begin DJing worldwide until he was 13. Wrapped up in the life of DJing, Ford did not return to the studio until he was 15, which was when he 'wanted to get back into the producing part of it since the music was getting more technical'. Not until then did he start producing under the name of Eskimo. The name was chosen because it bears no connection 'to the product'.[1] At age 17 he released his first album Can You Pick Me Up.

Eskimo’s music began to show up in the sets of psy trance DJs across the globe. By the time he performed his first live set, his repertoire had trebled. His many remixes from this time - some still unreleased due to copyright wrangles - included Infected Mushroom and Skazi, but it was his unofficial remix of The Prodigy "Voodoo People" that was most popular.

In summer 2004, Eskimo released his second artist album "Take A Look Out There" which included the well-known "Party Pooper", a track sampling the police shutting down a free party. November 2005 saw the release of Balloonatic Part One. Balloonatic Part Two followed in September 2006.

From 2011 to 2015, Ford was a member of electronic music duo Lets Be Friends, which such singles as "Manslaughter" and "FTW".[2][3][4][5] The duo has been inactive since his transition to performing as Joyryde.

Joyryde[edit]

Since 2015, Ford has produced bass-heavy house music, solo, under the name Joyryde. He has released all free downloads so far, such as "Flo" and "Speed Trap".

In 2016, Joyryde signed onto OWSLA,[6] releasing singles "Hot Drum"[7] and "Damn"[8] on the record label in 2016 and releasing "I Ware House"[9] and "New Breed"[10] on the label in 2017.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums as Eskimo[edit]

  • 2003: Can you Pick Me Up? (Phantasm Records)
  • 2004: Take a Look Out There (Phantasm Records, Arcadia Music)
  • 2005: Balloonatic Part One (Phantasm Records)
  • 2006: Balloonatic Part Two (Phantasm Records)
  • 2010: Cheap Thrills (Phantasm Records)

Collaborations as Eskimo[edit]

  • 2005: Dynamo - Acid Daze (Eskimo vs Dynamic, Phantasm Records)
  • 2007: Void - Music With More Muscle (Chemical Crew)
  • 2010: Balloonatic Part Three
  • 2010: The Megaband - Propaganda (April 2010)[11]

Extended plays with Lets Be Friends[edit]

  • 2013: Lets Be Friends
  • 2013: IOA

Singles with Lets Be Friends[edit]

Studio albums as Joyryde[edit]

  • 2019: Brave (HARD Records)

Singles as Joyryde[edit]

  • 22 March 2015: "Kickin Off"[12]
  • 13 April 2015: "Hoodlum"[13]
  • 23 April 2015: "Mercy" (featuring Candi Staton)[14]
  • 11 May 2015: "Flo"[15]
  • 13 July 2015: "Speed Trap"[16]
  • 29 September 2015: "Give My Love"[17]
  • 20 October 2015: "Hari Kari"[18]
  • 8 December 2015: "Hoam"[19]
  • 12 January 2016: "Windows" (featuring Rick Ross)[20]
  • 15 February 2016: "Fuel Tank"[21]
  • 16 May 2016: "The Box"[22]
  • 20 July 2016: "Maximum King"[23]
  • 16 November 2016: "Hot Drum" (OWSLA)[24]
  • 5 December 2016: "Damn" (featuring Freddie Gibbs) (OWSLA)[8]
  • 21 February 2017: "I Ware House" (OWSLA)[25]
  • 5 May 2017: "New Breed" (featuring Darnell Williams) (OWSLA)[10]
  • 19 October 2018: "Agen Wida" (with Skrillex) (OWSLA)
  • 22 February 2019: "I'm Gone" (Hard Records)
  • 22 March 2019: "Yuck" (featuring Gold) (Hard Records)
  • 23 August 2019: "Madden" (Hard Records)

Remixes as Joyryde[edit]

  • 15 September 2015: Jauz - "Feel The Volume" (Joyryde 'Stick It In Reverse' Mix)[26]
  • 25 March 2016: Destructo - "4 Real" (Joyryde 'Swurve' Mix)[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phantasm's Prodigal Son". Archived from the original on 24 May 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  2. ^ Staff, Your EDM (23 August 2013). "Let's Be Friends - Manslaughter (VIP Mix)". Your EDM. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ testacc (19 August 2013). "Lets Be Friends - Manslaughter [VIP Mix]". EDMTunes. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "DJs To Watch: Lets Be Friends Debut 2014 Anthem 'FTW'". Vibe. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Lets Be Friends - "FTW"". Complex. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ "JOYRYDE teams up with OWSLA to create cool track 'Hot Drum'". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  7. ^ "JOYRYDE - HOT DRUM". SoundCloud. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b "JOYRYDE - DAMN ft. FREDDIE GIBBS". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  9. ^ "JOYRYDE - I WARE HOUSE". SoundCloud. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  10. ^ a b "JOYRYDE - NEW BREED [ ft. DARNELL WILLIAMS ]". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  11. ^ "The Megaband - News Release". Archived from the original on 17 April 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  12. ^ "KICKIN OFF". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  13. ^ "HOODLUM". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  14. ^ "MERCY [Lyric Video Inside]". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  15. ^ "FLO". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  16. ^ "SPEED TRAP". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  17. ^ "GIVE MY LOVE". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  18. ^ "HARI KARI". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  19. ^ "HOAM". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  20. ^ "WINDOWS ft. RICK RO$$". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  21. ^ "FUEL TANK". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  22. ^ "THE BOX". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  23. ^ "MAXIMUM KING". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  24. ^ "HOT DRUM". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  25. ^ "JOYRYDE - I WARE HOUSE". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  26. ^ "Jauz - Feel The Volume [ Joyryde 'Stick It In Reverse' Mix ]". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  27. ^ "Destructo - 4 Real [ Joyryde 'Swurve' Mix ]". Retrieved 5 August 2018.

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