After dropping his double A-side—’Retina/Stay‘ last month, Joe Turner has since seen tastemaker support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac & Phil Taggart, Eton Messy, notable streaming playlists: i-D’s ‘Best New Music’, Jody Wisternoff (Anjunadeep) – as well as reaching the HypeM #1 spot & being added to BBC Radio’s ‘New Names’ / ’16 Tracks You Need To Hear’ playlist.
Today, the Croydon producer can now reveal a live video of ‘Retina’, as well as announcing that he’ll be performing at Glastonbury Festival this summer.
Born and raised in Croydon, Turner grew up in a house filled with Soul music and a smidgen of nineties electronica providing the youthful musician with a varied musical palette. His grandfather, a jazz pianist, was a major influence, from whom he’s undoubtedly inherited the musical talent that saw him writing his first song at just eleven years old. Following his teenage years playing in various bands, it has only been in the past twelve months that Turner turned his attention to writing once again. Concentrating on his own material whilst similarly experimenting in production, collaborations ensued with South-London based artists such as Stella Talpo and SIAMAKI before he took the plunge and released his own compositions.
In February 2019, Turner self-released his first single ‘Atmosphere’ which gained the support of BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne & Tom Ravenscroft and BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova, amongst many other radio stations & DJs. Also a hit on streaming services, it was widely supported on editorial playlists. With news of further recordings – a debut EP is imminent – and live dates in the pipeline, 2019 is looking to be a big year for the remarkable South-Londoner.