DJ José

DJ José
Release date
01 January 1970
DJ José
01 January 1970 |

Jos Klaster was born on the 24th of March 1966 in Meppel. Music has been his passion since he was a young child. As a teenager he discovered the ‘power of mixing’ with records such as “Relax” (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and “High Energy” (Evelyn Thomas). He first took to the decks at school dances in Steenwijk, using his own name.
His talent was immediately appreciated and he was offered a gig as resident DJ in the club “Chez Jean” (Steenwijk) at an early age. Offers from other clubs quickly followed suit. Jos became a phenomenon in the area, spinning in clubs such as “Locomotion” (Steenwijk) and “Lord Nelson” (Meppel), on a regular basis. Jos could also be found presenting several different radio shows with the local radio station (SLOS).
At 24, he was DJing at “Music hall X-Ray” in Zwolle when a manager decided to enter him in a mixing competition for Dance Update, organized by Alex van Oostrom. As his name Jos Klaster did not exactly capture his groove, he was renamed DJ JOSE, and it is with this name that he became an integral part of the club scene in Holland. He could be found playing in most Dutch clubs and discos, and worked closely with drive-in shows, all of which further expanded his newly found fame.
In 1996, Jos became the A&R and product manager for the record label Ala Bianca BLX and Media Records BLX. By 2001 however, the increase in demand for Jose was overwhelming, and he quit the record label to continue working as a full-time DJ.
Jose is in high demand internationally, having played in Turkey, Albania, Greece and Israel. He is still actively DJing in Spain, Norway, Poland, Russia and the Dutch Antilles. Jose is no stranger to events such as Mysteryland, Dance Valley, Free Festival and Trance Energy, and he is a resident DJ at Exceptionnel, Filemon in Utrecht, Peppermint Club on Tour, Ibiza Catamaran Parties and AMS2IBZ.