Page Last Updated: Mon, 16th Oct 2017
Growing up on an eclectic diet of classical music and jazz provided by her parents' records collection, Josephine de Retour is hard to pin down musically.
Inspired by her family's love of music, JDR took up the piano at the age of five, and the violin at the age of nine.
After a few years spent in French Conservatoire, she focused on singing and became a professional pop and RnB artist.
It was only a few years later that she discovered late night House and Techno parties and the thumping rhythms of electro beats.
Joséphine de Retour promptly sold her mics, purchased Traktor and began performing at local house parties, basements and abandoned warehouses.
After three wild years spent in Beirut, hanging out with international DJs and the region’s best promoters, she landed in Dubai and decided to launch her DJ career.
Joséphine de Retour has shared the stage with well-known international DJs such as Mira and Chris Schwarzwalder, Andre Crom, Niconé and Sascha Braemer, Talul, Soul Button, Patrick Podage, Mario Aureo, Animal Trainer, Dan Caster or Benotmane.
She recently co-launched a concept house nights introducing something that Dubai has not seen before, Deep Like Thursdayz! where she is one of the resident DJs on rotation with her favourite international artists.