Who is Juketasophe? Where does that even come from?
Juketasophe: The name was just a joke. This is back when I was into juke and footwork
music a lot; I think that was my second year in college. There was an event called the
Juketasophe, I thought it was an insane name. I went on Facebook and changed my name
to it. Then people were like ‘you should go by Juketasophe!’
What got you into DJing?
Juketasophe: I was going to house parties where nobody played good music I wanted to
dance to. Maybe I was going to the wrong parties but I started to throw parties in my
apartment. It was my house, my music type thing. I wanted to get better at playing certain
types of music. Artist like Nguzunguzu are an influence because I like the way they mix
their stuff. I liked Venus X when she threw parties. She stands up for girls of color and
the importance of making your own scene. It’s about the club for me. I really like the
club, I like the club atmosphere. I stress going out. I’m having fun DJ’ing so I’m
progressing as a DJ.
What are the other genres of music that you play?
Juketasophe: My favorite genre of the moment is juketon. It’s like reggaeton in the BPM
or style of Juke and Ghetto House. There are a few underground Latino producers in
Chicago mashing it up.
Juketasophe: Where do you want to take your music for the future?
I don’t know I want to get booked and get paid better. I want other people to see what
you guys see in me.