JOANNA RAYS




Singer and author coming from the South of France, Joanna Rays is a complete artist (dancing, singing, producing). Open to very different musical influences, she originally came from the pop-rock milieu, performing with musicians before prestigious, well-known French artists.

Year 2008 was a turning-point, as she was asked to write and sing 2 songs, “NOT THE ONE” and “MAKES ME SHIVER” that immediately revealed her to the electro-house fieldand also to the media, as she was played on most national and local radios (mostly on FG DJ RADIO) and also reached the TOP 40 Yacast clubs in France.

Boosted by this success, she accepted to collaborate with new producers , leading to “RISE UP” with Michael Kaiser, and “NO MATTER” with Clubshot, titles which were widely broadcast. “No matter” even got support from international DJs such as Roger Sanchez, Mischa Daniels, or Thomas Gold.

Joanna didn’t stop here : she released “PRAY”, “Beating For You”, “So in love” and “My Heart Is Burning” (respectively coproduced with Fred Closer, Muttonheads and Danny Wild), on Antoine Clamaran and Laurent Pautrat’s label Pool E Music, or on her own label (Joys Productions – www.joysprod.com ) and again was broadcast at the national level while her collaboration with Belgian producer Nando Fortunato, “Like A Spell” (Gun Records), reached the TOP 20 clubs in Belgium.

But her major projects came next : first, “Happy People” (Happy Music France - Time Records Italy 2011), a fresh collaboration with her friend Danny Wild which who was boosted up before its launching by famous TV and radio animator Cauet (NRJ), and then got support from Bob Sinclar or Stonebridge ; second, “Just Another Day” (Scorpio Music, Joys Prod, Forever Young, Sony Canada), did a real buzz before its release in Tiesto’s shows (and then in Thomas Gold’s, DJs from Mars’s or Joachim Garraud’s), to follow up with an official daily playlist on FUN RADIO france and several weeks in the TOP 40 Yacast Clubs charts ! As for “Just One Night” with Raf Marchesini, with remixes by Nicola Fasano and Die Hoerer, it was widely broadcast at the international level and even ranked 1st in the Italian DJ Charts and 20th @ EURODANCE official European charts.

Year 2013 is again a rich year, artistically speaking, with new international collaborations, among which “Magical” with Fedo Mora (Forever Yg – Italy), “Me and You” with famous Paul Mendez (Inwama rec. Spain), “You Don’t Know Me” with Tony Jaguar (House Session – Germany), “Take Your Time” with Lucas Reyes and Lemon3 (Kult Records USA – TOP 60 Beatport House – TOP 20 Starfleet USA), “Strong Enough” with Molla & Marquis VS Hitfinders (TOP 12 Italian Clubs), and of course a new single “Calling Me” (supported by Thomas Gold, DJs from Mars, Esquire…).
All this goes along with the development of Joanna’s show, « the Joanna Rays selection », an original concept she is the only one to propose for radios, which gets a lot of success every evening on more than 40 fm and web radios around Europe (Vitamine France, Mortal FM Spain, Up Radio and Mixx Fm Belgium, Millenium France etc.).







RELEASES

SINGLES

CALLING ME (Joys Productions 2013) – SUPPORTED BY ESQUIRE, DJS FROM MARS, THOMAS GOLD
Remixes by Mico C and Danny Wild, Aron Scott, Damien N-Drix, Lucas Reyes & Lemon3.

JUST ONE NIGHT (Forever Young Rec. – Joys Prod 2013) # 20 @ TOP 25 EURODANCE, # 1 @ ITALIAN DJ CHARTS
Remixes by Die Hoerer, Nicola Fasano & Steve Forest, Daniel Chord, Mico C & Danny Wild.

JUST ANOTHER DAY (Scorpio Music – Joys Prod – Forever Young Rec. 2012) # 23 @ TOP 40 YACAST FR CLUBS – FUN RADIO OFFICIAL – SUPPORTED BY TIESTO, DJS FROM MARS, THOMAS GOLD
Remixes by Fedo Mora & Oki Doro, Phonk d’Or & Burgundy’s, Adrien Toma & Thom Syma.

MY HEART IS BURNING (Joys Productions 2012) - Prod by Danny Wild.
Remixes: KitSch 2.0, Thom Syma, Kristof Tigran, Adrien Toma, Ultimate Breakerz.

SO IN LOVE (Joys Productions 2011) - Prod by MUTTONHEADS - OFFICIAL FG UNDERGROUND PLAYLIST
Remixes : Mills & Kane, Matt River, Ermac, Adrien Toma, Ades Vapor, JR ST ROSE, Jeremy De Koste.

BEATING FOR YOU (Pool-e-Music 2011) - Prod by MUTTONHEADS - OFFICIAL NRJ 83 PLAYLIST
Remixes : Laurent Pautrat, Laurent Schark, Mills & Kane, Alllex Rio Loco, KitSch 2.0., The Nycer.

PRAY (Fred Closer & Joanna Rays / Pool-e-Music 2010) # 42 TOP 50 YACAST FR – OFFICIAL NRJ 83 PLAYLIST
Remixes : Eric Laville, Matt River, Hell Ektrik.

FEEL IT (Pool-e-Music, 2009) - Prod by LUDOLOZA
Remixes : Laurent Schark, Patrick G, Marbrax, Steve Cokins.


FEATURINGS

STRONG ENOUGH (Molla & Marquis vs Hitfinders / Hitfinders Music Italy – DBM Germany 2013)
Remixes : Overdraft, Molla Dubslave, Angelo Sika, Marco Piccolo, Floran Bianco.

ME AND YOU (Paul Mendez feat. Joanna Rays / Inwama Rec. Spain 2013)
Remixes : Jimmy Onassis, Alex Xela and Eddy Nick.

TAKE YOUR TIME (Lucas Reyes and Lemon3 feat. Joanna Rays / Kult Records USA 2013) # 62 @ BEATPORT TOP 100 HOUSE CHARTS – SUPPORTED BY CHUCKIE, FEDDE LE GRAND, PAUL OAKENFOLD etc.
Remixes : Tony Jaguar, Andrea Gaya.

YOU DON’T KNOW ME (Tony Jaguar feat. Joanna Rays / House Session Germany 2013) Supported by Eric Laville and Lucas Reyes.

LET OUT (Marbrax feat. Joanna Rays / Gaga Records 2012)
Remixes : Pierre Decastel, Angel Lamar, Philip Aelis, Julien Creance.

LIKE A SPELL (Nando Fortunato & Enriko Sailor feat. Joanna Rays / Gun Records 2012) - TOP 20 BELGIAN CLUB CHARTS – OFFICIAL FUN RADIO BE.
Remixes : Willy Saul, Philip Aelis, Costes & Lanson.

HAPPY PEOPLE (Danny Wild feat. Joanna Rays / Happy Music – Time Records 2011) – OFFICIAL FUN RADIO PLAYLIST
Remixes : Jeremy Hills, Mills & Kane, Muttonheads, Michael Kaiser, Laurent Schark, Ades Vapor, Mario Kashley.

GET ME BACK (Jay Style feat. Joanna Rays / Wagram 2011) - Prod by Mika Vyne.

RISE UP (Michael Kaiser feat. Joanna Rays / Pool-e-Music 2010) - Prod by : A.Clamaran, L. Pautrat, M.Kaiser.
Remixes : Laurent Pautrat, Laurent Schark, Patrick G, Addict DJs.

NO MATTER (Clubshot feat. Joanna Rays / Njoy Records 2010) – SUPPORTED BY ROGER SANCHEZ,MISCHA DANIELS, THOMAS GOLD, etc.
Remixes : Jeremy Kalls, Frenchmasterz, Phonk d'or.

KEEP ON (Christophe Fontana feat. Joanna Rays / Hypetraxx Records 2009)
Remixes : John Revox, Ludoloza, Alan Waves.

MAKES ME SHIVER (Loic B feat. Joanna Rays / Innove Recordings 2008) - OFFICIAL RADIO FG PLAYLIST
Remixes : Yann Syena, Xavier Maldini & Ludovic Ross

NOT THE ONE (Yann Syena feat. Joanna Rays / Innove Recordings 2008) - OFFICIAL RADIO FG PLAYLIST
Remix : Loic B.

PAGES and LINKS


WEBSITE
www.joannarays.com

MYSPACE
www.myspace.com/joannarays

YOUTUBE
www.youtube.com/joannaraysfrance

SOUNDCLOUD
soundcloud.com/joannarays

TWITTER
twitter.com/joannarays

FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
www.facebook.com/JoannaRaysMusic?ref=hl


VIDEOS

Raf Marchesini and Joanna Rays – Just One Night (official video, broadcast on MCM and Clubbing TV)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SacdD5mY1rk

Joanna Rays – Just Another Day (j’aimerais) + 160 000 views
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug-1tE5omP4

Joanna Rays & Fred Closer – PRAY (Official Video)
youtu.be/P8CzW5xGTss

Nando Fortunato & Joanna Rays – Like A Spell (Official video)
youtu.be/kU8pLHr_68Y


LIVE

Joanna Rays on Tour (Teaser 2013)
youtu.be/CS8SWijHQ98

Joanna Rays - “From Ibiza to Sweden” tour @ LOFT (Paris, FR)
youtu.be/rEdZish24uQ

Joanna Rays @ Pride (Kazakhstan)
youtu.be/BvyLMc0FMW0