" Five, six, seven, eight...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha"
- Smart E's - "Sesame's Treet"
As the opening bars of Smart E's "Sesame's Treat" met his ears, Kurt Jo, a fresh-face youth of 12, was hopelessly addicted to techno & electronica music and by the end of the song he had decided to become a DJ. Now, years later Kurt has made a name for himself as DJ Fat Jo, not only on the Hawaiian island of Maui where he was born and raised, but in his newly adopted home of New York City.
From just pretending to be a DJ in his bedroom as a child, to doing 8th grade dances, Fat Jo followed his dream of becoming a DJ to eventually landing an internship at KPMW/Wild 105.5 FM on Maui. Here he was able to learn the skills that eventually earned him two of his own mixshows at the station: The "Wild Workout At Noon" and "Planet House" as well as an On-Air jock position as host of the ..1 listened to "Between The Sheets."
In addition to his radio work, Fat Jo held residency at one of Maui's top Night Clubs: Hapa's, (where his popular night "Ultra Fabulous Tuesday's/Fat Tuesday's" was voted "Maui's Best Theme night" in 2005 and also made appearances at two other of Maui's hot party spots: Tsunami's and Spats.
Having mixes featured on the east coasts Super 91.7 WMPH, Belgium's TOPradio TRL 105.2 FM, nationally broadcast Sirius Satellite Radio and back from an Asian club tour, Fat Jo now lives in Manhattan and spins regularly at the "Living Room Lounge" where he introduces the people of New York City to his "Island-Style" all while continuing to bring the hottest beats, through KPMW, to his home Island of Maui.