Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jossette

Jossette (from Redwood City, California) was a female freestyle/dance musician from the '90s. Her first single "In a Dream" was written & produced by Randy Taylor-Weber of Galaxy Freestyle Records.

The song was originally recorded in 1989 by a girl group called First Kiss (which was later renamed "Emotion in Motion"). When the group disbanded, Randy re-created the song with further advanced studio equipment in 1996 and came across Jossette.

At the time, Josette was working at a department store when she was approached by one of the Galaxy Freestyle Records employees who asked her if she could sing which she replied that she could. She later had an audition with Randy and they later met & recorded the song.
In 1997, "In A Dream" received its first break on San Francisco radio station Wild 94.9 when DJ Jose Melendez decided to give the record a chance on the radio. Within minutes, the phone lines blew up and Josette was asked to return & appeared on radio DJ Jojo Wright's "Make it Or Break It" segment.

The song made its debut on the segment with a 95% saying "Make It." It became the longest running number-one song on the daily countdown.

The song also managed to peak at #109 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and became a staple in the freestyle/dance music industry. During that same year, freestyle artist Rockell covered the song and it became a successful hit for her.
Josette's follow-up single "Where Are You Now" was released, but didn't make the charts. After that, it seemed as if she has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since.

To see a fan-made music video for "In a Dream," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_i_NShUt5c

To see a fan-made music video for "Where Are You Now," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUP8obTliKo


[updated on 04/15/16]