photo: heather white photothe musick of jomai (formerly known as both dj princess petite and the blakk room baby) began life as a late night college radio experiment in 1990 in North Carolina. quickly growing beyond that radio show, Jomai later joined several others, forming “house dat”—the South's first and largest all house music party catering specifically to gays and lesbians of color (and whomever else wanted to come out, get down, and have an all-around great time, thank you!) for more than four years, “house dat” rocked house heds across the nation.
deeply influenced by his old school mentors as well the growing electronic music scene surrounding him, jomai's infective funky grooves and heady tunes became a regular in varied scenes—from raves to clubs to North Carolina Pride. he had taken his lifelong obsession with synthesisers and beat boxes to a new level, but his music took him elsewhere. following the funky beats he heard all the way to the west coast, in 1998 jomai moved to san francisco. first playing for groove, faith, and worship, he became a resident at sugar as well as a regular at throwdown.com and the endup.
jomai etu now resides in brooklyn, playing for the Philadelphia Experiment, A Cavallo, Kostume Kult and others, appearing regularly in Burning Man, Philly and New York City. In 2010, he released his first full-length album, Kosmoniq’s …Then I Woke Up on this Satellite, and is currently in pre-production and writing phases for a fully interactive follow-up album, allowing multiple users to shape the album as it plays, and explore the rich visually-driven story of Kosmoniq’s literal return to life.