Joe Jonas talks DNCE, ‘Cake by a Ocean,’ Miles Davis and Mariah Carey – The San Diego Union

January 13, 2017 - Jonas Brothers

As a co-founder of a New Jersey-bred Jonas Brothers, Joe Jonas knows a thing or dual about being a teen-pop superstar. But when asked if he’d accept an offer to join One Direction — should a London-bred superstar teen-pop group reunite and need a new thespian — Jonas kindly though resolutely declined.

“I consider I’d say: ‘Thank you, though no; I’m unequivocally enjoying a new rope I’m in’,” he said.

That band, that kicks off a 2017 winter debate Tuesday during San Diego’s House of Blues, is DNCE — as in “dance” reduction a “a.”

It’s an suitable moniker for a Jonas-led pop-funk quartet, whose propulsive low-pitched mantra seems to echo the pretension of the 1990 Dee-Lite hit, “Groove is in a Heart.”