Joe Johnson burst onto the Auckland scene in March 2007 and has been tearing up dancefloors ever since. He brings a level of energy that is rarely seen behind the decks and is by far one of the most approachable DJ’s out there.
The ex Coastie and now North Shore local is a greenkeeper by day while moonlighting in the clubs by night. Some of the events Joe has played at include Our House, Slinky, Deep Hard n Funky, Gods Kitchen, Nitelife, Stoneyridge New Years 07/08, Harder Edge, Global Summer Dance Festival, Oxygen, Gatecrasher, Summadayze, Highlife NYE Experience and the UpFM Solar Series. Joe can be seen performing around New Zealand but mainly Auckland most weekends
Joe is best known for his big driving basslines and epic build-ups. He claims the key to success is “You gotta enjoy the music you play, it reflects in your performance and the crowd draw energy off you”. Joe thrives on having all eyes on him and says “Djing is about communicating with people through music, it give you the best natural high you can imagine.”
Like many, Joe started off mucking around on his friends decks, creating trainwreck mixes for anyone who would listen. After many hours of practice perfecting his ‘sound’, he decided he had something different to offer Auckland clubbers. His reason being not enough DJ’s out there looked like they were enjoying what they were playing.
As in many industries, Djing is about who you know not what you know, and because Joe co-ran nightlife entertainment website CityVibes he had a great headstart, although being an all-round nice guy has definitely helped him get out there. Joe gets a kick out of playing on the same bill as DJ’s he looks up to. He used to watch the likes of Tim Phin at the Met and Sam Hill down at Code, and now he plays before or after them.
Joe respects DJ/Producers such as Tim Richards and Tommy Trash, and hopes to be playing his own tunes in the clubs within the next few years. Watch this space, he is as ambitious as they come and plans to be playing in the UK and Ibiza in the near future. His ambition won him the peoples choice award for the STEREODAYS residency and also recieve the Annual NITE:LIFE awards Best Up and Comer/New DJ 2009, and runner up Best Electro DJ 2009
Joe also had his fair share of promoting co running Neat Events with good friend Jamie White, putting on parties such as FLOORPLAY and BALANCE.
Some of the names Joe has supported: Tommy Trash, Kaskade, Jack Mc Cord (Hed Kandi), Tommy Sunshine, fRew, Kaz James (Bodyrockers), Tim McGee, Rob Kay (Cabin Crew), Sean Paterson (Dogzilla), Steve Hill, Charlottle Birch, Donna Birt, Thomas Gold, Ashton Shuffle, Ryan Riback, Steve Aoki, Foamo, Eric Prydz, Dr Wills, Jon O’Bir, James Lawson, Lee Haslem, Nick Warren, Joey Nigro, Paul Glazby, Ben Stevens, Thomas Bronzwaer, Ron Carrol, Stonebridge, Anthony Papa, Dan Ro, Captain Tinrib, Lorne Padman, Greame Cordery, Kid Kenobi & Mc Sureshot, Mason, Alan Braxe, Hemstock & Jennings, Ian Pooley, Fred Falke, John Askew, John Course, Goodwill, Moto Blanco, Paul Maddox, TV Rock, Tara Reynolds, Mobin Master, Maco Demark, Sam La More, Graham Gold, Soul Central, Timmy Vegas, K90, Soul Avengers, Utah Saints, Boys Noize, The Potbelleez, Vandalism, Lisa Lashes, Sneaky Sound System …… To name a few….
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