Digital Disco (UK), East Van Digital (CAN), Planet Break (CAN), Uncovered (CAN)
Intimate, Vancouver, BC
Fractal Forest / Shambhala
I’m the guy behind the East Van Digital record label and live A/V act Fresh Baked DJs; dropping tunes since ’98 and a Shambhala resident DJ since ’04, I’ve played many a memorable set in the legendary Fractal Forest. For 3 years I hosted The Shakedown radio show and with the Liquidbeat collective, helped produce some of the B.C. interior’s most inspiring parties. Currently, I’m a resident DJ with Intimate Productions, who maintained the long running night SiGNAL Saturdays at the former Lotus Sound Lounge in Vancouver.
I play what I think is best for the moment; I’m a pretty obsessive collector of music with a deep library and a fond love of programming, playing jackin' house, electro house & funky house, including my own originals & remixes. Vinyl, cd’s, Ableton, Serato…I use them all. In a Fresh Baked DJs live set, you can expect to hear me remixing on the fly, triggering samples, tracks, loops and adding live synth to the mix.
My tracks & remixes have been supported by Judge Jules, Kissy Sell Out, Jim “Shaft” Ryan, Lisa Lashes, Stereoheroes, Andru Pozzatron, Smalltown DJs, Frederik Mooij, Robb G , DJ Kue, Qdup Foundation, JPod The Beat Chef, Big Dope P, Funk Hunters, Bobby Blanco, Filth & Splendour, Grant Nelson, Tyler Stadius, Groove Junkies, The Incredible Melting Man (Bass Invaderz), City & Mixxxy, Wakcutt and more.
My music has recently been featured on some blogs, including Keep=Real, Deadbeat Digital, The Burning Ear, Hipsturbed & CPI’s mp3 blog.
“East Van Digital bigwig Joseph Martin’s flawlessly mixed, incessantly funky 8 a.m. disco set capped off a great Friday night for some, and started others’ days on a note so upbeat that no one had to buy any coffee.” – Alan Ranta / Exclaim! / Review of Shambhala 2011
"Joseph Martin of Vancouver was up next and his set was AMAZING! …Joe’s music instantly maxed out the floor. I’m guessing it wasn’t his first Bar-B-Que! My dude threw down! When Joe hit the stage I knew what it meant to be at Brat party. After his set I talked to Joey about his energy and my dude told me “If you’re not on stage freaking out how can you expect the crowd to!” Such energy, he played an electro set and it was kill, he’s from Vancouver and that was pretty obvious, their electro scene is so far ahead of ours it’s basically a different genre. It was like electro 2.0 for me.” – Collin Gordan / Review of “SILK” by Brat Productions