DJ / Producer / Owner
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 an obsessive collector with a deep library and a fond love of programming, playing electro, funky & jackin’ house, including my own edits, originals & remixes.
My tracks & remixes have been play-listed on BBC Radio 1 & supported by Andru Pozzatron, City & Mixxxy, De Koze, Denis A, Funk Hunters, Grant Nelson, Incredible Melting Man, Jason Score, Joachim Garraud, Kissy Sell Out, Qdup Foundation, Smalltown DJs, Stereoheroes, Tomb Crew, Tyler Stadius & more.
Bone Idle (UK)
Digital Disco Records (UK)
East Van Digital (CAN)
Planet Break (CAN)
“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
“Vancouver label East Van Digital has begun to make waves with a steady pattern of solid releases, stemming from a fully stacked roster of over 50 producers. With label boss man Joseph Martin having cut his teeth on such small stages as Shambhala’s Fractal Forest and the long-loved-but-never-forgotten Lotus Sound Lounge, after a listen to the label’s new showcase EVD Bass 2, it’s clear he learned a thing or two about recognizing talent.” – Summer Swanson / BeatRoute Magazine
Contact: Joseph Martin