Joseph Martin

A&R, DJ, Licensing, Production for East Van Digital

Current Location:
Vancouver, BC

Releases On:

Bone Idle (UK)
Digital Disco Records (UK)
East Van Digital (CAN)
Planet Break (CAN)
Uncovered (CAN)

One of Western Canada’s premier disco house djs, Joseph Martin has been mixing tracks since 1998, and is a resident DJ at Shambhala Music Festival’s Fractal Forest, since 2004.

From 2003-2006, he hosted The Shakedown, a weekly radio show, featuring over 80 djs from across Canada, and with the Liquidbeat collective, produced some of the B.C. interior’s most inspiring parties. In 2010, he became a resident dj with Signal Saturdays at the former Lotus Sound Lounge in Vancouver. That same year, he created East Van Digital, a Vancouver based record label, curating a catalog that has reached 100 releases, featuring artists from around the world, showcasing a variety of electronic sub-genres. Since 2014, he has co-hosted Caturday Night Disco, a local funky house night.

An obsessive record collector with a deep library and a fond love of programming, Joseph is known for his all vinyl sets, showcasing the best in trip hop & funky breaks, french house & electro, and of course, disco house.

His own edits, originals and remixes have been playlisted on BBC Radio 1 and supported by De Koze, Funk Hunters, Grant Nelson, Incredible Melting Man, Joachim Garraud, Joel Armstrong, Kissy Sell Out, Mat The Alien, Qdup Foundation, Smalltown DJs, Stereoheroes, Tomb Crew, Tyler Stadius and more.

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




Shambhala Music Festival


Joseph Martin