Backdrop co-founder and resident DJ. Techno hypnotist & record obsessive in search of those heads down & sweaty stompers, bat-s*** crazy B-sides, brazen break beat, rancid acid and tripping electro. KMAH Radio resident with monthly show – “Skew-whiff with Dr. Joseph”. Music journalist. Veterinary Surgeon (hence the Dr).
Played alongside :
Helena Hauff, Jane Fitz, Move D, Kobosil, Objekt, Levon Vincent, Nick Hoppner, Ethyl & Flori, Amir Alexander – Backdrop, Newcastle.
Nina Kraviz, Helena Hauff, DJ Nobu, Avalon Emerson, Mumdance, Shackleton Lena Wilikens – No Bounds, Hope Works, Sheffield.
Jeff Rushin, Blasha & Allatt – Jaded, Corsica Studios, London.
Honey Soundsystem, Midland, No Moon – Ape-X, Newcastle.
Field Maneuvers Festival Mix:
“As an audial explorer across the outer edges of sound, Backdrop co-founder Dr. Joseph is the purveyor of all things brooding and electronic in the north of England; looking towards the deep, machine driven funk of Detroit and the dark, atmospheric techno/electro of Field Maneuvers favourite Jane Fitz…As we journey ever closer towards September Dr. Joseph’s addition to the Field Maneuvers mix series is one designed for the after-hours; an hour-long foray into the hypnotic.” (Field Maneuvers, 2017)
“Having had the absolute joy of watching Jane Fitz, Helena Hauff & Objekt play for our Backdrop party recently, I have been inspired and educated by these bold & unique DJs. If i manage to capture a fraction of their energy in this mix, while carving my own sound & style, I will be totally chuffed. Thank you to Jane & Jade for the invite to their Field Moves tent this year, it sure to be a proper dancing session.”
KMAH Radio Residency, “Skew-Whiff with Dr. Joseph”:
Episode 001 featuring Percy Main from Edinburgh, label boss at Lionoil Industries. This is one of my favourite record labels , with releases from Telfort, Hi & Saberhagen & FYI Chris regularly getting plays from the likes of Ben UFO and Move D.
Below is my podcast for the esteemed Jaunt Records podcast series. With Derrick May at episode 100, I am very proud to have joined their ranks.
Articles I have authored:
I am also very grateful to those who have taken the time to answer my questions for features I have authored on this webspace: Objekt, SAOIRSE, Jackie House, Bas Amro, John Shima, Santiago Salazar, Qnete, Joseph Q, Jack Stanley, Luz & LMGM (Room 4 Resistance), Carl H & John Rowe.
Podcasts with accompanying Q&A I have curated: