Listen to The Beatworks Vol.1 Mixed by DJ Joe Barnes

Listen to Joe Barnes December 2019 Promo Mix


House, Tech House, Electro, Deep House, Garage, Speed Garage, Minimal, Techno, Acid House

I’m Joe Barnes, a DJ/Producer from Tameside, Greater Manchester.

I’ve been DJ’ing since about the age of 16 first starting out DJ’ing at my prom afterparty on a pair of cheap Argos decks playing some R&B, Hip Hop & Indie Music!

This then developed into an interest and obsession in mixing music and i was lucky enough to get my first proper CD decks in 2008 which were 2x Pioneer CDJ 800’s & a Mixer. From there i started mixing more dance music based stuff & started playing tunes i was hearing out in the raves in Leeds which was mainly a fusion between Vocal House, Electro House and Bassline which then developed into the UK Jackin House scene. It was a sound which was unique to Leeds itself at the time and which was brand new to me which is what i love about dance music hearing new styles and sounds constantly colliding & evolving over the years into something fresh but familiar.

I started to DJ at a few house parties in Leeds and Bradford when i was a young raver which led to me being noticed by promoters and ended up securing my first club gig in 2010 at The Space club in Leeds. I then went on to earning a residency for Bradford based night Sinful sessions and played gigs at Tokyo in Bradford and more frequently at it’s afterparty venue called Vampire before moving on and getting a residency for Leeds based night Hectik at Mission.

Under my residency at Hectik i was lucky enough to play gigs every month at Mission in Leeds until 2013 starting in the Annex then moving onto a Main room residency. I also played gigs regularly in surrounding Yorkshire towns, my hometown of Stalybridge, Manchester and Liverpool & also got to DJ on a boat party and in the back room of Club Eden in Ibiza in 2011. 

Since then i turned my attentions and my passion towards learning how to produce music and learning from watching the worlds best DJ’s on the dancefloor. I made an effort to understand the history of house music and develop my own tastes through my experience on the dancefloor. My sound then evolved with my music tastes which was a natural progression with age. I went from playing Jackin’/Electro Leeds style beats with commercial vocals to playing more underground forms of house music such as Tech House/Deep House/Minimal/Techno. I love anything with a good bassline and a catchy vocal regardless of the genre.

List of venues i’ve played at:

The Space, Leeds
Mission, Leeds
Mint Warehouse, Leeds
Stinkys Peephouse, Leeds
Kerbcrawler, Leeds
The Warehouse, Leeds
Tokyo, Bradford
Vampire, Bradford
Love Apple, Bradford
Envy, Bradford
Utopia (Previously Boilerhouse), Bradford
Audio, Batley
Hub, Wakefield
Entourage, Manchester
Lazy Lizard, Printworks Manchester
One Central, Manchester
Stage & Radio, Manchester
The Spot, Manchester
Venus, Manchester
Bowlers, Manchester
Garlands, Liverpool
Loco, Bolton
Tokyo, Oldham
Club HQ, Glossop
Rififi, Stalybridge
Khaleasi, Stalybridge
Saints Bar, Stalybridge
Velvet, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Plastik, San Antonio Ibiza
Eden (Back room), San Antonio Ibiza

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