Born and raised in the suburbs of North London, I am the middle child of an Italian & Irish family! I got my first pair of turntables for Christmas when I was 13 years old! I used to save up my pocket money every week, which was enough to buy just one new vinyl every weekend! My best friend was an MC, we spent hours in his garage recording mix tapes and then listening to them on the way to school every day! I became known as ‘Joel the DJ’ in my year group! This was just the start of a long journey into the pro DJ world!
I had my first break at 16 when I was given the opportunity to do a one hour set at an under 18s event. It was a big event with over 1000 in the crowd! I was so nervous! I can still remember that night crystal clear in my mind and the amazing feeling I had looking down at the big crowd below with their hands in the air…I knew this is where I belonged!
Buzzing off my first big night I persisted in getting to know all the older DJs on the circuit and begging them to let me do their warm up sets! Things moved quickly and by the time I was 18 I had a couple of decent club residencies outside of town. However I had my eyes sternly set on the big lights of central London! I knew that London was where I could make a name for myself!
I made sure I got to know the right people in the right places. Getting into the West End circuit is definitely a hustle! One minute you can be DJing five nights a week, the next minute you’re out in the cold! I took my opportunities when they came and held down some of London’s top residencies!
I began touring the UK after receiving national & worldwide exposure by featuring on MTV’s hit show ‘Geordie Shore’! Things accelerated quickly with worldwide bookings in Europe and Australia! This is what dreams are made of!
Health & Fitness is another huge part of my life! I am an Optimum Nutrition sponsored athlete! My dedication to training & nutrition has helped me achieve success in other walks in life due to my disciplined lifestyle!
I am so excited about the future! I believe that anything is possible with hard work, positive thinking & a little bit of luck! Stay focused, stay fresh & keep smashing life!