DJ/Actor/Writer/Producer/Remixer – Joel West doesn’t rest. An unabashed house-head, techno lover, and electro ambassador. Big and happy, dark and dirty. And always pounding. The most fun you’ll have with your clothes on.
In a world musically adrift, one man rises from the burning rubble of dance music monotony. His mission: to make you fall in love with the music and increase global positivity one track at a time.
His passion is to look out on a crowd and see that they get what they are being taught and being moved by what they are hearing.
A resident of Vancouver, BC. This guru of sound considers a dance floor the challenge and a bass line the weapon. Recently another DJ compared him to “that kid that everybody wants to hate because he’s so good, yet because he’s so good and such a great guy you just can’t hate him”. Joel West shows us that hard work and practice mixed with a pure love of music and showmanship can’t be circumvented or substituted. Not if you want to operate at the level the Mr. West has been able to attain.
Ten years behind the decks in Guelph, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and Nelson. Four years playing at FozzyFest. Slammed the decks at Shambhala in 2010 & 2012. Ran a regular night in Nelson, BC for years: House N’ Home. Regional gigs in Fernie, Revelstoke, Calgary. Has opened for Atomic Hooligan, DJ Czech, FM Attack, Scientists of Sound, Ash Grunwald, The Library Voices, and SO many more.
That is a little about Joel West.
What does all that hard work and practice bring to the table?
Why, that would be airtight mixing and a freakish ability to attack the decks.
What does his love of music and stage presence produce?
The sheer bliss of pure uncut ear candy wrapped in an unforgettable performance baby!
What does Mr. West play?
Mr. West plays whatever the dance floor needs! Mr. West plays that track that you didn’t even know existed until you realize it’s been kicking your ass since he dropped it. His selections from the world of house plus his deep bag of goodies will get your hands up and your body writhing. The only question left unanswered is…. When the hell are you gonna get with WEST???