Contact 2017 DJ
Joe Pea is a professional electronic music DJ and producer who is increasingly sharing his passion and talent for music across the world. An incessant fascination with percussion and rhythm led Joe initially to taking up the drums as a hobby as a child. Upon finishing school he moved on to pursue his passion playing live music with bands in and around the Western US. A chance introduction to electronic music in 1999 in Phoenix, AZ by a friend was a transformative moment, and in less than a year Joe had decided to put down the drumsticks, start collecting vinyl and put on the headphones.
Starting out with a gig at Buddha Lounge in 2001, Joe began a life of commitment to the dance music scene in and around Phoenix alongside other locals like Z-Trip, Marcus Schulz, RC Lair, Solomon, and Pete Salaz, where massive events with major headliners were the norm. Joe decided to move to San Diego, California in 2004 in order to truly be open to endless musical opportunities. Since then he has taken the San Diego electronic scene by storm, playing all types of events locally and abroad from club events to outdoor festivals.
Unwilling to be defined by one genre Joe has traveled North America performing in places as far as Baja, MX, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and at larger events such as Lightning In A Bottle, Desert Hearts, YOUtopia, Electric Poncho, Contact, Burning Man and West Coast Weekender to play his unique eclectic sound. He has been blessed to share the stage with amazing artists such as Adam Freeland, Christian Martin, Lee Reynolds, J. Phlip, Worthy, Sunshine Jones, Claude VonStroke, DJ Heather, Richie Hawtin, Nic Fanciulli, Colette, Andreas Henneberg, AK1200, Christian Smith, DJ Dan, LTJ Bukem, Marques Wyatt, Olivier Giacomotto, DJ Garth and countless other talented musicians.
Currently Joe is focusing on music production with multiple artists in Southern California as well as maintaining his residency with the longest running house music weekly in San Diego, Dance Klassique, at Blonde Bar (17 years!), as well as DJ’ing other SD events and weeklies. Additionally, you can find him dancing and smiling at music events and festivals all over the West Coast, as he is a very strong supporter of the concept of music fostering community and the dance floor as a sacred space to come together as one.