I first met Joe Pound when we worked at the same nightclub in Vancouver over ten years ago. We immediately bonded over our similar backgrounds, diverse tastes and mutual appreciation for hip hop and electronic music. Most DJs have an eclectic taste in music, or at least they should, and ours matched up on so many genres. When we weren’t playing the more mainstream open format at our shared job, we were belting out some boiler room electronic sets at other venues around town during the rise of EDM last decade: our golden age of wilding out and late-night sessions.
Joe knows his stuff and has one of the most vast and varied music libraries I’ve ever seen. He likes the filthy beats like I do. Maybe even a little bit more. That’s why when I wanted to shine some light on some other subgenres in the world of house, I knew he would have some burners to share.
This collection has a few of the usual suspects, some rising stars and even a little local flavour. Some peak-time face-melters that if not handled properly can result in serious injury. Who knows? Maybe we can coax out a blistery mix of these tracks from him in the coming weeks. If so, you can bet you’ll find it here. In any event, we’ll talk with him further in the near future about his thoughts on music and all things DJ. For now, dip your toes in the water and keep your eyes open for sharks.
Let’s run it down the line with Joe Pound’s Bass House Top 5.
1. The Sponges – Funked Up
“funky heavy bass!” – JP
“tweaked robot vocals and some nasty cuts for the win!” – JT
2. Diplo, Sidepiece – On My Mind
“banger!” – JP
“Hypnotic groove.” – JT
3. Croatia Squad – The Vibe
“great track to get things movin’” – JP
“love the squad!” – JT
4. Pickle – Rump
“ass shaker!” – JP
“more cowbell!” – JT
5. Case of the Mondays – Hold Up
“boom!” – JP
“Whistler where you at?!” – JT
Joe Pound is a DJ from Vancouver, BC known for his encyclopedic music knowledge and barn burning open format and EDM sets. He’s shared the stage with phenoms and icons such as Bad Boy Bill, Scratch Bastid, Pete Tong and Paul Oakenfold. Famous for his infectious, positive attitude, when he’s not decimating dance floors, he enjoys snowboarding, cooking and has a zero-tolerance policy for mean people.
JT James is a DJ, producer and writer based out of Vancouver, Canada. A veteran of the DJ and recording worlds, he has produced several projects in the genres of hip hop and electronic music under various aliases such as James Divine, Track Nicholson and Sandy Villanova. When he’s not on the decks, in the studio or staring into a blank word document you can catch him at the beach, hiking through the forest or telling people how much yoga can change their life.