If you’re from the Boston area Joe Bermudez is probably a name you recognize and likely a DJ you’ve seen at least once. If you’re from anywhere else in the country – or the world for that matter – Joe Bermudez is likely a name you’ll start to see more and more. Whether you’ve heard Joe on his syndicated Mass Movement Radio show, seen him spin anywhere from a small Boston Garden bar to an opening set for world-class DJs like Rusko (tomorrow night at The Paradise) to Ultra Music Festival, or heard any of his original productions or remixes (for the likes of Britney, Rihanna, and Ke$ha) you know he’s got everything going for him right now. It’s just a matter of time until he breaks out.
I’ve talked to Joe on multiple occasions, witnessing several of his DJ sets, and he is an extremely humble guy. Joe got his start when he was just 18 at a Boston-based radio station, allowing him to program music for the masses. To me Joe has always had a poppy sound, but he’s always been able to balance commercial music with the edgier and more preferable sounds of the House Music world. If I had to compare Bermudez to any DJ or producer out there, it would likely be Kaskade: a melodic overtone with the ability to throw down bangers like any veteran DJ. When Joe reached out to me saying he wanted to record a Deep House mix for the blog I was skeptical at first. My thoughts were, what does a DJ who produces Pop House music and spins on the mainstream side of things know about Deeper sounds? Well, apparently a lot because I’ve already listened to this mix twice today and it’s fantastic. It starts off real smooth, with a late night feel, and moves into club-ready tracks as the mix progresses. The mixing is flawless and though it only contains 11 tracks, it’s an hour of House music that never loses my interest.
Earlier this year Joe Bermudez released his artist album called New Ginza at Night and it can be purchased by following the links below. As a Boston native myself I’m excited to see where Joe goes next, and I’m glad to see he’s gaining national and international recognition (head to Joe’s Bio to read more on that). Joe Bermudez joins the ranks of other Boston-based DJs who have put together exclusive mixes for us, in case you missed them check out Richard Fraioli, Bamboora, DJ Greg Pic, DJ 4LMNTZ, DJ Scrap, and B3RAO.
Of New Ginza At Night Joe says:
“It’s a pop album that you just so happen can dance to. The main goal was have real song that could get radio airplay. The first single Nintendo has already gotten spins on WKTU in New York, WFLC in Miami and of course WODS in Boston. Here’s the lyric video for it:
I tried to focus a lot on the songwriting. Coming from a remixer background I tried to get the best vocals possible so that when the album was done I could have everything from it remixed into stuff that I could use in my DJ sets.”
Joe Bermudez ft Louise Carver – Sunrise (Mark Lower Remix) – 617 Records
Jamie Antonelli – Don’t Hold Back (Original Mix) – Kiez Beats
Anna Lunoe – All Out (Original Mix) – Ultra Records
Joe Bermudez ft Amanda Brigham – Shadows (NDKj & Paul Fear Remix) – 617 Records
Joe Bermudez ft Natasha Anderson – Forget To Breathe (Prince Club Remix) – 617 Records
Kiesza – Hideaway (Gorgan City Remix) – 4th and Broadway
Andrey Exx & Fomichev – Be Good (Original Mix) – Department Records
Ferreck Dawn, Redondo – Love Too Deep (Original Mix) – Spinnin’ Deep
Prince Club & Poupon ft Mars – Before (Original Mix) – Nervous
Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back (Original Mix) – Blase Boys Club
Secondcity ft Ali Love – What Can I Do (Original Mix) – Columbia