Introduce yourself and tell us about the part of the UK you’re from?
I’m Joe Hertz, a producer/artist from London.
Tell us about some of your British DJ heroes?
I grew up on drum & bass. Thats where it started for me musically. so gotta say DBridge, Goldie, Andy C and Hype. Also have to shout out Mary Anne Hobbs – she really opened my mind and inspired me with her late shows on radio 1 around 2008.
What have you been working on recently?
The last 12 months have been geared towards working on my live performance. Now I’m back in the studio focusing on new music, so more sessions with various artists & writers. I have also been working closely with Franc Moody & Amber Simone on their own projects.
Tell us about the mix, how did you put it together, what did you want to represent?
I just wanted to have fun with it, it’s a blend of vibes i’ve been into recently. Im a beat head, so the groove has to be on point. but also im a sucker for soulful vibes. I did the mix on ableton, its good for experimentation, especially when your blending different genre’s and tempo’s. I like to think of this mix as representing the forward thinkers in the UK.
Talk us through the British music featured in this mix? Which British artists are you most excited about?
Some of these guys I’ve performed with or worked with in the studio and have become friends. I’ve been hyped about Sam Gellaitry since he popped up on soundcloud. This kids just nuts. So excited to see how his career pans out.
What is on the cards in the immediate future?
Vinyl is on its way for my EP Night/Daze. It will be mad to have some wax with my name on it finally..
I also have a lil side project which is a collaboration with a dope Video director who’s shooting short films in Japan for the next 5 months. I make the music, he makes the video.
Where is the best place in the world you have DJ’d and why?
One of my most memorable gigs was at La Machine in Paris. The energy was unreal!