Joe Nice is globally known as one of the most genuine and talented artists in the
dubstep community. Representing Baltimore, MD, USA, Joe Nice is universally
recognized as the ambassador of the dubstep sound in North America and is highly
instrumental in the growth and success of dubstep for the past 15 years. Essentially,
he played dubstep before the genre had a name. He is North America’s first and most
respected dubstep DJ. Staying true to the art and essence of djing, Joe performs at his
events using only turntables, records, and dubplates.
Joe started playing dubstep in June 2001 with a collective of Baltimore DJ’s, the
2 Charming Crew. Nice earned a residency at Sonar Baltimore and was headlining
local, regional and national shows shortly afterwards. In September 2003, Joe Nice
co-created a monthly internet radio show on GourmetBeats.com. His show was the
first to feature dubstep in North America. In June 2005, while gigging and doing
internet radio, Nice co-founded and was a resident DJ at the first dubstep night in
North America, DubwarNYC.
He is the first American-based DJ to play on London pirate radio, Rinse FM, the
first American-based DJ to play the legendary DMZ bi-monthly bash and the first
American-based DJ to play FWD>> @ Plastic People. In 2007, he was proudly selected
as one of URB magazine’s NEXT 100. In July 2011, Nice became a resident DJ at a
new dubstep night in New York City, Reconstrvct. In May 2012, Joe transitioned his
monthly radio show from Gourmetbeats.com to the award-winning SubFM, where his
GourmetBeats radio show is heard on the second Tuesday of each month, 7pm – 9pm
EST. In September 2015, GourmetBeats Radio celebrated 12 years of internet radio
broadcasts. On the 2015 edition of the dubstepforum.com awards, Joe received the
most votes in the “Best DJ” and “Best Radio Show” categories. Also in 2015, Joe
created his record label, GourmetBeats, which releases new music on vinyl and digital
formats and features leading and upcoming worldwide dubstep production talent.
Since 2001, Joe Nice has performed in 128 cities, in 37 countries, across 6
continents. His worldwide fan base continues to grow with his enthusiastic live
performance, stage presence, upfront selection, and skillful mixing. His bag of 10″
dubplates is a who’s who of dubstep. If you’ve never heard it before, chances are you
will hear it from Joe Nice.