Joseph Martin

A&R, DJ, Licensing, Production for East Van Digital

Current Location:
Vancouver, BC

Releases On:
Bassbong (CAN)
Bone Idle (UK)
Digital Disco Records (UK)
East Van Digital (CAN)
Planet Break (CAN)
Uncovered (CAN)

Joseph Martin is the driving force behind East Van Digital, a Vancouver based record label representing a catalog of over 450 tracks featuring over 125 artists from around the world, showcasing a variety of electronic sub-genres.

One of Western Canada’s premier disco house djs, Joseph Martin has been dropping tunes since 1998, and has been a resident DJ at Shambhala Music Festival’s Fractal Forest since 2004. From 2003-2006, he hosted The Shakedown weekly radio show, featuring 80+ djs from across Canada, and kept busy with the Liquidbeat collective, helping produce some of the B.C. interior’s most inspiring parties. In 2010, Joseph became a resident dj with SiGNAL Saturdays at the former Lotus Sound Lounge in Vancouver. Since 2014, he has co-hosted Caturday Night Disco.

An obsessive record collector with a deep library and a fond love of programming, Joseph Martin is known for his all vinyl sets, ranging from trip hop & funky breaks, to french house & electro. His own edits, originals and remixes have been playlisted on BBC Radio 1 and supported by De Koze, Funk Hunters, Grant Nelson, Incredible Melting Man, Joachim Garraud, Joel Armstrong, Kissy Sell Out, Mat The Alien, Qdup Foundation, Smalltown DJs, Stereoheroes, Tomb Crew, Tyler Stadius and more.

East Van Digital bigwig Joseph Martin’s flawlessly mixed, incessantly funky 8 a.m. disco set capped off a great Friday night for some, and started others’ days on a note so upbeat that no one had to buy any coffee.” – Alan Ranta / Exclaim! / Review of Shambhala 2011

“Joseph Martin of Vancouver was up next and his set was AMAZING! …Joe’s music instantly maxed out the floor. I’m guessing it wasn’t his first Bar-B-Que! My dude threw down!  When Joe hit the stage I knew what it meant to be at Brat party. After his set I talked to Joey about his energy and my dude told me “If you’re not on stage freaking out how can you expect the crowd to!” Such energy, he played an electro set and it was kill, he’s from Vancouver and that was pretty obvious, their electro scene is so far ahead of ours it’s basically a different genre. It was like electro 2.0 for me.” – Collin Gordan / Review of “SILK” by Brat Productions

“Vancouver label East Van Digital has begun to make waves with a steady pattern of solid releases, stemming from a fully stacked roster of over 50 producers. With label boss man Joseph Martin having cut his teeth on such small stages as Shambhala’s Fractal Forest and the long-loved-but-never-forgotten Lotus Sound Lounge, after a listen to the label’s new showcase EVD Bass 2, it’s clear he learned a thing or two about recognizing talent.” – Summer Swanson / BeatRoute Magazine




Shambhala Music Festival


Joseph Martin