Don’t let the name fool you; Joey Paranoia is not afraid of anything when it comes to music. He is a dj, producer, and live performer with years of experience in both clubs and radio. It’s no surprise to hear everything from Electro, Tech House, Techno, and Nu Disco in any of his sets.
It was while growing up in Florida’s thriving rave scene in the 90’s that Joey began mixing on analog tape and then turntables. In the early 2000?s he moved to San Francisco and began digging deeper into the electronic sounds of the Bay Area. It was around this time he also began his own production using hardware equipment and Ableton Live. It was in his production he found new ways to incorporate his DJ background to present his music live to audiences the way he always wanted too, allowing himself to break away from the limitations of just djing, and remix and re-arrange songs on the fly….no headphones, no A to B mixing, just limitless live performance.
In 2010 Paranoia became one of the resident DJs of Smile for Camera’s “Takeovr” at Club Roxy. The weekly residency won “Best Club Night” in the Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando Poll 2010 & 2011. Paranoia has also headlined major festivals including Electric Daisy Carnival, Starscape, Identity, and Sunset Music Festival. His productions have landed him in the Beatport Top 100 multiple times and he has collaborated with artists such as Nicademass, Big Makk, Quantum Theory, and Winston Wolfe.
Joey is currently working exclusively with Smile for Camera and Sweet & Low records releasing singles and E.P.s. He is also the founding member of “The Soon”, a new collective of artists, both visual and musical, creating full songs and soundscapes to visual art all using Ableton Live. Paranoia launched this project in 2013 with great reviews and anticipation to whats coming next.
Electric Daisy Carnival, Sunset Festival, Identity Festival, Starscape, OWSLA Tour 2012, G.G.W West Coast Tour,Takeovr Residency, Battyfang Residency, Fuk’D Residency, Dub Factory, Fear Factory, K.I.S.S, Dubscenerio, Insanity, WTF!!! (Colorado), AMP’D! (Tampa), I Got Loops (Miami) Get Underground (San Francisco), Ableton & SFC Showcases (Varies Cites)
Nicademass, Winston Wolfe, Restless, Quantum Theory, Big Makk,
Studio/Live Performance/Post Production- Landis, Coldcut Randall-M, David Christopher (Rabbit in the Moon), Audible Impossible, Craig James.