Joca got inspired to DJ after listening to Armin Van Buuren’s Essential Mix in 2003. Having been listening to Trance since 2000 and the likes of Tiesto, Armin and Ferry Corsten, he wanted to play the trance they did to his local trance lovers. Within a year he secured his first gig playing melodic and uplifting trance and progressive house.
For seven years he was a stable in Victoria and Vancouver trance and progressive house scene having played alongside Sharam, Andy Moor and Ferry Corsten. After some time off he’s returned to DJ’ing with his Chasing The Vibe mix series. His mixes are sure to take you on a journey full of deep, melodic and progressive house music.
After close to twenty years heavily immersed in the world of trance, progressive house and organic house as a DJ, Joca makes his dive into the production world.
Growing up he never was interested in music or learning an instrument and it was until 2021 that he decided to dive into the world of learning music production. It’s been a magical journey for him learning how to create music and understanding what goes into making high quality productions. After his first two tracks were completed, he felt comfortable reaching out to labels and was pleasantly surprised with the positive feedback and is excited to have ‘Blue Flame’ and ‘Fern Forest’ released on Beyond The Moon.
As much as we would love to produce music that would be released on his favourite labels like All Day I Dream, Flug Lab, Lost & Found and Hoomidaas, he will work to create music and tracks that are his own unique sounds. Stay tuned for more on his productions.
This month’s mix is deeper and darker. There’s a few tracks that have been loaded in my Beatport cart for almost 3 years now just waiting for when I would put them together in a mix like this. It’s a nice way to bring into the darkness of the fall and winter months. Thanks for listening and sharing if you enjoyed it!
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Fall is my favourite season for a lot of different reasons. But it’s also a season to let go and there is something I need to really let go of. It’s been holding me back in so many ways. I keep getting sucked back in to its darkness. My intention is to shed its layers over the next few months.
What can you let go of this fall season?
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It’s a proud day for me as 3 of my tracks are released on Hexagonal Music!! It’s been a slow process trying to learn the production side but I’m proud of putting int the time and investing in myself and hiring a coach to help with the process.
Here’s a live recording from the Chase The Sunset event Michael Toru and I put on earlier this month. It’s another free flow mix which has really helped my confidence behind the decks and track selection and mix progression. I use to plan out all these mixes but playing live has helped with free flowing and winging these mixes.
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I had a chance to share some music for Mary Lloyd’s Silent DJ Victoria down at Willows Beach a couple of Sunday’s ago. The set turned out really well and I recorded for you. It’s what I think would be perfect for chilling on the beach on a beautiful sunny afternoon!
This is Chili and he’s an amazing dog and friend! But he’s not mine however he’s a reminder of how much I love animals and I look forward to getting my own dog when I move next year.
The culture for the most part is to dance facing the DJ and as I’ve played out more recently, I realized that this makes me uncomfortable as I can be shy, introverted and rigid in my body. I also get to bogged down in flow of the mix ensuring everyone else enjoys the mix but not myself. This is a common nice guy trait, putting others needs and wants ahead of yours and something I’m improving on. Oddly enough this came up early at the event in the breathwork session.
Thank you to anyone who has supported me. Whether it’s through my music, my businesses, when I needed a helping hand or when I need support dealing with my struggles, thanks for being there for me when I needed you.
This months mix features some artists I’ve never featured so excited to showcase their tracks and to follow them moving forward.
A slightly different mix to start the year off with lots of big energy! My goal this year is to do a monthly mix so here we go. The Artists Cover Photo Cover photo courtesy from one of my close friends and amazing photographer Matt Sauer.
I wanted to finish the year off with an off the cuff mix of some tracks I originally wanted to put on my last mix. Included on this mix is my second track called Blue Flame which is soon to be released on Beyond The Moon.
New mix which was what I played at the first Chase The Vibe event on November 20th 2021.