Beats by Beat: Other Joe’s ambient experimental mix is delicate yet powerful ‘listening music’
21.08.2020

Beats by Beat: Other Joe’s ambient experimental mix is delicate yet powerful ‘listening music’

Words by Jacob Nazroo

Welcome to Beats by Beat, our mix series for electronic music lovers. Head here if you missed the previous Beats by Beat mix, produced by renowned electronic label The Love Above.

If you’ve got a book to get through, we’ve got the soundtrack, courtesy of Other Joe. “It’s a reading mix,” says the Melbourne ambient music producer and label owner.

This episode of Beats By Beat is a lockdown treat, if that isn’t a perfect oxymoron. It’s an hour of fluidly mixed, delicate yet powerful harmonies, consisting mostly of sounds from Melbourne artists.

Other Joe has been making ambient music since shortly before 2014, when he realised he was into what he calls “listening music”. Though he works with rappers on the side, making trap and hip hop beats, his main jam is slow, often experimental electronic soundscapes, occasionally complemented by live instruments played mostly by his friends.

He runs a label, too, called .jpeg Artefacts and has some releases planned for both the label and his own second album, published on another label.

Check out the mix on our Soundcloud page and stick around until the end to hear more about Other Joe’s music, his tips for artists to check out and some pseudo-philosophising about what it means to be a musician during lockdown.

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