These days Ivy is focused on production as one half of the duo, Stuck At Sea. With a thick synth based disco sound, they have solid releases for the past year on labels Gazeebo International, Audio Parallax, and Hotbox Music. Stuck At Sea has also recently wrapped up production of a joint EP in collaboration with heavy hitter keyboardist, Erik Deutsch. Ivy's event production is currently focused as co-founder of the successful Easy Killer - It's A Party series along with Ejay (Hotbox), Khalib (Treehouse Collective), and new crew member Inthin Aire. The party has had a successful stint in Colorado and is starting its San Francisco branch this spring. The semi-regular affair focuses on the slower tempos of house and disco with such past guests as DJ Raw Sugar, Sleazy McQueen, and Gazeebo. Ivy is also a resident DJ and graphic designer for the Communikey arts collective who are known for producing high quality events and the annual Communikey Festival.
Bio/info also on Resident Advisor.
SOME PEOPLE SAY:
"You know every DJ has style, but DJ IVY is known to rock many styles. In fact you might say, "diversity is the hallmark of his creed (his crate?)." Ivy forms a bridge between dance music and people who want to dance, bringing party people the serious love in many languages. Whether it's trip hop, hip hop, downtempo, dub, dance hall, broken beat, break beat, house, techno, or what-have-you, Ivy loves to jam it. He's rocked at least a few parties every week for over a decade now, and isn't showing any signs of slowing." - hawkandmoon.com
"There is a growing sound in Colorado and the man watering it with his sweat and dedication is know as Josh Ivy. Winner of the Westword's Best DJ of 2002, 2003, and 2006 - frequent flyer and Denver representative to gigs all over the United States and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet." - Selecta Roswell, Underground Network.
"Josh Ivy has been typecast as a trip-hop DJ, better known for laying out cerebral, chilled-out grooves than sweaty, banging dance sets. But while Ivy is arguably the best down-tempo DJ in the city, the kid can also rock a party at 130 beats per minute." - Westword
"DJ Ivy is an electronic chameleon behind the decks. Regardless of what he's spinning - house, breaks, down-tempo and damn near everything else - his sets are always tasty masterpieces of dance-floor delight. He handles it all, from smooth and sexy funk to tripped-out space journeys and deep, pumping progressive grooves. Whether he's opening for dance-music royalty or headlining his own residency, he always manages to craft thoughtful, heady sets that ignite the crowd. And no matter what the occasion, Ivy is the consummate professional: He brings it and leaves it all on the floor." - Westword
IVY HAS PLAYED ALONGSIDE A DIVERSE RANGE OF ARTISTS:
Femi Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Thievery Corporation, King Britt, Orbital, Mixmaster Morris, Fort Knox Five, Groove Armada, Z-Trip, Kid Koala, Amon Tobin, Herbaliser, Heavyweight Dub Champion, J-Boogie, Rob Paine, Dj Spooky, G. Love & Special Sauce, Rebirth Brass Band, Israel Vibration, ?uestlove, Mark Farina, Hybrid, Bassnectar, Dj Spinna, Mr. C, Crystal Method, Trentemoeller, Mount Kimbie, James Murphy
2008 - Won Best Club DJ in Westword Music Showcase Awards (Colorado)
2006 - Won Best Club DJ in Westword Music Showcase Awards (Colorado)
2006 - Won Westword Winter Music Conference Live DJ Mix Competition
2006 - Runner-Up in Rockstar Games Upload 4 National DJ Mix Competition
2003 - Named Best Club DJ in Westword's Best of Denver Issue
2003 - Named DJ of the Year in GOGO Magazine
2003 - Won Best Club DJ in Westword Music Showcase Awards (Colorado)
2002 - Won Best Club DJ in Westword Music Showcase Awards
2001 - Won Best Trip Hop DJ in Colorado Dance Music Awards
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