The 2020 Breakthrough DJ Competition is now well into Round 2, so we’ve decided to catch up with each of the Top 16 to learn a little more about them 👀 We’ll be speaking with all of the Top 16 in the coming days.

One of the first mixes to join the competition was Joe Burge’, with a mix bursting with energy!

Hi Joe, well done for making the Top 16! Your mix was absolutely bursting with energy so we can’t wait to hear what you come up with in Round 2!

So first, introduce yourself?

I’m a DJ, Producer and Promoter from Eltham, London. I’ve played at some of the biggest venues in the South of England and have been DJing for some of the biggest artists in the UK. Check my instagram for info on my newest releases!

Nice plug, we’ll take a look! Tell us your favourite genre to play and your favourite track right now?

I love playing House, especially Tech, Deep, Minimal and Soulful. It all depends on my mood really but the track I’ve played every set has gotta be Endor – Pump It Up.

Nice! You might get to meet the man himself at Time Off Festival! So how long have you been behind the decks? Biggest claim to fame?

3 years… Biggest claim is playing at Gallery & Source in Maidstone and supporting Will Taylor one time, and DJing for some big Rap artists like Dappy and Deno. 

Nice! We’d like to know who each of you aspire to?

Currently either Michael Bibi or James Hype. 

Bibi seems to be a common answer here! Again, you might catch James Hype at Time Off Festival this year ;)

Printworks or Studio 338

Great choices, heavyweight venues for sure. Last question: what’s your opinion on phones on the dancefloor?

If it adds to the vibe, yes.