Offering a set full of influences from three decades of Festival driving dance floor Bombs.
He made everybody, even people who don’t like to dance boogie down as if it was their living room even before they had a few drinks in them. Joey is a wizard in creating the right ambience with sound. Plus he conducts himself in a professional, no bs, all smiles manner. He really delivers more than you can expect and reliably!
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Joey Paradis’ Interview/Bio
What inspired you to enter the realm of musical creativity?
Can you expand a little on what in life initiated your relentless drive? What triggered you to become who you are?
I was in my mom’s womb listening to the guitar pressed up on her belly even before day 1. I assume that must have influenced me somehow.
I was born into it. My mom was a songwriter. I feel like not being a part of music would be denying my life’s destiny. I was that nine year old falling asleep to Mom’s jamming out at 2 am in the morning every night. I’d eventually pass out under the bundle of coats my mom’s friends would drop in one of her bedroom’s.
I see myself as an outsider. Never really lived in one place for too long. Never had a strong network. DIdn’t ever do the family dinner thing often enough, but know people across the world and have learned from many different walks of life. You can hear it in the way I convey my sound. It draws a lot of different worlds I’ve been exposed to throughout my life as I moved from place to place as a kid a lot. Music was my best friend and only constant. It’s what has always kept me connected to the universe. I feel like I’m a part of everything with music as it has no rules as to who can and who can not.
I figure I can be a hero through moving people with music. The impact it has made for me to feel like I belong to something greater is what I see creating for other people out there who have always felt l like misfits or outsiders. In a sense I’m here to give back what music gave to me a a life force.
Music is an all inclusive language and is probably why I feel at home with it.
What kind of music influenced you to write music yourself?
What really inspired me to make music was the Thriller album.
The album’s sonic quality impressed me and made me want to create this kind of vibe for people everywhere.
I was a major dance freak.
I won an MJ impersonation Roller Skating Competition to MJ’s music back in Dallas once upon a time, cause I was so into flowing to music with my body and mind, I couldn’t help but express it naturally. I would impersonate MJ as a kid strutting down the street with my headphones on, no matter what town I was in this intensely satisfying groove bubble it created for me. Passerbys would always take notice, and smiled, wishing they could get in on the action.
Eventually, I become a DJ and invited people in on the action by providing them with the vibes to do so, and once gear for production became more accessible, in other words affordable, I jumped in immediately on the opportunity to learn how to write my own tracks.
So I started as a dancer, then DJ, and now forever a music producer.
The music I make has gotta move me and make people want to dance. My only rule is that people feel like bumping to my music, no matter how out there it evolves into. Otherwise, I take it back to the drawing to the table to make sure it does.
What are your goals in music?
'Music has literally saved my life'
My goal is to be a part of the creative process and make kids feel welcome in the universe the way I did as a kid thanks to music, happy to just be listening and flowing to the pulse.
The greats wanted to inspire the younger generation and they were certainly successful.
I’m here to do the same.
I feel like if I put all my heart into it, then nothing can stop me.
I’ve been resilient ever since with this mentality.
I’m always here to catch people’s attention with a breakthrough of showing people that being yourself is what makes you shine, not being better than the last or the next. Just being different and being proud of it.
Being the avant-guard instead of a bridge artist.
I’m not here to just mimic the standard or apply math equations via music theory, but give you my blood, sweat, and tears translated into sound by breaking all the rules.
What would you say your sound falls into in terms of genre?
' I just realized the two tracks “Say, Say, Say” and “PYT” even "Thriller" on the Thriller Album,
have a lot of the Foundation of sound that’s we future bass in terms of how the horns, the bass, and the orchestral drops fall into play within its composition. This is why Thriller will never get old.
My future pop sound concept is kind of a throwback to this kind of pop in a way as I was so heavily influenced by this music.
I don’t know if people will dig it, but I’m trying to make music that in 100 years people will still turn the volume up when my tracks hit there head space. Like putting a timeless spell on my sound.
I’m stamping my wizardry on this bitch and I’m not giving up. I hope people with a dream will be inspired by my perseverance and live and breath their dreams as well no matter how strong the current flows in different directions.
So tell me Joey, is Paradis a stage name or is it for real your name? If so, that’s pretty dope.
Ya, that’s really my name. No joke. Paradis means French for Joey to make paradise happen with his music. Amen.