#19 – Joey Riot

Music has always been a big part of Joey’s life, learning guitar and piano in his early teens and 1st venturing out in front of crowd at the tender age of 15 as an MC. DJ’ing and music production came later in his life and when he decided it was the path he wanted to take as a professional career there was no stopping him.

His first record was released in 2005 and since then his meteoric rise has been unstoppable. He has had over 150 tracks released on a plethora of labels in the hardcore and hard dance scenes including his and Kurt’s Lethal Theory, Quosh, Next Generation, Maximum Impact, Ourstyle and Awsum to name a few.

He has featured on nearly every major Hardcore Compilation since 2005 and has mixed two TV advertised albums, Hardcore Heaven 4 & Hardcore Nation 2009 along with other independent albums.

Joey, alongside DJ Kurt started Lethal Theory Records in 2007 and in 2 short years they had won the “Best Label” award at the Hardcore awards in 2009. In 2006 he won the “Best Breakthrough DJ” award and in 2007 He & Kurt’s Lethal Theory Live show won “Best live act”. In 2009 he came 3rd in the best DJ category and 2nd in the best producer category and in 2010 Lethal Theory won “Best Label” again for the 2nd year running and Joey won “Best Hardcore Techno DJ”. He also moved up a place from 3rd to 2nd in the “Best DJ” catagory, continuing in his rise to the top.

The multi award winning DJ & Producer has remixed and been remixed by some of the biggest artists in dance music today including Darren Styles, Cascada, Dougal & Gammer, Ferry Corsten, Sy & Unknown, BBE and many, many more.

Now established as one of the biggest names in UK Hardcore, Joey plays at all the UK’s biggest events and festivals every weekend including, Slammin Vinyl, HTID, Global Gathering, Escape in the park, Coloursfest, etc… The list goes on!

Joey’s appeal is international as he regularly plays overseas every year with tours in the USA, Europe, Australia, & Canada

In 2010 he was on the Ministry of Sound Dance Nation tour appearing alongside the likes of Bass Hunter, Sash and other huge names in the commercial dance world, bringing the Lethal Theory sound to a whole new audience.

2011 is no different as Joey keeps his foot to the floor!
His TV advertised album Hardcore Heaven “Summer Madness” has been released to critical acclaim. He features along side hardcore heavy hitters, Gammer, Dougal, Kurt, Sy & Unknown on the 3 CD album available from iTunes and all major music outlets.

Lethal Theory’s “Hardcore Innovators” album and tour hits in November 2011 and will be a worldwide affair.

Joey’s Hardstyle & Gabber is now making waves worldwide with number 1 releases on Cally & Juice’s “Ourstyle” label, “Quarantined Recordings”, Italian Label “Ipnotika” & Dutch Giants “Midtown” amongst others.

A born entertainer, on the stage is where this DJ really shines. His enigmatic performances have become the stuff of legend in the hardcore scene with the crowd chanting “JOEY, JOEY, JOEY F**KIN RIOT” at every set he plays.

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