Joel Dickinson

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Joel Dickinson
Birth name Joel Dickinson
Also known as Thee Werq'n B!tches
Hell & Keller [α]
Audio Assembly [β]
Born (1979-07-07) July 7, 1979 (age 35)
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genres Electronic
Occupations Producer, remixer, DJ
Years active 1999-present
Associated acts Junior Vasquez, Jerome Farley, Night Mother, John Michael DiSpirito,[α][β] Billy Waters [β]
Website joeldickinson.com

Joel Dickinson (born July 7, 1979) is an American remixer, electronic music producer, recording engineer and DJ based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joel began creating "bedroom bootleg" mixes in 1997 after discovering an interest in DJ'ing.[1] In 1998, he began his first DJ residency at Trikkx in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he played many of his earliest remixes and edits. He followed this residency with stints at The Saloon in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2002 and various other clubs and special events in the Twin Cities metro area, throughout the Midwest, and beyond.

In 2001, he began producing under the pseudonym, Thee Werq'n B!tches. Using this pseudonym, Joel perhaps became best known for his remixes of gay camp classics. Some of these included: Liza Minnelli - "Cabaret (song)",[2] Dolly Parton - "9 to 5 (Dolly Parton song)",[3] Bette Davis - "I've Written A Letter To Daddy" (from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962 film)),[4] and Olivia Newton-John - "Xanadu (song)". Many of these have become sensations in their own right. This was never more evident than when Joel received the highly coveted award of "Gayest Thing on the Internet" for his remix and subsequent video for Thee Werq'n B!tches ft. Faye Dunaway - "No Wire Hangers!" by VH1's Best Week Ever in 2008.[5]

In 2009, he began a very fruitful collaboration with John Michael DiSpirito and Billy Waters, two DJs and producers from NYC. Their long distance collaboration included engineering work for Junior Vasquez on a number of projects, including his remix of the lead single from Whitney Houston's final album, "I Didn't Know My Own Strength (Whitney Houston song)". This collaboration led to the founding of the remix team Audio Assembly (with Billy Waters and John Michael DiSpirito) who have produced for artists such as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Also established was the pseudonym Hell & Keller (with John Michael DiSpirito), who have produced for The Human League, Willow Smith and others.[1] Beginning in 2012, Joel joined forces with international DJ/producer/record executive Jerome Farley. This partnership has produced productions for Tony Moran, Sister Sledge, Jessica Sutta, and many others.

Many of his remixes and productions have also attained Billboard Club charting status, including Tony Moran ft. Deborah Cooper - "Heartbeat" (#4), Jessica Sutta ft. Kemal - "Again" (#11), Eddie X ft. Niki Haris - "This Time Baby" (#5), Taylor Dayne - "Facing a Miracle", and C+C Music Factory ft. Scarlett Santana - "Rain" (#8).

Discography[edit]

Remixes[edit]

Year (of remix production) Artist Song
1999 Monica Angel of Mine
1999 Madonna Beautiful Stranger
1999 Madonna The Power of Good-Bye
2000 Britney Spears (You Drive Me) Crazy
2000 Madonna Deeper and Deeper
2000 Natalie Cole Livin' for Love
2000 Sonique Sky (song)
2001 Danny S & Thee Werq'n B!tches Phreakshow
2001 Dolly Parton 9 to 5 (Dolly Parton song)
2001 Wendy & Lisa ft. The Toys The Closing of the Year (from Toys (film))
2006 Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose & Sharon Leal (as Deena Jones & The Dreams) One Night Only (song) from Dreamgirls (film)
2006 Dolly Parton 9 to 5 (Dolly Parton song)
2006 Picture Perfect Prove It, Boy
2006 Madonna I'll Remember
2006 Madonna Take a Bow
2006 Sade By Your Side
2006 Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine & Jennifer Holliday Dreamgirls from Dreamgirls
2006 Thee Werq'n B!tches ft. Faye Dunaway No Wire Hangers!
2007 Alicia Keys No One (Alicia Keys song)
2007 Barbra Streisand The Way We Were (song)
2007 Bette Davis I've Written a Letter to Daddy from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962 film)
2007 Britney Spears (You Drive Me) Crazy
2007 Britney Spears Gimme More
2007 Britney Spears Piece of Me
2007 Buckcherry Crazy Bitch
2007 The Carpenters Merry Christmas Darling
2007 Corona (band) The Rhythm of the Night (song)
2007 Jennifer Hudson And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going from Dreamgirls (film)
2007 Paula Abdul Cold Hearted
2007 Rob Thomas Lonely No More
2007 Rob Thomas Something to Be
2007 Sinéad O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U
2007 The Supremes My Favorite Things (song)
2007 Tina Turner When the Heartache Is Over
2007 Underworld Born Slippy
2008 The B-52s Roam (song)
2008 Bernadette Peters You Can't Get a Man with a Gun
2008 Dolly Parton You Drive Me Crazy (She Drives Me Crazy)
2008 Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf
2008 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (song)
2008 The Killers Human (The Killers song)
2008 Lady Gaga Just Dance (song)
2008 Liza Minnelli Cabaret from Cabaret (musical)
2008 Madonna Like a Virgin (song)
2008 Madonna Liquid Love
2008 No Doubt Don't Speak
2008 Kelly Osbourne One Word
2008 Olivia Newton-John Xanadu
2008 Steve Miller Band Rock'n Me
2008 The Supremes My Favorite Things (song)
2008 Tina Turner What's Love Got to Do with It (song)
2008 Whitney Houston ft. Annie Lennox Step by Step (song)
2009 The Beatles Come Together
2009 Bingo Players vs. Chocolate Puma Disco Electrique
2009 Carrie Underwood I Hope You Dance
2009 Cyndi Lauper True Colors (song)
2009 The Eagles Life in the Fast Lane
2009 The Gemini Show Miss Cleo
2009 Junior Vasquez ft. Sabrina Johnston Take Me Higher [β]
2009 Karen Young (American singer) Rendezvous With Me [β]
2009 Kelly Clarkson Already Gone (Kelly Clarkson song) [β]
2009 Kylie Minogue In My Arms
2009 Kylie Minogue Too Far
2009 Lady Gaga Bad Romance [β]
2009 Lady Gaga LoveGame
2009 Lady Gaga Poker Face
2009 Leah Driscoll If This Is Love [β]
2009 Natalie Merchant Carnival
2009 Audio Assembly ft. Paul Mahos Sway [β]
2009 Pat Benatar Hit Me With Your Best Shot
2009 Pet Shop Boys Did You See Me Coming?
2009 Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield What Have I Done to Deserve This?
2009 Taylor Swift You Belong with Me
2010 Adam Joseph F*ggoty Attention [α]
2010 Alicia Keys Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart [β]
2010 Annie Lennox A Thousand Beautiful Things [β]
2010 Barbara Sheree Power to the People [6][β]
2010 Blondie Rapture (song) [α]
2010 B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams Airplanes (song) [α]
2010 Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars song) [α]
2010 Carol Hahn How Many Times [7]
2010 Christina Aguilera Not Myself Tonight [β]
2010 Dionne Warwick We Can Work It Out [α]
2010 Eagles Hotel California (song) [α]
2010 Everything but the Girl Missing (Everything but the Girl song) [β]
2010 Green Day When September Ends [8][β]
2010 The Human League Human (The Human League song) [α]
2010 Inaya Day & Antoine Dessante Joy [9][β]
2010 Inaya Day & BetBoyz Higher Place [10][β]
2010 Jason Mraz I'm Yours [α]
2010 Jesse B. Williams vs. Brooke Wilkes Last Day [11][β]
2010 Junior Vasquez ft. John Michael X-Tatic [β]
2010 Katy Perry California Gurls [β]
2010 Katy Perry E.T. (song) [β]
2010 Kaatchi Be Free [12]
2010 Kelis 4th of July (Fireworks) [β]
2010 Kelly Price Tired [β]
2010 Kelly Rowland & David Guetta Commander (song) [α]
2010 Kevin Aviance Gimme More [β]
2010 The Killers Losing Touch
2010 Kimberly Davis Get Up [13][β]
2010 Kimberly Davis Twist of Love [β]
2010 Kiss (band) I Was Made for Lovin' You [α]
2010 Kylie Minogue All the Lovers [α]
2010 Lady Gaga Monster [β]
2010 Leah Driscoll If This is Love [β]
2010 Madonna Devil Wouldn't Recognize You [β]
2010 Nick Harvey pres. Halo Pure Love [14][β]
2010 Ray Parker, Jr. Ghostbusters (song) [α]
2010 Raquela Tell It to My Heart [α]
2010 Reba McEntire Fancy [β]
2010 Sade Soldier of Love (Sade song) [α]
2010 Seal Secret [β]
2010 Sonny Bono & Cher The Beat Goes On [α]
2010 Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride [α]
2010 Taylor Dayne ft. Il Quinto Facing a Miracle (the official theme song of the 2010 Gay Games) [β]
2010 Tom Cochrane Life Is a Highway [α]
2010 Ultraviolet Sound (Sarah Hudson (singer)) Suck My Kiss [β]
2010 The Whispers And the Beat Goes On [α]
2010 Willow Smith Whip My Hair [α]
2011 Adele Rolling in the Deep [γ]
2011 Animotion Obsession (song)
2011 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive
2011 Britney Spears (Drop Dead) Beautiful
2011 Britney Spears Hold it Against Me [β]
2011 Britney Spears Till the World Ends (Piano Mix)
2011 C+C Music Factory ft. Scarlett Santana Rain [δ]
2011 Cher You Haven't Seen the Last of Me
2011 Consuelo Costin Feel So Alive [δ]
2011 Darren Brookes Sunrise
2011 Fleetwood Mac Dreams
2011 The Human League Don't You Want Me
2011 Inaya Day Never Had Another Love [15][β]
2011 Inaya Day Next to You [β]
2011 Jefferson Airplane Somebody to Love
2011 Jerome Farley ft. Vernessa Mitchell Hope [δ]
2011 Joel Dickinson ft. Elder Cunningham & Elder Price Hello! (The Scary Mormon Hell Remix) from The Book of Mormon (musical) [γ]
2011 Kelly Clarkson Mr. Know It All [β]
2011 Kesha Blow [γ]
2011 Lady Gaga Born This Way [γ]
2011 Lady Gaga The Edge of Glory [γ]
2011 Lady Gaga Speechless [γ]
2011 Lady Gaga You and I [γ]
2011 Ministers De La Funk ft. Jocelyn Brown Believe
2011 Pink F**kin' Perfect [γ]
2011 Raven O Hold on to Faith [β]
2011 The Rocky Horror Picture Show ft. Tim Curry Sweet Transvestite
2011 Sean Ensign Seize the Day
2011 Sheryl Crow All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow song)
2011 Stevie Nicks Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)[16][γ]
2011 The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
2011 Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love
2011 Tony Orlando ft. Young MC Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree [δ]
2011 Ernest Kohl Being Alive
2011 Selena Gomez Love You Like a Love Song
2011 Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris We Found Love
2011 Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield What Have I Done to Deserve This? (song) (Classical Version)
2011 Wendy & Lisa ft. The Toys The Closing of the Year (from Toys (film))
2011 Barbara Sheree Yes We Can 2012 [δ]
2012 Jennifer Holliday And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going [α]
2012 Onika Charles A Real Woman Now [δ]
2012 Michael Bublé Everything (Michael Bublé song)
2012 Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You [β]
2012 Matt Consola ft. Ben Holder & LFB (Feels Like) Heaven
2012 Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. (artist) Give Me All Your Luvin'
2012 Adele Rumour Has It (Adele song)[γ]
2012 Mary Wilson (singer) It's Time to Move On
2012 Janis Joplin Move Over (Janis Joplin song)
2012 Simulover Lightyears [δ]
2012 Junior Giscombe Stand Up and Glow
2012 Janet Jackson Together Again (Janet Jackson song)
2012 Hall & Oates Private Eyes (song)
2012 One Direction What Makes You Beautiful
2012 Florence + the Machine Dog Days Are Over
2012 Donna Summer Stamp Your Feet [17]
2012 France Joli Hallelujah
2012 Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks Celebrate (Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks song) [18]
2012 Madonna (entertainer) Lucky Star
2012 Matchbox Twenty She's So Mean
2012 Pink (singer) Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
2012 Mariah Carey If You Should Ever Be Lonely
2012 Fun (band) ft. Janelle Monáe We Are Young
2012 Staxx of Joy ft. Carol Leeming You [δ]
2012 Manila Luzon & Latrice Royale The Chop
2013 Helen Reddy Candle on the Water
2013 Cher Paradise Is Here [δ]
2013 Debby Holiday Dive 2013 [δ]
2013 Cheryl B All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You
2013 Cher Woman's World (song)
2013 Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin Don't You Worry Child
2013 Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
2013 Jessica Sutta Again [δ][19]
2013 Sister Sledge We Are Family (song) [δ]
2013 Megan Hilty Don't Forget Me (from Smash (TV series))
2013 Justin Timberlake Suit & Tie
2013 Levi Kreis Gonna Be Alright
2013 Village People Let's Go Back To The Dancefloor
2013 Carmen Electra Bigger Dick / Bigger Stick [δ]
2013 Janet Jackson Together Again (Janet Jackson song)
2013 Manila Luzon One Night in Bangkok
2013 Tony Moran ft. Deborah Cooper Heartbeat [δ]
2013 Zendaya Replay [γ]
2013 Martha and the Vandellas Dancing in the Street
2013 Ellie Goulding Lights (Ellie Goulding song)
2013 Sheryl Crow All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow song)
2013 Pierre Pascual J'agace (Boring Star)
2013 Dina Delicious Two of Hearts (song) [δ]
2013 Vicki Shepard When Love Comes Calling
2013 Tony Moran vs. Deborah Cooper vs. Deep Influence Planet XL Theme [δ]
2013 Kyle Brylin Chrome (with DJ Multidimensional Fortitude for WERQ)
2013 Madonna (entertainer) Bad Girl (Madonna song)
2013 Madonna (entertainer) Secret (Madonna song)
2013 KC and the Sunshine Band I'm Feeling You
2013 Michael Jackson Thriller (song) [20]
2013 Irina Believe [δ]
2013 Cher Take It Like a Man (Cher song) [δ]
2013 NONONO Pumping Blood [δ]
2014 Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon (song)
2014 Manila Luzon & Jinx Monsoon Bring It (with Mission Groove)
2014 Kylie Minogue Into the Blue (Kylie Minogue song)
2014 Kris Searle Beautiful Liar
2014 Elton John Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
2014 Frisky Army vs. Ursula (Pat Carroll) Poor Unfortunate Souls from The Little Mermaid [21]
2014 Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke Jolly Holiday from Mary Poppins
2014 Walt Disney Chorus it's a small world [22]
2014 Helen Reddy Candle on the Water
2014 Idina Menzel Let It Go [23]
2014 Annie Lennox Walking on Broken Glass
2014 Christopher Cross Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
2014 Lana Del Rey Once Upon A Dream
2014 Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith La La La (song) [24]
2014 Walt Disney Chorus Grim Grinning Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion [25]
2014 CeCe Peniston Finally (CeCe Peniston song)

Original productions[edit]

Year Artist Song
2012 Joel Dickinson ft. Adam Dykes Be Scene [26]
2012 Joel Dickinson Morphine
2012 Joel Dickinson Percocet
2012 Joel Dickinson Vicodin
2012 24 Hours Hard
2012 Night Mother The Neverending Rush
2012 Joel Dickinson ft. Maleficent A Forest of Thorns
2012 Night Mother A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste
2012 Sick & Tired ft. Joel Dickinson Let's Pander to the Gays
2012 Joel Dickinson You Deserve Peace

Engineering for Junior Vasquez[edit]

Year (of remix production) Artist Song
2010 Andrea Carnell You Used To [β]
2010 Cher The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) [β][1]
2010 Cyndi Lauper Come On Home [β]
2010 Whitney Houston I Didn't Know My Own Strength [β]
2010 Whitney Houston Million Dollar Bill [β]
2010 Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love [β]
2011 Janice Robinson & Sandy B The Real Me (It Gets Better) [γ]

Collaborators[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v John Michael DiSpirito
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at John Michael DiSpirito & Billy Waters
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Billy Waters
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Jerome Farley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dj Buddy Beaverhausen's Q&A with Producer Joel Dickinson "Dj Buddy Beaverhausen's Q&A with Producer Joel Dickinson", Dj Buddy Beaverhausen's Q&A with Producer Joel Dickinson, accessed February 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Liza Minnelli - Cabaret (Thee Werq'n B!tches Mix)". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Thee Werq'n B!tches Feat Dolly Parton 9 to 5". YouTube. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Bette Davis - I've Written A Letter To Daddy (Thee Werq'n B!tches Jesus Camp Mix) (2012 Remaster) by joeldickinsonremix on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  5. ^ VH1 "Gayest Thing on the Internet", VH1 Best Week Ever, February 26, 2008, accessed July 1, 2011.
  6. ^ Power To The People (US Mixes) "Power To The People (US Mixes)", Power To The People (US Mixes) at Amazon.com, accessed September 15, 2011.
  7. ^ How Many Times (remixes) "How Many Times (Joel Dickinson Club Mix)", How Many Times (remixes) at Amazon.com, accessed September 15, 2011.
  8. ^ When September Ends (Audio Assembly Mix) "When September Ends (Audio Assembly Mix)", When September Ends (Audio Assembly Mix) at Sweet Muzik, accessed September 15, 2011.
  9. ^ Joy (remixes) "Joy (remixes)", Joy (remixes) at Amazon.com, accessed September 15, 2011.
  10. ^ Higher Place (remixes) "Higher Place (remixes)", Higher Place (remixes) at Amazon.com, accessed September 15, 2011.
  11. ^ Last Day (remixes) "Last Day (remixes)", Last Day (remixes) at Amazon.com, accessed September 15, 2011.
  12. ^ Joel Dickinson at discogs.com "Joel Dickinson at Discogs.com", Joel Dickinson at Discogs.com, accessed September 9, 2011.
  13. ^ Get Up (remixes) "Get Up (remixes)", Get Up (remixes) at Amazon.com, accessed September 15, 2011.
  14. ^ Pure Love (remixes) "Pure Love (remixes)", Pure Love (remixes) at iTunes, accessed September 15, 2011.
  15. ^ Never Had Another Love (The Remixes) (Limited Edition Remix EP) "Never Had Another Love (The Remixes) (Limited Edition Remix EP)", Never Had Another Love (The Remixes) (Limited Edition Remix EP) at Perfect Beat, accessed September 15, 2011.
  16. ^ Sanger, David E. "Stevie Nicks Remix Project", The Ledge, May 5, 2011, accessed July 1, 2011.
  17. ^ Donna Summer - Stamp Your Feet (Joel Dickinson Pride 2012 Mix) "Donna Summer - Stamp Your Feet (Joel Dickinson Pride 2012 Mix)", Donna Summer - Stamp Your Feet (Joel Dickinson Pride 2012 Mix) at Sweet Muzik, accessed July 4, 2012.
  18. ^ Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks - Celebrate "Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks - Celebrate", Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks - Celebrate at Sweet Muzik, accessed July 4, 2012.
  19. ^ Again (feat. Kemal Golden) [Remixes 2] "Again (feat. Kemal Golden) [Remixes 2]", Again (feat. Kemal Golden) [Remixes 2] at Amazon.com, accessed June 1, 2013.
  20. ^ [1][dead link]
  21. ^ "Frisky Army vs. Ursula - Poor Unfortunate Dub (MK After Dark Mix) by joeldickinsonremix on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  22. ^ "It's A Small World (Frisky Army Remixes) by joeldickinsonremix on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds". Soundcloud.com. 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  23. ^ "T.R.A OFFICIAL - Idina Menzel - Let It Go (Frisky Army Retro Glam Extended Mix)". Theremixarchive.samenblog.com. 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  24. ^ "La La La (Frisky Army Club Mix) by joeldickinsonremix on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  25. ^ "Grim Grinning Ghosts (Theme from The Haunted Mansion) (Frisky Army's Open House Remix) by joeldickinsonremix on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds". Soundcloud.com. 2014-05-25. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  26. ^ [2][dead link]