Joe Nice

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Joe Nice
Joe Nice (right) with Mala in London at DMZ, 2005.
Background information
Origin Baltimore, Maryland
Genres Dubstep
Occupation(s) DJ
Years active 2002-present

Joe Nice is a dubstep DJ from Baltimore, Maryland.[1] Nice founded New York's irregular Dub War club night, which has hosted performances by British dubstep artists such as Hatcha,[2] Youngsta,[2] Kode9,[3] Mala,[4] and Loefah.[4] He performs regularly in New York, London (including at scene pillar DMZ),[5][6] and elsewhere.[7] He first heard dubstep in 2002, at the Baltimore venue Starscape, and began playing it that same year.[7] He has been praised for his charisma[8] and stage presence.[9] In 2005 music journalist Martin Clark also praised him for his access to new dubplates (in contrast to other American dubstep DJs) and willingness to play tracks by lesser-known producers.[6] In 2007, Nice was selected as one of URB magazine's "Next 100".[citation needed]


Nice was born in Southampton, England[10] to Trinidadian parents, but moved to Baltimore at the age of two.[7]

Nice went to Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Maryland graduating in 1994. He played trombone in the marching band.