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 was the first person to put on dubstep nights in America and founded New York's irregular Dub War club night,[2] which has hosted performances by British dubstep artists such as Hatcha,[3] Youngsta,[3] Kode9,[4] Mala,[5] and Loefah.[5] He performs regularly in New York, London (including at scene pillar DMZ),[6][7] and elsewhere.[8] He first heard dubstep in 2002,[9] at the Baltimore venue Starscape, and began playing it that same year.[8] He has been praised for his charisma[10][11] and stage presence.[12] 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.[7] In 2007, Nice was selected as one of URB magazine's "Next 100".[citation needed] In 2015, he founded the label known as Gourmet Beats, pushing content from the likes of Moonstones, Fill Spectre & DJG.[13]


Nice was born in Southampton, England[14] to Trinidadian parents, but moved to Baltimore at the age of two.[8]

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