joeka.jpg

Raised by wolves, picked up the guitar after obsessing over a video of Jimi Hendrix lighting his guitar on fire at Monterey Pop Fest in '67. Idolizing Jimi, he began emulating him by experimenting with amplification and distortion of sounds with an array of guitar pedals. Combining that analog sound with the digital sounds created by his computer, he began to be known for spinning high energy sets that were not limited to any genre, combining Electro House, Dub, Glitch Hop, and Trip Hop. He started playing local NYC parties and has been known for spinning 6+ hour sets. Now performing on both east and west coasts, sharing decks with such artists as GRiZ, Gramtik, Archnemisis, Jon "Barber" Gutwillig of Disco Biscuits, Andreilien (Heyoka) , as well as spinning for Burning Man Decom parties thrown by Disorient, and Alex Grey's COSM parties. Some venues he has performed at include Webster Hall, Sullivan Room, Public Assembly, The Delancey, The Electric Warehouse, and Highline Ballroom. Top 5 Nominee for BEST COLLEGE DJ for 2012's Global Spin Awards in NYC. There never is a party where Narkatta doesn’t whip the crowd into a rabid bass fueled frenzy, spinning for the love of what he does. Modern influences include Diplo, Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin, Angger Dimas, Daft Punk, An-ten-nae, Pretty Lights, Flying Lotus, and GRiZ, and classic interest include Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, Miles Davis, and the Doors.

Hello, World!