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Brixton-based DJ/producer Joe Hertz is in the business of fusing earworm R&B melodies with hyper-textural production. Having DJed since the age of 15, Joe has music in his blood – he’s the son of Pete Tong, but has made a name for himself over the course of a few years in the industry without needing to reference that family connection.
Previously elusive, Hertz has come to collaborate with some select talent, including Amber-Simone, and earlier this year dropped his ‘Møøn’ single with Nonô. Currently working on an album, Joe has recently come off a tour around Asia, and has taken a moment out of knuckling down for the LP to record the latest Dummy Mix.
A blend of midnight-hued, jazzy sounds, Joe’s mix is an eclectic one – and definitely one to crack on in the early hours. “This mix is for those nights when you have too much on your mind and you just wish you could escape to a place you’ve been dreaming of,” Joe says. “Some songs that have lifted me from the haze and the struggles of living in a big city. Stay positive, keep your head up…”
Boy Dude – Cosmic Lines
Joe Hertz – One Another ft. Jamie Isaac
Crayon – After The Tone (Dune Remix)
Rihanna – Rude Boy (Jarreau Vandal Remix)
Terrace – Intensions ft. Chachi
Monte Booker – Interstellar (House Mix)
KAASI – Remember When
snctm. & jamesjamesjames – omokage
park hye jin – ABC
Audio Dope – Nighthawk
Joe Hertz – Some Time