Joey “Dirty South Joe” Massarueh began his professional career in 1990 at Washington D.C.’s infamous 9:30 Club, where he pioneered the “anything goes” style of DJing that rings more popular than ever today.
An eventual move to NYC in the mid nineties found him both going back to his roots, and focussing the hip hop side of the brain to all things dirty south inspired, as well as banging out techno and electro tracks with John Selway and Prozac as the Responsible Space Playboys. The crew released an EP on Abe Duque’s Tension imprint, as well as doing official remixes for the Detroit Grand Pubas and Keoki among others. Joe released the legendary “Crunk B4 Da Fall” dirty south mixtape in 2001, followed by “Da Hood, Da Bad & Da Thugly” trilogy the following year to widespread acclaim, familiarizing the northeast with the sounds of Southern rap years before it took over the airwaves.
2002 found him relocating yet again, this time to Philadelphia, where he began his tenure as the buyerand manager for Armand’s Records, the musical home base and inspiration behind the Hollertronix “movement.” It was also there where he fell in love with the sound of Baltimore Club, and he released a final ep with the Responsible Space Playboy crew, anchored by the track “Jussapimp,” Philly’s first official foray into the Bmore Club arena.
An eventual induction into the Brick Bandits Crew lead to the birth of Ol’ Head Records, a partnership with DJ Sega, and a collaboration with Diplo’s Mad Decent label. Ol’ Head is set to be the club music wing of Mad Decent, releasing the finest in Bmore club inspired sounds from around the globe. Expect to hear the best in club and house music styles when he plays his furious DJ sets. Dance, follow, or get out of the way!