Joystick

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Biography

  • Introduced to electronic music at a psychedelic trance party in Montreal in 1999, Steve, known as Joystick, discovered his first musical love. Listening to the likes of Misstress Barbara, Chris Liebing and Len Faki and influenced by them throughout..
    Introduced to electronic music at a psychedelic trance party in Montreal in 1999, Steve, known as Joystick, discovered his first musical love. Listening to the likes of Misstress Barbara, Chris Liebing and Len Faki and influenced by them throughout the next four years, gave him the basis he needed to start mixing minimal and techno in 2003. In 2006, he co-founded Eresys Productions, a collective of artists that holds a monthly residency at Salon Daomé Lounge Club in Montreal. Assisting with the production and promotion of their different events led him to producing with his partner Kressel, in 2008. His love for loopy, hypnotic atmospheres was influenced from labels such as Drumcode, Sci+Tec Digital Audio, Exentric, Sleaze and others. His tracks have been supported by Presslaboys, Wehbba, Joseph Capriati, Ricky Montanari, Monika Kruse, Steve Lawler, Luca Ricci, Dyno, M.I.D.I, Steve Parker, D-Unity, just to name a few. 2010 sees the birth of Eresys Recording, a Montreal based minimal, techno, tech-house label. Twelve years in the techno world have created a machine lover out of Joystick, he loves to tweak multiple parameters to create transitions that set the dancefloor on fire. Life in his thirties has brought him closer to the real thing and you can feel it in the sounds that echo throughout his work.
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    Selected discography

    Blowout Defrag mix,Joystick & Kressel,Doot records, 05-02-2009 Blowout Lobotomy mix,Joystick & Kressel,Doot records, 05-02-2009 Osh Kosh, Joystick, Malatoid,23-02-2009 Do Not Panic,Joystick & Kressel,Aenaria Tech, 02-03-2009 Flying Zebra, Joystick, Aenaria Tech, 02-03-2009 Blakjak, Joystick & Kressel, Minimal Brain Damage, 08-05-2009 Parasol (Joystick remix), Mono-poly, Moditech Muzik, 01-08-2009 Woo (Joystick remix), Viesse, Moditech Muzik, 01-08-2009 Calypso, Joystick & Kressel, Aenaria Tech, 24-08-2009 Rawmantik, Joystick & Kressel, Aenaria Tech, 24-08-2009 Timber-lake (Joystick remix), Mono-poly, Power Underground, 08-02-2010 Anne, Joystick, Eresys Recording, 14-06-2010 Hula-Hoop, Joystick, Eresys Recording, 06-06-2011