Joshua Roberts – Destinations
“Bursting with energy; technically gifted; passionate about the music he plays; a favourite with the crowd, as well as his fellow DJ’s” are all quotes that have been used to describe one of the UK’s hottest House DJ’s Joshua Roberts.
Joshua developed his passion for music at an early age, learning how to mix when he was just 11 years old. Showing early signs of promise, with precise mixing and tune selection Joshua was soon in demand, and by the age of 15 had played sets on several regional radio stations including KISS FM. Two years later Joshua gained his first big national break when he was crowned National Champion of the BBC Radio1 & UKCC’s National Young DJ search. This allowed him to further his rising star status by touring the UK, and he was invited to open BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekender in Birmingham, where he performed to over 4,000 party-goers by warming up for some of the biggest names in the dance music industry.
During his meteoric rise, Joshua has been seen rocking some of the biggest and coolest parties on the planet from Ibiza,to Egypt, Belgium to Bahrain and has also held residencies with globally recognised brands Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi. His growing reputation on the dance music scene landed him a residency touring the UK with the legendary “Cut Up Boys”. He has continued his strong media presence with his own radio show every Friday night on London’s Select UK Radio. Joshua has also appeared on BBC 1, MTV Dance, Sky Living as well as being featured as a hot prospect in both Mixmag and DJ Mag.
Joshua is renowned for his fresh and creative style of play, describing his style as “Funky, Uplifting, Dirty and Delightful”. His energy and charisma behind the decks is a trait recognised wherever he plays, not to mention his unpredictable, exciting approach to mixing and technical ability. “I love being creative with my tunes, mixing, cutting and scratching my way through my sets whilst getting the crowd hyped up to the max”. His performances and showmanship blended with his technical skills have earned him major recognition and bookings alongside the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Rusko, Judge Jules, Nero, Brandon Block, Micky Slim and many more!!
Since 2008 Joshua has been present every summer on the “White Isle” of Ibiza smashing up some of the best parties the Island has to offer. Having wowed the crowds at superclubs such as Space, Privilege, Eden, El Divino and Es Paradis, he was rewarded a weekly residency at Play2 in San Antonio, along with other regular slots at Ibiza Rocks and numerous boat parties across the Island. Wednesday nights at Play2 are a guaranteed roadblock with an unrivalled atmosphere week in week out!
Joshua’s fan base continues to grow, with him already confirmed to play parties all over the world, including Belgium, Egypt, Bahrain, Malta and South Africa, not to mention his return to Ibiza this summer. With many new projects on the horizon, residencies for Sadiqi Norwich plus frequent sessions in the studio, 2016 looks set to be an even bigger and busier year for Joshua Roberts!
Remix & production work:
Joshua Roberts featuring Emma Lea – Sadiqi (Freaktone 2013)
Meleka – Love letter (Joshua Roberts & Chris Adante remix) (MMR) 2011
Joshua Roberts & Mr Natralist – Musik keeps me alive (Deep red Records) 2011
“I was very impressed by Josh’s set and the energy he generated”
Judge Jules (BBC Radio 1 / Judgement Sundays Ibiza)
“I was genuinely surprised at Joshua’s technical ability for someone so young, he can rock any Dance floor like a seasoned veteran”
Matt Priest (former head of Dance at BBC Radio 1)
“The best DJ I’ve seen for a very long time”
Phil Faversham (Head of A&R @ Hed Kandi)
“My favourite DJ to play alongside bar none”
“Joshua Roberts is the freshest new talent we’ve seen bar none, this guy is sick!!”
The Cut Up Boys (Ministry of Sound / BBC Radio 1)
Catch him here every Friday afternoon 4 – 6 pm