Joe Foxton likes to introduce new things to open minds and ears.
Whether its via his respected deep house collective Fiction NYC, or his woman & LGBTQ techno talent showcase Frisson, or his dynamic DJ sets which range from melodic journeys, to hypnotic mind benders, to acid-infused rockers, Joe Foxton is dedicated to delivering the most innovative and nuanced musical experiences aimed to elevate the art-form of dance music.
Back in his native Australia, Joe was sucked deep into the vortex of the Sydney rave and club scene in the late 90s. An instant vinyl convert, Joe picked up a pair of Technics 1200s days after his first rave experience and set off on a music collecting obsession that continues to this day. His vast collection is full of rarities and classics alike. He brings this depth of music knowledge to his DJ sets, in which you’re as likely to hear an early 00’s minimal Kompakt record as a bleeding-edge Giegling cut, all mixed with an attention to detail and a penchant for surprises.
After moving to New York in 2001 Joe quickly found a home away from home at the notorious Vinyl where he’d fall in love with the uniquely New York sounds of Danny Tenaglia and the 112 crew, inspiring him to delve into deep rhythmic territory. Over the next decade he would hone his unique sound and mixing techniques with these masters as his muse, sharing the decks with the likes of Ripperton, Davis, Ida Engberg, Aera, Eagles & Butterflies, Thugf**ker, and Sammy Dee.
In 2014 Joe joined the talented Florida transplant Steve Graham to launch the Fiction boat parties which became a mainstay in the NYC scene. Soon after that, the talented Gilles Wasserman and Irina Kotik joined the team, taking the Fiction collective to the next level with label showcases with the likes of Sohaso & Lossless, and a fast-growing music blog called Fiction Lab. The future is bright for Joe Foxton & the Fiction crew as their gaze turns inward to the studio, and outward to foreign shores.