DJ JoeMammoth is back with a new EP and we are excited for it!
DJ JoeMammoth just recently dropped his EP and we wanted to catch up with him to ask
him about what got him into pursuing his passion to drop some new songs.
What is a quote you use to motivate and inspire yourself?
“The secret to getting ahead is to get started”
This means a lot to me and I often times use this quote to motivate me when I am not feeling my best!
It really puts things in perspective and reminds me that we have a limited time to pursue our dreams.
What are some important achievements that you are proud of?
Some important achievements and milestones of my musical career would include
my come up in the electronic music industry.
Starting off with DJing at a local clubs and having the outside lines filled with people coming in to listen to my music;
I will never forget where I started and the feeling of achievement. My first ever large milestone
in my career was performing at my first music festival, “Ever After”.
Meeting some of my all-time favourite role models backstage before their headlining performances,
Rezz, Illenium, Zedd, it was truly a remarkable moment and I am so grateful for their
interaction and discussion. I had the opportunity to play the opening set and
welcome DJ Pauly D and Tiesto to Toronto’s Cabana Pool Bar.
What’s your background? Where were you born and raised, and how did you get into music?
I was born and raised by a Ukrainian immigrant family living in Canada, I got
used to being proud of small accomplishments and always pushing towards my
highest potential. My dad passed away when I was 20, which was really hard for me
to process and come to terms with. My dad was everything to my mother, they were
incredibly into music and would always have music playing in the house. Once he
passed away there was no music playing in the house because it was too hard on
my mom to listen to without him around.
I wanted to have music playing again because it was a norm in our
household and it was very quiet and sad at home for a very long time. I realized that
electronic music was never played at home when my father was alive.
I started to fool around with FL Studio and created a few different beats quietly in my room.
I realized I was pretty good at it and I felt my dad’s presence whenever I would create
I played the music in the house and my mom instantly came to tears,
I thought that was the end of this new hobby of mine. She then told me, “never stop
making music” and gave me the tightest hug. She was crying from happiness.
Happiness that we were able to once again have music playing in the house.
Happiness that the music felt like pure joy. Happiness that she could feel something
other than emptiness. That’s when I realized I could make others feel emotions through
How did your background affect your journey and your current situation?
My background affected my journey and my current situation due to being in
my 2nd year of computer engineering. I was conflicted and confused if DJing was just
a hobby or if I could make something more of it. I had to put it aside for a bit due to
not wanting to “disappoint” my family by not graduating from University; especially as the
first person in my family to go to post-secondary school. My dad was always so
proud when telling people that I was going to be in University one day, although he passed away,
I wanted to keep him proud. Making music was constantly in the back of my mind.
What influenced you to become a DJ:
I realized I was familiar with the universities local entertainment industry. There were
2 local DJ’s that were also students. I started to network with those who were
students by day and producers/DJ’s at night. I noticed it was possible for me to do
both. I had them to thank for where I am today. They started bringing me to the clubs,
showing me the ropes, and how to engage with the audience. Who knew making
music in your room and actually DJing to a crowd would be two different things!
If it was not for them, I would have most likely graduated and entered a 9-5 job straight
out of school.
You just released your latest EP, we love it, how was that process for you?
I am so grateful for all the love and I feel like I was in the right place in my life right now to contribute back to my community through sound!
I feel like the energy you put into your music resonates beyond the music. It’s a frequency that can motivate and inspire people!
That’s at least what music has done for me so I feel like I owe it to the people to share that same feeling back now!