Joe Mesmar is a Canadian Underground DJ and Music Producer. He’s toured worldwide, with shows in countries including France, Italy, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, among others. Originally from Montreal, Mesmar has been recognized by his fellow artists as one of the hottest rising talents in the industry. The producer earned praise from such names as Josh Wink, Richie Hawtin, Stacy Pullen, Sam Paganini, Nicole Moudaber and Mark Knight.
The Music Artist was obsessed with music from an early age. By the age of 14, he had picked up the sticks and began teaching himself the drums. His passion shined through his playing style; and he eventually progressed to learning more about music theory and branched out into the digital side of music. Mesmar became enthusiastic about creating instrumentals. This led him to venture into becoming a DJ/Producer in 2013 before taking it more seriously the following year.
Mesmar would soon begin a career in the field after winning a Beatport contest with a remix of Josh Wink’s track “Balls”. He then collaborated on numerous tracks with the likes of Eric Sneo and Ramiro Lopez, and inked record deals with Toolroom Records, Ovum Recordings, and GreatStuff Recordings.
In 2015, Mesmar was ranked among the top 300 best-selling techno artists as he played sets at premiere nightclubs in Montreal, including Circus Afterhours, Velvet, and Salon Daome. Both DJ Mag and Vice have interviewed him over the years to discuss his rise through the industry. Mesmar has shared the decks with Oliver Huntemann, UMEK, Pig&Dan, and Sasha Carassi, among others.
1InMusic meets the talented music artist for an exclusive Q&A session
JM: In Producing, one of the biggest mistakes I used to make was to involve other people’s opinions in my unfinished music. Way too much feedback will leave you no choice but to keep you stuck and un-decisive. You’ll never know when to finish the track, and then you’re just focusing on perfecting it at all times. My advice is to be YOU. Produce what you want, and do not ask anyone’s advice. Learn from yourself, from your mistakes, and that’s how you grow. Another one, When preparing your tracklist, always over-add extra music in case the crowd doesn’t react much to the music you’re playing. This way you’ll switch things up from Negative to Positive. Be in control. It’s a challenge, but it’s not hard. It’s only hard when you think it’s hard.
1 In Music: Any upcoming projects?
JM: Many plans in progress. Right now I’m working daily and hard to get the label showcasing all around the world. but I will not reveal anything yet But rest assured that it will be worth it and super exciting!
1 In Music: Thank you so much for your time and for sharing your talent. Where do we find you music and music projects?
JM: You can find me anywhere on Social Media! If you want to stream my music, you can follow me on Spotify. To keep up with me, follow me on Instagram