Joe Ashworth works hard and fast, and because of this, his bio is usually out of date. He spends his days producing and engineering, whilst creating sound art and scoring music for film. From meticulously crafting milliseconds of audio, to playing marathon DJ sets in clubs across Europe and beyond, it is this variety of experiences and stimuli that enriches his work.
Making the decision in 2012 to record and DJ under the name ‘Ashworth’ gave Joe a chance to really consider how he wants to develop, and a few years of relentless music-making has resulted in a sound that has the gritty honesty of techno, with an experimental and melodic edge to feed the geek inside of him.
2013 saw the start of Ashworth’s rise to becoming a prolific new name in electronic music, with his first two releases gaining support from Dixon and Maya Jane Coles. Following this, Ashworth released a collaboration EP with Citizen, one of the biggest rising stars in house music, on Waze and Odyssey’s Street Tracks imprint, championed by Pete Tong BBC Radio 1.
Another collaboration, this time with Kiwi, climbed well inside juno’s top 10 download chart, followed by an 8/10 mixmag-reviewed exploration of Ashworth’s darker sound on Arkhive London, championed by Mano Le Tough amongst others.
Joe’s hard work has been definitely been paying off, with releases on, NeedWant, Holic Trax, Little Helpers and Anjunadeep amongst others, and a number of carefully selected remixes.
In summer 2015, Ashworth solidified his musical vision with a full LP on NeedWant, receiving excellent reviews (9/10 DJ mag, Mixmag album of the week). With Ashworth’s identity firmly stamped on the electronic music scene, Ashworth appears to be just getting started!
1. Recording of ‘Sea Organ’ from Zadar, Croatia
2. Donato Dozzy – Downhill To The Sea
3. Ashworth – Scatter
4. Ashworth – Braun
5. Swayzak – Floyd
6. Pearson Sound – Thaw Cycle
7. Call Super – Meltintu
8. Egal 3 – Precizie
9. Ashworth – Speedo
10. Ashworth – Slag Heap
11. Ashworth – Lizard
12. Ashworth – Nine (Simon Haydo Remix)
13. Donato Dozzy – The Net