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February 22, 2012

Welcome to the online home of DJ Joe Kopasek, the premiere breaks/breakbeat DJ in the Mid-Atlantic region. Here you will find many of the mixes put out over the years complete with track-listings, info on upcoming events Joe is deejaying and those of special importance in the DC, MD, PA, and VA area. 

Upcoming January/February 2015 Shows

Joe Kopasek Shows Early 2015

1/22 - Nature of The Beats - Red Maple, Baltimore MD

1/28 - BND (Breaks and Drum & Bass) - Depot, Baltimore MD 

2/6 - Grindhouse - Mellow Mushroom, Herndon VA

2/7 - Red Maple - Baltimore, MD


Ready, Set, 2015

New Year and a New Hope.

2015 is off to SPECTACULAR start as if the picture below doesn't SCREAM that loud enough already! 

So much is coming. So much. Stay tuned as things begin to heat up once again!

10/31/2013 - Hellawicked 2 - Baltimore, MD

Get ready for the biggest Halloween party in town on October 31st as we fill the Paradox with spooky DJ's and Haunted Beats!

Thu, 2013-10-31 21:00 - Fri, 2013-11-01 02:00

8/1-8/4 - Big Dub Festival - PA

 Check out Joe and DJ Nysus THIS Saturday at Big Dub spinning the 1st annual Catalina Wine Event by the river!!!

Thu, 2013-08-01 09:00 - Sun, 2013-08-04 21:00

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4/6 - Enlighten VII - Baltimore MD


Sat, 2013-04-06 21:00 - Sun, 2013-04-07 03:00

4/5 - Artwalk - Richmond, VA


Fri, 2013-04-05 20:00 - 23:00

3/2/13 - Legacy 2


Sat, 2013-03-02 21:00 - Sun, 2013-03-03 05:00

2/17 - Electric Marmalade - Baltimore


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Sun, 2013-02-17 21:00 - Mon, 2013-02-18 02:00

4/5/13 - ArtWalk - Richmond, VA

Don't miss this rare appearance of both Joe Kopasek and Chris Bulla as they spin vinyl outdoors unders the stars on the city sidewalk in front of Turnstyle Record Store! This is a night NOT TO BE MISSED!

Then venture off and enjoy the rest of the street for art, music, and food!

Artwalk happens the first Friday of every month in Richmond, VA


Fri, 2013-04-05 20:00 - 23:00

1/25/13 - Shake It Down Now

Catch Joe Kopasek and DJ Nysus from 12-2AM!!!

Click the title for more info! 

Fri, 2013-01-25 23:45 - Sat, 2013-01-26 02:00

12/31/12 - Back To Love - Baltimore, MD

It's time to ring in the new year! Do it in style! Bmore style that is with Joe at one of city's nicest new venues in Mt. Vernon!


Mon, 2012-12-31 21:00 - Tue, 2013-01-01 06:00

Nascency - A New Beginning


It is not the end of the world. It is the end of the current astrological age, and the beginning of the age of Aquarius. It is a Shift in Astrological energy here on the earth. We are shifting away from old, fear-based habits and imagining a whole new reality for ourselves - a reality based on hope rather than despair, of abundance rather than lack, of peace rather than war, of contentedness rather than yearning, and of connectedness rather than separation. We are awakening to the fact that a new era is upon us, and that we have the ability to co-create the hopeful future we desire for ourselves and this planet.

You are Invited to participate in this Event at a warehouse location in Baltimore City, featuring Multiple areas of Sound and Relaxation. Please join us for this Gathering as we Celebrate Life and Enter the New Age.

Fri, 2012-12-21 21:00 - Sat, 2012-12-22 05:00

12/05/12 - For Jo-- at Transit

 A very special Tranist for jo- - 

Wed, 2012-12-05 21:00 - Thu, 2012-12-06 02:00

Get out and VOTE TODAY!

"SUNSET" A ***FREE*** Tribute in loving memory of THE DJ SUN

To those that do not know, DJ Sun, who was a pioneer of the east rave scene in the mid-atlantic passed away suddenly early Saturday, September 15th. 

Jason Belote AKA The DJ Sun was an original founding partner of the Ultraworld raves in the early 90's following in the footsteps of other early pioneers Scott Henry, Feelgood, and Catastrophic parties in DC. He, alongside Lonnie Fisher, brought an entirely new world and way of life to Baltimore that still exists today, but in a much larger capacity. If it had not been for their innovative spirit and desire to have a good time along with amazing talent, who knows what the Baltimore music would look like today. 

Over the past 20 years DJ Sun touched the hearts of so many people and left behind a legacy that will be remembered for decades to come. 

To honor the man who followed his heart to the very end, there will be a Tribute to him next Friday, October 5th, at the Graffiti Warehouse in downtown Baltimore. 

There will be absoutely NO COVER so come as you are and kick it with some of Baltimroe's very best DJ's. Though the music selection will be top notch all night, the main reason to come is simply to celebrate the life of DJ Sun and have a kick ass time. 


and now for the details...

Fri, 2012-10-05 21:00 - Sat, 2012-10-06 05:00

Otakon 2012

Here it is! OTAKON 2012 is THIS WEEKEND!

Click the Title for full information and line-up, but don't miss Joe! He is on from 1:30 - 3AM Saturday Night!

Mon, 2012-08-27 21:00 - Tue, 2012-08-28 03:00

5/18/12 - DJ Icey at Privado in Harrisburg


$5 cover
9-11 $20 wristbands all you can drink. ask the bartender.
0-12 $2 you call it
$2 miller lite ALL NIGHT


Fri, 2012-05-18 21:00 - Sat, 2012-05-19 02:00

Dewey Beach Electronic Music Festival

Get ready for the beach this weekend! Check out Joe at this year's Music Festival in Dewey Beach, MD! 

Fri, 2012-04-27 20:00 - Sat, 2012-04-28 02:00

Returning Current by Joe KopasekReturning Current - Spring 2012

Here it is. The long awaited follow-up to NUMB3R5, Returning Current is now available for download. The mix here is only a 192 MP3. If you would like the higher resolution 320 version, please vistit me here: soundcloud.com/joekopasek. I know this makes no sense. Just roll with it. 

78:00 minutes (108.2 MB)

Future of Music...courtesy of Chris Bulla



Is Technology Good For The Craft Of DJing?

By Dan Brotman, Editor-In-Chief

When DJs first started mixing music to create an uninterrupted flow of music, they didn’t have a lot of tools at their disposal. At first, mixes were created by splicing reel-to-reel tapes together. This painstaking process took hours and the “transitions” were not much more than clever “jump cuts” at opportune times during a musical passage. With the advent of using two turntables, and more importantly pitch control, mixing took transitions to a whole new level. When this technology debuted, it didn’t fully understand the ramifications it would have on music, dancing and nightlife. “DJs” began to experiment with the pitch control to modulate the speed of the records in order to create seamless transitions, which led to “Club” versions of popular chart hits to include minimal intros/outros that facilitated this technique.

Vote LJ MTX as DC's BEST DJ!

LJ MTX has been storming the charts lately with production work right out of DC. Let's show support and vote him as DC's best DJ in the 2012 BEST OF DC! Follow the link below and put your email in!


Transit - 2/29/12


New Mix: Returning Current

Can you believe it has been a year and a half since Numb3r5 was released? Amazing how fast time can fly by. At one point I was turning out 3-4 mixes anually and though I won't make any promises, at least one more mix should make it out before the end of 2012. Keep your eyes...and ears peeled as mulitple mixes could pop up in some pretty random places throughout the summer.

02/04/12 - Superfunkidiculous - Baltimore, MD

Look out Baltimore! It's time for the second installment of Superfunkidiculous! This time we have East Coast Rave pioneer, Scott Henry, dropping a 3 hour Bit O' Honey set alongside headliners Meat Katie and Lee Combs as they duke it out in a B2B session! 

Also, Joe will be spinning with DJ Nysus for their duo NYSE & Kopasetic! This is a night NOT to miss! 


Fri, 2011-02-04 09:00 - Sat, 2011-02-05 04:00

12/18/2011 - Winter Breaks - Newark, DE

This coming Sunday night, Joe makes his first appearance in Newark, DE!

Let the Funk Begin!


Sun, 2011-12-18 21:00 - Mon, 2011-12-19 02:00


Get ready Harrisburg! Joe will be in PA for the HouseBroken event series THIS WEEKEND! 

Fresh off the boat with a stack new music including some great rerubs by his favorite artitst, Joe is ready to put the Break the House! See you soon!


Fri, 2011-11-04 21:00 - Sat, 2011-11-05 02:00

10/21 - 10/24 - BuzzBoat sets SAIL!

We've waited all year and the time is finally upon us! BuzzBoat 2011 is here!

Get ready to kick it with:


and soooo much more!!

Fri, 2011-10-21 12:00 - Mon, 2011-10-24 12:00