Joe Gonzalez (Juke Nukem)
Juke Nukem, a DJ/Producer with roots firmly planted in Texas during the bolstering DnB scene of the early 2000s, relocated to Minneapolis, Mn in 2006. By 2011, he founded Slipmats Radio, the weekly internet radio show for turntablism, which later evolved into the local dj cooperative.
Following that, he was introduced to the Chicago juke/footwork culture and never looked back. As a result, the proclaimed duke of Minneapolis juke was inducted into TekkDJz; The international DJ collective founded by the late DJ Rashad and Traxman.
Subsequently in 2013, Juke created his brand, DISTRICT160. A record label dedicated to 160bpm music culture; including but not limited to juke/footwork.
“This guy is so into the music its contagious. His work is fresh and fast. His timing is impeccable. And when he is off stage, he is at the edge of the dance floor close to the performers dancing and giving props. This guy lives and breathes beats like no other.”
– Ian Indo