Carl Mitchell aka Josephs Perception has been consistently putting out quality music on a diverse range of record labels for over ten years. Music has always been a part of his life; as a child he helped reggae sound systems like Sovereign, Saxon and Upfront set up for his mother’s legendary birthday bash, the famous blues parties and sound systems.
From about 9 years old, he took to a microphone chatting freestyle lyrics to reggae instrumentals, following on from the many vocalists in his family. This led to being invited to perform live at the tender age of 11 at the “BBC Three Counties Radio”. As he got older, rap music became an influence and he went on to win a “BBC School Competition” with it being the second time he appeared on the radio within two years.
In the early stages of the hardcore and jungle techno genre developments he was influenced by Rush FM knowing it was something he wanted to be a part of. From there he learnt to DJ and started promoting raves for under 18’s when he was 15.
Now concentrating on producing music, he is fusing his turntable skills with his knowledge of music. This has led to releasing music on Junglist Records, Physmatics Music, Reformed Records, Target Dog Records (Czech Rep), Test Press Audio (Spain), Midway Productions, Ballpark Recordings, Smooth N Groove Records, Boey Audio and Strawberry Zonk Records. He has now launched his own imprint “Dutty Zoot Recordings” with his first EP entitled “Perpetual”. This is a stunning four track EP with a collaboration track “Temper Mental” which includes his own vocals and is supported widely by the A list community within Drum & Bass.
The support goes on with his music being exported worldwide, gaining radio play on Kool London, Bassdrive, Different Drumz and also exclusive airplay on the huge platform of BBC 1Xtra boosting his profile further. His popularity is in demand with his music being remixed by Nicky Blackmarket, Voltage, Bizzy B and Joe Nebula with his own production skills being requested by Abstract Illusion, Midway and J-Matics at Physmatics Music. Also throughout his career he has released music alongside producers like Furney, Altered Perception, GOLD Dubs, Papa Gee, Gappa G & Tobias, DJ Sappo and Rayner, just to name a few… and he has had his tracks supported by Ray Keith, Kenny Ken, Devious D, Nicky Blackmarket, Voltage, DJ Sappo, Gappa G, Dapz, DJ Vapour and Blame.
Along with holding several top ten chart releases on online download stores, his tracks “Promises”, “One Night Stand” and his release on Junglist Records titled “Four Elements EP” have all been successful with the EP, “Red Now” which held the number one position on the “Ragga Drum & Bass Chart” for over a month on TrackItDown, as well gaining press support from Junglist Network in a praising review.
2018 is shaping up to be a busy year, while concentrating on his own label he continues to gain an ever rising fan base and a lot of exciting future projects yet to be announced.