J.Kush (Joel Patrick)
Influenced by attending many parties in the early 90's LA Underground Scene, J jumped in to DJ'ing in 1991 and hasn't stopped since.
Based in Santa Barbara, CA where he joined up with The League of Spiritual Discovery in 1992, J was instrumental in bringing some of the first Warehouse Parties to the Central Coast as well as holding multiple residencies at numerous of Santa Barbara's Club's, Lounges and Private Events. J has held additional residencies in LA with onE Entertainment, The Pool at the Artisan (Las Vegas) and Beatbox SB. In addition to DJ Warehouse Parties and Nightclubs, J served as Official Event DJ for The Santa Barbara International Film Festival for 8 years, providing the soundtrack for Private Award Parties for Honored Guests including, Leonardo DiCaprio, Heath Ledger, George Clooney, Forest Whitaker, Peter Jackson (Director Lord of the Rings), Scarlett Johansen, Kevin Bacon and Hellen Mirin just to name a few.
J's influences have come from the early days of Hip Hop, Soul and Disco. First coming across House and Techno in the late 80's, he gravitaed to the sound that encompassed all of his early influneces in a single orchestration.
Currently J is working on group projects with The Left Coast Commission as well as solo projects under his alias J.Kush with releases do out in 2016.
In addition to DJ/Producer, J is the graphic designer and marketing professional. In 2014 he redesigned the logo for Mark Farina's label, Great Lakes Audio (GLA). His work has also been contracted by Chuck Love for his "Boot's & Nuts EP" as well as other artists with additional logo/marketing work extending to non-music related businesses.