Born in Ann Arbor, MI Josh Garrett (aka. JGarrett) grew up with the nutrient rich musical environment found on Detroit radio in the ’80s when Talking Heads, Prince, The Police, and Kraftwerk shared space with Front 242, Cybotron, and Cajmere. Later on Josh was involved in the Detroit Techno scene during the pivotal years in the 1990s as the second wave of Detroit labels and artists reached critical mass.
Josh has been producing and performing electronic music since 1995. He has had numerous releases under a variety of aliases (including Xyn, Linoleum Head, Countered) across a number of labels (such as From 0-1, Super 6, Component). His releases have consistently received DJ and radio support, charting on the CMJ dance charts as well as garnering solid reviews.
In 2012 Josh launched Subspec Music with partner Rob Galbraith. Since launching, the label has received support from many important DJs, including: Danny Tenaglia, Brendon Moeller, Drumcell, Bryan Zentz, and Slam. Subspec releases have been charted and/or played by many DJs including Richie Hawtin, DJ M-TRAXXX, The Automatic Message and others.
In addition to his label and production activities Josh is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He delivers demonstrations and one-on-one instruction and has a number of tutorials available on YouTube under the user name jgarretttechno.
A dual US / Canadian citizen, Josh relocated from Michigan to Vancouver, BC in 2000 and currently resides in Metro Vancouver.