Hybrid hip hop... revolution rap... hardcore swag. The music that joe DOE calls sykophunk has been described many ways, because it is created out of so many influences. After six years of traveling the US, collaborating with other artists and playing live shows in different states, DOE returned to his hometown area, the Hudson Valley region of NY, to focus on solo efforts. He took a little piece of every scene that he was a part of and incorporated it into his own sound, already inspired by multiple genres. The versatile but perfectly balanced blend is powerfully portrayed in DOE’s latest release, Mostly Recycled.
The epic artcore sound of Mostly Recycled is built on a foundation of hip hop rhythm mixed with the attitude of metal and hardcore, living in a gothic soul with random moments of electronic/dance. joe DOE’s lyrics are intelligent and intricate - carefully crafted verses weave in and out of catchy hooks. His range of topics is a spectrum (from social-political commentary, personal struggle and corruption of the music industry to simply partying and showing love to horror movies and his fellow indie artists), sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm and dark imagery, always passionate and ultimately delivering a positive message amidst the chaos. DOE is a rare breed of artist that can capture the hearts and minds of listeners through true creative expression rather than clichés and gimmicks, and Mostly Recycled is the pinnacle of this ability.
An absurdly active recording artist, joe DOE creates music under various aliases, in various genres. He writes about 100 songs a year and has recorded at least two full-length albums every year since 2003. His back catalog is massive. Other claims to fame include song placement on The Colbert Report and working as composer and sound designer for the upcoming video game Precipice. Near future goals include further placement in film/TV/video games, more collab projects, and completing both a prequel and a sequel to his 2010 concept album Democalypse.
* Note: joe DOE's original stage name was D-O-E. So when you find those old school albums (some available here on CD Baby!) - yup, it's the same guy. Check out the wiki for more info: http://music.wikia.com/wiki/Joe_DOE