DJ Josh on Decks plays records in clubs, bars, restaurants, venues, and at events around Auckland and beyond, including Golden Dawn, Bedford Soda and Liquor, Libertine, Imperial Lane, Cassette Number 9, Northern Steamship, La Zeppa, Mezze Bar, C.A.C, and Hallertau Brewery. He has also graced the airwaves in many different slots and roles as DJ, announcer and voiceover artist, most notably on 95bFM.

Specialising in spinning vinyl (LPs and tasty 45s), Josh on Decks is a scene-setter and ambiance arbiter par-excellence, offering a broad palate of sounds, beats, grooves and tunes to suit every occasion. His forté lies in Northern soul, jazz, bossa, funk and ’50s and ’60s R&B. He also takes delight in dropping ’20s and ’30s swing, ’40s bop, ’50s rock ’n’ roll, ’60s psychedelia, all the way through ’70s glam, punk, funk, fusion, afrobeat and disco.

He's a sharp dressed gent with a passion for the groove, digs a tasty request (as long as it comes with a sense of decorum), and loves to lay it down till the cows come home. Just ask Nick Cave or M.I.A. The former couldn’t stop shaking his sartorial arse to Betty Wright’s ‘Clean- Up Woman’ during a particularly legendary post-BDO affair with Josh on the decks, the latter needed to know whose record the needle was on right now (Ace Frehley’s ‘New York Groove’).


What is Q Mixtape?

Located in the beating hub of the arts precinct, Q brings you a mixtape of free live gigs in our Lounge bar with a generous helping of cult musicians and DJ’s to enjoy every Saturday night.

“The spirit of Mixtape is really one of eclecticism. This is a city where you can hear adventurous jazz, literate songwriting, ultra-rare reggae 45‘s, and off-the-wall mutant surf versions of klezmer music. Real music fans are open-minded and cosmopolitan - and Mixtape is a space for them.” (Tom Rodwell, Mixtape curator and calypso-blues guitarist)

Gather your mates, order a drink and enjoy Q’s mixtape of intimate and rare performances by some of NZ’s most exciting contemporary musicians and songwriters. From fresh renditions of beloved vintage classics, sweet indie-folk to soulful jazz and acoustic pop, you’re in for something refreshing and unique every time.

If you're after a late night meal, browse through our in-house restaurant menu Citizen Q and book a table with reservations@qtheatre.co.nz or call 09 282 4402.

Kickback. Mingle. Feast.