The StarterLog was formed because three people wanted an outlet to share stories and connect with people. The individual featured in this Small Biz Bio does all of that and more. Meet, Joe, he’s a nurse by day and a dj by night and truly exemplifies the path to following your dream. Joe has what is called a “growth” mindset, and he applies that to his everyday life. Nothing stands in his way, because he realizes that everything that happens is only an opportunity to learn and grow. The Starter Log encourages you to learn from this man. Learn how his outlook on life drives him to do what he loves every single day. And after you do that, make sure to listen to his music, you might find something that connects with you.
Q: Tell us about yourself in general Joe
My name is Joe, I live in Chicago and have my whole life. I went to Illinois State University for my BSN, returned after I graduated and moved into the city to start working on my dreams.
Q:What do you do? What does the process entail?
I currently go by the name "Joes Domingo," which is my alter-ego, mood directing, taste-making persona. This allows for me to keep my professional life and my music life separate. I dj and produce under the artist name “GoodSex,” a name my childhood homie Buzz and I coined in about 2010. I have also developed a clothing brand “GoodSex Threads” for the brand GoodSex that has been evolving since our first hat release in 2012. I write under the featured article “GoodSex Tips” for The Sights and Sounds Magazine. My posts contain anything that will improve your life in a “Good” way.
Q: Why do you do what you do?
I love it. There is no reason not to do what you love every day.
Q: How would you define you style or genre of music? I know there are many different styles or genres.
I play all genres of music. I will bang out Trap and Bass at The Trap House, every Saturday I enjoy the groove with some Tech House at #Afterlife, I have played sunrise tribal sets at Burning Man and even made old ladies dance with Dean Martin at weddings. A dj should be able to play any situation and be ready for any crowd. As far as the music I make, I would say that I like to create a fusion of Trap, Bass, House & Funk.
Q: What inspired you to start this? What inspires you to continue? What inspires the products & service you provide?
I started mixing music because I wanted to make people dance. When I first started going to electronic shows, I loved watching people freak out in disbelief about what they were hearing. I loved when people made that face they do when they are surprised at how good something sounds. I wanted to be the one who introduced you to new styles of music from around the world. This eventually translated into wanting to accomplish this reaction with more than just music, i.e. words, clothes, food, video, picture. Now GoodSex is more than just a brand, it is an idea of how to live.
Q: Why DJ over a medical career? What sparked your efforts to pursue a career in this?
My "medical career" is simply the bread and butter that fuels my dream. I love connecting with people and nursing really allows me to do that during every shift I work. Do people TRUELY love their career or do they just love making money so they feel safe and financially secure for the future? Pursuing your dream is scary, if it wasn’t everyone would do it. One day you ask yourself if this is what you want to do for the rest of your life? Is this really how you want to spend the one thing you can’t buy; your time?
Q: What problems have you run into? And how have you solved them?
Problems? What are those? Everything is simply an opportunity to learn.
Q: Why the name DJ GoodSex? Have you ran into any problems with the edgy-ness of the name?
GoodSex is different for everyone but also the same. It is the only single idea that binds every being together. No matter what color, creed, culture, sexual orientation, gender or occupation you are… you enjoy GoodSex. Also, I am not “BetterSex.” You can’t be “gooder” than someone. This life is not a competition. The music I love to play is the music that you love to hear. I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as genres, just good music.
As far as the edgy thing… Have you ever heard of the “Sex Pistols” it’s 2016 not 1950, people are ok with the word sex… plus it’s it is supposed to make you blush a little.
Q: Where can people find you?
Well “where” people can find me is tough, I am booked every Friday and Saturday until mid September and you can find those details on my Bandsintown site below, but as far as “how” you can find me. Just type dj GoodSex into any search engine and slide through my DM’s.
Q: What does the future hold?
Growth is hard to determine because it is exponential. The future won’t exist until it is the present. I find you can only limit yourself when you set the bounds of your progress. Just focus on the here and now and everything that should will.. and is.