Joe Knox

in-flightHailing from the Mexican border fence of south San Diego, Joe Knox was the first of his family to be born in the United States. Joe began his musical career at the tender age of four with a simple fascination for his father’s guitar. In the early 2000’s he not only gained an undergraduate degree in music from UCSD, but became deeply involved in bboying, or breakdancing; something he had been denied access to as a youth because of his ethnicity. After college Joe worked as a full-time session musician, as well as producer, for MIG records Inc. and Stamina Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Universal. He directly worked with multi-platinum producer/songwriter Melanie Andrews, whose artists include Earth, Wind, and Fire and Janet Jackson, at Melody Makers Studios in Newport Beach, California. In 2006, Joe Knox ventured off and opened up his own independent record label/production company, Iris Avenue Records, with his two lifelong friends Atlee “Tha Anthem” Urquhart and Kyle Ginter. He recently finished production on his upcoming sophomore release entitled “The Wheel of Fire.” A release date has yet to be set as Iris Avenue Records is in the process of trying to land a production and distribution deal in order to release the album on a major scale. Currently, Joe is producing Iris Avenue Record’s artist Tha Anthem’s sophomore LP entitled “Act Right or Get Left.”

Joe Knox, ICIT mix

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www.irisavenuerecords.com
www.myspace.com/joeknoxmusic
jmknox@uci.edu