Johnny 5

Johnny 5

 Oakland, California, USA

Johnny 5 (Oakland,CA) - a.k.a. John Hirsch is a Dubstep Producer and DJ hailing from Oakland, CA - He proudly represents Bass Music in it's many forms.

Johnny 5 is Co founder and Resident DJ at Ritual Dubstep Thursdays in San Francisco -The Bay Areas largest Dubstep weekly..


Although you might not recognize the face behind the layers of wobbling bass, crunchy drums, and hypnotic melodies, it's safe to say that Johnny5 is no stranger to the spotlight. An Oakland, CA resident, by way of Chicago, Johnny cut his teeth as an MC and hip-hop producer in both cities, sharing stages with the likes of independent legends Typical Cats as well as major acts including Raekwon and Devin the Dude.

Upon moving to Oakland in 2005, Johnny5 began to take in the diverse, quickly evolving sounds pulsating throughout the Northern California music scene. Already having an extensive background in hip-hop, reggae, and electronic music, it was only natural that Johnny would embrace the dubstep genre and begin to cultivate his own sound, taking elements from each of these musical cultures. After a series of mixes that remained vastly unheard, the world began to take notice after his first official release, "Johnny 5 Alive."

Armed with his trusty APC 40, vast collection of rare and exclusive tracks, and uncanny ability to read a crowd's mood, Number 5 is ready to spread his unique blend of filthy bass music styles to dance floors and festivals around the West Coast and worldwide!


Skrillz EP-Forthcoming On Dub Cartel Records 2011