Joshua, a.k.a. "Enemee", was born in Hamilton, Ontario. His first love was computers and electronics. He built his first computer at the age of 7, and although it was not much to look at, it did work. Noticing his passion, Joshua's brother Todd started to give Joshua whatever parts he had lying around. When the family moved to Smithville, Joshua's interest in computers grew. Joshua attended high school in the small town at South Lincoln High. While very intelligent, Joshua didn't care for what he was being taught. He viewed it as "force-fed crap they shove down your throat". Joshua was a closet computer nerd, dialing into BBS's and freetel; anything electronic and anything new he was interested in.
When introduced to electronic music his attraction was natural. His first taste of this music was through electronic and industrial artists like NIN, Joshua Wink, Crystal Method, Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and KMFDM. Starting to tinker with sound software on his home built PC, Joshua started cutting up other artists' loops and samples, just messing around. Little did he know at the time he was learning the music inside and out.
Joshua's first introduction to DrumnBass was around the age of 15 when he and his brother Drew (now the infamous DJ Target) were up late at night trying to find a radio show on 89.5. "It was this seriously funny show where the DJ at the studio would talk like Satan and tell all the kiddies weird shit. We used to smoke some weed and howl at it". What they stumbled across instead was 89.5 The Prophecy" with DJ Marcus and Prime along with MC's Caddy Cad and Natural MC (L Natural at the time). About half way through the show, Joshua started to record what they were hearing. The brothers listened to that tape almost every day cruising the hallways of their high school, ignoring most people at breaks and just feeling the music. Recording the sets became a ritual for Enemee. About a year later, Enemee's brother bought his first turntable. Enemee and Target practiced scratching, "though most the time the belt would fall off and we would waste 20 minutes getting the thing back on". Though DJing wasn't his thing, Joshua quickly learned his niche would be the microphone. He would practice in front of his friends at school, people at jams, "they all loved it".
At the age of 17, enemee made the decision to move out on his own back to Hamilton. A risky move, but one that he felt was necessary to make his name. Enemee had his first gig opening for Freaky Flow & Flipside, spitting over DJ Target's set. "It was a feeling I wasn't ready for! It was magic that show, the crowd loved us off and were going nuts. I called for noise and they blew my ear drums freaking out screaming; DJ's pulling reloads, incredible! But, the most monumental thing was Flipside coming up to me after my set and shaking my hand, telling me I had great talent and to not stop what I was doing."
Shortly after, the brothers created one of Hamilton's first scene changing crews, Urban Ninja Crew. They quickly gained momentum in the area. Seeing other crews come and go, Urban Ninja Crew stood strong bringing down artists like Marley Marl, Ryan Ruckus, DJ Devious (kool fm, UK), Ruffstuff, Capital J, Illfingas and had turn outs like Hamilton had never seen. However, it was their weekly events that put Urban Ninja Crew and Hamilton back on the map. "Through Urban Ninja Crew I learned the background and promotion level of the scene watching DJ Target and other promoters." Quickly getting picked up by other promoters, Enemee and Target were playing out shows in places like Buffalo, Niagara Falls for Brockup Sessions with Crash and Reva T, and in Toronto playing alongside big names like Shimon, John Rolodex, Dopey, Jr. Flo and many, many others. It was in that time that Enemee met up with Sean C. "At first we hated each other, because people would always mistake us for one another and come up to Sean C saying "Yo, Enemee. Wicked set!" and vice versa". After overcoming that trivial, but funny misunderstanding, they hit it off quickly becoming best friends. After 3 years Urban Ninja Crew decided to hang up the gloves and go their seperate ways.
In November 2002, Soundbwoy Entertainment was born with the promoters Enemee and Sean C (going by the name of Guieds at the time) throwing their first bash at Fever nightclub featuring DJ Devious, Tommy Illfingas, Guieds and Enemee. It was an amazing one-off, with over 350 people in attendance. Soundbwoy had made their mark. "We were doing well." But little did Enemee know that their second large event was destined for failure. Soundbwoy teemed up with round table records to put together Back to Basics, on April 4th 2004. "We promoted that event like it was the coming of the apocalypse, we had an underground venue, huge sound system, security, everything. We had a total head count of 1000+ people show up that night, mind you only 300 had gotten in because of the police slowing everything down. At around midnight that night the police shut the event down. Rather then be upset, Enemee and Sean C realized then that they had the ability to take the scene to another level. A few months before this show, Enemee had run into an old friend who had just returned from a backpacking trip from Europe with a CD that he wanted Enemee to hear. It was So Solid's first album and the tune that tore through Enemee was 'They Don't Know' featuring Dynamite. While never turning his back on the DnB scene, Enemee starting researching other artists like More Fire Crew and Roll Deep Crew.
Enemee soon after decided he was to give-up his microphone and played his last show for a Broken Recordings event emceeing for DJ Devize (3dmode, UK). It wasn't just his love of the UKG sound that pushed Enemee to put down his mic. It was also because he felt that the scene had started to degrade and become tiresome. He yearned for something fresh and new to conquer. During this period, Enemee used his free time focusing on the format of grime, writing his own flows and rhymes, working on dubs with Sean C in their studio.
Late in 2004 Enemee and Sean C wanted to take on yet another angle on the DnB scene but this time with a twist. This is when Hostile Airwaves was born, though at that time it was only an idea in the boys' heads. It took over a year of emails and phone calls to get an interview with Gunner at c101.5 fm at Mohawk radio, but it all paid off when they got the green light. When Sean C decided he would take a brief hiatus from the show he left Enemee with the job of finding a temporary co-host. Joshua instantly knew the perfect person for the show: Dallas Wolf (D-boi). "I knew I couldn't find anyone else with as quick a wit as D-boi and with such an intense love for jungle." Although Dallas's stay was to be temporary, he did such a good job and had such good listener feedback it was decided that D-boi should be kept on board.
That brings us to around the present time, 2005, and Enemee's focus has never been stronger: Working on vocals and tunes, working with Sean C and Target, he is determined to get his first single. You can expect a lot more from him soon, just keep your ear to the streets.......
"I would first like give out some shouts to Sean C, Target, D-boi, Trouble, Dan @ Syntech for his absolutely crazy designs and helping give our visions a face, Devin bass, Melissa, Mista, I-Corrupt and his crew, Kulture, Ryan Ruckus @ Empire,The Brockup Crew, the old home nightclub family, the whole soundbwoy.net fam, Oz in Toronto, Crissy Criss and Fumin, Steady Murkin Sound, Close & Furious, Ruthless, TDSK, Round Table Records, the star lounge crew and Paddy, Darkside Flow, Lee, Twis, Jumana and Mark @ Dr Disc <- get the freshest records in hamilton!, Cornflake, Tsunami and secret ninja, GMC & Anny, Kifebastard, all the loyal listeners and the people that have supported us since day one, my Mom & Dad, my little sisters Devon and Brittany, my younger bro Brandon, my oldest brother Todd and his wife Stacey#1 (I know we donít see each other much but that'll change!) James @ FS, Arcane, Devize @ 3dmode, Devious, Marcus & Prime for the Prophecy, Flipside and Freaky Flow for giving me my first shot, soul champion, all the riddim family! all my boys back in Smithville and Dunnville, Lars, Jeff and Chap, and to the love of my life, Stacey-Lynn, for keeping me straight and also helping me along the way I owe you the world baby. Last but most importantly all of you reading this!"