1997 saw Josh become a D.M.C Midwest Finalist. In 1999 he competed in the Winter Music Conference scratching competition where he was a runner up to 3-time world champion DJ Craze. In 2000 Josh took 1st place in the beat-mixing competition at the Winter Music Conference DJ spin-off.
Aside from competing, Josh’s passion for music has led him to compile several mix compilations including his own "House Funktion" series, which showcases his diverse music selection and wicked turntable skills. Josh has also helped co-produce legendary DJ BadBoyBill’s "Bangin the Box Vol. 4" and "Banging in London" mix compilations. As if his DJing accomplishments weren’t enough, Josh has also had his hand in the studio producing tracks for the infamous Chicago labels I.H.R, Kid Dynamite, and Strictly Hype Recordings. His tracks have been featured on mix compilations and DJ play lists throughout the world, further establishing his reputation as a DJ/Producer. Josh has also lent a hand in remixing Chicago’s number one house diva, Dajae. Her first single on Kid Dynamite records entitled "Time" is an uplifting vocal anthem that has received Billboard attention and has since been licensed to Credence Records in the U.K.
Most Recently Josh has remixed Dajae’s newest single "Everyday," also on Kid Dynamite Records and already licensed to Defected Records U.K. However, “The Funky 1” is not one to be content with only producing records for other labels. In 2001, “The Funky 1” will present his own record label, Funktion Recordings. The first release “Everybody Everywhere” by BSJ and Fun-K is sure to find its way into the record boxes of DJ’s worldwide. When not in the studio or running his label, Josh is constantly touring the world bringing his sound and skills together for the masses. Be on the look out for Josh "The Funky 1" in your area soon