DOB: March 15, 1977 Turntables, Samples, Beats, & Sounds
- Motor-driven Turntables
- Rane TTM 54 DJ mixer
- AKAI MPC 2000
- Emagic Logic Audio
- Various effects
- Shure M44-7 needles
- Custom-made vinyl
- Vestax tables and mixers
- M-Audio pads
DJ Joseph Hahn is far and away the most creative member of Linkin Park. Hahn isn't just "that guy in the back" behind his turntables at concerts, he's also infamous for some of LP's trademark, unique music videos. From flying whales in "In The End" to long-legged elephant-spider hybrids in "Somewhere I Belong", Joe always finds ways to make the music videos he directs memorable, intriguing, and eye-catching.
Joe's cinematic and artistic skills were honed at Pasadena, California's Art College of Design. It was at this college where he was recruited by fellow attendee Mike Shinoda to join the group Xero. Joe and Mike helm the artistic direction of Linkin Park, from music videos, to album art and stage designs.
When not on tour or working behind the camera with Linkin Park, Joe follows his ambitions as a director for other projects. Mr. Hahn's been credited for directing music videos for Static-X ("Cold"), Story of the Year ("Anthem of our Dying Day"), and Alkaline Trio ("Time To Waste"). Adding to his strong resume of talents, Joe made his movie directorial debut in 2008 through "The Seed", an independant short film written and directed by Joe himself and released exclusively through the iTunes Movie Store.
Joe's family is of Korean descent, and he was born in Glendale, California. A few years ago he opened a small clothing store in Los Angeles' fashion district called "Suru". He's notoriously the least sociable member of Linkin Park.
"All of these quotes sound like excerpts from a high-school yearbook." - Joe