Another Hopatcong Talent – Local EDM DJ/Producer Releases Successful Single, "Falling"

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The Borough of Hopatcong seems to be an incubator of talent, as we have best-selling authors, community leaders, and now a top DJ/Producer in our community that released their first single across all music platforms.

Hopatcong resident, and DJ/Producer Paul Armento, known professionally as JOYFIRE, released his first song on a record label this week.  His track "Falling" was released on Electronic Future Records and already has been streamed many thousands of times around the world.  


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Armento produces and DJ’s EDM (Electronic Dance Music) songs and publishes them on such platforms as Amazon Music, iTunes, and Spotify, as well as many others.  Until this week, his releases were "self-releases" where he did all the promotion and publicity for the track. 

After six successful self-releases in the last 6 months, he approached some record labels with a new track.  "Falling" caught the ear of Electronic Future Records, a relatively new independent record label that has very good connections in the EDM industry, and was signed to that label for electronic distribution and promotion.

“As a result, Falling has already been added to 37 Spotify playlists servicing 600,000 fans, including Hardwell's "Brand New EDM' playlist and KSHMR's "JOURNEYS" playlist.  KSHMR was recently voted #12 DJ in the world, and Hardwell #17.  It is a tremendous honor for Armento to be recognized by such industry giants as these and is a very promising sign of things to come.” Stated, Producer Paul Armento

In the EDM industry, songs are signed individually, giving artists the freedom to explore many labels and opportunities.  Armento has already signed his next track, "Runaway Train" to an even larger label, who will be releasing that in late March.

You can listen to "Falling" by JOYFIRE on any streaming platform and follow JOYFIRE on social media at 

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BIO of Paul Armento (JOYFIRE)

Paul Recording Article In1 02 28 2021JOYFIRE, aka Paul Armento, lives on the the shore of Lake Hopatcong, NJ and has a diverse history as a musical composer, producer, digital artist and entertainer.  With a technical background in Electrical Engineering, Armento gravitated to using computers to create music and visuals for his projects.  But with classical and jazz training on piano, he always keeps a focus on musicality.

Initially, Armento honed his songwriting in the genre of musical theatre, training in BMI's Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop as well as the Dramatists Guild Workshop - under the guidance of Stephen Sondhiem, Alan Menken, John Kander, Stephen Schwratz, and other legends.  His two children's musicals, THE PEOPLE GARDEN and THE NEW KID have enjoyed over 1000 productions both Off-Broadway, and as regional tours.  He also directed and produced movie versions of each.

His 80's tribute band JESSIE'S GIRL is regarded as one of NYC's most successful bands, with a 10-your long weekly residency in NYC's West Village.  The band also regularly sells out some of the regions largest theatrical venues such as The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, The Wellmont in Montclair and The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, NYC, where he also designs the lighting, video and stage effects.   

Armento has musically directed and performed with numerous celebrities including Dee Snider, Debbie Gibson, Howard Jones, Tiffany, MC Hammer, and many more,  Armento also appeared with Debbie Gibson on Trump's Celebrity Apprentice, and musically directed that year's season finale.   Know professionally as "Sky," Armento is now focusing on EDM and DJing and has re-branded as "JOYFIRE" to celebrate his exciting new electronic music and visuals.


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