PRINCE JOSH born Josh McIntyre is a producer, songwriter and DJ based in Toronto Canada. He is best known as half of the electronic pop duo Prince Innocence as well as the Mexican Summer / Captured Tracks / Hand Drawn Dracula post-punk outfit LITTLE GIRLS. He released his debut album The Joy (2020) to resounding critical acclaim followed by remixes and singles for Nervous Records, Kitsune and Italians Do It Better.
Josh has produced for artists such as Hodgy Beats, LA timpa and a number of songs on Cold Specks 2017 album ‘Fools Paradise’ (Arts & Crafts). He has scored music for documentaries on Virgil Abloh and Tau Lewis and created original music for campaigns for MAC Cosmetics, Vice and Canon Cameras. In 2018 he scored the feature length film “A Kid From Somewhere”.
Prince Innocence released their debut EP ‘Lapse’ in 2013 and ‘Blue Star’ in 2019. They have been featured in Gorilla Vs Bear, V Magazine, i-D, Jalouse Magazine, and have shared the stage with MØ, Jamie XX, Mac Demarco, How To Dress Well, and Homeshake.
After releasing a string of solo singles and mixes for publications such as i-D, SSENSE & THUMP, Josh began working on his debut LP Prince Josh ‘The Joy‘. Combining elements of house, downtempo and global club sounds. Steeped in the colours yellow and grey, The Joy captures a rare glimpse into the mind of the artist; music for headphones and the club.
For his most recent Moth album, Prince Josh enlisted award winning producer Jim Anderson (Moby, Mark Ronson, Massive Attack) and Joel Ford (Oneohtrix Point Never, Jacques Greene, Com Truise). Moth marks a stylistic shift from McIntyre’s hazy lo-fi take on dance music to a crisp three dimensional sound rooted in an early trip hop that could be found on a “Late Night Tales” compilation.
Having hit a wall trying to find material to sample he started writing full songs with the intention of ripping them apart to create something new. The idea evolved into a process of recording two separate works for each track and piecing them together into a much larger musical puzzle. Moth released August 25th, 2023 via Hand Drawn Dracula.
“Expansive and experimental, The Joy is rooted in unmistakable wonder. As the debut effort by producer, DJ and songwriter Josh McIntyre, the album conjures the spirit of early Warp Records releases, while also deferring space to craft songs that service his imagination and curiosity.” – TOP 20 CANADIAN ALBUMS OF 2020 – CBC MUSIC
“Prince Josh’s ‘The Joy’ is a well-sequenced look at the producer’s stylistic breadth; dreamlike in the way it flits between a range of tones and dynamics.” – 25 HIDDEN CANADIAN GEMS 2020 – EXCLAIM!
“the euphoria of being on the dance floor in the small hours of the morning into an evocative, electronic soundtrack” – NOWNESS
“SONG OF THE DAY – Prince Josh collaborates with Yves Jarvis and LA Timpa to highlight family bonds on ‘Blood’ – a hazy number, reminiscent of experimental hip hop” – THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“The electronic aesthete seems to tap into the darker, dystopian qualities of city life, channelling this via their art – with the brooding electronics recalling the LA based darkness of those early John Carpenter soundtracks.” – CLASH
“Josh McIntyre of Prince Innocence branches out to make hybrid music that fuses two random settings” – NOISEY
“Feels Like the Last Sighs of Summer” – VICE
“Prince Josh is amongst the city’s most underrated DJs, capable of shutting down rooms from Danforth Avenue to Dundas Street West” – VICE
“Prince Josh hones a fresh sound in his upcoming album … incorporates themes and aspects of different styles of music production to form a cohesive and enticing sound” – METAL MAGAZINE
“McIntyre has a way with melody… ‘Moth’ is a perfectly pleasant way to let the minutes drift by” – ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE
“With flawless production, a somber aesthetic, and intricate melodies, this album delves deep into the shadows, capturing a dark magnum opus that’ll captivate you from the very beginning” – LAST DAY DEAF
HDD099 · RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2023
Written by Josh McIntyre.
Produced by Josh McIntyre.
Mixed by Jim Anderson and Joel Ford.
Mastered by Jim Anderson.
Additional vocals on ‘The Glory’, ‘Close To You’ & ‘The Glory (Reprise)’ by Lauren Armstrong.
Additional vocals on ‘Dream Story’ by Orit Saeed.
HDD099 · RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2021
Written by Josh McIntyre, Orit Saeed, Mike Silver (CFCF)
Produced by Josh McIntyre
Mixed & Mastered by Dylan Frankland
Artwork by Lauren Armstrong, Josh McIntyre
“One Time’ originally started out as a trip-hop beat sent to me by Montreal based producer CFCF back in 2017. The track sat on my laptop until I rediscovered it this year and decided to sample a small loop towards the end. Once the track started to take shape, I immediately sent it to Toronto based singer Orit, who I’d been talking to over quarantine about working together. After our first session the song quickly started to take shape, and by the last session we knew we’d made something special: a song for before, during and after a night out.” – Prince Josh
HDD078 · RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2020
Produced by Josh McIntyre 2017 – 2020
Mixed & Mastered by Jim Anderson at Easy Life Studio
Tracks 6 & 9 mixed by Dylan Frankland at Candle Recording Studio
Track 11 additional keyboards by Harrison
Track 11 additional vocals by Romy Lightman & Che Topsy
Artwork by Lauren Armstrong & Josh McIntyre
1. Jab Molassie
HDD088 · RELEASE DATE: September 11, 2020
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Josh McIntyre
Artwork by Lauren Armstrong