April 25, 2013
Having secured Album of the Month from Mixmag and Album of the Week from The Independent for his recent long player â€˜Light Speedâ€™ John Bâ€™s musical prowess continues to grow far beyond his drum & bass roots. With an outlook thatâ€™s embracing of fresh influences while always bearing the hallmarks of a very unique sound, John B is still one of the most exciting artists to arise from the D&B revolution of the â€˜90s and continues to push the boundaries with every release.
On this, his latest single, John B delivers a stunning take on the â€˜Trance & Bassâ€™ sound that he made so popular. Teaming up with Kirsty Hawkshaw who lends her bright and breezy vocals to Johnâ€™s sublime backing track, this is simply great electronic music that fans of great melodies and beautiful songs will love. Clocking in at 174bpm, most D&B is beyond the comprehension of many listeners, but â€˜Connectedâ€™ stands up as both a driving piece of fast breakbeat trance music and a warming reminder that musical genres are for trainspotters, not for music fans.
Next up McMash Clan take a break from releasing on Flux Pavilion & Doctor Pâ€™s Circus Records to rework â€˜Connectedâ€™ with some all-important dance floor filth. If youâ€™re someone who prefers their bass music served with a wall of sub-bass weight and some face-pounding, unrelenting beats then this whacking great chunk of drumstep-to-D&B will surely satiate your every desire. Matching the beauty of John Bâ€™s original with the beast of McMash Clanâ€™s sonic assaults, this is the perfect way to assure shear dance floor devastation whenever you drop it.
With this release John B once again shows us exactly why heâ€™s regarded as a legend in the dance music world. His glittering career filled with triumphs and overflowing with fresh ideas just got even more impressive.
April 25, 2013
The first of 2 live sets recorded last weekend at John’s gig in Luzern, Switzerland, at Schuur – where historically he ends up playing the main DnB party and then an afterparty set of electro & techno! A beautiful city in Switzerland, with a gorgeous lake, fabulous wine, and of course loads of lovely ravers – always a pleasure…
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00:00 Deadmau5/Wilkinson/Wiley Intro Mashup – Fn Pig/Reload
00:01 ShockOne – Harmonize
08:23 Sub Focus – Endorphins ft. Alex Clare (Sub Focus vs. Fred V & Grafix Remix)
09:47 Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy (Andy C Remix)
12:55 ShockOne – Home (feat. Reija Lee)
16:40 John B – Robot Lover
19:18 John B – Numbers (Camo & Krooked Rmx) (2012VIP)
21:59 Terravita – Bach Off
24:25 Ulterior Motive & Judda – Timekeeper
29:08 Phace & Misanthrop – Motor
31:14 Frankee – Paranormal
32:44 O.Crow – 8 Bit Robot (F.I.69 Remix)
34:05 DJ Craze, Bro Safari – Spooked (Original Mix)
35:28 TC – Get Down Low
37:17 J Majik & Wickaman – Fight It
40:28 Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Foul Play VIP Mix)
42:46 Dillinja – Silver Blade
45:07 Fade – Guideline
46:20 John B – Up All Night (The McMash Clan unofficial remix)
48:34 The Prototypes – The Rage Within ft Takura
51:04 Optiv + BTK – Target (Original mix)
52:41 DJ Assault – Shake It (John B Re-Edit)
55:27 Distal – Vampire Lightning (Original Mix)
56:05 Happa – Beat Of The Drum (Throwing Snow Remix)
57:32 UZ – Trap Shit V13 (Original Mix)
59:07 Diplo, Nicky Da B – Express Yourself Feat. Nicky Da B (Gent & Jawns Remix)
1:01:01 Spirit, Digital – Phantom Force (Fracture Astrophonica Edit)
1:02:39 Detail – Outrage
1:03:48 Jakwob – Fade (Wilkinson Remix)
1:04:51 Loadstar – Flight
1:07:24 Calibre – Think On
1:09:26 John B ft. MC Fats – Drop That Rythm
1:11:20 Metrik – Out Of The Fire
1:14:48 John B feat. NSG – Light Speed (Terravita Remix)
1:16:14 John B – John B – The Journey (Metrik Remix)
1:20:48 Dexcell Ft Katie’s Ambition – Close Your Eyes
1:24:23 Michael Jackson – Beat It (Camo & Krooked Bootleg Rmx)
1:26:57 Danny Byrd – Love You Like This
1:29:51 Billy Idol – Rebel Yell (Gmorozov remix)
1:31:26 Depeche Mode – New Life (John B Remix)
1:35:46 A-Ha – Take On Me (John B Remix)
Here’s a picture of John, the morning after, by the lake – with a horrific Sancerre hangover…
June 14, 2012
June 14, 2012
Photos courtesy ofÂ Thomas Unterberger.
September 3, 2010
John B played a ‘Classics’ set at the DNBTV Live launch party for their Anthology Compilation, and we got the recording! 1 hour of all his favourite stuff from around 1996 to about 2001. Enjoy! (And please vote for John B in the DJ Mag Top 100!)
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JOHN B PODCAST 081 TRACKLIST
1. Adam F // Brand Nu Funk
2. Dillinja // Acid Track
3. Dom & Roland // Can’t Punish Me
4. Krust // Soul in Motion
5. Boymerang // Still
6. Origin Unknown // Valley of the Shadows
7. Spirit, Digital // Phantom Force
8. Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce // Locust
9. Dillinja // Hard Noize
10. John B // Up All Night
11. Omni Trio // Renegade Snares (Foul Play VIP Mix)
12. Dillinja // Silver Blade
13. Genotype // The Germ
14. Shy FX // Bambaata (Dillinja Remix)
15. Roni Size // Trust Me
16. DJ Die // Autumn
17. LTJ Bukem // Music
18. Dillinja // Soul Control
19. John B // Secrets
20. Adam F // Metropolis
21. Dillinja // Armoured-D
22. John B // Pressure (Original Mix)
23. Doc Scott // Drumz 95
24. Dom, Optical // Quadrant 6
Here’s a video from the night from youtube.
August 24, 2010
More World Tour footage from DJ John B, this time in Asia, playing gigs at Bed Supperclub in Bangkok, Thailand, Backstage Live in Hong Kong, and Luxy in Taiwan.
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November 17, 2009
John B back on the decks for another hour-long studio mix session. New tracks from Camo & Krooked, Noisia, Subfocus and Spor – plus a special preview of a new track from John B’s next album…
John B Podcast 072 Tracklist:
1. Frankmusik // 3 Little Words
2. Camo & Krooked // Skyline (Beta Recordings CDR)
3. Noisia & Phace // Floating Zero (Invisible)
4. Xilent // Dislocation (Beta Recordings CDR)
5. Evilnine – Live (TC Remix)
6. Culture Shock // Gears (Ram)
7. John B // Mercury Skies (Subsonik Remix)
8. Subfocus // Deep Space (Ram)
9. Dillinja // Threshold (Prototype)
10. Spor // Overdue (Lifted Music)
11. The Upbeats // Tor (BC Recordings)
12. Bassment Jaxx // Twerk (Subfocus Remix)
13. Hadouken! // Mad (Phace Remix)
14. Tiga // Speak Memory
15. John B feat. Shaz Sparks // Shining in the Dark (v1.1)
16. Bloc Party // Trojan Horse (John B Remix)
17. Camo & Krooked // Vampires VIP
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Photos taken from John B @ PVV Ideon, Czech Republic 29.05.09
November 2, 2009
John B’s back in the hot-seat with a brand new studio mix for November 2009 & some great news from the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll!!
1. // Tesla Boy – Spirit Of the Night
2. // Spor – Halogen
3. // Subwave – First Time
4. // Alix Pirez – I’m Free
5. // Blu Mar Ten – Starting Over (2009 Remix)
6. // Camo & Krooked – Time is Ticking Away
7. // Brookes Brothers – Last Night
8. // Spor – Kingdom
9. // MRSA – MAN
10. // Sub Focus – Vaporise
11. // Steve Hoang – Tell Me Why (MRSA Remix)
12. // Deadmau5 – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (Subfocus Remix)
13. // GMOROZOV – Internet=Hate
14. // Gossip – 2012
15. // Blockhe4d – Spinhead
16. // Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Burning
17. // Trei ft. Thomas Oliver – Lead Me On
18. // Blu Mar Ten – Believe Me
19. // John B – Gollum (L PLUS Remix)
20. // Dodge & Fuski – The Struggle – Subsonik & Terrevita Remix
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October 28, 2009
We’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new webstore at www.beta-store.com
Thanks to the amazing skills of our new web designer genius Mike @ bozboz.co.uk and Trickartt at www.trickartt.com and a lot of blood, sweat and tears in the Beta Recordings office AND several million hours climbing around in the loft going through all our back catalogue and checking stock levels – we’re finally there!
The new webstore has a much better system for dealing with digital downloads, we sell bundles now too which is great for albums, and we’re planning on putting up some previously unavailable stuff too – like John’s first album, ‘Visions’ and a previously very limited USA only release of ‘Brainstorm’ – plus lots more classics, remastered & remixed – but more on that later.
We’ve also massively improved the shipping system – every item has its weight recorded, so when you check out all you have to do is tell us which country you live in, the webstore works out the total weight of everything you ordered and then calculates the correct shipping, so no more searching for the right shipping option in a huge list, and no more accidental overcharging or any of that rubbish! Lovely!
We’ve got loads of back catalogue up now, (if it’s displayed on the site then we have it in stock!) – and some really cool new stuff coming in time for Christmas too (did someone say JOHN B SNOWGLOBES!? haha!)
So go check out www.beta-store.com right now and bag yourself some electropunkrobotikDrum&Bass – mp3s are only 89p!
August 11, 2007
Part 1 of a John B Live DJ set recorded at the Kerosin Club in Augsburg, Germany, in August 2007. Rock on!
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