John B Podcast 167: John B Blue Note Promo Mix – Function:al April 7th 2017

March 29, 2017

Special promo mix in advance of John B’s upcoming gig at the Function Recordings night at Lightbox in Vauxhall on April 7th.

“The musical DNB maestro that is John B cooks up a special mid-week treat for you all. Digging through the crates he delivers an exclusive mix which is just a tasty slice of whats to come from his Metalheadz Bluenote Set @ FUNCTION:AL – Friday 7th April @ Lightbox London.”

Click here for info & tickets:

www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?933429

http://lightboxlondon.seetickets.com/event/function-al-london/lightbox/1074710?aff=id1lightbox

If you like the set please ‘like’ and share on your social media channels to help get the word out and get more people to hear the music 🙂

John B DJ Booking Enquiries (Worldwide): james@evolutionartists.co.uk

North American DJ Bookings: scott@cybergrooveprod.com

Russia/CIS DJ Bookings: booking@radiorecord.ru

LINK FOR DIRECT DOWNLOAD OF MP3: http://podcast.johnbpodcast.com/content/JohnBPodcast167.mp3

John B Podcast 166: Live @ Pirate Station Moscow, Oct 2016

December 13, 2016

John B live on stage at one of the biggest D&B Parties in the world – Pirate Station, this time in Moscow – recorded on October 26th 2016!

Apologies for the sound quality in parts – the audio is taken from the live radio broadcast, and then sections where other DJs were being interviewed over the set (you may remember from the St. Petersburg Podcast too) audio from the live internet feed was used to keep it uninterrupted! (Big thanks to Evil Concussion, and Mikhail O on VK for their help with sorting out & editing the audio!). We hope you will agree its better to be able to enjoy the music than not at all!

If you like the set please ‘like’ and share on your social media channels to help get the word out and get more people to hear the music 🙂

John B DJ Booking Enquiries (Worldwide): james@evolutionartists.co.uk

North American DJ Bookings: scott@cybergrooveprod.com

Russia/CIS DJ Bookings: booking@radiorecord.ru

LINK FOR DIRECT DOWNLOAD OF MP3: http://podcast.johnbpodcast.com/content/JohnBPodcast166.mp3

John B Podcast 165: Live @ Sun & Bass 2016

October 20, 2016

 

It’s that time again! Sun & Bass Time! Another amazing festival in the beautiful open air at Ambre Night, in San Teodoro – we have for you here John’s set from the final night of the festival, with another gorgeous set across the board of Drum & Bass for the lovely party people of S&B! Enjoy!

John also livestreamed video of his performance on facebook at the time – not the most magnificent of filming angles, but fun to watch if you fancy it – check it out on his facebook page!

If you like the set please ‘like’ and share on your social media channels to help get the word out and get more people to hear the music 🙂

John B DJ Booking Enquiries (Worldwide): james@evolutionartists.co.uk

North American DJ Bookings: scott@cybergrooveprod.com

Russia/CIS DJ Bookings: booking@radiorecord.ru

LINK FOR DIRECT DOWNLOAD OF MP3: http://podcast.johnbpodcast.com/content/JohnBPodcast165.mp3

PHOTOS BY APPS PHOTOGRAPHY https://www.facebook.com/pg/appsphotographyuk/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1172374519474920

John B Podcast 164: Live @ Let It Roll Open Air 2016 Main Stage

September 28, 2016

Back with another Epic set from John B – this time he had the honour of playing the final set on the final night of Let It Roll, on the Main Stage as the sun came up – a truly special moment at the biggest Drum & Bass festival in the world, held in the heart of the Czech Republic.

The audio comes from the livestream broadcast so is lower resolution than normal, and mono, so apologies for that, but we thought it would be nice to share the set so you can share the moment!

If you like the set please ‘like’ and share on your social media channels to help get the word out and get more people to hear the music 🙂

John B DJ Booking Enquiries (Worldwide): james@evolutionartists.co.uk

North American DJ Bookings: scott@cybergrooveprod.com

Russia/CIS DJ Bookings: booking@radiorecord.ru

LINK FOR DIRECT DOWNLOAD OF MP3: http://podcast.johnbpodcast.com/content/JohnBPodcast164.mp3

PHOTOS BY HANNAH MACOVKOVA PHOTOGRAPHY https://www.facebook.com/saiha

John B Podcast 163: Live @ Timeless DNB, Los Angeles 04.06.16

June 22, 2016

Just when you’ve been waiting for a new podcast for months TWO pop up in the same week! Lucky you!

In contrast to last week’s Spring Studio Mix in partnership with Serato, we now have a LIVE set for you, recorded on the last night of John B’s most recent mini-tour of the USA (he’s back out there twice again in July – check out the Live Dates listings for details!) in LA for the fabulous Timeless DNB party for a special event, their 100th party! Always a pleasure, the LA crowd never disappoints! Get ready for a fun, varied set & a bit of celebratory slightly drunky John B on the mic! There’s a few little glitches in the audio from the radio mics the MCs were using – hopefully they’re not too much of a pain – would have been a shame to not share the set just because of a few crackles 🙂

If you like the set please ‘like’ and share on your social media channels to help get the word out and get more people to hear the music 🙂

John B DJ Booking Enquiries (Worldwide): james@evolutionartists.co.uk

North American DJ Bookings: scott@cybergrooveprod.com

Russia/CIS DJ Bookings: booking@radiorecord.ru

LINK FOR DIRECT DOWNLOAD OF MP3: http://podcast.johnbpodcast.com/content/JohnBPodcast163.mp3

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“LAVA EP” on Metalheadz [Official Video]

June 22, 2016

Post originally from the John B Blog:

My EP on Headz is out now – buy links are below, along with audio previews and the official Video for LAVA which I’m proud to say I edited myself! I’ve been slowly learning a few new tricks in Final Cut X – (a far cry from the random tour videos I used to just edit on iMovie back in the day) I think this came out pretty well!

Anyway – here’s the PR blurb and a couple of reviews we got, including a 10/10 in Mixmag and ‘Single Of The Month’! Not bad!

“It’s been a while since John B graced the skull with the headphones. Across his career he has released genre defining music. His tracks on Prototype are revered and we don’t even need to comment on his contributions to the Headz catalogue, but that’s all in the past- its 2016 and he has a new agenda to set. These tracks are exactly what you would want from John B on Metalheadz. One side has drama, one side has soul. It’s a welcome return for a missed team member.”

BUY LINKS:
Vinyl & Digital – Metalheadz Store: shop.metalheadz.co.uk/vinyl/meta039
Apple Music/iTunes: CLICK HERE
Beatport: CLICK HERE

Juno review (Click here to read in full):

“It’s been years since John B last fronted a Headz release – 15 to be precise – but there is no other label these three tracks would be more at home on. Techstepping back to his earliest visions, “Lava” is a straight up spring back to 1998 in new trainers. Stark, grimy and heads-down, it pays homage to one of drum & bass’s most innovative eras. “Lie To Me” reminds us of John’s inability to sit still creatively with the jazzy, almost “Brand New Funk” style dynamics of “Lie To Me”. Finally we hit “The Colossus”. One of John’s secret weapons since Sun & Bass 2015, it’s an ugly piece of uncompromised machine funk with all the bass groans and cymbal splashing you could ever ask for. Arguably John’s best release this decade.”
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LAVA Juno Review

John B – Visions (18th Anniversary Edition) (2016)

May 6, 2016

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CLICK HERE to buy mp3 or WAV download at www.beta-store.com

Also available on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BETACD10

History begins here: 18 years after its release, John B’s ground-breaking debut album ‘Visions’ receives a long-overdue remastering and full deluxe reboot.

Rewind: ‘Visions’ landed in 1998 on New Identity Recordings, part of one of the most influential label portfolios in drum & bass history captained by DJ SS, Formation Records. Responsible for signing and developing some of the most long-standing, influential artists in the genre, SS’s legacy and footprint is still crucially relevant as Formation Records celebrate 25 years of big bass business this year.

Aged with authority and authenticity, ‘Visions’ is a succinct example of the forward-thinking output from the Formation camp at the time… And a reminder of how forward-thinking John B has been since day one. Strictly doing his own thing since he came into the game at 18; John penned ‘Visions’ as two distinct chapters, both parts grasping two of late 90s drum & bass’s most exciting sounds and pulling them into groundbreaking new directions.

[Both mp3 & WAV orders come as a .zip folder with all tracks in – bear in mind the WAV one is a BIG file so will take a little while to download!]

Part one, ‘Organic’ saw John swerve the standard sample-smashing of the era to create warm, full bodied natural grooves from real musicians. In a stark twist of contrast, part two ‘Synthetic’ foretold both the techstep phenomenon and his own angular, precision electro edge that were to soundtrack our entrance into the new century. One side au natural, one side machine manufactured: both techniques and approaches still dominant in drum & bass today… ‘Visions’ by name, visionary by nature.

It also comes complete with total remake of his hugely successful Vangelis-inspired ‘Starburst’. Previously constructed on analogue synths, ‘Starburst 2016’ was re-created from the ground up with modern synths and contemporary production. While the scene continues to forage for antiquities, John shows us the other side of the sonic coin once again.

‘Starburst’ isn’t the only track to enjoy an update: every track you hear on the album has been remastered. The production, however, remains timeless: No one knew how well ‘Visions’ would sound 18 years later. No one knew how well it would document drum & bass’s infant years. Still sounding slick and bursting with creative ideas, the album tells the story of both an artist and a genre growing up, fizzing with directions and ambitions.

‘Organic’: A maze of mischievous jazz and funk experimentalism. A sharp sense of youthful melody and off-beat surprises await as we spring through the horn-heavy haze of tracks such as ‘Sax Therapy’, ‘Jazz Session’, the purring keys and slap bass of ‘Slamfunk (Moog Remix)’ and sunset soul of ‘Reflections’. The spacious, Orient-focused penultimate track ‘The Second Judgement’ teases for the darkness of what’s set to follow…

‘Synthetic’: While the first part showcased John’s funkier, soulful musicality, ‘Synthetic’ really established his pedigree as a premiership producer. Forecasting today’s highly technical, synthetic production style you can hear John pushing his machines to their limits, finding new sounds and techniques. The wriggling alien bass of ‘VCF’, the razor-sharp Detroitian electro iciness of ‘Electro Shock’, the iron-fist two-step and sci-fi breakdown of ‘Travelogue’. Not to mention the clear proto techstep dynamics of ‘Sight Beyond’ and ‘Secrets’. Several years ahead of their time, they play a role in one of the most gamechanging chapters in drum & bass.

No surprises, then, that ‘Visions’ found home in the selections of the most influential DJs at the time – Grooverider, SS, Adam F, Goldie, Photek. It’s here where John dug deep foundations for his fusionist, futurist signature: an amorphous sense of development and narrative, tightly balanced shades and contrasts, well-chiselled breaks and sharp synthesis.

Every genre has its small selection of pivotal albums that show clear signs of progression, influence and documentation and brand new benchmarks: ‘Visions’ is an album that lives up to its name in ways John never could have imagined at the time. The future is now…

FULL TRACKLIST:

‘Organic’

1 Jazz Session 2
2 Sax Therapy
3 Slamfunk (Moog Mix)
4 Fermat’s Theorem
5 NewJam
6 Jazz Session 1
7 Central Dogma
8 Heaven Is Here
9 Reflections
10 The 2nd Judgement
11 Pacific

‘Synthetic’

1 Star Burst 1.1
2 Sight Beyond (Remix)
3 VCF
4 Energy Field
5 Travelogue
6 Maxwell’s Demon
7 Voltage Control
8 Electro Shock
9 Planet 10
10 Secrets

Bonus Mixes & Previously unavailable tracks:

1 Star Burst 2016
2 Star Burst 1.2
3 Star Burst 1.2b
4 Star Burst 1.3
5 Star Burst (Club Mix)
6 Jazz Session 1 (Radio Mix)
7 Jazz Session 1 (Ext. Mix)
8 Jazz Session 1 (12″ Mix)
9 Jazz Session 1 (Alternative 12″ Mix)
10 Jazz Session 2 (Unreleased Original Version)
11 Jazz Session 3
12 Sax Therapy (Remix)
13 Slamfunk
14 Fermat’s Theorem (Remix)
15 NewJam (Vinyl Mix)
16 Split Endz
17 Hydrolysis
18 Sight Beyond (Original Mix)
19 Sight Beyond RIP
20 Secrets (Remix)
21 Undertow
22 The 1st Judgement
23 Travelogue (Album Mix)
24 Travelogue (Remix)
25 Firewall
26 Energy Field (Ext. Mix)
27 VCF (Alternative Version)
28 Voltage Control (Dub Mix)

John B – Visions [Digitally Remastered] 4 Track SAMPLER

May 1, 2016

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CLICK HERE to buy mp3 or WAV download at www.beta-store.com

Also available on iTunes: www.smarturl.it/BETA048

Watch the official video for ‘Starburst’ here:

 

History begins here: 18 years after its release, John B’s ground-breaking debut album ‘Visions’ receives a long-overdue remastering and full deluxe reboot.

Rewind: ‘Visions’ landed in 1998 on New Identity Recordings, part of one of the most influential label portfolios in drum & bass history captained by DJ SS. Responsible for signing and developing some of the most long-standing, influential artists in the genre, SS’s legacy and footprint is still crucially relevant as Formation Records also celebrate 25 years of big bass business this year.

Aged with authority and authenticity: ‘Visions’ reminds us just how forward-thinking the Beta Records founder has always been. Strictly doing his own thing since he came into the game at 18; John penned ‘Visions’ as two distinct chapters, both parts grasping two of late 90s drum & bass’s most exciting sounds and pulling them into groundbreaking new directions.

Part one, ‘Organic’ saw John swerve the standard sample-smashing of the era to create warm, full bodied natural grooves from real musicians. In a stark twist of contrast, part two ‘Synthetic’ foretold both the techstep phenomenon and his own angular, precision electro edge that were to soundtrack our entrance into the new century. One side au natural, one side machine manufactured: both techniques and approaches still dominant in drum & bass today… ‘Visions’ by name, visionary by nature.

It also comes complete with total remake of his hugely successful Vangelis-inspired ‘Starburst’. Previously constructed on analogue synths, ‘Starburst 2016’ was re-created from the ground up with modern synths and contemporary production. While the scene continues to forage for antiquities, John shows us the other side of the sonic coin once again.

‘Starburst’ isn’t the only track to enjoy an update: every track you hear on the album has been remastered. The production, however, remains timeless: No one knew how well ‘Visions’ would sound 18 years later. No one knew how well it would document drum & bass’s infant years. Still sounding slick and bursting with creative ideas, the album tells the story of both an artist and a genre growing up, fizzing with directions and ambitions.

‘Organic’: A maze of mischievous jazz and funk experimentalism. A sharp sense of youthful melody and off-beat surprises await as we spring through the horn-heavy haze of tracks such as ‘Sax Therapy’, ‘Jazz Session’, the purring keys and slap bass of ‘Slamfunk (Moog Remix)’ and sunset soul of ‘Reflections’. The spacious, Orient-focused penultimate track ‘The Second Judgement’ teases for the darkness of what’s set to follow…

‘Synthetic’: While the first part showcased John’s funkier, soulful musicality, ‘Synthetic’ really established his pedigree as a premiership producer. Forecasting today’s highly technical, synthetic production style you can hear John pushing his machines to their limits, finding new sounds and techniques. The wriggling alien bass of ‘VCF’, the razor-sharp Detroitian electro iciness of ‘Electro Shock’, the iron-fist two-step and sci-fi breakdown of ‘Travelogue’. Not to mention the clear proto techstep dynamics of ‘Sight Beyond’ and ‘Secrets’. Several years ahead of their time, they play a role in one of the most gamechanging chapters in drum & bass.

No surprises, then, that ‘Visions’ found home in the selections of the most influential DJs at the time – Grooverider, SS, Adam F, Goldie, Photek. It’s here where John dug deep foundations for his fusionist, futurist signature: an amorphous sense of development and narrative, tightly balanced shades and contrasts, well-chiselled breaks and sharp synthesis.

Every genre has its small selection of pivotal albums that show clear signs of progression, influence and documentation and brand new benchmarks: ‘Visions’ is an album that lives up to its name in ways John never could have imagined at the time. The future is now…

John B Podcast 160: Live @ Aquarium, Budapest Oct 2015

November 10, 2015

Recorded live at the Bladerunnaz night at Aquarium, Budapest on October 23 2015 we bring you the John B Podcast episode 160 – 90 minutes of the best in upfront, high energy Drum & Bass!

If you like the mix please ‘like’ and share on your social media channels to help get the word out and get more people to hear the music 🙂

John B DJ Booking Enquiries (Worldwide): james@evolutionartists.co.uk

North American DJ Bookings: scott@cybergrooveprod.com

Russia/CIS DJ Bookings: booking@radiorecord.ru

Tracklist

1. L PLUS – Looking At You
2. Break & Xtrah – Regulate
3. Dilemn & The Clamps – Knock It Down
4. BAD COMPANY UK & TRACE – NITROUS [AUDIO REMIX]
5. Calyx & TeeBee – Panic Attack
6. John B – Numbers (C&K Rmx) (2012VIP)
7. DC Breaks – Breathe ft Dave Gibson (Remix) Alt Intro
8. Royalton – The Depths
9. Stealth – Do One [RAM]
10. Digital & Spirit – Heaven
11. John B – LAVA [Metalheadz Dub]
12. InsideInfo & Mefjus – Pulsation
13. Break – Brand New
14. DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (John B Remix)
15. John B – Lie To Me Master [Metalheadz Dub]
16. Maduk & Nymfo – Africa
17. Zero T – Macushla
18. Calibre – Another [Computer Integrated Audio]
19. Zero T – My Name (Lenzman Remix)
20. Muffler – Can’t Breath feat. Sansa (Original Mix)
21. Deadmau5 – Some Chords (Cyantific remix)
22. Ennui – Bad Proof
23. Drumsound & Bassline Smith feat. Stealth & LCGC – Fearless (Cyantific Remix)
24. John B – The Nine vs Miss Kittin vs Morning Light (Mashup)
25. Royalton – Blight Mamba
26. Gmorozov – Teenage Girls
27. Gesaffelstein – HATE OR GLORY (GESAFFELSTEIN REMIX)
28. Royalton – Ask Me
29. DJ Hazard – Air Guitar [Playaz Recordings]
30. James Marvel ft. MC Mota – Way Of The Warrior
31. John B ft Code 64 – The Journey (Metrik Remix) [MASTER]
32. Muffler – Joy Ride (Original Mix)
33. CARTOON – Why We Lose (ft. Coleman Trapp)
34. Souls – I wait for You (John B Remix)
35. 808 State – Azura (A Fiendish Mix By Dillinja)
36. Bad Company – The Pulse (The Prototypes Remix)
37. Calyx & TeeBee – Cloud 9
38. L PLUS – Snitch
39. John B – Up All Night (Epic Mix)
40. Michael Jackson – Beat It (Camo & Krooked Bootleg Rmx V4)
41. AUDIO – Make It Happen
42. Zeds – True Colors (Camo & Krooked Remix) GOES HOUSE 1/2 WAY

LINK FOR DIRECT DOWNLOAD OF MP3: http://podcast.johnbpodcast.com/content/JohnBPodcast160.mp3

Budapest never disappoints! Thanks to all the ravers and the Bladerunnaz team for putting on such a great party & looking after me so well! Get tagging!

Posted by John B on Monday, 26 October 2015

John B Podcast 159: Live @ Sun & Bass 2015

November 10, 2015

Welcome back to the John B Podcast! This episode we have a special set from John B recorded live at La Cinta Beach during the legendary Sun & Bass Festival, September 2015, as the sun went down over the ocean! Enjoy!

If you like the mix please ‘like’ and share on your social media channels to help get the word out and get more people to hear the music 🙂

John B DJ Booking Enquiries (Worldwide): james@evolutionartists.co.uk

North American DJ Bookings: scott@cybergrooveprod.com

Russia/CIS DJ Bookings: booking@radiorecord.ru

Tracklist

1. John B – Starburst 2016 (v0.9 Test version)
2. DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (John B Remix)
3. Grim – Straight To Your Heart (Legion & Logam Remix)
4. Ltj Bukem – Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y. 12″ Rework)
5. Zero T – Macushla
6. John B – Take Me To La Cinta
7. Brunno Junglist – Contra
8. John B – Una Cerveza (2014 Remaster)
9. Dillinja – Nasty Wayz
10. Digital & Spirit – Heaven
11. John B – LAVA [Metalheadz]
12. John B & MC Fats – Drop That Rythm
13. Culture Shock vs John B – Raindrops b2b Up All Night VIP Mashup #STAIRS
14. L PLUS – Raindrops
15. Alex Perez – Recall & Reflect
16. Digital & Spirit – Square One
17. John B – Lie To Me [Metalheadz]
18. DJ Hazard – Air Guitar [Playaz Recordings]
19. John B Mashup – The Nine vs Miss Kittin vs Morning Light
20. Bad Company – The Pulse (The Prototypes Remix)
21. DC Breaks – Breathe (VIP Mix)
22. Depeche Mode – New Life (John B Remix)
23. John B feat. Marcy Meow – Tainted Love (12″ Mix)
24. John B – The Colossus [Metalheadz]

LINK FOR DIRECT DOWNLOAD OF MP3: http://podcast.johnbpodcast.com/content/JohnBPodcast159.mp3

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