John B Podcast 155: Official Sun & Bass Podcast #31

January 16, 2015

Originally released via the official Sun & Bass Podcast back in November here’s the John B Sun & Bass Podcast – an honour to be invited to contribute & certainly a lot of fun to record – enjoy!

“Podcast #31 – and we’re all in need of some serious sunshine and light therapy! Thanks John B for stepping up and bringing us just that.

John’s been coming back to SUNANDBASS time and again to grace us with his great party vibes and serious selection – whether it’s drawing for his native drum or bass, or taking us through his epic 80’s collection, we always know that we’re in for treat. If you witnessed his San Teodoro 80’s party set this year, you’ll know just what we mean – the whole town was popping off!

And this mix is no different. An eclectic mix of light and dark, rolling and heavy, he’s dropped us a real quality set here, encompassing both future masterpieces and stone cold classics.

Sit back and bask in the rays of John B, you’re going to feel the heat…”

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Tracklist

John B – Take Me To La Cinta
Technimatic – Lost Along The Way ft. D’Ablo
TC – Everything For A Reason (Ivy Lab Remix)
Matrix – Mute
Anile – Losing My Mind
J Magik & Wickaman – Old Headz
Above & Beyond ft. Zoe Johnston – We’re All We Need (SpectraSoul Remix)
Break – Dulcid Tones
Alix Perez – Dark Days ft. Foreign Beggars (Fourward Remix)
Nausika – Pressure
Roni Size/Reprazent – Down
Shy FX – Plastic Soul
Gorgon City – Go All Night ft. Jennifer Hudson (Wilkinson Remix)
Cyantific – Bring Your Love
Franklin – Colours (Whiney Remix)
Fallen Angels – Like The Sun
Mike Mago – Outlines (Cyantific Remix)
Gerra & Stone – L.I.E.S
L Plus – Carbon
Metrik – Infinity

John B ft. Jillian Ann “Love Again”

May 2, 2013

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Bringing 2012 to a fitting finale, John B’s dancefloor dominance continues unabated with the emotion-drenched piece de resistance from his critically acclaimed album ‘Light Speed’.

Sparkling with his trademark pristine production and melodic mindset, this perky-but-poignant roller alone explains his LP scored Album of the Month and Album of the Week from Mixmag and The Independent respectively. A producer who’s never cared for fickle flavours, John’s baked his own slice of electronic music pie and you can taste the confidence and creativity in everything he does. This includes the A&R on his own label, Beta… As proved by the remixes he’s commissioned for this blistering release.

But first, the original… A filmic fusion of sonic sentiments; ‘Love Again’ boasts the ideal balance of elements. The delicate pianos counter softly with John’s cannon-like arrangement of Jillian’s alluring vocals as the powerful drum & bass engine revs and purrs underneath. It’s a picture perfect piece that appeals to the mind, body and dancefloor, and it comes in both original and edited forms.

Remix-wise John’s secured three refreshing takes, each of which drive the melodic masterpiece into a whole new playing field. Man of the moment Enei adds the raw, mechanical oomph he’s renowned, tipping a respectful nod to John’s formative repertoire with growling bass and spliced, chop-tickling drumwork. Meanwhile Swedish D&B powerhouse Seba applies his own technique and textures to create a spacious, spell-binding reversion that whooshes and whirrs with late night grace and floating bass.

And for those who enjoy a more pensive, dramatic approach, Tempa terror LX One adds a whole new halfstep stance. Dark, deep and deadly, it’s a slow and steady headnod to the FWD flavour of dubstep; subdued but solid, it’s a refreshing reminder of the subtle textures dubstep can carry when in the right hands.

Finally John completes the set with his own Till Sunrise remix. Keeping the pianos and vocals firmly in check, he adds a steppier rhythm and an immersive bassline that oozes an infectious, progressive electro charm. If anything’s going to keep you dancing till sun-up, it’s this.

From albums to accolades via action-packed singles, it’s been an incredible year for John B. ‘Love Again’ summarises his successes perfectly.