John B ft. Code 64 “The Journey” (with Metrik & Acoustic Mixes)

May 3, 2013

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John B Ft Code 64
The Journey
Beta Recordings
Worldwide release 25 March 2013

Following the rich vein of melodic, star-gazing sonic form set by his previous single – the blistering n’ beautiful ‘Love Again’ – ‘The Journey’ is yet another highlight from his Mixmag acclaimed album highlight ‘Light Speed’. Opening with the trembling, angels-from-heaven style intro, it’s an instant flashback to the heady days of Sasha & Digweed at their prime; delicate, enrapturing, dreamy, euphoric. A perfect set opener, a perfect set finale, a perfect moment for deep, shivering reflection mid-set… It’s an instant ear-catcher, whenever you drop it.

As the intro develops, we’re snapped away from our progressive reverie and slammed into the future with John’s robust beats, trademark crisp electro bassline and floating synth work. By the time Swedish artist Code 64’s perfect vocal delivery enters the mix all watches in a five mile radius are automatically set to ‘rush o’ clock’. Executing an impeccable balance between dancefloor power and genuine song-writing, it’s yet another reason why John B is respected as such a unique artist. Not just in drum & bass, but the wider world of electronic music.

Remix-wise you’re in for a treat as Beta have invited the unstoppable Metrik to the fold for a very special remix! A firm fave at the Hospital camp, Metrik is unavoidable right now. Leading the charge of D&B’s next generation with an ability to fuse raw production power with the subtleties of melody and vocal dynamics, he’s the perfect remix candidate for ‘The Journey’. Paying respect to John’s original, Metrik’s given the bass a major beef boost, tweaked the arrangement with his own space-bound arpeggios and bolstered the beats. Where John’s original was a moment of dancefloor reflection, Metrik’s version is a moment of dancefloor detonation.

Complete with an acoustic version and all manner of instrumentals and radio edits, there’s an ideal solution for every platform, every club, every time of the night.

John B & Code 64

1. The Journey (Original Mix),
2. The Journey (Metrik Remix)
3. The Journey (Acoustic Mix)
4. The Journey (Reuben Keeney & Rafii Remix)
5. The Journey (Metrik Instrumental Remix)
6. The Journey (Metrik Radio Edit)
7. The Journey (CD Edit)

Date: 25 March 2013
Cat: BETA039

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.

John B ft. Kirsty Hawkshaw “Connected”

April 25, 2013

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Having secured Album of the Month from Mixmag and Album of the Week from The Independent for his recent long player ‘Light Speed’ John B’s musical prowess continues to grow far beyond his drum & bass roots. With an outlook that’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 ‘90s and continues to push the boundaries with every release.

On this, his latest single, John B delivers a stunning take on the ‘Trance & Bass’ sound that he made so popular. Teaming up with Kirsty Hawkshaw who lends her bright and breezy vocals to John’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 ‘Connected’ 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 P’s Circus Records to rework ‘Connected’ with some all-important dance floor filth. If you’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 B’s original with the beast of McMash Clan’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 he’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.

John B ft. NSG “Light Speed”

July 31, 2012

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‘Album Of The Week’ (Mixmag), ‘Album Of The Week’ (The Independent), “The ‘Drive’ soundtrack with a rocket up its arse.” (DJ Mag); just three of the reactions to John B’s latest ‘Light Speed’ album from earlier in the year, a neon-soaked journey into one of the most epic drum & bass LP’s of recent times.

Now the title track is about to be unleashed with a package of remixes that go beyond the norm, ready to hit all corners very hard indeed. For John’s most ambitious single release yet, some of the most exciting young producers from around the world have been drawn in to offer their take on the uplifting stadium anthem ‘Light Speed’ featuring the vocal talents of NSG.

From the totally re-worked club house mix through to hyper-boiled drum & bass smashers and electroid dubstep, no holds have been barred and if hi-rolling drumstep is what you’re after, John’s even got that too. A massive dynamite release from one of electronic music’s most flamboyant figureheads.

Original / Instrumental / Extended D&B Mix / Radio mix / L Plus Rmx / Illskillz Rmx / Hectix Rmx / Indivision & Cosmic Rmx / Terravita Rmx / Andy Malex Rmx / Beauty Brain & Mendez Rmx

Watch John B’s tour video from Sun Gate 4 here, with a preview of Terravita’s remix of ‘Light Speed’!:

And finally, check out L Plus’ remix of ‘Light Speed’ on the UKF Drum and Bass youtube channel:

Listen to all the remixes here on soundcloud

John B “Light Speed” The Album, Out Now!

July 19, 2012

John B – ‘Light Speed’ OUT NOW!

CLICK HERE To check out the microsite for the whole album, with audio clips and what the press said.

“John B personifies the more leftfield, zany side of d&b. Sporting crazy hairdos and ‘80s electronica-inspired eye-makeup (water/sweatproof we hope!), his gigs have become a favourite on the trans-European and worldwide DJing circuit, not least this year, where his bookings list has skyrocketed as a result of wildfire word-of-mouth recommendations on the hedonistic circuit, as well as straight d&b nights.” – DJ MAG

“Light Speed is overblown and almost operatic(…)a reminder of grime’s rave roots” – THE INDEPENDENT

Check out more on ‘Light Speed’ on its dedicated microsite here!

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Bloc Party “Trojan Horse” (John B Remix) – OUT NOW!

May 28, 2009

John B’s magnificent remix of Bloc Party’s track “Trojan Horse” is now available on their new album “Intimacy Remixed”.

You can listen to a clip of it on the John B myspace page if you click here.

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Download on itunes here. Bloc Party - Intimacy Remixed - Trojan Horse (John B Remix)

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John B “Pirate Station 7” Mix CD [Limited Edition]

March 8, 2009

We have a very limited quantity of these CDs – a promotional special CD John B compiled and mixed for the Radio Record Pirate Station Immortal Party in St. Petersburg in January 2009.

Click here to buy the CD at the Beta Recordings Webstore. (Shipping Worldwide).

John B – Pirate Station 2009 CD Mix
Compiled & Mixed by John B

1. John B feat. Shaz Sparks – Red Sky

2. John B – Dancing In The Dark

3. John B – When The Time Comes (ReEdit)

4. Klement – Sirene

5. C4C – Synergy (Black Sun Empire Remix)

6. Receptor – Kurchatov

7. Seba – Blaze & Fade Out

8. Spor – Some Other Funk

9. Nero – Bump

10. Camo & Krooked – Global Warming

11. Billain – Intrusion

12. John B – Russian Bride

13. Klement – Check the This Is

14. John B – Mr. Freud

15. John B – Numbers

16. John B – The Journey (v1.0)

John B “When The Time Comes”

October 9, 2008

After the resounding success of Mr. Freud/ Red Sky topping the drum and bass arena chart for a month, and hanging around in the beatport dnb top 10 for just as long, super producer & DJ John B is ready to give you another taster from his new album in the workings TRN ME ON.

Click here to buy a signed 12″ Vinyl copy direct from the Beta Recordings webstore.

Click here to buy a promo white label copy direct from the Beta Recordings webstore.

Buy from iTunes here: John B - When the Time Comes / Dancing In the Dark - Single

Click here to buy the mp3s from Beatport (including ‘Numbers’ the Beatport exclusive track.

LINKS TO LISTEN TO MP3 CLIPS:

John B // When the Time Comes
WHEN THE TIME COMES

John B // Dancing in the Dark
DANCING IN THE DARK

MP3 exclusive track ‘Numbers’ also availble on Beatport

Release Date: 11 August 2008

links

www.myspace.com/johnbbeta

John B Blog

John B Podcast

Continuing to push his personal and stylistic boundaries, When the Time Comes and Dancing in the Dark blaze into a new more mature direction for the maverick. This is music made for centre stage arenas; and the definitive thinking mans drum and bass.

When the Time Comes starts out as a simple idea, exceptionally executed. It subtly builds bubbling analogue arpeggios contrasting with the crisp phuture-808 drums. It is beautifully crafted drum and bass, inspired into a new direction, melting with progressive house influences & electro trance. Characteristically evading categorisation, John B once again raises the bar for dnb production, taking on the genre and resetting it with a tune that seeps with the style of Eric Prydz, Deep Dish and Deadmau5. It has already defined and loaded the atmosphere at Johns high profile gigs such as Ultra, The WMC & The Starscape Festival in the USA & Pirate Station events in Russia. Quite simply this is both John B at his best, and how youve never seen him before.

In Dancing in the Dark John B takes a characteristic flip and wires into a harder, heavier sound. Mashing distorted beats and siren sounds this tune thrashes out some seriously gritty dance floor friendly drum and bass. Well we say friendly, but this is a nasty cut up dnb anthem; with distorted vox that smacks of Boys Noize, Justice et al. So dont let the trancey epic intro/break fool you, this tune will drop with head smashing consequences. Its a real crowd pleaser, thats proud to be angry…

Big Shot Magazine Review

John B – When The Time Comes / Dancing In The Dark / Numbers

4/5

D&B’s own ’80s pop star is back, and he’s more electro than ever. Slipping a selection of influences into a cracking set of tracks here, Monsieur B keeps you guessing at every turn. ‘When The Time Comes’ rocks out with some arpeggiated goodness and electro-esque drums before melding itself with progressive house and trance to create a twisting monster of a tune. ‘Dancing In The Dark’ takes things to the next level with a dirtier and altogether heavier sound, but still retaining that aloof electro attitude. Finally ‘Numbers’ completes the package, although this one will only be available as a Beatport exclusive. Skipping drum patterns and interspersed bass cuts mingle nicely, rubbing shoulders with more of that progressive outlook. Nice work John.

Dogsonacid.com Review

Simply put, John B has the electrostep on lock. ‘When The Time Comes’ starts out simple enough, with an ascending melody bubbling to a boil, but instead of the normal boisterous funk that John has been known to drop as of late, this tune tops into a calm workout, never getting too crazy, yet still keeping you deep within the groove. Sounds like the perfect track that skillful DJs can work into some fabulous blends! For those who are looking for something to blast while playing arcade games, ‘Dancing In The Dark’ is just what the doctor ordered. Once that ‘dancing in the dark’ sample comes in, this one is going nowhere but into the gutter, and emerges as a DnB anthem that’s both sick and thick. John B definitely has an array of sounds in his sampler, and knows how to work varying vibes into his sound. And for those who are copping this track on MP3, Beatport has an exclusive track, the melodic-synth rinser ‘Numbers’, that you can grab as well.

John B Remix of Glamour for Better

October 9, 2008

Glamour for Better are currently the number 2 band in the official Myspace Electro Chart and top ten in both the indie and alternative charts, receiving in excess of 5000 plays a day.

Architechs of Discotech is the first single to be taken from the album. The video for Architechs of Discotech has been a firm fixture on MTV since November and featured in the MTV/NME chart as a ‘hot new one’ alongside Foals and Babyshambles.

What you have here is a HUGE John B Epic D&B remix, with the electro-indie-rock power of Glamour for Better, mashed up with electrohouse bassline energy, massive main room trance synth breakdown and a mighty buildup into a beast of a Drum&Bass crossover anthem…

GLAMOUR 001 (1 Sided Vinyl)
Release Date: 23 June 2008

A : GLAMOUR FOR BETTER – Architechs Of Discotech (JOHN B REMIX)

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Buy discounted price white label promos click here

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Biog info // Press Photos etc // www.john-b.com

NEW! John Bs Blog // blog.john-b.com

NEW! John Bs Podcast // podcast.john-b.com

John B on Myspace // myspace.com/johnbbeta

GFB site // glamourforbetter.com

GFB Myspace // myspace.com/glamourforbetter

Ear Candy Site // earcandymusicuk.com

If you haven’t come across John B in one of his many musical guises over the past decade, where have you been? This British superproducer has gone on to become one of the most eclectic and unique individuals working within electronic music today. Consistently escaping categorization, John’s genre-defying catalogue spans the worlds of Electro, Trance and Drum & Bass, and a few other spaces across the bpm spectrum.

His latest release “Red Sky/Mr. Freud” topped the Beatport DnB charts (& numerous others) & was Mixmag single of the month A unique sound from a real maverick. He’s touring the world constantly (just check myspace.com/johnbbeta and you’ll see what we mean) and simultaneously running his Beta Recordings & Nu Electro Labels, and writing new material for his next album.

John B “Mr. Freud/Red Sky”

February 18, 2008

John B “Mr. Freud” mp3 Clip

John B feat. Shaz Sparks “Red Sky” mp3 Clip

Click to buy from John B - Mr. Freud / Red Sky - EP

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Click here to buy mp3s from the John B Store

This is John B’s first solo single since last year’s critically acclaimed electro drum & bass album Electrostep.

Mr. Freud has already had 160,000 plays on John Bs Myspace player, and is John B back at his best, fusing hard D&B beats with luxurious trancey strings, a heavy electrohouse-influencd B-line, and sleazy electroclash-style vocals & roboVocoders. It?s a dirty beast, a stand-out electrohouse-meets-D&B anthem, refreshingly different and another John B-designed genre-busting new direction for D&B.

Red Sky brings John back to the epic Trance & Bass style he pioneered with hits like Up all Night & Electrofreek! but with an updated production style for 2008. Shaz Sparks beautiful vocals compliment the fluid, euphoric trance textures. Grand piano & huge anthemic pads that Armin Van Buuren would be proud of are contrasted by a monstrous, grimey racecar reese bassline and heavy neurofunk groove, still smashing it in a DJ-friendly Drum&Bass framework.

Release Date: Feb 25th 2008

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