John B Podcast 177: Live @ Sun & Bass 2018 (‘Alternative Set’ @ La Cinta Beach)

October 12, 2018

“Here it is! My ‘Alternative’ Set from La Cinta Beach at Sun & Bass 2018!

Previously I’ve played more niche Italo Disco stuff at sun & bass for my ‘alternative’ sets so I thought it would be good to switch it up and not duplicate what I’d done previously – so this time I decided to go all out megahits from the 80s & 90s for a proper beach party vibe, then work in some of the D&B remixes of 80s stuff I’ve amassed over the years to bring the energy up at the end!

Words can’t describe how much fun it was and how happy I was with how it went! This was my first day at S&B this year and what a great start to the week! Big Love to everyone that was there and shared the occasion – if you couldn’t be there I hope this recording brings you a bit of that San Teodoro sunshine!

I really hope you like the set – and if you do, please share it online with your friends – it really helps more people see the posts & hear my music!


John B”

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Bizarre Love Triangle (John B Edit)- New Order
Boys (John B Edit) – Sabrina
Never Gonna Give You Up (Cake Mix) (John B Edit) – Rick Astley
Chase – Giorgio Moroder
Sweet dreams (are made of this) – Eurythmics
Obsession – Animotion
Give Me Tonight – Shannon
Rhythm is A Dancer – Snap
Ebeneezer Goode – The Shamen
Run To You – Rage
I Know Love (Decade Mix) – New Atlantic
Rhythm of the Night – Corona
Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic
KLF (Ghosteffects Remix vs John B Edit) – The KLF
The Bomb – Bucketheads
Around The World – Daft Punk
Big Fun (Original 12” Mix) – Inner City
Promised Land – Joe Smooth
Take on Me (Extended Version) – A-Ha
Africa (TC Bootleg) – Toto
Tainted Love (12″ Mix) – John B feat Marcy Meow
Up All Night (Synthpop Electro Remix) – John B
Beat It (Camo & Krooked Bootleg Rmx V4) – Michael Jackson
Rebel Yell (Gmorozov Remix) – Billy Idol
Blue Monday (Razorpoint Remix) – New Order
New Life (John B Remix) – Depeche Mode
Maniac (Pythius Bootleg) – Michael Sembello
I Feel Love (D&B Remix) – Donna Summer
Love Will Tear Us Apart (John B Remix) – Joy Division
Vamos a la Playa – Righeira


John B Podcast 176: Live @ Sun & Bass 2018 (Closing Party @ Ambra Night)

October 4, 2018

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Sun & Bass 2018, as always, was a beautiful experience & it was an honour to play 2 sets during my week there. This was the big one, my ‘proper’ D&B set at the closing party on the final night, in one of my favourite venues in the world, Ambra Night, in San Teodoro, Sardinia. The open air ‘garden’ stage, under the stars on a lovely clear warm night, surrounded by some of the most awesome ravers you could ever wish to play for is always a memorable & very special experience. I put a lot of thought into exactly what I wanted to play, how to take the set on a journey across all the different types of D&B I love, for a knowledgable Sun & Bass crowd of true headz – keep with the musical D&B vibes & ethos AND somehow fit all that into just one hour! Hope you like the set – and if you do, please share it online with your friends – it really helps more people see the posts & hear my music! xxx John B

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Up All Night (Data 3 Bootleg) – John B
Shibuya Pet Store – The Upbeats & Noisia
This! – Kiril & Was A Be
Dub Safari – S.P.Y
Stabs – Jubei & Tyrone
The Nine vs Miss Kittin vs Morning Light – John B
Dogs Bark – Benny L
Cocooned VIP – Bungle
Valley of The Shadows (Chase & Status Remix) – Origin Unknown
Diamonds – Deuce & Charger
X-Ray (Metrik Remix) – Sub Focus
Hope – Fourward
Red Sky (Feat. Shaz Sparks) – John B
The Journey (Metrik Remix) – John B ft Code 64
Vice – Mat Zo
Africa (TC Bootleg) – Toto
Tonight – Kove
I Feel Love (D&B Remix) – Donna Summer
Avalon – Jubei & Tyrone
Just A Vision (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) – Solid State
Bloody Knuckles – Kanine
Buckaguy – K Motionz
Juvenile – DJ Limited
Get Physical – Culture Shock
Drop The Pressure (1991 Remix) – Mylo
Just Wanna Be (Original Mix) – Carlito, Addiction
Want My Love (feat. Elisabeth Troy) (Club Mix) – Metrik
Love Will Tear Us Apart (John B Remix) – Joy Division
Approaching Zero (Club Mix) – John B ft. Tiarum & Xenturion Prime
Maniac (Pythius Bootleg) – Michael Sembello


John B Podcast 175: Liquicity 2018

July 27, 2018

Liquicity Stage
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Had an amazing time playing the Main Stage at Liquicity Festival in Holland on Sunday and rather than wait for the official recordings to filter through which sometimes takes quite a while – I thought, seeing as I have the tracklist history automatically with the DJ software I use (Serato) I’d re-record my set at home so we can get it up super-quick for once! Here you go!!

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L Plus – Let it Roll
John B – Numbers (Camo & Krooked VIP Remix)
Dimension – Whip Slap II
Polar Youth – All Night ft. Georgie Allen (Metrik Remix)
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart (John B Remix)
John B ft. Tiarum & Xenturion Prime – Approaching Zero (Club Mix)
Foreign Concept & Halogenix – Waiheke Wine Club (Circuits Remix)
John B – The Nine vs Miss Kittin vs Morning Light (Mashup)
Pythius – Suspect
Circuits – FHIT
John B – Up All Night (Epic Mix)
Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (Friction One In The Jungle Remix)
Origin Unknown – Valley of The Shadows (Chase & Status Remix)
Deuce & Charger – Diamonds
Sub Focus – X-Ray (Metrik Remix)
Fourward – Hope
John B – Red Sky (ft. Shaz Sparks)
John B vs Wreckage Machinery – Omega Racer
John B ft. Code 64 – The Journey (Metrik Remix)
New Order – Blue Monday (Razorpoint Remix)
Depeche Mode – New Life (John B Remix)
Smooth – All Over the World
Rhymestar – Under the Influence
Culture Shock – There for You
Eric Prydz – Niton (Sigma Remix v2)
MRSA – Push Me Down the Stairs
Mean Teeth – We Hold On
Trex – One & All
D Kay & Rawfull – Be there 4 U (Concord Dawn Remix)


John B ft. Tiarum & Xenturion Prime – Approaching Zero

July 10, 2018


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“Hello again, it’s good to see you…”

Beta Recordings Space-Captain, Retro-Synth-80s connoisseur and flagrant rule shredder John B touches down in his drop-ship from a stacked touring schedule with a genuinely singular piece of work: ‘Approaching Zero’.

Over a year in the making, conducting and fusing the creative compositional skills of Russian multi-instrumentalist (& professional drone cameraman) Tairum and longstanding vocal cohort Xenturion Prime (FKA Code64), ‘Approaching Zero’ is the culmination of all John’s signature muses: Stark futurism, 23rd century romanticism, time travel paradoxes, lavish 80s aesthetics and dancefloor theatrics, all wrapped up tightly in a neon glowing contemporary D&B production pressure cooker.

It’s a quintessential example of the Synthwave/Epic-Retro-80s influenced Drum & Bass John has been honing and pioneering for over the last 15 years.

Galvanised by Bjorn from Xenturion Prime’s vocals alluding to meeting your past self in the future, approaching end of life (and mildly chiding the loudness war stormtroopers with its 0RMS double entendre) ‘Approaching Zero’ shines an entirely different light on typical songwrit- ing trends in Drum & Bass and expresses John’s love for all things 80s to the very detail.

From his own VHS-era 80s Sci-Fi cyber art video to the unique unplugged version that strips the song back to its chords and acoustic guitar, this is the future ‘synthwave’ inspired D&B sound of John B that the past John B has been focused on since he championed his own distinctive ‘Trance and Bass’ direction with his infamous (now highly collectable) ‘Trance & Bass’ Mixmag cover CD many moons ago.

Will this be his legacy? See you at the edge of the universe….

John B Podcast 174: Live @ Mass Transit RETRO, Fairfax VA March 2018

April 30, 2018

John B Live on tour in the USA with a special ‘Retro’ set at Mass Transit, in Fairfax, VA. Expect plenty of electrostep-era, 80s influenced D&B along with a carefully crafted selection of classics & modern dancefloor smashers!

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TC – Interstellar
John B – Numbers (Camo & Krooked VIP Remix)
John B – Up All Night (Epic Mix)
John B – The Nine vs Miss Kittin vs Morning Light
Pythius – Suspect
DAF – Als Wärs Das Letzte Mal (Boys Noize Remix)
Gmorozov – Internet = Hate
Fisherspooner – Emerge (John B Remix)
Le Jardin (John B Re-Edit)
John B – Stalking You On Myspace (12″ Mix)
John B – Midnight Air 2006
John B – Robot Lover
Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (Friction One In The Jungle Remix)
Origin Unknown – Valley of The Shadows (Chase & Status Remix)
Sub Focus – X-Ray (Metrik Remix)
AKOV – Talk To Me
Castor – Emily
John B ft Robyn Chaos – Sex Dwarf
Klement – Check the Disease
New Order – Blue Monday (Razorpoint Remix)
Depeche Mode – New Life (John B Remix)
John B – American Girls 2004
John B feat. Stareyes – Take Me Home
Peace Out (John B Remix)
John B feat Marcy Meow – Tainted Love (12″ Mix)
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart (John B Remix)
John B ft. Tiarum & Xenturion Prime – Approaching Zero v2.1
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F111 (DnB Remix)
Secret Weapons – The Bumps (John B Re-Edit)
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell (Gmorozov remix)
Black Sun Empire ft. Belle Doron – Immersion (The Prototypes Remix)
Andromedik – Your Eyes
A-Ha – Take On Me (John B Remix)
Howard Jones – 4U C Me (John B Remix)
John B – Hey Mickey
DJ Assault – Shake It (John B Re-Edit)
DJ Assault – Ass n Titties (John B Mashup Remix)
Whoomp (John B Bootleg Remix)
TC – Pickle Rick
Dirty Sanchez – Fucking On the Dancefloor (John B Remix)
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give you up (Tease lol)
Dire Staits – I Want My MTV (Danny Byrd Remix)


John B Podcast 173: Live @ Ministry Of Sound, London UK July 2017

March 17, 2018

John B @ Drum&BassArena Summer BBQ, Ministry Of Sound 16.7.2017

John B Live at the Drum & Bass Arena Summer D&B BBQ at The Ministry of Sound in London, recorded in July 2017.

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John B – Evolve (Official Video)

July 22, 2016

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Beta Recordings’ 50th release and the beginning of a new chapter for Label owner John B.

Evolve is an exciting new project, musically & conceptually, from John B. A consistent series of new releases, reliably out every month, a new musical direction, the rebranding of the John B Podcast to ‘Evolve Radio’, and a futuristic touring concept & a compilation mix series to come.

Moving away from the traditional cycle of artist albums – long periods of quiet, then sudden push to promote one album, followed by silence again, this will mean a faster cycle from track completion to release, and steadier stream of adventurous, new music, continuously and regularly released – the vibe, awareness & promotion will develop organically as the project progresses.

Fusing the influence of mature, uplifting, progressive electronic music with the power, energy & surgical production values of Neurofunk & big-room Epic Drum & Bass, but still looking back and referencing his roots, John B’s sound is Evolving once more. Think Pryda vs Noisia, Jean Michelle Jarre vs DLR, Vangelis vs Hybris. Huge evolving arpeggios & uplifting yet restrained soundscapes contrasting with the tight drums & unstoppable force of modern electronic Drum & Bass. This is the mission statement.

The first track in this continuing series itself is entitled ‘Evolve’ and features speech & vocals contributed by fans from all over the world. A long, unfolding epic, morphing intro slowly builds into a tight, simple drop cutting straight through to the dancefloor, twists & develops further into a second drop where mangled reece basslines emerge from the depths and take things to the next level. A perfect release to set the bar high & begin an exciting new journey…

John B “Light Speed (Deluxe Edition)

June 25, 2014

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30 minute preview ‘Mini-Mix’ of some of the remixes you will find on the new ‘Deluxe Edition’ of John B’s latest album ‘Light Speed’ – out on 9 June 2014 on iTunes, Beatport, Amazon & all digital stores.

The new ‘Deluxe’ Edition of John B’s 2012 ‘Light Speed’ album, now features an additional 25 remixes and 2 full length DJ mixes, one of the original tracks (different from the original CD version mix) and the second a cross-genre continuous DJ mix featuring a selection of the best remixes from the project spanning EDM, Dubstep, Techno, Electro, Trance & of course Drum & Bass.

Remixes include Metrik, Camo & Krooked, Logistics, Nu:Tone, Craig Connelly, Ost & Meyer, Terravita & more!


The Originals:

1 The Horde
2 Robot Lover
3 When The Time Comes
4 Light Speed (Extended Mix)
5 Vertigo
6 Shining In The Dark (Extended Mix)
7 Connected
8 The Journey
9 Red Sky (Acoustic Intro Version)
10 Dancing In The Dark
11 Heroes
12 Numbers (Camo & Krooked Remix)
13 Love Again

The Remixes:

1 The Journey – Acoustic Mix
2 Robot Lover – Michael Cassette Remix
3 Heroes – Ost & Meyer Remix
4 Connected – Craig Connelly Remix (Edit)
5 Dancing In The Dark – Brooklyn Hype Remix
6 Light Speed – Radio Mix
7 Robot Lover – Cute Heels Remix
8 Heroes – Rido Remix
9 Love Again – Enei Remix 2014 Remaster
10 Robot Lover – Bobby Tank Refix
11 Light Speed – Terravita Remix
12 The Journey – Metrik Remix
13 Send My Love to Mother Russia
14 Shining In The Dark – Nu:Tone Remix
15 Connected – The McMash Clan Remix
16 Love Again – Till Sunrise Mix
17 Robot Lover – Logistics Remix
18 Love Again – LX One Remix
19 Light Speed – Original Mix
20 Heroes – Subsonik Remix
21 Light Speed – L Plus Remix
22 The Journey – Reuben Keeney & Rafii Remix
23 Red Sky – Subsonik Opener Remix
24 Numbers – Original Mix
25 Red Sky – Trance Mix
26 Light Speed: Original Tracks (Continuous Mix)
27 Light Speed: The Remixes (Continuous Mix)

John B ft. NSG “Light Speed” OFFICIAL VIDEO!

August 1, 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:

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Nicki Minaj Samples John B’s ‘Red Sky’

July 31, 2012

Nicki Minaj’s #1 Platinum album ‘Pink Friday’

In appreciation of John B’s unique drum and bass style, Cash Money Records’ very own world-wide superstar, Nicki Minaj, has chosen to heavily sample John B’s drum and bass hit, ‘Red Sky’ on her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ on her track “Here I am”.

Minaj is best known for her own unique blend of hip hop and R&B, which saw her peak to #1 in the US charts for ‘Pink Friday’. The Album also reached Platinum status (industry recognition for selling 1m albums, plus). Beta Recordings’ very own John B is proud to have been a part of it!

Known for its famous heavy motorbike synth and trance piano, ‘Red Sky’ fits in perfectly as the backing track to Minaj’s vocals in her personal song, ‘Here I Am’. Listen below to hear both tracks and follow the links to buy ‘Red Sky’ and more tracks on John B’s latest album ‘Light Speed’.

John B, ‘Red Sky’ (Light Speed)

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Nicki Minaj, ‘Here I Am’ (Pink Friday)

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