John B – Don’t Stand So Close To Me

April 8, 2020



John B Podcast 183: TIMELINES SPECIAL – Live at DataBass LA 2001

March 13, 2020

The first of a special series of TIMELINES Podcasts featuring older previously unheard DJ sets of mine from the vaults.

This one is a rip of the audio from a full video set I found on my hard drive a long time ago and saved for this project. I was originally sent it by someone from the Databass team who organised the party and actually live-streamed it way back in 2001. Talk about being ahead of the curve technologically there! Amazing.

The video is up on my YouTube, IGTV & Facebook – which is definitely worth a watch just to see the vibe inside an amazing DNB night in LA back in 2001 – but I thought you guys would appreciate being able to listen to the set on the podcast too so here it is…

CLICK HERE to watch the video of this set on YouTube

A lot more of these coming in the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out!!


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John B – TIMELINES (1995-2020)

February 12, 2020

“John B opens the vaults on a remarkable career in a typically over-the-top style… A truly unique retrospective.” MIXMAG – Album of the Month Feb 2020.


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A personal message from me, John B here! [Edit – I’ve come back to edit this post and use it as the ‘official’ info for the album – so I’ll post all the links for where/how to listen or buy the Limited Edition USB sticks here at the top, and you can continue reading below!]

Hi everyone! Just thought I’d post the first tracklists & copy of the Press Release for my big restrospective album project “Timelines” which is coming out at the end of the month. [Edit – it’s OUT NOW!!]

It feels wierd to be doing a ‘Greatest Hits’ album now as there’s a gazillion more tunes to come & I’ve just built a new studio for the next wave of work – but hey it’s been 25 years, and lots of this stuff isn’t available or very organised on Spotify & Apple Music so why not? In a way it will be nice to draw a line under all the older & unreleased stuff so I can focus clearly on all the new releases…

The album is in 3 parts – it’s been a beast to put together as there was so much stuff to go through & catalogue properly, and then remaster! There’s a ‘Best of’ (Part 1 – 30 tracks) and then “The Lost Tapes” (Part 2) which is 52 tracks, all remastered off the original DATS, most of which have never been available digitally, or EVER. The 3rd part is a big ‘Lost Tapes’ Soundcloud dump of even more stuff that never got released either, mainly from the early days – some if it pretty embarrasing, but think it’s nice to show where I came from and in some cases tracks where ideas were developed into better tracks later in my career. Part 1 & 2 will be available everywhere digitally as usual but Part 3 just on soundcloud, and I’ll make it available on Bandcamp too – just didn’t want potential new fans to hop on my spotify artist profile, find a load of my random old stuff and think that was where I’m at now lol! 

Also a big thank you is owed to the DJs & Artists that have supported me & put so much time & effort in to help me over the years, especially in the early days. I’ll write more about this another time in the future & maybe in a podcast too but wanted to mention a couple while it’s on my mind:

Leroy Small aka DJ SS at Formation Records deserves a special mention for putting up with my probably superannoying nerdy overeagerness back then & put out almost all of my early stuff, including my first album ‘Visions’ & introduced me to all the important people in the scene right from the start – took me on tour to the USA for the first time with the World of Drum & Bass, and always put me on where he could at DJ gigs up in Leicester & label nights around the world. When you listen to the ‘Lost Tapes’ and the Soundcloud dump stuff you start to understand what a big part quality A&R like that goes in to sorting out what came out and what didn’t – which is very important when trying to build a name for yourself as an artist. Big up. Also to Tania at UMC my first DJ bookings agent who looked after me for many many years back then & sent me all over the world!

Also big up to Grooverider as always for the general epic inspiration & huge support that putting ‘Secrets’ out meant – and being cool with including it on this album! Same goes for Fabio for the support & inspiration as a DJ & label boss at Creative Source – and also putting up with me probably babbling on over-enthusiastically when the lights came on at Swerve every week back in the day lol. Most of the music I made back when I was starting out, and still now was done aimed with their sets in mind. Respect.

Big thanks & huge respect also to Goldie at Metalheadz for the support, inspiration & overseeing guiding force on D&B. Such a huge honour to have signed anything to Headz, and thanks for letting me include ‘Up All Night’ on this release, think my ‘Best of’ album would have a huge hole in it otherwise! Big up Ant TC1 for all the help on that too. Also big love to DJ Storm for the always honest feedback & support too, again from the early days up to today – her help in opening doors at Headz to get ‘Diversify’ on Platinum Breaks and linking with Up All Night was huge for me. Bailey too absolutely. Thank you all!

Finally another mention behind the scenes has to go to Adrian Lloyd & Kelly Humphreys (aka SDR & Subsonic) at Shoe Box Records who also put up with a lot from me in the very early days too & put out some of my very first stuff. Adrian worked at the local record shop ‘Hard Edge’ in Maidenhead at the time & put up with me coming in almost every day on the way from home and playing him (casette) demos of whatever wierd stuff I’d been working on, but then helped school me on what decent D&B was about at the time, and then went on to be a great help when I started DJing, and was away at Uni, playing promos down the phone & posting records up to Durham to me every week! There’s quite a few of my releases from Shoe Box on the ‘Lost Tapes’ here, as they were only ever released on Vinyl, so it’s been great to remaster those & hear them properly again – some of my best work from that time IMO.

Loads more people to mention but I’d be here all day! Only meant to really post a quick press release about the project here… My MUM & DAD certainly deserve a shout too but think I’ll save that for another time – actually planning to get my dad in on a podcast to interview him on camera about our times when I managed to get him out to DNB nights, and even a few raves back in the day 🙂

Anyway – here’s the tracklist for the first 2 parts, and the standard PR blurb:

John B – TIMELINES (1995-2020) Part I: The Best Of

1. John B – Up All Night (Epic Mix) (Remastered)

2. John B – Pressure 2019 (Remastered)

3. John B – Blandwagon Poos (Remastered)

4. John B – Secrets (Remastered)

5. John B – We Like The Music (Latino Mix) (Remastered)

6. John B – Jazz Session 1 (Remastered)

7. John B, MC Fats – Drop That Rhythm (Remastered)

8. John B, Shaz Sparks – Red Sky (Acoustic Intro Version) (Remastered)

9. John B – Numbers (Camo & Krooked Remix – Remastered)

10. John B – Take Me Home (Remastered)

11. John B, Tiarum, Xenturion Prime – Approaching Zero (Radio Mix) (Remastered)

12. John B – Ay Caramba! (Remastered)

13. John B – Take Me To La Cinta (Remastered)

14. John B, Kirsty Hawkshaw – Connected (Remastered)

15. John B – When I’m Close 2 U (Remastered)

16. John B – Sight Beyond (Remix) (Remastered)

17. John B – Prowler (Remastered)

18. John B – LAVA (Remastered)

19. John B, Libby Picken – Electrofreek! (Epic Mix) (Remastered)

20. John B – American Girls (Electric Boobies Mix) (Remastered)

21. John B – I’ve Been Stalking You On Myspace (Radio Mix) (Remastered)

22. John B – Robot Lover (Remastered)

23. John B – When The Time Comes (Remastered)

24. John B, Code 64 – The Journey (Metrik Remix) (Remastered)

25. John B – Starburst 2016 (Remastered)

26. John B – Evolve (Remastered)

27. John B – Mercury Skies (Album Mix) (Remastered)

28. John B, Shaz Sparks – Damages (Live Mix) (Remastered)

29. John B – Get Stuffed (Remastered)

30. John B, Code 64, Undersound – The Journey (Acoustic Mix) (Remastered)

John B – TIMELINES (1995-2020) PART II: The Lost Tapes

1. John B – Electrelasia (Remastered)

2. John B – Ole (Remastered)

3. John B – ECG (Flatline Mix) (Remastered)

4. John B – Subroutine A (Remastered)

5. John B – The Depths (Remastered)

6. John B – In Vitro (Remastered)

7. John B – Sheep Dip (Remastered)

8. John B – Equinox (Remastered)

9. John B – Pheonix (Remastered)

10. John B – The Prophecy (Remastered)

11. John B – Rolla (Remastered)

12. John B – Critical Point (Remastered)

13. John B – Acid Clamp (Remastered)

14. John B – Braindrain (Remastered)

15. John B – Crystal Wind (Remastered)

16. John B – Cyborg (Remastered)

17. John B – USA (Remastered)

18. John B – Gatekeeper (Remastered)

19. John B – Classical 1 (Remastered)

20. John B – Classical 2 (Remastered)

21. John B – Apollo (Remastered)

22. John B – Initiator (Remastered)

23. John B – Jungle Drums (Remastered)

24. John B – Pressure (Remastered)

25. John B – Pressure VIP (Remastered)

26. John B – Ole (Remix) (Remastered)

27. John B – Digital Dreams (Remastered)

28. John B – Eternity (Remastered)

29. John B – Translocation (Remastered)

30. John B – Time Zone (Remastered)

31. John B – Hi Band (Remastered)

32. John B – Pathfinder 1 (Remastered)

33. John B – Pathfinder 2 (Remastered)

34. John B – The Sky’s The Limit (Remastered)

35. John B – Bonjour Mes Amis (Remastered)

36. John B – Move Your Body (Remastered)

37. John B – Move Your Body (Ambient Mix) (Remastered)

38. IC1 – Presence (Remastered)

39. John B – Conspiracy (Remastered)

40. John B – Feelings (Remastered)

41. John B – Mellow-D (Remastered)

42. IC1 – Tight As (Remastered)

43. IC1 – The Basics (Remastered)

44. John B – Cool As Funk (Remastered)

45. John B – Feeling Freeky (Remastered)

46. John B – You Gave Me (Remastered)

47. John B – The Chihuahua Theme (Remastered)

48. John B – Trance & Bass Experiment (Remastered)

49. John B – 5 Times In 1 Night (Remastered)

50. John B – Blue Eyeshadow (Remastered)

51. John B – Electric Asia (Remastered)

52. John B – Dream On (Remastered)

JOHN B –TIMELINES (1995-2020) [RELEASE DATE: FEB 28 2020]

PART I: TIMELINES (1995-2020): The Best Of
PART II: TIMELINES (1995-2005): The Lost Tapes
PART III: The Lost Tapes Soundcloud Dump

“John B opens the vaults on a remarkable career in a typically over-the-top style… A truly unique retrospective.” MIXMAG – Album of the Month Feb 2020. Described by Mixmag as “in a league of his own,” it’s undeniable that John B knows how to stand out from the crowd. With an eighties-influenced aesthetic of shocked silver hair, bright makeup and eyeliner and an attitude packed with the sheer exuberance of modern club culture, John B is a world apart from your overly edgy, run-of-the-mill, black t-shirt types.

This identity filters through into his music and you’ll know a John B tune when you hear one: playful but serious, full of energy yet still more sophisticated than most. His ability to balance a wide array of sounds, styles and influences is perhaps his defining ability as a musician – an ability that’s encapsulated on his forthcoming “TIMELINES” anthology album project.

‘Red Sky’‘Starburst’ and the banging 2019 remake of ‘Pressure’ are just a few of the many tracks that have been remastered & revitalised for TIMELINES, a two-part, retrospection on John B’s greatest hits (along with a huge Soundcloud dump of an extra 75 previously unreleased tracks & demos). It’s a milestone for John, a celebration of a decades-spanning career that’s seen his name spread across charts and billboards around the world from San Francisco to Siberia.

As well as some of his best-known music, John is also reaching deep into the vaults to remaster and release a cache of his own never-before-heard gems from 1995 to the mid 2000s – undeniably one of the greatest periods in the genre’s history. With these two sections, Timelines covers almost twenty years of John’s creative history and it does so with all the style and wit that we’ve come to expect. Fun party tracks like ‘Blandwagon Poos’ & ‘Ay Caramba!’ sit comfortably alongside the deadly serious ‘Secrets’ & ’LAVA’, and the ambitious trance & bass/synthwave hybrids ‘Robot Lover’ & ‘Approaching Zero’.

Alongside this release John will be touring some exclusive extended Timelines ‘History’ sets, digging deep into the Headz Blue Note-era archives and reaching for some serious classics. Timelines themed editions of the John B Podcast, rescued live mixes from the archives, original tour vlogs from the early 2000s, and maybe even a live stream from the newly finished John B DIY-mission Loft set-up (if you’ve been watching John’s Instagram stories you’ll know what we mean) are all coming as part of the project.

It’s part of a retrospective tip currently characterising John and Beta Recordings but also the scene more broadly, demonstrated well by his contribution to Spearhead’s celebration of their 100th release, as well as the upcoming remixes of ‘Up All Night’ as part of the 25 Years of Metalheadz celebrations. With several other releases in the works, including a remix for coldwave legends ‘the KVB’, a 2 track collaboration with Digital on long-time haunt Metalheadz, new singles on Beta, newly built studio and an exciting new Festival AV project John B’s music schedule is almost as packed as his DJ calendar.

Having recently hit Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, the USA & Canada, with Liquicity & Outlook on the horizon this year John B is bringing his focused yet eclectic musical selections to an ever-increasing global D&B audience.

(Words by Ben Hunter)

John B – Brainstorm (18th Anniversary Edition)

January 3, 2020


JOHN B – BRAINSTORM (18th Anniversary Edition)


Originally a USA-only Mix CD in peak-Electroclash-era 2001, John B has remastered Brainstorm (in his newly built studio), and added 4 previously unreleased tracks from that time including the rare “Synthpop Electro Mix” of ‘Up All Night’ to the package. Previously unavailable anywhere digitally, and now with the individual DJ-Friendly tracks alongside the mixed versions, this is a great album for D&B collectors and fans of John’s early explorations into what would become his ‘Electrostep’ Sound.

Original Press Release from 2001:

A ground-breaking 70 minute John B DJ mix of Futuristic Electro & Trance-Influenced Drum & Bass Killers, Drawing on influences from 1980s Electro & Synthpop, Progressive Trance, Breakbeat and Drum & Bass John B has identified a completely new direction for Drum & Bass. Robotic New Wave Synthesizer Action with destructive D&B Basslines. Vocoded Retro Lyrics, infectious Drum Machine techno-funk and beautiful euphoric vocals lead D&B through a new phase of Evolution in a seamless mix that sounds just as good at home as on the dancefloor.

John B Podcast 181: Live @ Sun & Bass 2019

October 4, 2019

Back again after another beautiful trip to Sun & Bass, here’s the recording from my set this year, Sunday night, 3-am under the stars on the open air stage at Ambra Night – where I was joined by the legendary MC Moose on the mic! Enjoy!


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Pressure 2019 – John B                 

Far Gone – Survey                 

Time Goes By – John B & Digital     

Twist of Fate – Myth                   

Circles/Be True/Vanta Black – [John B Mashup Edit]     

Light Phase – Dave Wallace           

Red Sky (Feat. Shaz Sparks) – John B                 

The Chain (Emperor Re-nicks) – Fleetwood Mac          

Ulterior Nuttah – Shy FX/Chase&Status/Tyrone – [John B Mashup Edit]      

Love is Not a Renegade Spaced Invader Game  – J. Majik/Foul Play [John B Mashup Edit]          

Make Me Feel- Bassface Sascha       

Numbers (Camo & Crooked Remix vs Millbrook ‘Cover Version’) – [John B Mashup Edit]             

Chasing Sunrise (feat. Elisabeth Troy) – Metrik                 

Sweet Love – John B                 

Psychosis B2Be There for You (Breakage Remix) – Peshay/Culture Shock [John B Mashup Edit]     

Intensity – Bladerunner            

How Does It Feel (Original) – Insomniax              

Just like Heaven (John B Remix) – The Cure               

The Journey (Metrik Remix) – John B ft Code 64      

Into The Night – The Prototypes         

Niton (Metrik remix) – Eric prydz             

Blind – Bad Company            

Up All Night (Epic Mix vs Murdock Remix) – [John B Mashup Edit]  

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John B Podcast 180: Let it Roll 2019

August 6, 2019

As always Let It Roll was completely Epic & a huge honour to be invited there to perform.

I put a lot of time & thought into preparing for my set this year, made a load of edits & mashups & really thought about how & what I wanted to play, the direction & journey, special moments to try to create while covering all the different angles of Drum & Bass I love & to share that with everyone there on the day with me. Hope I succeeded in the mission. Here’s what I played at Let it Roll 2019 – enjoy!


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1. John B – Pressure 2019 (LIR Intro Version) 
2. Xanadu – Helicon [Dom & Roland Productions] 
3. Moon in Your Eyes x Kallisto (Camo & Krooked / Serum etc) – JOHN B MASHUP EDIT 
4. Numbers (Camo & Crooked VIP vs Millbrook’s ‘Cover version’) – JOHN B MASHUP EDIT 
5. Mr Hackers Warp – Metrik / Sub Focus / Hazard – JOHN B MASHUP EDIT 
6. John B – Robot Lover 
7. John B ft. Tiarum & Xenturion Prime – Approaching Zero (Club MIx)
8. Eric Prydz – Niton (Metrik remix)
9. Bad Company – Blind 
10. Up All Night – (Epic Mix vs Murdock Bootleg Remix John B Edit) – John B 
11. The Nine vs Miss Kittin vs Morning Light vs Alien Girl – JOHN B MASHUP EDIT
12. Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Dope Ammo & DJ Hybrid Remix) [John B EDIT] – Baby D 
13. Kaos Reigns – D*Minds 
14. Geometry (Fre4knc Remix) – Kyrist 
15. Als Wärs Das Letzte Mal (Boys Noize Remix) – DAF 
16. Careful – Disphonia 
17. The End [ENERGY] – A.M.C 
18. The Hand That Feeds (Zardonic Remix) – Nine Inch Nails 
19. Voodoo People (Pendulum VIP) – The Prodigy 
20. Valley of The Shadows (Chase & Status Remix) – Origin Unknown 
21. X-Ray (Metrik Remix) / Desire – Sub Focus x Dimension – JOHN B MASHUP EDIT 
22. Infinity [JB EDIT] – DJ TRACE 
23. Red Sky (Feat. Shaz Sparks) – John B 
24. The Chain (Emperor Re-nicks) – Fleetwood Mac 
25. The Journey (Metrik Remix) – John B ft Code 64

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John B @ SportFrei, Weimar 26.4.19

May 14, 2019

Photos from the John B DJ gig in Weimar, Germany on 26 April 2019. You can watch the set in full on the John B YouTube channel here – and listen to the set on the John B Podcast.

John B @ Perpetuum, Brno 18.04.19

May 14, 2019

Photos from the John B DJ set at Club Perpetuum in Brno on 18 April 2019

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! xxx John B” John B DJ Booking Enquiries (Worldwide): [email protected] North American DJ Bookings: [email protected] Russia/CIS DJ Bookings: [email protected] TRACKLIST: 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 ***DAN!*** LINK FOR DIRECT DOWNLOAD OF MP3:

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