Tuesday, July 26, 2016

#EVOLVE

It's finally here! The first of my new 'Evolve' series. I'll write more soon but the press release below spells it out pretty clearly. Hope you like the new direction - and the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3CWc7t-juo

 


Download here:
Beta Recordings store: http://jhnb.me/EVLV01
Apple Music: http://www.smarturl.it/BETA050
Spotify: http://jhnb.me/EVLV1Sptfy
Beatport: http://jhnb.me/EVLVv1bt

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…

Monday, July 04, 2016

5 TUNES THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: JOHN B (Bassrush Interview)

If you're interested in what tunes are most important to me check out this recent interview I did with Bassrush!

http://www.bassrush.com/5-tunes-that-changed-my-life-john-b/



Monday, June 27, 2016

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

Hello everyone - doing my best to update this blog page a bit more regularly, although not entirely sure it's particularly necessary seeing as anything new I put online always gets mentioned on my Facebook and twitter accounts - but I guess it's nice to have them all here whatever. Here's another podcast for you anyway!

Post taken from www.johnbpodcast.com

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

John B @ Timeless DNB THAT SHIRT No bald spot yet...

JOHN B PODCAST 162 / SERATOCAST 55: SPRING 2016 STUDIO MIX

I recently did a special podcast for Serato and their 'SeratoCast' series. Here's my Spring 2016 Studio mix! Also available at The John B Podcast

SeratoCast / Music From Our Extended Family of DJs Worldwide

For SeratoCast 55 we profile another of our favourite drum n bass artists and long time friend John B.

Check it out for some new John B goodness. "I thought it was about time I did another studio mix since I’ve been so busy working on new music lately I haven’t put a new podcast out since February! With this mix I took the opportunity to go a bit deeper than I sometimes do when playing out. This set is loosely based on how I played at Soul in Motion in London a few weeks back, opening with a new remix I just did for Dusky, including a couple of the new tracks on my recent Metalheadz EP & generally keeping the vibe darker & more underground Drum & Bass than usual - was a lot of fun! Hope you like!"

For more in the SeratoCast mix series visit: www.serato.com/seratocasts


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/JohnBPodcast162.mp3

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

John B Remix of Dusky "Ingrid is a Hybrid"

This was seriously a labour of love! A LOT of time and effort went into this remix but it was well worth it! I think it turned out to be possibly the best remix I've ever done!



LAVA T-SHIRTS IN STOCK NOW


You may have seen me sporting mine recently if you follow my Facebook & Twitter!

Anyway, they are now available to buy on the Metalheadz Store - grab yours here: CLICK LINK FOR SHIRTS


Here's me wearing mine while on a serious US-style Brisket BBQ mission last weekend!

John B - LAVA EP - [METALHEADZ] OUT NOW!

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."



Friday, April 08, 2016

John B - Lava [Metalheadz] (Video Trailer)




Pre-Order now: http://jhnb.me/META039

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Photos: John B @ BEAT IT! Flex, Vienna 24.3.16

Just got these photos through from last week's gig in Vienna - always a great time over there! New tracks went down a storm!

Photos by Samir Novotny

















Friday, September 11, 2015

John B @ La Cinta, Sun & Bass 2015 Tracklist

I'm already getting a lot of requests for this so thought I'd do a quick export from Serato while it's fresh!

Here's the complete list of everything I played last night at La Cinta! Was great fun and always so inspiring to see a sea of smiling, dancing faces on the beach with the ocean and the sun setting in the distance! Thanks to everyone that was there to share such a special experience :-)

The Sun & Bass Team recorded the set as usual so once the dust has settled I should be able to upload it as a future episode of the John B Podcast!




JOHN B @ SUN & BASS, LA CINTA, THURS 10 SEPT 2015 TRACKLIST

Starburst 2015 v4  - John B                    
You Know You Like It (John B Remix) - DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge    
Straight To Your Heart (Legion & Logam Remix) - Grum                      
Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y. 12" Rework) - LTJ Bukem                
Macushla - Zero T                    
Take Me To La Cinta - John B                    
Contra - Brunno Junglist          
Una Cerveza (2014 Remaster) - John B                    
Nasty Wayz - Dillinja                  
Heaven - Digital & Spirit          
LAVA - John B [Metalheadz]                    
Drop That Rythm - John B & MC Fats          
Raindrops b2b Up All Night VIP #STAIRS Mashup - Culture Shock vs John B  
Raindrops - L PLUS                    
Recall & Reflect - Alix Perez                
Square One - Digital & Spirit          
Lie To Me - John B [Metalheadz]                    
Air Guitar - DJ Hazard                
The Nine vs Miss Kittin vs Morning Light - John B                    
The Pulse (The Prototypes Remix) - Bad Company              
Breathe (VIP Mix) - DC Breaks                
New Life (John B Remix) - Depeche Mode              
Tainted Love (12" Mix) - John B feat. Marcy Meow  
The Colossus - John B [Metalheadz]