John B Ft Code 64
Worldwide release 25 March 2013
Following the rich vein of melodic, star-gazing sonic form set by his previous single – the blistering nâ beautiful âLove Againâ â âThe Journeyâ is yet another highlight from his Mixmag acclaimed album highlight âLight Speedâ. Opening with the trembling, angels-from-heaven style intro, itâs 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-setâŠ Itâs an instant ear-catcher, whenever you drop it.
As the intro develops, weâre snapped away from our progressive reverie and slammed into the future with Johnâs robust beats, trademark crisp electro bassline and floating synth work. By the time Swedish artist Code 64âs perfect vocal delivery enters the mix all watches in a five mile radius are automatically set to ârush oâ clockâ. Executing an impeccable balance between dancefloor power and genuine song-writing, itâs 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 youâre 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&Bâs next generation with an ability to fuse raw production power with the subtleties of melody and vocal dynamics, heâs the perfect remix candidate for âThe Journeyâ. Paying respect to Johnâs original, Metrikâs given the bass a major beef boost, tweaked the arrangement with his own space-bound arpeggios and bolstered the beats. Where Johnâs original was a moment of dancefloor reflection, Metrikâs version is a moment of dancefloor detonation.
Complete with an acoustic version and all manner of instrumentals and radio edits, thereâs 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
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.
Having secured Album of the Month from Mixmag and Album of the Week from The Independent for his recent long player âLight Speedâ John Bâs musical prowess continues to grow far beyond his drum & bass roots. With an outlook thatâs 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 â90s and continues to push the boundaries with every release.
On this, his latest single, John B delivers a stunning take on the âTrance & Bassâ sound that he made so popular. Teaming up with Kirsty Hawkshaw who lends her bright and breezy vocals to Johnâs 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 âConnectedâ 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 Pâs Circus Records to rework âConnectedâ with some all-important dance floor filth. If youâre 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 Bâs original with the beast of McMash Clanâs 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 heâs 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.
Tracks: Nail In The Coffin / Drinks Up Hands Up
Label: Beta Recordings
Release Date: 4 April (Beatport) 2 May (Vinyl)
Terravita are BACK with a huge follow up to their last smash on John Bâs Beta Recordings label âUp In The Clubâ. The last release dominated Dubstep & DnB charts alike with its prototype drumstep sound, and now they return and take things up a notch…
At the forefront of the genre one again, Terravita ânailâ it with the awesome âNail in the Coffinâ. Everything is leads up to the monumental bass drop, distinctive vocals from Matt of Terravita, and rising synths draw you in, and then the whole world collapses as the monster bass shakes the walls down. Truly a drumstep classic in the making.
âDrinks Up Hands Upâ is more of a DnB party anthem: combine the drunken debauchery of Hot Pink Deloreanâs Live shows – drink-spraying, crowd surfing, boobie flashing, with a bouncy D&B beat, fun optimistic bass and catchy vocal and youâre halfway there. DnB that doesnât take itself too seriously, but damn well knows how to party…
Big tunes, both of these. Ignore at your peril.
New Drum & Bass Remix courtesy of Subsonik & Smooth, plus Dubstep Remixes from John B himself & Rebel Sonix, available now on RED vinyl from all good retailers, and the Beta Online Store. mp3s are available in all the usual places like iTunes and Beatport.
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In demand producer John Bâs âRed Skyâ is about to be re-released as part of a brand new remix package.
âRed Skyâ has received incredible renewed hype following it being sampled on huge US star Nicki MinajâsÂ âHere I amâ from the already gold selling album âPink Fridayâ. A massive drum and bass hit in 2008, âRed Skyâ, is now going to be propelled into a different stratosphere, and it comes with brand new exciting remixes to match.
Dubbed rapâs answer to Lady Gaga, Nicki Minajâs album is anticipated to be one of the highest selling albums worldwide of 2010/2011: skip to track ten and you will hear John Bâs distinctive trance and bass fusion pounding through reigniting interest in what has already become a classic Drum & Bass dance floor smash.
John B himself is a well known international superstar DJ who has been playing a non-stop global tour for over a decade. In-between taking his unique sound (and make-up bag) to every corner of the world, John is known for his genre defying production talents.
The John B Podcast is going from strength to strength, pushing John’s signature electro/trance influenced high energy Drum & Bass sound, getting up to 200K downloads per episode & has been a major factor in his ever-growing worldwide fan-base.
On top of running his own labels Beta Recordings & Nu Electro, he has produced tracks featured on Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Label, recently remixed chart topping bands such as Pendulum & Bloc Party, and produced a pioneering ‘Trance & Bass’ remix for Michael Cassette on Anjunabeats. Currently ranked 76th best DJ in the world in DJ magazineâs influential Top 100 Poll, 2011 is going to be a huge year for John B and âRed Skyâ.
John B new album will be released in late June, and will be followed by the first of a new Mix CD series, Trance & Bass 2011.
âRed Skyâ is being re-released in Febuary 2011 and comes complete with dubstep, trance and drum and bass remixes from John B himself and cutting-edge producers Â Rebel Sonix, and Subsonik & Smooth.
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John Bâs Beta Recordings provides a storming end to the summer with an epic, yet snarling dancefloor 12â from the precocious new talent Xilent.
Originally from Poland, young drum & bass producer Xilent now resides in Edinburgh, Scotland. After first breaking onto the scene in 2007 he has steadily risen through the ranks with his intense, muscular yet funky and uplifting style.
âStep Oneâ the title track is the kind of epic opener that John B tears up arenas with on a weekly basis. Opening with massive hands-up trance synths, it breaks down into a snarling beast, morphing the synths into a dancefloor behemoth. Take a breather during the breakdown before the second drop smacks you straight in the face all over again.
âIrreversibleâ rolls in sleekly with otherworldly synths and whispered ethereal vocals, the tension building with every bar. What is in store, though, is fearsome: a stuttering growling monster bassline, kept in kicked into shape by whip-cracking snares.
âTwiceâ maintains that blurred line between epic and filth â but states its intentions early on with bassbin shaking kick drums overlaying the echoing stabs, before true urgency of the drop ensues.
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John Bâs Beta Recordings label continues its fine return with this new EP courtesy of Receptor.
Receptor is no stranger to an array of styles; this eclectic talent has been helping him make his mark since 1997. Hailing from the East the Russian producer certainly brings with him an electric twist.
On âPrincessâ donât let the title fool you, this track is no fairy tale. The beat kicks in like no other with a raw undertone that will have the crowd bouncing along. Itâs sure to be the one tune everyone is talking about after the weekend.
âGirlsâ with its series of breaks and beats blending into a broken yet pulsating rhythm, it wonât be just the girls who canât help moving; this one will shake everybody!
âAssâ kicks off with an attention grabbing high note over a simmering beat that drops manically ensuring no one is able to resist the call of the dance floor once this one is in full swing. It draws you in to its intensity and once itâs dropped, keeps you with it until the very end. âBelka & Strelkaâ ushers in a change in rhythm compared to the previous tracks. A fairly light and liquid style of Drum & Bass, the melodies blend nicely over a solid undercurrent of bass. One to turn up loud on the way to the club!
Gmorozov’s electro-dnb monster of an EP is out now on our sister label Nu Electro Recordings and available from iTunes and Beatport.
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Label: Nu Electro
Release Date: 25th October 2010
Genre: DnB, Techno, Electro
Cat Number: ELC007
With a keen eye for brand new talent, John B wasted no time in snapping up the Russian young gun and general wunderkind Gmozorov to create a trio of off-the-wall electro-influenced pieces for Johnâs Nu Electro imprint.
âInternet=Hateâ puts the 80s into the ring with the present day and lets them fight it out. Urgent synths clash with electric guitars and snappy snares in combination with trancey stabs and an ongoing commentary on the mad obsession we have with the internet, in particular the music industry.
âPleasure Generatorâ is drum & bass in BPM only. In this x-rated piece of audio geek porn, robots get naughty and give each other a sexually charged explicit electro workout. âMiami 1986â brings the tempo down to an even 130bpm for a more straight-up electro mover. Distorted, atmospheric 80s synths dream of Miami, while the chugging bassline is all vice. Would be as at home in an Erol Alkan set as Sonny Crockettâs car stereo.
Nu Electro is run by John B, one of the most eclectic and unique individuals within electronic music today. Renowned for his expansive DJ sets and globetrotting lifestyle, the best way to describe John is to expect the unexpected!
You probably already check out our other sites www.john-b.com and www.johnbpodcast.com which are great places to get news about John B and his podcast, but we figured its worth posting the odd update about them here too!
So just to let you know we published 2 more episodes this week, now up to the 83rd episode!!
John B recorded live as part of his USA tour in October 2010, at Camoflage, North America’s longest running weekly D&B Party, at The Sullivan Room in New York City.
Links to download here:
JOHN B PODCAST 083 TRACKLIST
00:00 nyc_intro (John B – The Horde)
03:16 Alix Pirez – Loose Ends ft. Noisia
08:08 Gemini – Without You
09:39 The Prototypes – BREATHLESS
11:44 Noisia & Spor – Falling Through
14:31 Origin Unknown – Valley of the Shadows
17:52 Camo & Krooked feat. Shaz Sparks – Time Is Ticking Away
20:05 Cube – Metrolovers
23:00 High Rankin – State Pump
24:51 I Blame Coco – In Spirit Golden (DC Breaks Remix)
26:30 Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Phil Mac Remix)
28:39 Subwave – Ubikz
30:54 Gemini – Destiny
32:34 ShockOne – Polygon (Dirtyphonics Remix)
34:50 NSG – Yout Anthem (Dont give a Fuck)
36:55 John B – UP ALL NIGHT (Jack Beats Remake)
39:05 Genotype – Ritual Dance
41:13 Above & Beyond & Gareth Emery pres. OceanLab – On A Good Day (Metropolis) [J Majik & Wickerman Remix]
44:14 The Burbs – Cool Air (Jerona Digital 006)
47:28 GMorosov – Pleasure Generator
48:48 Noisia & Alix Perez – Underprint
52:42 SPY – Go With The Flow
53:48 Gmorosov – Internet = Hate
55:56 Terravita – Drinks UP Hands Up
59:01 Shapeshifter – The Touch (Netsky remix)
1:01:45 Gmorozov – R1A9V8E5R
1:04:04 John B – American Girls (Synthpop Electro Mix)
1:06:43 Cube – Night Trip
1:10:35 Metrik – Learn To Fly (feat. Jan Burton)
1:15:08 Camo & Krooked – Climax
1:17:46 John B – Robot Lover
End // Doc P – Sweet Shop (Camo & Krooked Remix)
John played a special ‘influences’ set right by the beach at the Sun & Bass Festival in Sardinia back in September, and we got the recording!
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JOHN B PODCAST 082 TRACKLIST
1. X Ray Connection // Get Ready
2. Sare Havlicek // Astronave
3. Romina Cohn // The Night
4. New Order // Bizarre Love Triangle (Extended Dance Mix)
5. Dead or Alive // You Spin Me Round (Murder Mix)
6. Fleetwood Mac // Little Lies (Extended Version)
7. Desireless // Voyage Voyage
8. Vitalic // Poison Lips
9. Yazoo // Don’t Go (12” version)
10. Stacey // Two Of Hearts
11. Eurythmics // Sweet Dreams
12. Sabrina // Boys (Summertime Love)
13. DJ Hell vs. Trans X // Living on Video
14. New order // Blue Monday (Original Version)
15. A-Ha // The Sun Always Shines On TV (Extended Version)
16. Sylvester // Do Ya Wanna Funk
17. DJ’s Factory // A View to Kill
18. Company B // Fascinated
19. D-Mob // We Call It Acieed (feat. Gary Haisman)
20. 808 State // Pacific 202
21. Real Life // Send Me An Angel (Extended)
22. Yazoo // Situation (Long Version)
23. Michael Sembello // Maniac
24. John B // American Girls (Synthpop Electro Mix)
Out now on Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl and mp3.
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Label: Beta Recordings
Release Date: 25th October 2010
Genre: Drum & Bass / Dubstep
Cat Number: BETA 24
John Bâs Beta Recordings label follows up its recent return with a new single from High Rankin.
High Rankinâs music is a celebration of eccentricity. Brimming with character and personality, Rankinâs tunes never fail to raise the bar musically and always cause an inevitable dance floor riot.
âState Pumpâ arrives with a collective mix of beats, each one eager to stamp its mark. Beginning on a fairly mellow note Rankin introduces an echoing rhythmic melody before unleashing an onslaught of rough beats that engulf the ears! The bouncing electro beat drives the track giving it a real jump up rock and rave vibe that makes it a tune that will be hard to forget!
âFeel for Youâ delivers Rankinâs trademark dubstep and it is especially relentless in this new single. The pitched up vocals recall early 90s hardcore and interject throughout to create hard hitting build ups that are almost grime like in their raw energy.