Calling John’s life in electronic music anything less than extraordinary would be a considerable understatement. Over the last three decades he’s been behind 30 music-compilations and artist albums, which have sold cumulatively in excess of 10 million copies. Of which 10 of his mix compilations and five single releases have made the UK’s national Top 40 (on major labels including Virgin, EMI and Warner Music), whilst his most recent club tracks have resulted in a succession of Beatport top 10 chart positions. As a DJ his club, arena & festival showings are legion. Everywhere from the UK’s Ministry of Sound and GodsKitchen to Cielo and Avalon in the US (and most points in between) have played host to his night-to-dawn sets. He’s also a mainstay at festivals like Global Gathering, Dance Valley, Serbia’s Exit, Brazil’s Exxxperience, Australia’s Future Music, Belgium’s Tomorrowland and EDC. He’s soundtracked a number of Hollywood film & TV productions, most recently scoring ‘The Colour Of Time’ – the James Franco/Mila Kunis/Jessica Chastain-starring biog of Pulitzer winner C.K. Williams. He’s composed music for various BBC movies, dramas & shows (inc. BBC2’s world-spanning Top Gear), as well as for ones as for channels as diverse as Discovery, National Geographic and MTV. John’s a regular at London’s Abbey Road studios, where he’s previously worked with the illustrious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Labelled “a national treasure of trance music” by Radio 1’s Pete Tong, John has dropped his brand of underground science at more than 160 venues over the last three years. His record label J00F Recordings and his radio show, Global Trance Grooves (broadcast on DI. FM) provides the most diehard of fanbases’ with their monthly fix of J00F.
“A national treasure of trance music” – BBC Radio 1 (Essential mix)
“One of the Pioneers of the electronic dance music scene” – The daily Telegraph Newspaper
John 00 Fleming is an artist who has achieved international success in a career spanning over 30 years without dishonouring his musical essence or fans. With over 10 million album sales and 30 produced mix compilations, John’s a proven musical pioneer whose essence lies in what his fans call, ‘the J00F sound’. The J00F sound is as unpretentious as the artist, and is best described as deep and textured progressively edged trance, in an electronic dance music style that is an antithesis to what is normally produced within the genre.
In an industry rife in self worship and mirror gazing, John is characterised by a passion and ability to connect audiences by injecting his unique underground musical style, and not his ego, into the mainstream vein. This connection has manifested in ten mix compilations and five singles in the UK Top 40 charts on iconic labels: Virgin, EMI and Warner Music. It has also seen him headline major events worldwide, seeing in over 10,000 appearances at the likes of; Ministry of Sound, Gods Kitchen, Avalon and Global Gathering, through to Holland’s Dance Valley, Serbia’s Exit Festival, Brazil’s Exxxperience, Australia’s Future music festivals, Belgium’s Tomorrowland, and the U.S.A’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) & Dreamstate.
John’s renown lies in his desire to give back to his fans. His much lauded 2010 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix has spawned J00F Editions, an international tour which innovatively refocuses the music onto the club and its clubbers. J00F Editions resurrects the scene of old, and reintroduces the clubbing experience to extended sets, new sounds and new artists to deliver a true musical journey devoid of fluff and predictive cliché that has quickly gained international respect, residencies and support from other leading figures such as; Dave Clarke, Dave Seaman, Sister Bliss, Avalon, Passion and Ministry of sound. JOOF Editions has been a huge success touring 100’s of venues over the last ten years.
John’s record label, J00F Recordings, and his monthly radio show, Global Trance Grooves, broadcast on iTunes and DI. FM provides John another path to walk his own line. Here, he promotes rising stars in addition to giving over four million subscribed fans the latest in J00F’s inimitable sounds.
John is also one of a select few endorsed by Pioneer. As the industry heavyweights inside every DJ booth, John provides subject matter expertise and consultancy in a partnership which ensures the upward evolution of the electronic music world’s tools of the trade.
John’s esteem within the industry has garnered respect from electronica luminaries like Jean Michael Jarre, Muse and Simple Minds, and while humbly accepting peer endorsement he continues to let his production skills do the talking. Following the release of his debut artist album ‘Nine Lives’ in August 2011, John switched his focus to scoring for major network TV and films. Working alongside The Royal Philharmonic orchestra at the famed Abbey road studios, London (home of The Beatles) his work has featured in the soundtracks to shows on BBC, Fox, and NBC and in films released by Universal, Warner, Sony and others. Diversifying his talents into the soundtrack world, John honed a separate facet of his artistic identity, and gave himself the freedom to focus on his sophomore album ‘One.Hunderd.ten WKO’ released in March 2013 reached number 2 in the Beatport charts, and was followed up by an astonishing six Top 10 Beatport singles. Returning back to the sales charts in 2014 & 2015, John 00 Fleming’s groundbreaking 4-hour mix compilation headed straight to the Top 10 of Beatports main sales charts in its first week sitting alongside such stars as Avici and Skrillex artist albums released on the very same day….showing John can pull a punch with the superstars. The album also sat in the number one spot of all the consecutive separated genres.
John 00 Fleming is a performer who adroitly crafts something musically organic from the inorganic, artfully opening your senses into a genre far more pervasive than you currently know. Challenge yourself, and get intelligently immersed, inside his adventurous odysseys.