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John 00 Fleming – Global Trance Grooves 161 (+ Guest mix Shugz)

I have a treat for you this month in the form of an extended Turbo mix. I’ve been getting in the habit of recording some live sets, this was from VERSOin San Francisco, in order to squeeze this in there’s no new MP3 or track of the month section. This Turbo mix follows a lovely hypnotic Deep mix.
My quest continues to give a platform and support new up & coming artists, this month Shugz Music from Northern Ireland takes control of the guest mix. 

11 August 2016 News Read more

John 00 Fleming – Altered senses.

I’m extremely proud to present to you my new single ‘Altered senses’. This track was born due to a musical void while finding music for my DJ sets. I needed a euphoric uplifting track, but keeping credibility in tact, my hunt proved a hard task, so turned to my studio to create something that I wanted and I hope you enjoy the finished product as much as I did creating it.
I turned to two of my favourite producers to conduce remix duties both Synthetic VS Valys and Deedrah have created something outstanding.
I also found an old track that I made a while back and completely forgot about it, so included this in the package too ‘forgotten’. https://www.beatport.com/release/altered-senses/1797996

18 July 2016 News Read more

Dream state New York.

I’m extremely proud to return back to one of the biggest Trance movements the world has seen and play my part making Trance great once again. Dreamstate’s growth has been phenomenal, and is without a doubt due to their care, attention to production and passion, I saw this first hand when I played the Bill Graham civic auditorium for them in San Francisco earlier this year.
To say I’m excited to play Dreamstate in New York, is an understatement. I’ll be sharing the stage alongside the likes of: Astrix, Freedom fighter, John O’Callaghan, John Askew and many more.
This two day event is defiantly not one to be missed.
27/27th August 20016    www.dreamstateusa.com/newyork

11 July 2016 News Read more

Robert Elster – Still Breathing.

Today is a very big day for not only myself and JOOF Recordings, but musically for the scene. I’ve been fortunate to work with Vibrasphere in the past and released their music on JOOF, we can all say that we were devastated when we got the news thats Vibrasphere had split and the wonderful music had come to an end. This left a huge gap musically in the scene.

4 July 2016 News Read more

Set times.

Set times once used to be a crafted thing of beauty,  a form of unity created by a group of passionate artists and promoters working closely together in order to produce the perfect musical experience. It was that very musical experience that gained the trust of the attendees and bought them back week after week.
Recently a set time has become a badge of honour, a trophy of status, a show of power, a chest puffed announcement to the world they are performing a headline set. An army of managers now dictate to the promoter when and for how long their act plays to ensure they become the main attraction so that they walk away being ’man of the match’ taking the glory for the evenings entreatment. It’s career building.
It’s a hard pill to swallow for the next generation of DJ’s getting pushed to the side at festivals and big events, they get 60 minutes to play while the big guy gets 3. It’s an even harder pill for the promoter to swallow when the manager won’t listen to his pleas that the set time they are dictating won’t work in his territory. The musical curve is shattered and disjointed throughout the evening. The big guy finishes playing then leaves. So does the rest of the dancefloor. The promoter used to be like a conductor of an orchestra ensuring all the parts of the band flowed, now they’re a school teacher fighting off the spoiled brats parents.
The evening’s programming must have a story, a magical journey. There used to be a gentleman’s agreement while on the stage, the DJ before would bring the energy to the correct level for the next to take over. A discrete conversation would be had once the next act arrived letting them know the tracks you already played and asking what BPM/vibe they would like things to be left for them, instead you’re often faced with a musical situation that’s a long way off where you fit and have to reset things. Yes it effects the vibe on the dance floor.
There is light at the end of this tunnel, there’s a new generation of events and festivals that are gaining traction, again that unity is getting reignited and it’s wonderful to see people like; Boomtown, Bedrock,  Jeff Ryan (Dreamstate), John O’Callaghan (Subculture), Javier Bussola (BAT), Oz (Ozmozis), Solarstone (Pure Trance), Noisily, Luminosity, JOOF Editions,  and more getting hands on personally communicating with the artists to ensure they produce the best shows possible. Passion once again takes prime place.

29 June 2016 Blog  News Read more

JOOF Recordings – 18 years.

18 years ago my good friend Russell Coultart (who owned Transient & Automatic records), suggested I start my own record label due to the amount of unsigned new music that I was uncovering while crate digging in record shops. From his experience running two very successful labels, he quickly identified myself being the recipe of what makes a great A&R boss and put me forward for the job asking me to take this lead role whilst he provided the business infrastructure. Handshake was done and we became partners. From that day I took the stance to support and provide a platform to uncover new emerging talent and showcase those producers that are making forward thinking music. Still today 18 years later, that ethos has stayed in tact. Though we have many, many well established producers wanting to come onboard, I don’t want JOOF recordings to be a commercial label, the day that happens we lose our musical freedom. We simply identify producers with something unique, daring to be different for us to showcase to the world.
Over the last couple of years we accumulated so many producers that main JOOF was at full capacity having releases almost every week, this certainly wasn’t a place we wanted to be in, being like a factory churning so much music out. We originally had no genre rules but had to address this problem to take the strain off JOOF. As you all know, we did a slight rebrand launching two sub labels, JOOF Mantra now takes care of all things in the Psy world, whilst JOOF Aura heads in a deep progressive direction whilst JOOF continues to concentrate on Trance. The results after just six months are phenomenal and we can’t thank you enough for the support.
Running a label can also take it’s toll and at one point ten years ago I nearly closed down JOOF. Russell closed his labels as he moved to another area in the music industry, this was at the time where vinyl sales had significantly decreased, download sales had just started along with torrent sites hitting those digital sales hard. Suddenly the income for all artists and labels in the industry were hit hard, we could no longer employ the team of staff we had in the office and some serious thinking to be done as it was impossible for me to work full time on this along with my DJ/producer career. You all have to thank my long term friend Marnik from Bonzai, if it wasn’t for him JOOF would no longer exist. It was one of those fate moments, Marnik called me at the time when I was struggling, being a close friend I opened up to him with my dilemma. Marnik has always been one of the most forward thinking guys in this music industry I’ve known and for the next two hours I fuelled off his excitement has he predicted the future of the digital age that was heading our way. As always he was right. I’m so glad he reached out on that day, I accepted his helping hand and JOOF instantly became a label partner within Bonzai labels and distribution group.
Alongside the Bonzai team; Marnik, Fly, Katja along with Gary, Daniel, Glen, Darren and Selma this month we celebrate JOOF Recordings 18th birthday.  We won’t make a big fuss, we’ll save that for 20 years, but we’ve made a little album full of remixes of JOOF favourite from over the years. https://www.beatport.com/release/joof-18-years/1748138
We also must thank all the producers that make the foundation of JOOF records, and of course you the fans as without we wouldn’t be where we are today.
Happy Birthday to my baby I’ve dedicated 18 years of my life too.

16 June 2016 Blog Read more

Dancing Astronaut Review: John 00 Fleming’s new psy trance album ‘Alter Ego’ sets a precedent for Goa’s modern renaissance.

John 00 Fleming, or JOOF as he’s nicknamed, plays a quiet leadership role from his base in the underground trance scene, using his keen ear and mastery of electronic music production to curate sounds that ripple out to all reaches of trance. Despite a continually changing soundscape, he remains a consistent figurehead of the genre.

13 June 2016 News Read more

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