My remix of Audi Noir’s ‘Transfagarasan Highway’ has hit beatport. Grab it below!
John 00 Fleming proudly admits hell always be a DJ first, this is firmly backed up by impressive statistics selling over 10 million DJ mix compilations albums over the past 17 years. In the current market place of producer DJs, these figures explain why he has stood out from the crowd, his unique talent making him one of the most respected DJs (proper) on this planet and why he has sustained such a long healthy career.
There’s no hiding from the fact John has been disgruntled with the current commercial intrusion into the scene, it wasn’t allowing him to express himself musically, so he set about creating an environment allowing him to be that true DJ. JOOF Editions tour concept was born. Dark room, big sound systems, hidden DJ booth and extended sets have been the simple recipe that has attracted likewise music lovers from across the globe. 32 sold out JOOF Edition tours around the world last year, shows just how popular this has become. It makes sense to make a mix compilation to celebrate the success of JOOF Editions, now in its eighth year.
A connoisseur performing long sets, John found that the old format of a CD wont allow him to do his job properly. Hell be restricted to 80 mins each mix. Being a self acclaimed technology geek that also bagged him as one of the main product development team at Pioneer and Range Rover, that forward thinking mind put together a full 4-hour mix to be released digitally. This way the musical journey will be unbroken and allow him to reach to all musical corners of his record box to create the exact same experience that you’ll have listening to one of this extend sets in a club, This is the deepest, darkest, hypnotic and most experimental album I’ve ever compiled and mixed.
Eventually for those hundreds of fans that ask the question did you record your set?, He can firmly say yes and present the very first in a series of JOOF Editions mix compilations.
Two guys who hadn’t worked together until 2013 are currently unleashing a fierce partnership with high quality tracks at every turn. Phi Phi and Airwave are back with another stomper entitled ‘The Horn’ and comes with three superb remixes. These guys really need no introduction as they are stalwarts in their field. Both guys are currently gigging hard in both clubs and bigger events while also getting into the studio either together or with others. Very exciting times ahead with this combination!
The Original Mix is a full on progressive stomper that will have any floor rocking. From the get go the track drives hard with a massive kick and solid percussion arrangement. The bassline bubbles up from below and is the powerhouse to the track while a droning synth lurks in the rear waiting to pounce. Brilliantly worked FX add character to this sound and a massive scary movie type riser takes us to the break where a stuttering bass note carries the groove alongside some cool vocals. This takes us slamming back into the main track with gusto and puts this is the must have category, not to be missed!
Tallinn’s own dynamic duo are back on remix duty with their Mindgamers Remix. These guys also need no introduction as they have a raft of top quality tracks and remixes under the Bonzai umbrella. At present they are working on new material as well as more remixes, so definitely worth keeping an eye on. The remix intros with fading pad that rises with intensity to a nice chunky kick and a crispy hat combination with some very cool synth voices also coming through. The fantastic offset bass reverberates through the sound and is joined by a tough synth on the offbeat. In contrast, a wonderful melodic arp weaves through the sound and takes us into the break where a beautiful melodic sequence place with superb pads and strings before slamming us right back into the main groove for the duration. Top stuff yet again from these guys!
Finnish DJ and producer Cid Inc. aka Henri Hurtig is back at Bonzai Progressive after his superb remix on Manu Riga’s ‘Cimmerian’. Henrik runs his own label, Replug and has a raft of releases across many labels. Subtle intro on the remix with a flat kick and smooth rhythmic percussions. A deep bass soon begins to froth as it bubbles up from below and brings with it a driving force with hypnotic tendencies. Nice and solid workout here as the sounds merge beautifully with the addition of quality FX. A tense atmosphere is created mainly form that driving bass as it evolves and transforms itself brilliantly. On the break the bass takes a back seat paving the way for some melodic sequences with a gritty edge. An epic ride for sure and a must in any box!
Yuriy From Russia offers us his remix and this guy is making a lot of waves at the moment. His tracks have featured on top download stores and DJ playlists alike for some time and with more remixes and original material to come it will be well worth keeping an eye on this superb talent from Russia. Big phat kicks provide the intro and are soon joined by sharp hats and some very cool percussive elements. A huge pulsating bass comes out of nowhere will be an absolute floor shaker. Strong and solid rhythms are formed with a tight percussion arrangement and a scary movie type riser takes us through each section. Subtle pads and soft melodies sit back and are brought forward by a beautiful guitar riff and ever increasing strings. A very cool ebb and flow effect on the groove that will definitely be a feature among many jocks!
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Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave puts on his fantastic Lolo guise to bring us a stunning slice of progressive goodness. Lolo has been responsible for some very memorable tracks over the years and here ‘Laia’s Daydream’ is no exception. As you will no doubt have noticed Laurent is still a very busy guy. He is currently riding high in dance charts with material on Joof, Bonzai Progressive and his own LCD Recordings is also performing very well indeed. A truly inspiring artist with a lot more to offer!
The Original Mix has that classic DJ friendly kick and hat intro which forms up into cool rhythmic patterns alongside a tight percussion arrangement. A beautiful melodic arp springs to life giving off a dreamy atmosphere. An energetic bassline soon finds its way into the track as it bubbles up from the depths and really drives the track forward. Sweetly plucks and warm pads linger in the background as this relentless groove powers on. Intricate melodies begin to rise and climax in a truly euphoric experience. Absolutely stunning from Mr Veronnez yet again and one not to be missed!
Airwave’s Breaks Mix intros with a nice chunky kick with hints of melody in the background, the percussion are tightly packed and really get the groove flowing. A huge rising pad takes us into the main sound as a deep droning bass contrasts beautifully with some genius synth work. The melodies come forth for the duration as we are taken on a sublime journey through euphoria. Such wonderful stuff here which will be a big feature in many sets for sure.
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The hugely anticipated new release of one of my popular aliases, Lolo, has finally got a release date. Laia’s Daydream will hit stores on March 31st! Keep an eye on the fanpage for more info! In the meantime, you can preview the track below in one of my sets I did for Luminosity! Enjoy!