John 00 Fleming
- United Kingdom
- Psy Trance, Techno, Progressive House
- Radio Show:
- Global Trance Grooves
- Record Labels:
- Joof Recordings, Virgin, EMI, Warner
- Major Venues Worldwide
- Joof Recordings, Virgin, EMI, Warner, Global Trance Grooves Radio
John 00 Fleming is one of few artists that has maintained underground respect whilst enjoying commercial success during a career spanning almost a quarter of a century. John has sold 10 million records, with singles on over 100 mix compilations and has remixed a cross section of elite artists whilst DJing across a global playing field.
A member of the pioneering group of DJs who were part of the 1980’s rave revolution, John has gone on to have 10 mix compilations and 5 singles in the UK Top 40 charts on labels including Virgin, EMI and Warner Music.
Subsequently, he plays for all the major corporate brands across the world and a wide variety of festivals, some underground, some world-famous.
• Starts his career at 15 years old, taking up a residency at Sterns nightclub in his hometown of Worthing throughout the 80s. Here John shared the decks with luminaries including Carl Cox, Fabio and Grooverider.
Filled a 7-year residency at Zap Club in Brighton from 1992 alongside Dave Clarke, Tall Paul and Eric Powell.
Testament to his work ethic John’s career has encompassed in excess of 4000 DJ appearances. He has played headline slots at clubs, festivals and events across the world from classic nights at Gatecrasher, Godskitchen and Ministry of Sound and the Global Gathering festival in the UK, to Holland’s Dance Valley, Exit Festival in Surbia, Brazil’s Exxxperience, Australia’s Stereosonic, Tomorrowland in Belgium and San Fran’s Love Festival.
Has hosted one of the most popular shows on Ministry of Sound radio and DI.fm network, ‘Global Trance Grooves’ for 5 years. It continues to be one of the most popular shows on the network.
Set up his own record label, JOOF Recordings in 1998. JOOF was the first label to embrace digital download sales a 7 years ago, so are at the top of their game with technology and digital infrastructure.
John’s ability to transcend genres and seek out new, pioneering music has led his unique sound to be labeled the ‘J00F sound’. Incorporating elements of trance, progressive and psy-trance, John’s sonic appeal is far-reaching.
“I’m in a unique position where I play a whole range of clubs and festivals across the world covering all musical genres,” says John. “I’m simply a DJ that plays music I like, and this can take me across many musical boundaries. I prefer to have no rules or genre tags, because in the real world, rules don’t exist. I play to any situation that I’m presented with; my ‘musical tools’ allow me to take control of the dancefloor.”
2009 has already seen remixes for rock megastars Muse and Nine Inch Nails.
John has had 10 mix compilations and 5 singles in the UK Top 40 charts on labels including Virgin, EMI and Warner Music.
His 2009 ‘Psy-Trance Euphoria II’ album was the highest new entry in the UK album charts at number 28. John’s 2008 Euphoria album released on Ministry of Sound marked the first time in history a DJ has released a mix album and artist album together.
He enjoyed significant success with ‘Progressive Euphoria’ (Telstar) which sold 60,000 copies in its first two weeks. John’s ‘White Label Euphoria’ compilation became the second biggest seller in the Euphoria series.
John has remixed for a bevy of artists across a range of genres from Moby, Erasure and Gloria Estefan to Mansun and ‘Belfast Trance’; a rework of Simple Minds’ ‘Belfast Child’ (with Jim Kerr’s blessing).
His quality of John’s work has led to invitations to remix two of the greatest dance tracks of all time, ‘Café del Mar’ and L.S.G. ‘Netherworld’.
Spotting good music-makers is another talent of John’s. This led him to set up his own successful independent trance label, Joof Recordings in 1998. “I come across great music all the time,” John explains. “Joof Recordings enables me to lend my support and give talented artists the full release that their tracks deserve.”