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John 00 Fleming has long been injecting his blend
progressive trance into the UK's top clubs. With a career spanning nearly
twenty years, his unique character and impeccable talent have seen Fleming
become the face of his genre, producing numerous mix albums (that have
sold over a million copies!), artist singles, remix projects and heading
his own underground label; Joof Recordings .
Fleming spends the remainder of his time sprinkling his trademark sound
over the rest of the world. His USA profile continues to reach epidemic
proportions. The success of his residency at the legendary Arc in New
soon filtered to the rest of North America seeing him perform in every
major city. Australia continues to be one of John's strong holds, whilst
the rest of the World calls him (there's not enough weekends in the year!!).
John's career started some 18 years ago when his headmaster asked that
play an under 18s night for the school. After just one appearance, John
was asked to become a resident at the now legendary Sterns in his hometown
of Worthing. He was aged just 15. Fleming honored his residency throughout
the 80s and during this period, shared the decks with some of
dance-music's most treasured DJs, including Carl Cox , Fabio and
Grooverider at the club's ‘Interdance' night. As acid house and
scene reached new heights, John stepped forward as one of the leaders
the movement, DJing at Fantazia , Raindance and Ibiza as far back as
In 1990 John was diagnosed with lung cancer, aged 20. His escalating
reputation was to suffer a blow as Fleming was forced to turn his back
the dance-music community in order to concentrate on recovering. After
years in hospital undergoing chemotherapy, John was in remission and
to Florida in an attempt to regain his health. It was here that Fleming
made his return to the decks with regular dates at Miami's Cameo Theatre
and guest spots up and down the East Coast to Canada. A year later John
returned to the UK with a fresh perspective. It is this life-threatening
experience that has given him the lust for life and determination to
regain his place at the peak of his profession.
Arriving back on British shores, John filled a residency at the Zap Club
in Brighton together with Tall Paul and Eric Powell . He has since rebuilt
a solid reputation as one of dance-music's innovators, pushing his genre
and leading where many others follow. Accepted back in to the higher
echelons of clubland, John continues to research his own inimitable sound,
searching for inspiration in the most obscure places.
Complementing his assured reputation as a DJ, John has displayed a great
flair for production. The massive success of two artist singles; ‘Alpha
and ‘Lost In Emotion' , were accompanied by a third release in
‘ Free' , which enjoyed an entry in the UK Top 40. In 2002, John continued
to develop his production work with the release of ‘Belfast Trance'
sampling Simple Minds' ‘Belfast Child' and SupaKane (Fleming/Healey) ‘The
theme from SupaKane', both on Virgin Recordings. Fleming ended the year
with a track with M.I.K.E. ‘Ice cream'.
The next step for Fleming was Joof Recordings ; an underground trance
label set up with Russell Coultart (Floorplay) in 1999.
“ I come across great music all the time but not everyone has the funds
put records out. Joof Recordings enables me to lend my support and give
talented artists the full release that their tracks deserve.”
Acting as head of A&R, John has signed a number of innovative artists
including Digital Blonde and Finland's, Miika Kuisma . Among JOOF's
releases are AR52 ‘Timegate' and Aquasource ‘Waking up the
sun', John 00
Fleming and M.I.K.E ‘Dame Blanche' and a track from Fleming and
number 1 Trance DJ Christopher Lawrence , ‘Attention' . Further
was achieved with Reysan Khan's ‘Shi-du' which was championed by
Jules, Seb Fontaine and Ferry Corsten. In 2004, has seen the labels
profile rock to an all new level. Having Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto and Armin
van Burren as their biggest fans can't be a bad thing!!
Fleming has also mastered a number of highly revered mix albums. In 1998,
John displayed his playful nature by releasing the fittingly titled,
‘ Licensed To Thrill' on Automatic Records. He followed this in May 2000
with ‘For Your Ears Only' on React Music. John also compiled Volumes
14 of the notorious ‘Reactivate' series (React Music) and headed ‘The
Ibiza' (Telstar), ‘Sunny Side Up' (Passion Music) and ‘The
Anthems' …. Ever' (Virgin). More recently John had massive success
the excellent ‘Progressive Euphoria' (Telstar) that sold a staggering
60,000 copies within the first two weeks of release and his ‘White
Euphoria' compilation which has since become the second biggest selling
album in the Euphoria series.
During his career, Fleming has completed numerous remix projects in a
broad spectrum of genres. Among his successes are Erasure's ‘Sometimes'
Gloria Estefan's ‘When Will This Moment End' , Mansun's ‘Tax
Wide Open Space' and Junior Vasquez' ‘House Of Joy' . In 2001 his
of Konkrete's ‘Law Unto Myself' on Perfecto was supported by Dave
Paul Oakenfold and Paul Van Dyk and his most recent remix of the
international club classic ‘Café Del Mar' reached No.24
in the UK singles chart!!
John's radio show, Global Trance Grooves is becoming the most popular
radio show on The Ministry of Sound radio network. His last show beat
previous records by having the most amount of hits in any forum! Fleming
has also turned his hand to journalism, writing a monthly column for
titled ‘From Brighton With Love' and reviews for technical features
. The little time that John has left to spare has been filled with guest
mixes for Radio 1, Galaxy and Kiss FM .
John 00 Fleming has become one of the front-runners in the worldwide
scene. 2004 brings a new level of demand for one of few DJs capable of
filling clubs on a global level and selling over a million mix compilations!.
From the studio, January 2004 welcomed John's remake of Astral Projection's ‘Mahadeva'
that firmly put John on the map of one of today's best producers.
John's own radio show 'Global Trance Grooves' has been enjoying it's
success for the past 12 months. Now comes the album. To be released in
October on John's own label JOOF Recordings. This will be John's first
solo CD compilation in over 4 years away from the Euphoria series. John
currently has some amazing unreleased music and this is shaping up to
his best compilation to date.