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John ‘00’ Fleming’s rise to the top of the pile has hardly been an easy one. His career began way back in 1984 with a residency at the legendary Stern’s Nightclub in Worthing when he was still at school. As the dance scene grew, so did John’s profile, seeing him playing Ibiza as far back as ’87, and DJ’ing alongside the likes of Carl Cox and Grooverider during the formative years of the rave scene. Just as it seemed like John was ready to take his place as one of the frontrunners of the fledgling scene, he was struck down by lung cancer and forced to watch as dance music entered into unchartered territories of popularity and DJ’s became superstars.

The frustration was evident, but fuelled John with a burning desire to get well again and reclaim his place on the scene. After three years in and out of hospitals and a year’s recuperation in Florida, John was back and bursting with energy and drive. Starting from scratch, he went back to handing out his mix tapes, enduring the constant enquiries of ‘Where have you been?’ His break came with the offer of a residency at Brighton’s popular Zap Club and he hasn’t looked back since. Up and coming all over again, the word got out and John re-established himself, gaining bookings at top clubs all over the UK, including Ministry Of Sound, Passion (Coalville), Twisted (London), Slinky (Bournemouth), The Rock (Bristol), Inside out (Scotland), Naughty but nice (Hereford), The Guvernment (Toronto) and Dance Valley (Amsterdam). John’s re-establishment back in the big time was confirmed when he was voted ‘DJ Of The Month’ in Muzik magazine’s November ’99 issue.
The year 2001 finds John with a new weekly residency @ Golden in Stoke/Manchester alongside his regular visits at three of the hottest clubs in the UK; Gatecrasher (Sheffield),Gods Kitchen (Birmingham) and Cream (Liverpool). But it’s not just the UK where John’s star shines – he’s toured across Europe, the US, Australia and Asia and has a monthly residency at the massive Release in San Francisco, USA along with regular visits to Home (Sydney) and Sona (Montreal) to name a few!
At radio level, John hosts his own show on Brighton’s hip Surf 107, and has recorded a Radio One Essential mix, a Euromix for Danny Rampling’s show, a Graham Gold network-wide mix plus numerous mixes for Kiss FM. Fresh out of radio training and under Mark Goodier’s watchful eye, John is guaranteed to be hitting the airwaves on a more regular basis soon.
It’s not just as a DJ that John ‘00’ Fleming is in demand. His talents extend into production and remixing as well. He has released two singles for React Music, ‘Alpha 5’ and ‘Lost In Emotion’, both of which gained plaudits from across the trance scene and established John as one of the most in-demand producers in the UK. His third single for the label ‘Free’ went straight in at # 61 in the national top 40 in August. John’s remix credit list is as long as your arm and includes such luminaries as Erasure, Gloria Estefan, Mansun and Junior Vasquez, as well as top dance labels like Additive, Hook, Perfecto and 4D. John has also been behind the decks of a plethora of successful mix album projects, including React Music’s ‘Reactivate’ (Volume’s 13 and 14 which he co-compiled), Telstar’s ‘The Real Ibiza’, club tie-in ‘Sunny Side Up’ on Passion Music and Virgin’s silver selling (60,000 +) ‘The Best Trance Anthems…Ever!’. John’s mix album ‘For Your Ears Only’ is the second time the man himself has fronted an album project, following on from the success of ‘Licence To Thrill’, released on Automatic Records late in ’98. ‘For Your Ears Only’ perfectly encapsulates John’s DJ mix set throughout 1999/2000, showcasing the harder edge of progressive trance. The mix is spread over two CD’s, allowing John to mix the past, present and future of the music he loves. The album was released on React on 29th May 2000.
John’s latest mix album is part of the Euphoria collection entitled ‘Progressive’. John was approached by Euphoira to share his knowledge of the more underground dance scene in order to compile, programme and mix this CD compilation. He tried to stay loyal to what you would actually hear at the heart of the dance floor in an underground club. Keeping in mind that the Euphoria collection has a massive fan base and allot of them may never have been to an underground club, he ensured that his mix didn’t include too many harder or darker tracks in order to make this easy listening in your home or car. John has plans to release a double mix album in August/September 2001 including those tuff, dark and driving tracks that he couldn’t use for Euphoria!
And if all that’s not enough, John still finds time to run his own record label, Joof Recordings, the first release Reysan Khan ‘Shi du 2000’ is currently been hammered by Radio 1’s Judge Jules and Seb fontaine. John also writes record reviews for 7 magazine!