Boasting regular appearances at Gods Kitchen and The Gallery, John '00' Fleming
has long been injecting his blend of hard-edged 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 York 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 he 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
at the club's 'Interdance' night. As acid house and the rave scene reached new heights, John stepped forward as one of the leaders of the movement, DJing at Fantazia, Raindance and Ibiza as far back as 1987.
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 on the dance-music community in order to concentrate on recovering. After two years in hospital undergoing chemotherapy, John was in remission and moved 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 5' and 'Lost In Emotion', were accompanied by a third release in 2000 with '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.
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 to 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
'Dame Blanche' and a track from Fleming and the USA's number 1 Trance DJ Christopher Lawrence, 'Attention'. Further success was achieved with Reysan Khan's 'Shi-du' which was championed by Judge Jules
, Seb Fontaine
and Ferry Corsten
. In 2004, has seen the labels profile rock to an all new level. Having Paul Oakenfold
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 13 & 14 of the notorious 'Reactivate' series (React Music) and headed 'The Real Ibiza' (Telstar), 'Sunny Side Up' (Passion Music) and 'The Best Trance Anthems' Ö. Ever' (Virgin). More recently John had massive success with the excellent 'Progressive Euphoria' (Telstar) that sold a staggering 60,000 copies within the first two weeks of release and his 'White Label 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 Loss' and 'Wide Open Space' and Junior Vasquez' 'House Of Joy'. In 2001 his remix of Konkrete's 'Law Unto Myself' on Perfecto was supported by Dave Pearce, Paul Oakenfold
and Paul Van Dyk
and his most recent remix of the international club classic 'Cafť 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 all 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 M8, titled 'From Brighton With Love' and reviews for technical features in iDJ. 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 club 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 own 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 be his best compilation to date.