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In life, your 18th birthday elegantly signifies your maturity, perseverance, and your independence. This year we celebrate JOOF’s 18th birthday and we are thriving in our prime and flowering with all of our amazing and ambitious artists.
We offered our artists a challenge for all of our wonderful JOOF fans, we asked them to remix and add their miraculous flavour to JOOF Classics: A daunting, yet rewarding challenge.
Tech-Trance is back! Label boss John 00 Fleming jumped to sign this outstanding track from Stephen Kirkwood as soon as it graced his ears. Stephen’s ferocious track ‘The Wolf’ is bustling with groove, hard hitting tech stabs, and startling beat breaks that will rock any dancefloor, this is all woven together by a gorgeous break. Stephen’s a diverse trailblazer in Trance scene, and he’s not one to be missed!
The legend DJ, music producer, label owner, and radio host John 00 Fleming has recently released his third long player called Alter Ego. The album has been welcomed from the electronic music online community and there were positive remarks from fanbase and reviews too. It is fantastic that despite his busy schedule John has found time to reply in our questions and he gave us some interesting glimpse of the backstage process of producing this psy trance masterpiece. Of course the interview attempts to place the album within the past, present and future of John 00 Fleming magnificent career who has left his stamp in the electronic music scene and his legacy will be discussed in the years to come. John has helped many new artists to come forward and find platform in his label and radio show to communicate their music with the wider public. Press Play on your media player and enjoy Alter Ego while you read his though provoking honest and really truthful answers.
Tim Penner returns to JOOF with this hard hitting EP, ‘So Far From Here’. Tim has become an outstanding trailblazer in the progressive scene, his outstanding and unique sound has gained support from all the top DJs. Inside this EP you’ll find Tim Penner’s iconic groove, deep trancy melodies, and hard-hitting basslines, imbued together by lush and otherworldy atmospheres. If you haven’t checked Tim Penner out, what are you waiting for? High quality deep-trance starts here.
We are overwhelmed by the love and support we have received here at JOOF Recordings. As this week John 00 Fleming’s artist album ‘Alter Ego’ was released on JOOF Mantra, the first Psy album by Label boss. This has received massive support not only from his fellow colleagues DJ’s and producers but from his massive following of fans. It’s reached Number 1 in the main beatport chart and is now also number 1 in the Psy Trance chart. I think we can safely say this is a huge achievement and we are delighted with the response so far.
John 00 Fleming is a man with whose electronic music career has been equal parts industrious and illustrious. Now spanning two decades or more, he’s been the driving mix-force behind music compilations, now too numerous to count and – for the larger part – a steadfast advocate of ‘the singles school’ of music release.
Jeremy Rowlett makes his welcome return to JOOF Recordings with this misty EP. ‘Pitch Black’s is an incredibly authentic and attractive slab of deep progressive music. The darkness in this track is divinely wreathed together with a aggressive bassline, haunting atmospheres, and warlike percussion. On remix duties we have Phase Difference, who adds a more driving and trancy touch whilst still managing to keep within the dark motif of the original.
Hemstock & Jennings have astutely forged a sound that’s gracious, tribal, and hypnotic. This is the sound we fashion at JOOF Aura, a forward-thinking breach from the mainstream that’s aimed purely at the dancefloor, this release is testament to this. On remix duties you’ll find Andromedha with his ‘Beyond Space’ remix who touches Zulu with a much spacier and hypnotic sound, adding his elegance and finesse to the track.