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Questions Top100 DJs 2010 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:29

Electro and trance-influenced drum & bass
Best known for: 
Sexy eye shadow and monstrous electrostep d&b
Tune of the year: 
John B 'Numbers (Camo & Krooked Remix)'
Gig of 2010: 
Urban Art Forms festival, Austria
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
High Rankin
Best new club visited this year: 
Not really a club as such, but P. Diddy's back garden in Miami during WMC
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
Foals 'Total Life Forever'
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
M&S disposable filter coffee pot things, laptop charger and vitamin pills!
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Alex Winter (Bill out of Bill & Ted), or Yahoo Serious
Best thing about being a DJ: 
Getting to travel the world, connect with so many cool people, and make them happy with my music...
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Starship's 'We Built This City'

Reflecting the diversity of a scene that's now well-and-truly entrenched worldwide, John B personifies the more left-field, zany side of d&b. Sporting crazy hairdos and '80s electronica-inspired eye-make up (water/sweat proof we hope!), his gigs have become a favourite on the trans-European and worldwide DJing circuit, not least this year, where his bookings list has skyrocketed as a result of wildfire word-of-mouth recommendations on the hedonistic circuit, as well as straight d&b nights. John's d&b roots hearken back to the mid-'90s, with a slew of releases like the seminal 'Up All Night', that still rocks a party. A consistent shower of singles have followed since through his own labels Nu-Electro and Beta, where he and fellow artistes promote a jaw-clenching, stomping sound. John is, as always, ecstatic, and even more so hearing that he's made the Top 100 roll call. Having recently taken up running, John has had a great year and reflects on some of its high points. What about the funniest thing that's happened while out on the proverbial circuit to you this year? His response perfectly encapsulates exactly where John's coming from. "Seeing a naked old dude being walked around on a rope by a hot latex babe at a fetish party I played in Miami!" With a healthy, happy outlook and great ear for bass crushers, it looks like we'll be able to see John's kraft-at-werk at venues/festivals throughout the world for some time yet.