John 00 Flemings 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 Sterns Nightclub in Worthing when he was still at school. As the dance scene grew, so did Johns profile, seeing him playing Ibiza as far back as 87, and DJing 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 DJs 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 years 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 Brightons popular Zap Club and he hasnt 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). Johns re-establishment back in the big time was confirmed when he was voted DJ Of The Month in Muzik magazines 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 its not just the UK where Johns star shines hes 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 Brightons hip Surf 107, and has recorded a Radio One Essential mix, a Euromix for Danny Ramplings show, a Graham Gold network-wide mix plus numerous mixes for Kiss FM. Fresh out of radio training and under Mark Goodiers watchful eye, John is guaranteed to be hitting the airwaves on a more regular basis soon.
Its 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. Johns 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 Musics Reactivate (Volumes 13 and 14 which he co-compiled), Telstars The Real Ibiza, club tie-in Sunny Side Up on Passion Music and Virgins silver selling (60,000 +) The Best Trance Anthems Ever!. Johns 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 Johns DJ mix set throughout 1999/2000, showcasing the harder edge of progressive trance. The mix is spread over two CDs, allowing John to mix the past, present and future of the music he loves. The album was released on React on 29th May 2000.
Johns 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 didnt 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 couldnt use for Euphoria!
And if all thats 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 1s Judge Jules and Seb fontaine. John also writes record reviews for 7 magazine!