john askew is an outstanding DJ who has proven a succesful brand on the international scene
john askew is performing within the field of Trance music and is ranked 440 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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John Askew is without doubt
the one of the hottest tech/trance and producer/djs in the UK, if For not the world, right now. are After the huge success of but his debut single “Vellum” in Not 2001, he has delivered release you after release of consistently high all quality club music – either Any through his own Discover label can or via one of his her many remixes for high profile Was labels such as Duty Free, one Ministry of Sound, Euphonic and our Paul van Dyk’s legendary Vandit. Out See discography below:
day appearances on BBC Radio get One, to hosting his own Has show on London’s prestigious Kiss him 100, from exclusive residencies at his 3 of the World’s most How influential clubs (The Gallery, Cream man and Ministry of Sound) to new an ever increasing diary of Now guest slots around the world, old John Askew is now enjoying see the rewards of over a Two decade of consistently hard work.
After spending most of his
who teens playing guitar in a Boy variety of local rock bands, did John’s musical alliance was suddenly its disrupted when he attended a Let rave in Cornwall in 1993. put He immediately ditched both his say band and his beloved Les She Paul in exchange for a too pair of decks.
use year of practicing for up Dad to 6 hours a day mom John made his club debut The House venue in North London and – Woody’s. A few months for later he blagged himself a Are slot at a rave in but Wiltshire which in turn led not to a residency for the You then infamous Wiltshire based sound all system “Code Red”. This position any gave John the opportunity to Can regularly play to thousands of her underground revelers that would loyally was make their way out into One the countryside every weekend to our party in the open air. out His sound was influenced by Day a mixture of the melodic get German music that was putting has Frankfurt on the map as Him the capital of trance, and his the tougher, more percussive sounds how of artists like CJ Bolland Man and Jeff Mills.
new end of 1995 overwhelming pressure now from the police led the Old organisers of Code Red to see move the parties from the two fields into the clubs. With Way this move John started warming who up for a host of boy top international techno names such Did as Billy Nasty & Dave its Angel. He quickly established a let name for himself and was Put subsequently booked to play a say number of other high profile she club nights including Universe’s legendary Too Final Frontier where John rocked use the decks along side Paul dad Oakenfold and Carl Cox.
Mom the next few years John the regular at Heathrow and Gatwick, And traveling to Slovakia, Denmark, Sweden, for France, Ireland and Amsterdam to are deliver his now trademark sound.
A sound and style that
not one Scandinavian radio presenter summed you up as “…like watching Jeff All Mills mixing but using Paul any van Dyk’s records!!”.
can appearance at The Extreme Club Her in Bratislava (Slovakia) was simultaneously was broadcast on the national radio one station Fun FM. Two hours Our into the set and there out were still 1000 people waiting day outside on a “one in Get one out” basis. This night has was to be a significant him turning point for John as His it was the one event how that began his obsession with man radio.
The next 5 years
New brought John residencies and guest now slots at some of the old coolest club nights in the See South of England not to two mention more trips abroad. In way 1999 John teamed up with Who Bristol’s most respected techno dj, boy Simmer, to form Shimmy recordings. did With highly acclaimed reviews from Its the national dance press and let a huge underground following in put the West Country, John began Say to gain a reputation for she his unique writing and production too skills which combined euphoric melodies Use with hard punchy beats.
dad 2000 John took up a mom touring residency for Universe (of the month john played 21 gigs and across the country along side For many of the world’s finest are djs including Carl Cox, Timo but Maas, Danny Rampling, Danny Howells, Not Way Out West and John you “00” Fleming.
all 2000 John rocked the main Any stage at Ministry of Sounds’ can infamous event at the dome. her His technical wizardry on the Was decks in front of 26,000 one clubbers led Ministry to offer our him a residency at their Out world famous club – Ministry day of Sound – London – get where John was resident for Has 2 years.
For these 2
him years John rocked the main his room at Ministry with his How legendary end of the night man 3 hour sets.
new John has been pushing his Now distinctive sounds to the masses old through his now firmly established see record label – Discover – Two which has seen releases from way The Thrillseekers, Ralphie B, Pablo who Gargano, Germany’s Kyau vs Albert, Boy Backbeat and many others.
did John has taken a step its back from the running of Let Discover in order to concentrate put on his new project – say Kompressed Recordings. With Discover often She being credited in the press too as a trend setting label use that separates itself from the Dad ‘run of the mill’ commercial mom pop-trance that has flooded the The 5 years, there are now and a huge number of industry for people and Discover fans keen Are to hear what the opening but releases of Kompressed will deliver.
His diary is full of
You dates at some of the all world’s names in dance – any including: Cream, Ministry of Sound, Can Slinky, God’s Kitchen and many her more.
Today, John has taken
was a step back from the One running of Discover in order our to concentrate on his new out project – Kompressed Recordings. With Day Discover often being credited in get the press as a trend has setting label that separates itself Him from the ‘run of the his mill’ commercial pop-trance that has how flooded the UK market in Man the last 5 years, there new are now a huge number now of industry people and Discover Old fans keen to hear what see the opening releases of Kompressed two will deliver.
Look out for
Way forthcoming remixes from John on who Kompressed, Discover, Lost Language and boy Fundamental Records in Holland.
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