Taking over with his Spectrum podcast, bringing the latest and best house music, James John has taken the time to let us know a little more about him. Want to get to know your DJ better?
Yeah, I started DJing at home when I was 16 and got my first gig at C103/The Warehouse a couple of years later after handing out my mixes on CD to local promoters. They were great and landed me residencies and some pretty big warm-up sets for trance names like John O’Callaghan and Signum.
Most Saturdays you’ll find me at my nocturnal home in Soho, Circa. I play alongside Adam Turner, Evan Gorgees and Conor Bolton mixing up all things house-y. I can also be found in the backroom at the 2Brewers and on Mondays at Heaven for my favourite weekday party – Popcorn.
House is as big as ever! The more commercial, funky and vocal vibes can be found in Soho and Clapham but at places like XXL and Heaven on Mondays you can find deep, future, progressive and things a bit techier. Tech house is massive in London on both the gay and straight scenes, and whilst it’s not really my cup of tea it’s great that the scene is so diverse and has something for everyone.
In my early clubbing days and before playing house I was massive trance fan. I still have so much respect for Above & Beyond and went to see them a couple weeks ago at the o2. They’re doing so well almost 10 years on, and every set they play feels so special and intimate.
Maybe my own podcast…? That’s quite sad isn’t it… I think I’ve done that before actually.
Circa Soho of course! I’m playing the 10pm – midnight slot with the big countdown and can’t wait! Then… depending on how much Jager I have, back to a house party until the early hours.
Martin Solveig – Places. It takes me back to summer and I can’t think of a set where I haven’t span this. I even got to meet Martin at SW4 over summer and caught this performed live at Creamfields so it’s pretty special to me and gets a great reaction.
That’s a tough one! There’s so many but I’m loving MK – 17 at the moment and it’s a great bouncy tune to start off the night with.
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