Ora presents JOHN OO FLEMING ( Ora Level One Back Room)
Date: August 25- 2023
John OO Fleming
John 00 Fleming is an artist who has achieved international success in a career spanning over 30 years without dishonoring his musical essence or fans. With over 10 million album sales and 30 produced mix compilations, John’s a proven musical pioneer whose essence lies in what his fans call, ‘the J00F sound’. The J00F sound is as unpretentious as the artist, and is best described as deep and textured progressively edged trance, in an electronic dance music style that is an antithesis to what is normally produced within the genre.
In an industry rife in self worship and mirror gazing, John is characterized by a passion and ability to connect audiences by injecting his unique underground musical style, and not his ego, into the mainstream vein. This connection has manifested in ten mix compilations and five singles in the UK Top 40 charts on iconic labels: Virgin, EMI and Warner Music. It has also seen him headline major events worldwide, everywhere from the UK’s Ministry of Sound and Cream to Cielo and Avalon in the US (and most points in between) have played host to his night-to-dawn sets. He’s also a mainstay at festivals like Tomorrowland, Dreamstate, EDC , Serbia’s Exit, Sunburn, Exxxperience, Boomtown, S.U.N. to Australia’s Earthcore.
John’s renown lies in his desire to give back to his fans. His much lauded 2010 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix has spawned J00F Editions, an international tour which innovatively refocuses the music onto the club and its clubbers. J00F Editions resurrects the scene of old, and reintroduces the clubbing experience to extended sets, new sounds and new artists to deliver a true musical journey devoid of fluff and predictive cliché that has quickly gained international respect, residencies and support from other leading figures such as; Dave Clarke, Dave Seaman, Sister Bliss, Avalon, Passion and Ministry of sound. JOOF Editions has been a huge success touring 100’s of venues over the ten years.
John’s record label, J00F Recordings, and his monthly radio show, Global Trance Grooves, broadcast on iTunes and DI. FM provides John another path to walk his own line. Here, he promotes rising stars in addition to giving over four million subscribed fans the latest in J00F’s inimitable sounds.
John is also one of a select few endorsed by Pioneer. As the industry heavyweights inside every DJ booth, John provides subject matter expertise and consultancy in a partnership which ensures the upward evolution of the electronic music world’s tools of the trade.
John’s esteem within the industry has garnered respect from electronica luminaries like Jean Michael Jarre, Muse and Simple Minds, and while humbly accepting peer endorsement he continues to let his production skills do the talking. Following the release of his debut artist album ‘Nine Lives’ in August 2011, John switched his focus to scoring for major network TV and films. Working alongside The Royal Philharmonic orchestra at the famed Abbey road studios, London (home of The Beatles) his work has featured in the soundtracks to shows on BBC, Fox, and NBC and in films released by Universal, Warner, Sony and others. Diversifying his talents into the soundtrack world, John honed a separate facet of his artistic identity, and gave himself the freedom to focus on his sophomore album ‘One.Hunderd.ten WKO’ released in March 2013 reached number 2, along with his first Psy esq artist album ‘Alter Ego’ released in 2016 that hit 1 in the main all genre Beatport charts, and was followed up by an astonishing six Top 10 Beatport singles. Both volumes of John 00 Fleming’s groundbreaking 4-hour DJ mix compilations (JOOF Editions) headed straight to the Top 10 of Beatports main sales charts in its first week released in 2013/14 sitting alongside such stars as Avici iand Skrillex artist albums showing John can pull a punch with the superstars. These albums also sat in the number one spot of all the consecutive separated genres.
John 00 Fleming is a DJ known for his legendary extended sets that often sees him take over the whole evening of clubs such as Avalon, Chinese laundry, Cielo and more. ‘Open-till-close’ is a term John shies from these days. Aside from being “just the latest bandwagon in electronic music”, it in someway also implies ‘limitation’, something he’s never seen real dance music as having. “Playing longer sets isn’t about spending more hours behind the decks”, says John. “It’s about plot and planning. Reading, not where the floor’s going to be in 5 minutes, but the consensus on where it should be in 40 mins or an hour. It’s about trajectory. It’s about ebb, flow, nuance and subtle stylistic traverse. In many ways it’s the last true DJ art form and for many years now it’s been the most challenging, thrilling and rewarding part of what I do. ‘JOOF Editions’ albums are my testaments to that”.