St John Update January 05
Well another year is done and what year its as been both on the production and djing side.
Here are the highlights:
My dj bookings saw me return to the white isle of Ibiza where I played on a one off boat party with Mike Coglin & Above and Beyond.
I was also out in Slovenia, the trance scene is only just taking off out so I was on a mission to educate, and that we did…. Myself and UK Based trance produer/dj Genix headed out and rocked the Slov’s, it was a very enjoyable experience but also tiring as we was in the country for no more then 24hours.
Shushh a night co-promote was launched which saw me djing along side djs such as Matt Harwick, Pulser, Thrillseekers, Les Hemstock, Simon Patterson.
Now with 3 events under our belt we can look forward to some exciting parties in 2005.
My residency at Hotdog goes from strength to strength, through 2004 its built up is reputation to the peak. It’s been a real pleasure playing and being a part of Hotdog team.
The night look well set for 05 with some big events and few surprises to come.
This is one to watch over the next 12 months!!
My other gigs include Passion, Fixation, Hard Ground, Charlez Angelz, Progress to name a few, also appearances on Graham Gold’s Ministry Show and the Kiss FM show.
Plus slots on Israel’s Basic Beats, The Riley & Durrant Show on Galaxy FM.
On the production side we saw our remix of George Hales – Autumn Falls being released on the Somatic Sense. This remix got heavy support from Tiesto & Ferry Corsten.
Mind Circles was still getting heavy support from about every named trance dj in Europe including PVD who charted it at no 8 in his Mixmag chart, this was also included on the front of the March edition cover CD of Mixmag mixed by Armin Van Buuren. Mind Circles also came No 17 of best tracks of 2004 on the Danjo & Rob styles chart for there radio show Playground in Holland.
Marc West & Genix – Magneticka (St John & Locust aka Perry O Neil remix) was released on Equilibrium Records, the track is about to hit the shops anytime now.
Mechanical Dreams was a track I made with John O’Callaghan and was supported by Les Hemstock, its made No 1 on Welsh dj Big Al’s chart and also made chart success with Pulser in dj magazine.
My newest track Elemental is slowly coming together, hope fully have a complete version done by the start of February. Remixes from Vascotia of Somatic Sense will follow.
Since my last update I have played at various clubs around the UK, including one of my favourites Fixation, which just gets better and better, New Years Eve I was playing along side residents Yaz, Digital Delinquents and AJ Gibson.
Also Shushh, Hotdog to name a few….
Looking in to 2005, the end of January, see me in Holland to see my good friend Perry O Neil, then a week after I will be in Ireland on production duties with John O’ Callaghan.
Also catch me in action at Fixation on January 22nd @ the Venue, Long Eaton where I will be playing along side JFK and Yaz.
This Saturday 15th Jan catch me live on the massive ETN www.etn.fm at 5pm GMT, where I will be starting new residency along side some of the biggest names in trance including:
Adam White, Agnelli & Nelson, Alucard, Armin Van Buurren, Filo & Perry, George Hales, John O'Callaghan, Midor & Sixeight, Mark Norman, Mike Shiver, Niklas Harding, Passiva, Perry O' Neil, Ronski Speed, TimeOK, Will Holland....to name a few!!
Remember to keep looking on my site for all updates, new track samples and pictures etc.
Bye for now…. St John
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