John the Dentist
his early forays into music with ex-writing partner, Baby
Doc (also a remixer of some note) - Jon the Dentist
has been into the harder side of dance music.
He co-wrote and compiled the 'benchmark' Nu-NRG album 'In Worship
of False Idols' back in 1994 and has since been responsible
for some of the most well-known UK hard house and trance mixes
of the last five years.
He DJs all over the world with regular visits to Canada, Japan,
New York and Germany, and had taken up a residency at "Infamous",
Club Lakota in Bristol, before it closed, and The
Country Club in Dorset.
Prominent 1998 gigs included Dance Valley in Amsterdam, the Berlin
Love Parade, Glastonbury and headlining Destiny's World Electronic
Music Festival (WEMF) in Toronto, Canada. 1999 saw Jon once again
headline both Dance Valley and WEMF, as well as headlining the WEMF
Tour of Canada and USA.
He has built his own studio in Wales, which he shares with recording
partner Shane Morris. Jon and Shane work under a variety of
guises including Bleep and Booster and the highly successful
Barabas & OD1 who gave us club hits ‘Deeper’, ‘Deeper 99’,
‘Ghettoblaster’ and 'Bass Drop' on Phoenix Uprising. They also mixed
Twisted’s ‘Breakdance’ track. Jon has a whole collection of pseudonyms
- two more are Madely (in honour of Richard), and Billabong - and
has been collaborating with other artists and DJ’s including John
OO Fleming, K90 and Tom Harding.
Another is local Cardiff DJ, Ollie, and their project, ‘Imagination’,
was licensed to Tidy Trax along with Jon’s own mix of ‘Travel’
When not recording his own material or jetting around the world, he
somehow finds time to remix for other artists, ranging from Top 40
successes for The Candy Girls and The Source, to classic
trance anthems for Montini Experience and Commander Tom.
His remix repertoire also extends to resolutely underground tracks
such as Lochi's seminal "London Acid City" on Stay up Forever
and Demonic Emotions' "Stuck On a Spacetrip".