Real Name:
John Clees
Profile:
When he was seven years old he would secretly listen to "The Electrifying Mojo" on 97.9 FM in the early 80’s after being tucked away for bed. Rolling his head back and forth, waving his hand in the air pretending to play the drums, he learned many different styles, frequencies, and artistic forms of electronic music. His mother passionately played the piano, while his father avidly played the acoustic guitar. The balance of funk, soul, passion, creativity, and desire was captured from an early age.

He's held monthly residencies at "The Shelter" aka "St. Andrew's Hall", weekly residencies at the “The Velvet Lounge” & "Tonic" w/Terrence Parker, as well as Sunday nights at "The Sky Club" w/ Thomas Barnett. In 2011 John eventually turned his annual [D.R.M.M] - (Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries) donation drive for the homeless, into his very own Sunday monthly @ TV Bar in 2011.

In 2001 Redsoul Records.com was born and John’s imprint began its evolutionary cycle. His first vinyl release in 2001 was pressed at the legendary Archer Record Pressing plant in Detroit. In 2004 he remixed one of the most legendary minimal techno tracks of its time. The Shit (John Clees Mix) : MATRIX8 was released on Sean's own Matrix imprint. Sean Deason ‎– The Shit: 2003 Remixes (Volume Two)" went on to be the release of the year. In 2005 John later released music for the Cranbrook Art Museum for their "African Diaspora" Cd project, and in 2007 John recorded with world-renowned artist Seth Troxler. Their “Breakfast With Thorialanus Remix” - ( Seth Troxler Feat. John Clees 7AM At The Coney Mix) - UNFOUND SOUND [28] also went on to be a gigantic success for the Unfoundsound Label.

As as the years continued, John went on to tour in Moscow with one of his hottest live performances to date. John is constantly perfecting his sound and has gone back into seclusion putting his productions first once more. Releasing "Lost Tracks" on his label that have been buried for years, but also on an entirely new path and journey, he will finally be sharing new material once again will the world very soon. A new live pa is on the horizon for Detroit very soon.

Stay tuned in as we move into another year of exploration.

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The Box of Detreux
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Remix

MATRIX 8 John Clees - The Shit : 2003 Remixes - Volume Two album art Sean Deason The Shit (John Clees Mix) Sean Deason - The Shit : 2003 Remixes - Volume Two(12") Matrix (6) MATRIX 8 US 2004 Sell This Version
John Clees - English Dictionary album art Ben Parris Breakfast With Thorialanus (Seth Troxler Feat. John Clees 7AM At The Coney Mix) Ben Parris - English Dictionary Unfoundsound US 2007
lz040 John Clees - Unfoundsoundrecords Label Showcase album art Tooltech Breakfast With Thoralinus (Seth Troxler Feat. John Clees 7AM At The Coney Mix) Tooltech - Unfoundsoundrecords Label Showcase(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed) Loopzilla lz040 Germany 2007
grafmiqs12 John Clees - Le Balten album art Jxnblk Breakfast With Thorialanus (Seth Troxler Feat. John Clees 7AM At The Coney Mix) Jxnblk - Le Balten(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 192) Grafq Records grafmiqs12 US 2007
lz013 John Clees - 200709 album art DJ L'Embrouille Breakfast With Thorialanus (Seth Troxler Feat. John Clees 7AM At The Coney Mix) DJ L'Embrouille - 200709(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) Loopzilla lz013 Germany 2007
micromix-v108 John Clees - Micromix 108 album art Ferik Breakfast With Thorialanus (Seth Troxler Feat. John Clees 7AM At The Coney Mix) Ferik - Micromix 108(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) Micromix micromix-v108 Italy 2007

Production

RR : 01 John Clees - Melodic Melodies album art John Clees John Clees - Melodic Melodies(12", Ltd, W/Lbl) Redsoul Records RR : 01 US 2002 Sell This Version
RRDR : 01 John Clees - The Funk Settlement album art John Clees John Clees - The Funk Settlement(File, MP3, 320) Redsoul Records RRDR : 01 US 2005
RRDR : 05 John Clees - Purple album art John Clees John Clees - Purple(File, MP3, 320) Redsoul Records RRDR : 05 US 2007
RRDR : 06 John Clees - Live Pa - Telepathic Energy album art John Clees Telepathic Energy - Live PA - Log @ Arma17 : Moscow John Clees - Live Pa - Telepathic Energy(File, MP3, 320) Redsoul Records RRDR : 06 US 2008
RRDR : 08 John Clees - Telegraph album art John Clees John Clees - Telegraph(File, MP3, 320) Redsoul Records RRDR : 08 US 2010
RRDR : 09 John Clees - Orange album art John Clees John Clees - Orange(File, MP3, 320) Redsoul Records RRDR : 09 US 2011
RRDR : 10 John Clees - Red album art John Clees John Clees - Red(File, MP3, 320) Redsoul Records RRDR : 10 US 2012
01 John Clees - ( To The Light )  album art Sonja Moonear Sonja Moonear - ( To The Light ) (File, MP3, Mixed) Mnml.nl 01 Netherlands 2014
02 John Clees - ( Cognitive Dissonance ) album art Jay Bliss Jay Bliss - ( Cognitive Dissonance )(File, MP3, Mixed) Mnml.nl 02 Netherlands 2015

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