John Howard

Real Name:
John Howard
Note: For The Australian Voice Actor, Goto John Howard (12)

Singles & EPs

KGST-001 John Howard - Shack Traxx album art David Coleman / John Howard / Sen-Sei* David Coleman / John Howard / Sen-Sei* - Shack Traxx(12") Kinetic Grooves KGST-001 US 2000 Sell This Version
IMX007 John Howard - The Arena Breaks EP album art John Howard The Arena Breaks EP(12", EP) IMIX IMX007 US 2001 Sell This Version
008 John Howard - The Arena Breaks EP album art John Howard The Arena Breaks EP(12", EP, TP) IMIX 008 US 2001 Sell This Version
C&S 002 John Howard - Shunshine EP album art John Howard Shunshine EP(12", EP) Crack&Speed C&S 002 France 2002 Sell This Version
IMX012 John Howard - Sciabolic album art John Howard Sciabolic(12") IMIX IMX012 US 2002 Sell This Version
John Howard - Mission Street Symphony album art John Howard & Brendan McCarthy* John Howard & Brendan McCarthy* - Mission Street Symphony Leaf Recordings Canada 2003 Sell This Version
04 John Howard - Split Tape album art Suppressant, John Howard Suppressant, John Howard - Split Tape(30xCass, EP) Nosebleed Records / Consume Records 04 Australia 2018 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none John Howard - Live On Haight album art John Howard Live On Haight(CD, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label (John Howard Self-released) none US 1997 Sell This Version
OM040 John Howard - San Francisco Sessions Vol.2 album art DJ John Howard* San Francisco Sessions Vol.2(CD, Mixed) OM Records OM040 US 2000 Sell This Version


SLR-003 John Howard & Pete Sung / Mr. Negative John Howard & Pete Sung / Mr. Negative - Find & Lose The Groove(2xFile, MP3) Seven Limited Records SLR-003 US 2006


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August 6, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
John Howard is simply put one of the best and most unique San Francisco has ever seen, and that's saying something given the rich musical history and diversity of talent that has flowed through there. I began listening in 1994 to his mixtapes and soon caught him at any parties in Santa Cruz and SF. I instantly new he was on another tip. As with most talented DJs, he not only is adept at mixing but is especially good at selecting and set narration which is all too often absent. He bred his own distinct style of sound much like any auteur does, so it's not hard to recognize his style...a fusion of jazzy breaks, uptempo vocal breakbeat, tribal funk, chicago house, acid house, and what I especially liked was that he wasn't afraid to put on the odd electro or trip-hop interlude and these added a ton of character (see: John Howard Sound Experience Mixtape). Due to having fallen for one of these records after years I tracked down the artist after John helped me identify it and it led to a good number of friendships and DJ career of my own. The influence can't be underestimated. Overall his style is upbeat and optimistic, jazzy and free spirited, loose and uplifting. Most of my learning came from studying his tapes and style of mixing/selection. In addition he did a fair amount of production as you can see above, many tunes of which I have yet to hear. Spacewalk, a release on OM was stellar so I much look forward to getting these records. All hail! Many SF DJs come and go but not many leave a mark like he did. -doppler

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