NIRLP 02 John B - Visions album art John B Visions (Album) New Identity Recordings NIRLP 02 UK 1998 Sell This Version
BETA CD 01 John B - Catalyst (Drum & Bass) album art John B Catalyst (Drum & Bass) (Album) Beta Recordings BETA CD 01 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BETA CD 02 John B - Redox (Catalyst - Reprocessed) album art John B Redox (Catalyst - Reprocessed) (Album) Beta Recordings, Beta Recordings BETA CD 02 UK 2000 Sell This Version
BETA LP 03 John B - Future Reference album art John B Future Reference (Album) Beta Recordings BETA LP 03 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BETACD05 John B - In:Transit album art John B In:Transit (Album) Beta Recordings BETACD05 UK 2004 Sell This Version
BETACD07 John B - Light Speed album art John B Light Speed (Album) Beta Recordings BETACD07 UK 2012 Sell This Version

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GREEN 001 John B - Green album art John B, Mental Power John B, Mental Power - Green Formation Colours Series GREEN 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
NIR 003 John B - Fermats Theorem / Sight Beyond album art John B Fermats Theorem / Sight Beyond New Identity Recordings NIR 003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none John B / Future Forces Inc John B / Future Forces Inc - Untitled / Cold Fusion(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
none John B / Mental Power John B / Mental Power - E.C.G. (Electrocardiogram) / Twister (Unreleased Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
none John B - ECG (Electrocardiogram) / Analysis album art John B / Dom & Roland John B / Dom & Roland - ECG (Electrocardiogram) / Analysis(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
NIR 005 John B - Sight Beyond (Remix) / Jazz Sessions (Remix) album art John B Sight Beyond (Remix) / Jazz Sessions (Remix) New Identity Recordings NIR 005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NIR 005 John B - Visions (Album Sampler 1) album art John B Visions (Album Sampler 1) New Identity Recordings NIR 005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NIR05R, NIR 05R John B - Visions (Album Sampler 2) album art John B Visions (Album Sampler 2)(12", Ltd, Promo, Smplr) New Identity Recordings, New Identity Recordings NIR05R, NIR 05R UK 1997 Sell This Version
NIR12005 John B Visions LP Sampler 3(12", Smplr) New Identity Recordings NIR12005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
COU 003 John B - U.S.A. album art John B U.S.A.(12") Formation Countries Series COU 003 UK 1997 Sell This Version
FORM 12072 John B - Slamfunk / Undertow album art John B Slamfunk / Undertow(12") Formation Records FORM 12072 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none John B ECG (Electrocardiogram) / Heat Seeker(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
FORM12079 John B - Pressure / Travelogue (Remix) album art John B Pressure / Travelogue (Remix) Formation Records FORM12079 UK 1998 Sell This Version
COUN008 John B - Mexico album art John B Mexico Formation Countries Series COUN008 UK 1998 Sell This Version
HBI04 John B - Hi Band / Crystal Wind album art Vortex (15) Feat John B Vortex (15) Feat John B - Hi Band / Crystal Wind Hard Beats Inc. HBI04 UK 1998 Sell This Version
COU 005 John B - Brazil album art John B Brazil Formation Countries Series COU 005 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SM-9075-0 John B - Visions EP album art John B (UK)* Visions EP(12", EP, Whi) Sm:)e Communications SM-9075-0 US 1998 Sell This Version
none John B - High Priestess / Brazil album art Karma, John B Karma, John B - High Priestess / Brazil(Acetate, 12") Talkin' Loud none UK 1998 Sell This Version
BETA 002 John B - 'Catalyst' Album Sampler #1 album art John B 'Catalyst' Album Sampler #1 Beta Recordings BETA 002 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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April 22, 2020
One of the best, the stuff legends are made of.


October 29, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
While over the years my taste became refined and many artists' dedicated folders located in /d&b/ subdirectory of my hard drive got erased for simple reason they failed to retain relistenability, John B is probably the only one whose folder hang on among those that comprised my first exposure to the genre. And if you're curious why, you need to put on When The Time Comes / Dancing In The Dark--arguably his best 3 tracks that somehow sound more impressive now than they did on release, the ones I'm willing to bet no one could ever guess were produced over a ten big ones ago. In my not so humble view he dropped the ball over the turn of a following decade, but listening to those 3 (and a few others e.g. Red Sky) that peaked so high not only within the scene at the time but also within his personal discography genuinely makes me believe he can pick it up any time he wants and cut out an EP that will make people lose their minds on the floor for years that would follow.


November 21, 2014
On forums in the mid 2000s, I was asked from time to time the best current D&B DJ/artist/producer and, although back then I listened to a lot of D&B and had many artists that I kept an eye on, or in this case an ear on, John B was my top D&B artist. His varied styles and just how--hard--his tracks could be just won me over.

It can be bewildering to some listeners of John B in his opposites of the wide range of styles he produces in ; if you'd asked one that only listened to his liquid funk tracks that he makes dark & hard music, they simply wouldn't believe it, and the other way around, if you'd tell a hard-stepper that he makes tracks that evokes Disco music, they'd thought you were making a joke.

But above all, at the time he released tracks, he set himself apart from many current producers. One can deduce that John B has a vast EDM knowledge, has great research skills, or has a talent for innovation.


January 24, 2014
future music from back in the day!


January 2, 2009
John B. My thoughts: he's a musical genius. In my un-biased opinion, one of the truly underrated artists of the genre, if you can even pigeonhole him into drum and bass anymore. He has contributed so much to the scene as a whole (the Visions and Catalyst albums come to mind) as well as produced some of the most memorable pieces of music in the genre ("Up All Night" anyone?).

I get it. I get why some people feel that John B has "lost it" in terms of his musical creativity. He doesn't produce every track with the hardcore genre-snob drum and bass head in mind. I used to think that was a problem. Not so much anymore. Maybe that is maturity, maybe that is a change in taste, not sure. However, I can definitely sit here and say that John B is FAR from uncreative. Maybe you're not into this "electrostep" sound that he pretty much materialized on his own, or maybe you don't fancy his vocal work (I don't really either), but one thing you cannot call this guy is uncreative. And he's a pretty damn good DJ too. Varied sets, plays more than just run-of-the-mill drum and bass the entire time. I don't really care how much hate I catch for saying it, John B is an awesome producer and if more people would break away from the formula, I think that could be a very healthy occurrence for the scene.


August 30, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
No doubt he is one of the most accomplished producers in the scene, however he appears to have lost his soul. Somewhere around 5 years ago he started actually believing people when they said how talented he was and stopped searching beyond himself for track inspiration. His work pinnacled in my opinion with his remix of 'thru the vibe' but its just been downhill from there.
Open your eyes John. Regain my respect and do what you are capable of.


November 29, 2002
one of the most varying producers, but also one of the best. John B's sound can range from hard, dark jungle to jungle-remixed salsa music, to chilling atmospheric drum and bass. all-round great stuff.

April 15, 2002
fantastic producer, amazing sounding records that swing from mellow to the hasrhest tech step
notable tracks are jazz session, sights beyond and fermats theorem though all the tracks that I have heard are brilliant (including those of the dissapointing colours 5x12" box).
old skool heads NEED to check out music takes you remix as it is how jungle should be

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