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Tuff Questions is our series where we ask artists a series of incredibly difficult questions.

John B is one of the most distinctive artists in the drum & bass scene. He started producing electronic music at the age 14 and since then has been a vital figure in the emergence of many varients of DnB. He'll be bringing his expert knowledge of the drum & bass timeline to Ministry of Sound for a special 'history' set at Metalheadz on Saturday 22nd February.

He'll be joined by Goldie, Spectrasoul, Doc Scott, ANT TC1 and Loxy, among many more. But before that madness, John's agreed to step up to the toughest questions in dance music.


What was the first song/album you bought with your own money?

Jason Donovan – Ten Good Reasons


House or Techno?

Drum & Bass


What song would be your wrestling entrance theme?

Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"


If House is a spiritual thing, who is its prophet?

D&B is more meaningful to me than house – Goldie, Fabio & Grooverider, Randall are the prophets.


What was your first email address?

[email protected]



What would you say in your tinder bio?

I have to return some videotapes.


Best way to cure a hangover?

Don’t drink in the first place. There are no hangover cures.


Who’s the biggest party animal in dance music?

I don’t care – control & restraint deserves more respect.


You can only ever play one record again for the rest of your life - what is it?

Disintegration by The Cure


How do you describe your job to your grandmother?

She knew exactly what I did. But I tell annoying randoms when I’m out that I “travel a lot and work with computers”



What’s the most expensive thing you own?

My garden


What does your music smell like?

A freshly unboxed Mac Pro


You can only ever DJ B2B with one other person for the rest of your life, who is it?

My Wife (she doesn’t DJ or ever want to though hah).


If you had your own nightclub, what would you call it, and what’s the dress code?

The Server Room. Dresscode Star Trek TNG Cosplay only. No Mobile phones. No influencers.


Who is your celebrity crush?

Robert Smith


Is a hotdog a sandwich?

No, it’s a hotdog.


Teetotal or tearing it up?

Quit drinking over a year ago. Espresso-total.


Favourite production? (pick one) lazers, disco ball, strobe, Co2, LED screen, confetti, foam, nothing or other.



You can only wear one colour for the rest of your life, black is not an option, what colour do you choose?

Arctic Camo


Would you rather all your burps smell of eggs, or have a green cloud appear when you fart?



What’s your secret weapon to rescue a dancefloor?

Michael Sembello – "Maniac" (Pythius Remix)


You’re forming a cheesy pop group in the vein of 5ive, Steps, Spice Girls etc. You must all sing and do choreographed dance routines. Which other 3 DJs do you want in your band?

TC, AMC & Rene Levice – think they’d be up for the laugh. Alternatively, I’d force Dimension, Sub Focus & Metrik to do it just to see if they’d let loose.


6 = 2(x+2) what is x?



Why do lots of DJs wear masks? What’s the deal with that?

They’re smart.


If a pregnant woman swims underwater, is she a submarine?

Get me away from this lame afterparty conversation


Where is the strangest place you’ve DJed?

A waterpark in Moscow


Where’s the afters?

Don’t care, not going. Just been in a club all night – wtf is wrong with you lol


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Matthew Francey

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