A professional DJ for over 20 years, John 00 Fleming is just through with his first studio album. In the short time since it’s release, Nine Lives has quickly garnered universal praise from critics and fans alike. Aiming to show clubbers a more “serious and soulful side of trance,” the Englishman graces us with far more. With tracks ranging from psytrance to breaks, John 00 Fleming’s unparalleled experience with diverse genres shines through. Fleming’s mature sound is outmatched only by its boldness.
Expect more bangers than fillers when it comes to the J00F experience, starting with my favorite track on the album, New Beginning. This hypnotic number really hit the spot for me with its industrial edginess and catchy kicks. Along with New Beginning, Sym*bol*ism is another dance floor killer that takes us back to Fleming’s psytrance roots. While the beginning of track is straight-up hard psytrance, I love the track’s transition into progressive five minutes in. Topping it off is uplifting vocal breaks track Bumble Lights featuring Joanna Swann. Once again, Fleming hits all the right notes with a moving atmospheric melody and an invigorating breakbeat bassline.