Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson

BandEDM

Funky, crowd-rockin', bangin', progressive, disco, tribal, house and breakbeat madness.

Biography

Justin Johnson
KingSize USA, Cable Recordings
Barely Legal Records, Southern Vice Recordings

Known as "The Pride of King-Size", DJ/ Producer Justin Johnson has been rocking the dance floors of North America for over 20 years. Justin originally began DJing back in '85 on his high school radio station. After gaining notoriety for his �Full Moon Parties�, he packed his bags and moved to NYC in �94. Upon landing in the Big Apple, Justin began working at the world famous Satellite Records and quickly became a main buyer and the stock manager for all 3 stores (Boston, NYC, Atlanta). After years of consistently rocking clubs and raves of the North East, Justin earned the nickname "NYC�s King of the Breaks". An appearance at a massive NYC festival (5th Element) was so impressive that it even caught the ears of The New York Times music section.

The summer of 2003 saw Justin touring around the country on the Area:2 Festival Tour, which featured Moby, David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, John Digweed, Carl Cox, DJ Dan, Tiesto, and Dieselboy. Justin relocated to Sunny Miami Beach, Florida where he became a resident DJ at many of South Beach�s coveted nightclubs.

Justin's mix of tribal house, funky house, and funky break-beats has made him a favorite at countless raves, clubs, and special events. His influences come from all aspects of music, and he always brings the funk with him. His mix tape and CD series has been applauded for his flawless mixing skills, unique record selection, and excellent programming. Justin's production skills only add to his talent arsenal. He has received great reviews on tracks like '97's "Laser Blast", '98's "Cranberry Breaks", '99's "Supernatural"(w John Selway), all on Don't Panic Records.

Next came the overwhelming success of Justin�s own break beat label, Barely Legal Records, featuring raw break beat tracks like "All the Ho's" & "Hot Butta" by King-Size USA founder Scotty Marz. These vinyl releases found their way into onto the charts in top dance mags around the world as well as licensing to Ministry of Sounds �Breaks Volume 003� Mixed by Kid Kenobi, as well as use on television & soundtracks.

Never satisfied, Justin has started two house labels called Cable Recordings with fellow former buyer/ manager at Satellite and best friend DJ 3PO, as well as the latest venture called Southern Vice Recordings all under his Hustlin� Records Group. The first release on Cable, Secret Society�s 'Stolen', caught massive worldwide attention from DJ�s such as Danny Tenaglia, Breeder, Quivver, Hybrid, DJ Dan, Satoshi Tomiie, John Creamer, Danny Howells, Taylor, John Digweed, Anthony Pappa, & Seb Fontaine, just to name a few. �Stolen� was also featured on Taylor�s �Synaestasia� mix CD on Ultra Records, as well as Dave Aude�s �Nocturnal Wonderland� mix CD on Moonshine Records. The track was also featured in Showtime TV�s �Queer As Folk� series. Furthermore, DJ-Sets.com (Germany) picked up the track for European release and gave it new life once again leading to more acclaim as well as yet another licensing to Slam's Mix CD on the Fabric Records label.

Justin�s follow up single �Psychological Warfare� as Secret Society features a remix by Stephane K (John Creamer�s partner) was released by Ultra Records' "You" label to massive international appeal as well as licensing to Rui Da Silva's �Miami� Travellers series mix CD.

Justin has most recently taken his labels into the digital age by re releasing the Barely Legal and Cable Recordings catalog through top online retailers like Beatport and itunes, and is preparing to release new offerings on Southern Vice.
Meanwhile, Justin continues to amaze the crowds with his live skills and please listeners alike with his new and original efforts.

There are thousands of DJ's across the globe, but few can compare to the natural talent, experience, and technical skills of DJ/Producer Justin Johnson.

Mixset: http://www.musicv2.com/artist/justinjohnson

For More Info Contact:
Matt Hanrahan
KingSize USA, Inc.
626.221.6514
matt@kingsize-usa.com
www.kingsize-usa.com

Discography

Zito & Switek AKA Justin Johnson & Jim Docktor "In tha night" (Cable) 2007
Justin Johnson "Hot metal" (Southern Vice) 2006
Justin Johnson & Johnny Dangerously "Babylon" (Barely Legal) 2006
Justin Johnson & 3PO "NY Stories" (Cable) 2006
Zito & Switek AKA Justin Johnson & Jim Docktor "Stay with you" (Cable) 2006
Secret Society AKA Justin Johnson & 3PO "Psychological Warfare" (YOU) 2003
Nigel Richards "Summer in NY - Justin Johnson & 3PO remix" (Red Menace) 2002
Secret Society AKA Justin Johnson & 3PO "Stolen" (Cable) 2001
Justin Johnson & Selway "Supernatural" (Don't Panic) 1999
Justin Johnson & KMH "Dai-Lo" (Barely Legal) 1999
Justin Johnson "Cranberry Breaks" (Don't Panic) 1998
Justin Johnson "Lazer Blast" (Don't Panic) 1997

Mixsets: http://www.musicv2.com/artist/justinjohnson

Set List

Mixsets: http://www.musicv2.com/artist/justinjohnson