John Johnson

John Johson was born in Yokosuka, Japan...Spent the majority of his life in and around Washington D.C. with short stints in Scotland and various areas of the U.S. East Coast. Semi-permanently based in D.C., he works at DJ HUT (D.C.'s Premier spot for DJ vinyl/accessories), and most Friday nights, can be found Dj'ing at Mie-n-Yu (in Georgetown), spinning jazz, downtempo, dub, house, Brazilian, African, brokenbeat, NuJazz, D&B, and soul.

 

Johnson started DJ'ing in 1990, and was Resident at Late Night Library in Tallahassee FL from 1995-1997 under the monikor "Slo-Glo". In 1999, he co-founded 'Groovedistrict', DC's original Brokenbeat/NuSounds crew. Groovedistrict (GD) hosted "Aromatic", DC's first weekly party dedicated to Brokenbeat, NuJazz, and HouseNotHouse, and "Trainspotting", a party of original & old tunes that had been widely sampled and/or covered.

 

Most famous was GD's "ABSTRACT MOTION" held at DC's CLUB FIVE with Residents Dan Soda (who started and named the night!), John Johnson, & Dj Julius. ABMOT's guest roster boasts, Jazzanova, Koop, Jaymz Nylon, Bugz in the Attic (Mark Force & Daz-I-kue), Kyoto Jazz Massive, Tim 'Love' Lee, Agent 99, Ian Frost, DeRigueur, DJ Dub 63, Lars 'LB' Behrenroth, Herbert, & Kevin Yost.....to name a few.

 

Currently, Johnson's main focus is on production and Friday nights at Mie N Yu.

 

Big, Big thanks and respect to all who've made and continue to make my life in music possible & worthwhile.

 

http://www.myspace.com/johnjohnsonjr

 

FEATURED TRACK

Johnson and Burns

D.C. Cab Ride

Musicians: Written, Produced and Arranged by John Johnson and Sam Burns;
Sam Burns: Vocals; John Johnson: Recording/Mixing/Edits

 

 

GIGS AND SHOWS

DJ JOHN JOHNSON

December 22 and 30 at MIE AND YU

With DJ JOHN JOHNSON

BRAZILIAN.-.LATIN.-.AFRICAN.-.WORLD GROOVES.-.JAZZ.-.HOUSE.-BROKEN-BEAT.

 

MIE N YU
3125 M Street, NW, Georgetown

Ph) 202-333-6122

VALID ID required, 21 & up