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John Course

A leading DJ and figure in Australian dance music John first rose to prominence when he won the DMC Mixing Competition in Victoria in 1988 (which he again won in 1989). Since that time John has remained at the top of his game.

  • Entertainment:
    DJ, Headline DJs, Vinyl Djs
  • City:
    Melbourne

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Biography

A leading DJ and figure in Australian dance music John first rose to prominence when he won the DMC Mixing Competition in Victoria in 1988 (which he again won in 1989). Since that time John has remained at the top of his game.

His mixing, scratching and tricks from the early days are still prominent in his sets today, utilising CDJ 1000’s, decks, FX and accapellas in the mix of his up, funky, club sounds. Vicious, the record label that John co-owns, was established in 1990 and has also been at the forefront of the Australian Dance scene since its inception.

On a production front John was one quarter of the team behind Blackout, who’s ‘Gotta Have Hope’ single was a worldwide club hit back in 1998.

With DJ Andy Van the two have lent their remixing talents to a host of Australian and international artists including remixes for Defected UK & Todd Terry’s Sound Design label, not to mention artists such as Madison Avenue. It was Andy Van’s Madison Avenue success which took Andy around the world performing and DJing, at which time John became the Managing Director at Vicious (the label they own with Colin Daniels). As well as concentrating on the business side of music John continued to build his DJing throughout Australia, beginning a residency at One Love Melbourne back in 2001 and playing regularly outside of his home state of Victoria.

At the last Australian Dance Music Awards John was voted by the public as Victoria’s Best DJ and Vicious won the Best Label award, following up with the number 14 position in 2004’s “In The Mix” top 100 Australian DJ’s pole. In 2005 John was again voted for in this poll, jumping 14 spots to be voted Victorias number one. John has also mixed a host of compilations since 2002 including “A Night Out with John Course and Andy Van”, “A Night Out with Vicious Grooves”, One Love Volume 1, the Ministry Sessions Vol 1, and numerous other Ministry of sound cuts.
Based in Melbourne, available everywhere.

 

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