JP Sykes

John-Paul was raised in West Yorkshire in the UK, and has been obsessed with dance music ever since hearing Sasha at Back to Basics in the early nineties. Labels such as Strictly Rythmn, Limbo and Guerilla shaped his teenage years, as did weekly trips to Rennaissance, Up yer Ronson and Cream to pay homage to his heroes - Sasha & John Digweed. John-Paul began djing in pubs in Yorkshire when he was just 16, but it wasn't until he moved to London that he found the scene he was looking for.

Running club nights soon followed, alonside long time collaborator Robin Arnold – including the legandary 'Biotech' parties on the south coast. Everything clicked into place with his Farringdon based night 'Futurism', located around the corner to Fabric. The essence of the night was to push dj's that were thought to represent the future of progressive house, and John-Paul djed alongside exceptional talents such as Steve Gerrard, Nigel Marcussen and Matt Simpson.

In 2005 John-Paul moved to the USA, and quickly found like minded dj's such as Jeffrey Collins and Quantum, and immediately gained a monthly residency in Columbus, Ohio.

John-Paul has since returned to the UK, and has since secured a residency on Saturo Sounds Radio. He runs a monthly show called 'Conversations', where the idea behind the show is to ask one of his favourite DJ’s to do a guest mix, which he uses as inspiration for his set. Its following has gone from strength to strength, with fantastic mixes from the likes of Ian Dillon, Kiz Pattison, Samuel Lamont, Nick Craddock and many more up & coming DJ's.

Always passionate about pushing the deep and dark, intelligent sounds represented in his mix, John-Paul continues to move with the scene, but never deviates from the progressive sound that first moved him over 25 years ago.