John Debo is a master manipulator of modular tech. Having purged himself of studio software to return to the open-ended creative freedom of his original analogue roots, the maverick DJ/Producer is surfing an inspired wave of modular experimentation, where the beauty of simplicity is everything. Where the creative process is stripped back to the essence of what true individuality means, where a single analogue instrument dictates a whole new workflow and a brand new spiralling web of creative possibilities.
New York born and Boston-bred, John Debo is undoubtedly a pioneer of underground dance music culture. His club nights at Venus De Milo, Axis & Avalon in Boston, carry legendary status, having laid a strong foundation for the now flourishing electronic music scene in the USA.
Whether on the decks, in the studio or (in recent years) sharing his knowledge as a Sequencing Technology instructor at the prestigious Full Sail University (a post he only recently reluctantly relinquished), music is always at the forefront. With releases on Bedrock, Selador, Fade, Sound Avenue, Stripped, We Are Here Music and his own long-running Mindwarp imprint, as perfect examples, Debo has shown no signs of slowing the pace anytime soon.
Debo’s artistic adventures through 2017 continued on an evolving, exciting trajectory. Besides his exceptional ‘Ode To Jack’ / ‘Shifty’ (ATL002) release on BOg’s newly launched Atlant Recordings, he created two equally beguiling remixes for 3LIAS and Ali Ajami’s ‘Audio Culture’ on his own Mindwarp label, and a stunning interpretation of Luca Doobie’s ‘The Pale King’ on Tulipa Recordings. Further continuing his exploration of modular shaped Techno, he also delivered a remix of ‘…MATH’ (KBA018) for Fhloston Paradigm, the stargazing alter ego of veteran Philly electronic artist King Britt.
With numerous new studio projects waiting in the wings and set to be revealed, an inspired and exceptionally creative John Debo will be one to watch throughout 2018.