John Barera On The Record with Teshno


Mmmmaven’s own John Barera sat down with Teshno recently for their “on the record” interview series. On top of calling him “undoubtedly one of the breakout house producers of the last year,” they give a nice list of records to check out from a great DJ, we also got some fun little insights about what Barera is into.

For one thing we now know that it’s been a goal of his for a long time to see Stevie Wonder, he just hopes he plays ‘Too High’. We also learned that he loves to play along to Prince records in the studio, and that Prince is one of his go to artists to get an otherwise motionless dance floor moving. Barera also mentions D’angelo, Sly and the Family Stone, and KRS-One:

the first record i can remember buying was krs-one’s ‘return of the boom bap’. as a kid i listened to my dad’s records and i had a few cds, but when i decided to start my own record collection i bought this one in brooklyn, on my first record shopping trip . it’s a great record, i used to love listening to records like this and ‘midnight marauders’ by a tribe called quest, and i still do.

Read the entire interview here.

Barera and Will Martin have an album coming out soon, called Graceless. The record is being released on Steffi’s label Dolly. Editor in chief of xlr8r Shawn Reynaldo, is very excited about the album coming out.

Here is a collaboration that John did with Will Martin called Yen. A shadowy track that peaks with liquid smooth synths and grooves. Throw this on and take a ride.

John is also playing Make it New on Thursday October 9th as part of our 10 year anniversary. He’ll be doing a b2b set with Coralcola which will be followed up by Roman Flugel and South London Ordnance. Don’t miss out on all this sweet music happening on just one night! For more information on the show check out the Facebook event page.

PS: John’s new 2LP with DJ Will Martin can now be listened to at!

John Barera Heads West


John Barera, Make It New’s resident producer, DJ and label owner, is starting to make waves around the world, hitting the west coast at the end of next month. Resident Advisor has the rundown:

Oakland’s Shuffle Co-Op will host John Barera, Jason Kendig and new resident Max Gardner on October 25th.

Barera is ramping up for the release of Graceless, his full-length debut with regular collaborator Will Martin. His airy, jazz-inflected sound has earned him a growing fanbase. Steffi used Barera and Martin’s “Reality” on her Panorama Bar 05 mix and will issue the forthcoming long-player on her Dolly label.

You might remember Resident Advisor. The taste-making, internationally recognized magazine wrote an extensive, career-breaking profile of the producer earlier this year.

Happen to be out in the Bay Area? Pick up tickets to this Saturday night jam over at Resident Advisor here.

Doing anything tonight? John and Will will be celebrating their album release in advance of the amazing producer Martyn playing at Make It New at the Middlesex Lounge. See you there.


John Barera and Will Martin’s Debut Album Announced

John Barera and Will Martin just announced the forthcoming of their first full-length album, entitled Graceless. As stated in John’s recent artist feature on Resident Advisor, the LP will be released through Steffi‘s German-based label, Dolly.

John Barera Will Martin Graceless

The album is scheduled for release on October 6th of this year. Check out the track list here. And listen to the duo’s most recent release below. You’ll be glad you did.

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John Barera: one of FACT’s Artist to Watch

Fact Magazine wanted to inform its readers of the artists they need to know for the second half of 2014, and it just so happens that Mmmmaven’s own John Barera is among the chosen. Between his own record label, Supply, putting out major releases on vinyl and his collaborations with Will Martin; Barera is about to explode.

Make It NewBased out of Boston, Barera has been a friend of Mmmmaven for some time, as a current #makeitnew Resident, which he will be playing tonight. Make it New is also free, so there’s no reason to not hear the residents do their thing. John is working with Will Martin on an upcoming release for Steffi’s Dolly Imprint/label. In addition to his own productions, John keeps his ear pressed to the ground for the finest club tracks.

Click through to see who Fact Mag has put alongside John so you’re in the know. Once you’ve got a taste for his competition, check out John’s Soundcloud and his label Supply’s Soundcloud for a preview of their coming releases.