RotPG – Johnny V 10/19/2012

John V or Johnny Vo is the DJs DJ based in Orange County, CA yet played mainly in the Los Angeles arena since 1987. His music endeavor began in 1986 trying to mix tracks from a single tape player to a second tape player. After getting his first set of turntables, circa 1988, his dj talent began to expand from backyard events into warehouse parties, in which we all understood it at the time as the Los Angeles Underground Scene in the early 90s. One of his first memorable gigs was playing the opening set at the local LA high school dance alongside djs Sandra Collins and Taylor. This gig landed his musical dj career into playing for Los Angeles based radio station, Renegade Radio then off to Groove Radio.

In the early 90s, John V continued his passion for progressive dance music which lead him to play at some of LA’s most memorable events, such as, Narnia, Nocturnal Wonderland, Techno Flight . . . Although John V never had an LA residency at the local clubs, he has played the vast majority of them, including, the Palace aka Avalon, Vanguard, the Key Club, the Roxy, Grand Avenue aka the Shark Club and the Mayan to just name a few. In addition, John V has displayed his musical talents for the masses in the arenas, such as, the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Anaheim Convention Center and the Long Beach Convention Center for various one offs.

While his love for progressive dance music expanded, John V ventured off the underground scene and attempted to play mainstream radio for Power 106FM under the musical talent of Richard Vission for his Powertools radio show. After winning the Powertools dj contest in circa 94, John V focused primarily on creating and exploring into his dj sets to take his crowd on a musical journey. His progressive house style was uplifting, which led to the harder sounds of progressive trance. At the time, most djs were playing the typical mainstream radio house genre while John V had his eye on the musical talents of Sasha and John Digweed since circa 94.

Since then, John V has controlled the dancefloor alongside talents, such as, Sandra Collins, Taylor, David Alvarado, Doc Martin, Christopher Lawrence, Majic Juan Atkins, Superstar DJ Keoki, Dj Dan, Simply Jeff . . .

In the mid 90s, after playing alongside great musical talents, John V began to focus more onto his professional career as a firefighter. This drastic career change from playing some of LA’s best clubs to now helping the sick and injured was a life changing event. Today, John V’s focus is on his professional career and family, yet he has never let go of his love and passion for the progressive dance music scene. His dj sets will sure throw you on a musical journey from start to finish with his melodic rich sounds of what he calls “adult” style house, sexy driving beats, piano synths which tells a story embodied by musical influences of Sasha, John Digweed, Guy J, Nick Muir, Henry Saiz and Marc Marzenit. Let the journey begin and “enyoy the ride . . . “

Playlist:

HEAVEN (KING UNIQUE REMIX) – UNKLE
FLUTES (SASHA REMIX) – HOT CHIP
FUTURE PERFECT (HENERY SAIZ REMIX) – WAY OUT WEST
MOON PRISM – MAT PLAYFORD
INSOMNIA (AME REMIX) – RODAMAAL, CLAUDIO FRANCO
GET IT ON – MERCY HUMP, THOMAS GANDEY
TELEPORT (KING UNIQUE REMIX) – HERNAN CANTENEO, SOUNDEXILE
TRUST – JOHN DIGWEED, DOSEM
WEST SIDE (CHRISTIAN SMITH & WEHBBA REMIX) – BUSHWACKA, JUST BE
PIKNIC BUGZ (GONE WILD REMIX) – SOLIQUID
FLY (HYBRID SOUNDSYSTEM REMIX) – GUY J, MIRIAM VEGA
THE MURF (JOHN DIGWEED & NICK MUIR REMIX) – RENDEZVOUS
FUNKTRIBE (DUB) – QUIVVER
INTO THE SUMMER (NICK MUIR REMIX) – RAXON, NICK MUIR
MEMORIES OF THE MOMENT (JOHN DIGWEED & NICK MUIR REMIX) – PSYATRON
PERSISTENCE – KEVINYOST
POLYMORPH – SPOOKY

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About Riders of the Plastic Groove

With well over 20 years of DJ'ing experience, Dennis Simms has held residencies at famous clubs like Metropolis (Irvine, CA) C2K at The Venetian (Las Vegas, NV) and The Shark Club (Costa Mesa, CA). Dennis Simms has performed with world class talent such as Junior Vasquez, Taylor, Danny Tanaglia, Frankie Bones, Sandra Collins, Crystal Method, David Alvarado and DJ Pierre just to name a few. While at C2K, he has opened for Snoop Dogg, Digital Underground, Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh. Dennis was also a part of the So-Cal rave scene back in the 90’s while working with master of underground sound systems known as "Shredder" (aka Atlas Sound). Dennis Simms currently operates a long-standing radio show called "Riders of the Plastic Groove" (RotPG) that is dedicated in delivering the best in electronic music from all over the globe featuring world class DJ's oftentimes performing live sets on the weekly broadcast. The show airs every Friday night from 8pm - 10pm (PST) and broadcasts live and direct from the University of California (Irvine, CA) at KUCI 88.9fm and also streaming worldwide at www.kuci.org. You can also find KUCI streaming on iTunes under Public Radio / KUCI. RotPG, Orange County’s top rated electronic dance music show, features many styles of music such as breaks, house, electro, progressive, minimal, tech house, techno, trance and drum & bass. RotPG regularly hosts world class DJ's and producers such as Sasha, John Digweed, Paul Van Dyk, Taylor, Christopher Lawrence, Juan Atkins, Skylab 2000, Bassland, Electric Skychurch, Omar Santana, Scott Bradford (Lexicon Avenue), Tom Stephan, Fred De Neef, David Alvarado, Rachael Starr, Simply Jeff and Faust & Shortee just to name a few. To hear the finest in electronica from all spectrums of sound, tune in every Friday night to KUCI 88.9fm from 8pm to 10pm.

Posted on October 17, 2012, in DJ Mix, Music, Radio Play and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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