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In the beginning there was groove and rhythm, and they were the inspiration for John Lemon.The tracks Lemon today lays down on the turntables, in his role as a DJ, remixer and producer,are the result of a long voyage of exploration through the many facets of the groove.Born in Darmstadt near Frankfurt in 1980, Lemon was first drawn to metal in his formative years.Frankfurt’s legendary Batschkapp Club and the Music Hall acted as his living room, and in his studio he would practice and play the bass with his band.After passing his foundation course in analogue grooves and beats, he entered the college of beatnology,starting off by winding his way into the wonderfully mad and labyrinthine world of drum’n’bass.Less than half a decade after the raveolution took Germany by storm, John Lemon discovered house & techno in 1996. After starting out as a punter frequenting the various temples of techno – including legendary clubs like Omen, Dorian Gray, Palazzo, Stammheim etc. – he quickly figured out that he wanted to change sides and make a proper contribution to this pulsating new music scene.In 2000, his name made it onto guest lists both as a DJ and mover.His musical and technical inspiration from back in the day reads like an encyclopedia of electronica:Cari Lekebusch, Marco Carola, Adam Beyer and many more. The line-ups for the events he promoted together with friends in the Rhein - Main region were true eyecatchers. Guests included top names like The Advent and Markus Fix and several other luminaries.No wonder Frankfurt’s U-Bar at U60311, Hotel Digital and other hotspots in the regionwanted his name on their flyers so badly.After a short break from the scene, John Lemon returned in 2011 with a ton of new inspiration in his recordcase and sampler database.The young upstart had obviously invested his time wisely. At his first guest gig in Darmstadt’s legendary Ponyhof he was whisked off the spot and asked to fillthe resident DJ slot, and he hasn’t looked back since.The Rhein-Main region had a new local hero and fêted his return with bookings in clubs like Level 6,Tanzhaus West, D3 am Main, various off-location parties in Darmstadt and all over the region. Beyond that, he is regularly to be seen and heard all over the country, for example at Kowalski/Stuttgart orin Pforzheim’s Ozon club.And in winter/spring 2013/14 he will be going even further afield with his name on the roster in some ofBerlin’s leading clubs.On top of that, working with Basti Grub at the Ponyhof "Privataudienz" parties sparked off a friendship thathas had a decisive influence on John Lemon’s output today. With gigs alongside major names likeTiefschwarz, Andre Galuzzi, Joel Mull, George Morel, Guido Schneider, Cristian Burkhardt and many others itdidn’t take long for the name John Lemon to gain both national and international acclaim on the circuit.John Lemon’s current creative phase is defined by his work with samplers and other gadgetry.Following a remix for his buddy Basti Grub on the Primavera Remix Compilation (released in May 2013),with the likes of Martin Buttrich and Butch also adding their versions of tunes, John Lemon released his first very own EP in September, called “Marado”, on the Global Echoes imprint.This is only the beginning.

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