Introducing Tuesday resident and creative force the behind the legendary Primate Recordings…John Warwick

John Warwick has been an integral part of the international dance scene for the best part of 30 years, not only as a DJ/producer, but also as a promoter, distributor, artist management and probably best known as the musical & creative force behind the legendary Primate Recordings, Primevil Recordings and the now defunct ‘Prime Distribution’.

As well as promoting various events in London over the years, John was promoter and resident of the monthly Manchester based electronic night, ‘Intergalactic Funk (I-Funk) for 2 years, and has regularly played at venues around the globe, mostly promoting his legendary ‘Primate Recordings’, thru exclusive promotional events, showcasing both his own DJ’ing talents and those of the world renowned artists featured on the label. As well as entertaining clubs throughout the UK, John has also thrilled clubbers in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, USA, Brazil, Israel, Canada & Hong Kong. John has recorded and remixed for various labels during this time (including having released two DJ mixed CD’s as Traxster, profiling Primate Recordings, and one under his Melrob guise).

2007 saw John release tracks under his own name for the first time, with ‘AFTER DARK E.P’ (PRIMATE099), a track on the PRIMATE100 compilation, plus tracks on both PRIMATE ENDANGERED SPECIES (APE020, VARIOUS ARTISTS – FUNKY MONKEYS VOL 5), plus OMEGA AUDIO013 (VARIOUS ARTISTS).Variously, he has also recorded as Vadok, Melrob, Traxster,
J-Dubya, Vendicatore, BR5 Project and Experimentation, across such labels as Primate Recordings, Primevil Recordings, Vadok, Pro-Active Music, Endangered Species, EDR Records, Sub-Rosa, and XVX Recordings.

2015 has seen the re-launch of both of his high profile techno labels, Primate Recordings & Primevil Recordings, after an absence of 7 years, and his venturing out performing as a DJ once more. He has also produced his first new music in 7 years, with both original productions & remixes coming out on his own Primate Recordings, Backspin Records from France, MER Records from Austria, the secretive AGTM from the UK, and most recently UKR from the U.S.A and Filth Infatuated Digital.
There is a 4-weekly Primate Recordings pod-cast entitled ‘PRIMAL RHYTHMS’, broadcast exclusively by that has been launched, which is hosted by John, which has also featured guest DJ mixes from artists and close supporters of both Primate & Primevil, and he has also provided guest mixes for a variety of other radio stations and pod-casts from around the globe.

Expect to see more productions and remixes from John, and selective DJ’ing gigs, in the coming months.

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You can catch John every 4th Tuesday on Fnoob Techno with Primate Recordings presents Primal Rhythms!!