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John-Paul was raised in West Yorkshire in the UK, and has been obsessed with dance music ever since a friend convinced him to change his hip hop alliances and come with him to hear a certain dj called Sasha at Back to Basics in the early nineties. From that point on the N.W.A tapes went to the back of the cupboard, and replaced by racks of early progressive house vinyl. Labels such as Strictly Rythmn, Limbo and Guerilla shaped his teenage years, as did weekly trips to Rennaissance, Up yer Ronson and Cream to pay homage to his heroes - Sasha & John Digweed. John-Paul began djing in pubs in Yorkshire when he was just 16. Trying to push tracks such as 'Embracing the Future' when northern drunkards ask for "Some rave choons" was difficult going! It wasnt until he moved to London that he found the scene he was looking for.

Running club nights soon followed, alonside long time collaborator Robin Arnold - including the legandary 'Biotech' parties on the south coast. Everything clicked into place with his Farringdon based night 'Futurism', located around the corner to Fabric. The essence of the night was to push dj's that were thought to represent the future of progressive house, and John-Paul djed alongside exceptional talents such as Steve Gerrard, Nigel Marcussen and Matt Simpson.

In 2005 John-Paul moved to the USA, and quickly found like minded dj's such as Jeffrey Collins and Quantum, and immediately gained a monthly residency in Columbus, Ohio. John-Paul has since returned to the UK, and is available for weddings and bar mitzvah's!

Always passionate about pushing the deep and dark, intelligent sounds represented in his mix, John-Paul continues to move with the scene, but never deviates from the progressive sound that first moved him over 10 years ago.

*Visit http://johnpaulsykes.wordpress.com/mixes/ for more mixes!

JP SYKES   john-paul sykes, billericay, Britain (UK)

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    "The Deep" by JP Sykes at 19.49
    on May 12, 2014 11:22

    @Will Gibbs: Cheers Will – hope it helps to get you through it!

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    "The Deep" by JP Sykes at 7.05
    on May 09, 2014 12:23

    @eddyb: it is indeed - lush tune

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    "The Deep" by JP Sykes at 42.56
    on May 04, 2014 22:06

    harmonious soundscapes!

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    "The Deep" by JP Sykes at 41.15
    on May 04, 2014 22:03
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    "The Deep" by JP Sykes at 1.25.23
    on May 04, 2014 19:02

    @simeons79: good stuff, many thanks mate – seemed to fit the sunny bank holiday vibe! :)

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    Spring 2014 Mix JP Sykes at 19.07
    on March 13, 2014 14:17

    @simeons79: thank you mate, much appreciated

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    "FASCINATING RHYTHMS" by JP SYKES at 44.17
    on January 19, 2014 16:08
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    Ghost in the machine at 0.34
    on January 11, 2014 00:11

    Very smooth mate, good work!

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    "FuturePast" – NYE 2013 mix by JP Sykes at 1.20.47
    on January 06, 2014 23:00

    @simeons79: Cheers mate! Yes, ame is on fire at the moment, and I agree the YAP remix is one of my favourite tracks ever!

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    "FuturePast" – NYE 2013 mix by JP Sykes at 1.24.16
    on January 01, 2014 20:53

    @Erik Bruce: cheers mate, glad you enjoyed it!

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    "Indian Summer – Best of Summer 2013" mixed by ... at 3.16
    on December 31, 2013 09:23

    @Eulerosm: thanks mate, its a great track...

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    The Labyrinth #17 - Roots of "Reality" Part 1 - at 1.13.51
    on November 19, 2013 17:46

    amazing stuff henry. genius

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    The Labyrinth #17 - Roots of "Reality" Part 1 - at 27.55
    on November 19, 2013 17:45

    bloody genius henry. legend.

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    "Indian Summer – Best of Summer 2013" mixed by ... at 20.04
    on November 18, 2013 16:43

    @Treacle40: its a beautiful piece, guy gerber is on fire at the moment

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    "Indian Summer – Best of Summer 2013" mixed by ... at 54.46
    on November 18, 2013 16:40

    @dj-jamie-richardson: many thanks mate, much appreciated

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    'The P Word' March 2013 prog mix at 36.35
    on August 08, 2013 18:02

    thanks very much mate!

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    "Soundscape" by jp sykes at 1.29.53
    on June 26, 2013 13:21

    cheers mate, much appreciated

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    "Soundscape" by jp sykes at 1.37.32
    on June 25, 2013 09:49

    cheers mate - it was a real labour of love!

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    "FASCINATING RHYTHMS" by JP SYKES at 26.12
    on June 06, 2013 16:16

    @Wayne Little: agreed – my favourite anyway...

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    Sigur Ros - Saeglopur (Paolo Mojo Remix) at 3.34
    on June 06, 2013 16:14

    @Paolo Mojo: shame, its superb!

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    Sigur Ros - Saeglopur (Paolo Mojo Remix) at 3.34
    on June 06, 2013 13:34

    will this get a release at all Paolo?

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    "Epic" classics mix by JP Sykes at 1.39.59
    on May 27, 2013 19:04

    Cheers for all the comments people!

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    King Unique Broadcast 25 at 1.55.57
    on May 22, 2013 13:03

    outstanding set, top class yet again...

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    "RELENTLESS" – April '13 mix by J.P Sykes at 1.08.47
    on April 29, 2013 09:22

    @Erik Bruce: many thanks mate!

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    "FASCINATING RHYTHMS" by JP SYKES at 21.16
    on April 29, 2013 09:21
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    "FASCINATING RHYTHMS" by JP SYKES at 0.00
    on April 29, 2013 09:21

    @simeons79: cheers mate! :)

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    "FASCINATING RHYTHMS" by JP SYKES at 12.08
    on April 15, 2013 17:06
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    'The P Word' March 2013 prog mix at 21.31
    on April 11, 2013 11:49

    @Rob Munday: it is - the man like sasha does it again...

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    "Stardrive" mixed by J.P Sykes, March 2012 at 15.20
    on April 11, 2013 11:43

    @Rob Munday: certainly is – the legend Henry Saiz...

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    John Digweed - Live @ Feel (5th Birthday), Pres... at 0.19
    on April 08, 2013 20:28

    What a great night this was, john rocked it.

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    Quivver - The Question (Clip) at 1.50
    on March 11, 2013 13:47

    "cloak & dagger"

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    Best of 2012 part 2 – mixed by jp sykes at 1.32.07
    on March 04, 2013 09:44

    @Erik Bruce: much appreciated, many thanks.

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    Best of 2012 mixed by jp sykes at 1.11.30
    on March 04, 2013 09:44

    @Erik Bruce: cheers mate, glad you enjoyed it!

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    Best of 2012 mixed by jp sykes at 9.28
    on February 25, 2013 13:49

    @hodgy5: 'ello 'odgefather, how goes it? many thanks for the comment mate, glad you're enjoying it. the first tune is on there as a bit of a tribute to martin dawson, he'll be sadly missed... I have also done a part 2 to this mix, a bit more bangin' – check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/jp-sykes/best-of-2012-part-2-mixed-by

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    Best of 2012 part 2 – mixed by jp sykes at 0.00
    on February 19, 2013 09:30
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    Pete Lazonby - WaveSpeech (Descent Remix) at 5.24
    on January 09, 2013 11:11

    @Descent@: awesome, will get on it then!

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    Pete Lazonby - WaveSpeech (Descent Remix) at 5.24
    on December 31, 2012 20:38

    Very nice... When is this released?

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    nick craddock - process part 323
    on September 27, 2012 13:54

    nice one cradders, i'll have a bit of that...

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    "Stardrive" mixed by J.P Sykes, March 2012
    on July 09, 2012 11:46

    @Ryan Luciano: no worries, its a great track. It blew me away first time i heard it – northern exposure-esque!

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    "Stardrive" mixed by J.P Sykes, March 2012 at 39.44
    on May 09, 2012 12:56

    @baggers44: cheers mate, glad you like :)

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