John produced trance under the JMD alias between 2003 and 2010. Combining melodic and tech trance sounds with a harder edge, the trademarks of the JMD sound are heavily phased synth pads and stabs and, more recently, rippling arpeggios and gated synths.
John worked on several JMD tracks in 2004, but during the year, the remixes gained a higher profile - with Time On Your Hands by Redmann, House Trancefusion by Risey both getting the JMD treatment. In 2005, the JMD sound started getting less commercial, becoming more minimal, pure synth driven trance. This was evident in JMD’s remake of Thirty One and new track Black Magic. This style continued into 2006, by which time JMD had added a more electro feel to the sound, seen on tracks such as Futuristic Sound. At the end of the year, a slightly slower, more tech-trance sound was used for JMD’s remixes of So Sublime and Another Boring Lunchtime, and in 2007 this sound was taken forward for JMD’s own productions Hold My Breath and Frontline.
In 2008, influenced by producers such as Armin Van Buuren, Above and Beyond, Marcel Woods and Tiesto, the JMD sound slowed down again slightly, and introduced a heavier bass driven feel to complement the melodic uplifting synth leads as evident in Polar. This style has continued into 2009 and 2010, with tracks such as Jetstream and JMD’s 2010 remix of On Target.
In 2011, John decided to retire the JMD name to focus on other projects. The last JMD outing was the 2011 remix of Redmann’s Force Of Nature, which was followed in 2012 by the release of Remix and Additional Production By JMD, a remastered compilation of 18 of JMD’s favourite remixes.
Albums by JMD
12 March 2012
18 track compilation
Latest JMD News
10th November 2013 The return of Blastculture
We’ve got two great new releases featuring Blastculture coming soon! Firstly, Blastculture himself presents two new minimal hard house tracks, this time pushing the tempo faster and harder than in his summer release Shinoda vs Akane. JMD is back too with a bonus remix for this release, which is due later in November, so watch this space! After this one, we’ve got Blastculture on the remix with his own take on the classic Psychadelik Pedestrian track Night Beach, adding his unique house grooves to the chilled pads and strings. Look out for this one in a couple of months’ time.
8th October 2013 New remixes of Zero Gravity
Our new release today features two brand new chillout remixes of Redmann’s Zero Gravity. Psychadelik Pedestrian’s remix features atmospheric pads and half-speed beats, while Redmann’s own remix keeps the original sounds and slows down the tempo, adding acoustic beats. The release also includes remastered versions of JMD’s trance remix and Redmann’s breakbeat mix. As usual, all of the remixes are released under a Creative Commons licence for you to download, share and use in your DJ mixes and video productions. Find more information and download links on our release page: http://www.toucanmusic.co.uk/releases/release.php?q=tou290
12th March 2012 Remastered JMD remix compilation!
JMD presents 18 of his favourite remixes from 2004 to 2012 in this collection of uplifting, melodic and hard trance music, new today. All the remixes have been completely remastered for 2012 to improve the sound quality, and are available to download here in DJ friendly, high quality MP3 format.
Releases by JMD
Polar / New Beginning Remixes
17 December 2010
2010 Remixes : Part 2
12 April 2010
11 December 2009
21 May 2008
20 February 2008
Hold My Breath
17 August 2007
24 May 2007
2 August 2006
12 May 2006
10 February 2006
8 March 2005
Remixes by JMD
Click the blue icon to download the remix, or the name of the remix to view further details.
Download “Mary Quant In Grey” by Blastculture [JMD remix] tou291
Download “Zero Gravity” by Redmann [JMD remix] tou290
Download “By The Water” by Space Invaderz v Psychadelik Pedestrian [JMD remix] tou281
Download “Force Of Nature” by Redmann [JMD remix] tou279
Download “Aquarius” by Phish Funk [JMD remix] tou273
Download “Excerpt From The Rift” by sea.envy [JMD remix] tou257
Download “Dawn Of Time” by sea.envy [JMD remix] tou257
Download “Tribal Echo” by Risey [JMD remake] tou255
Download “Prismattack” by Prism [JMD trance remix] thc013
Download “Turbulence” by Marc Burt [JMD remix] tou251
Download “Exodus” by Marc Burt [JMD remix] tou241
Download “Another Boring Lunchtime” by Psychadelik Pedestrian [JMD remix] tou229
Download “So Sublime” by Redmann [JMD remix] tou226
Download “Plastic Explosive” by Redmann [JMD remix] tou221
Download “Scorpion” by Redmann [JMD remix] tou214
Download “Stratosphere” by DJ Rise [JMD remix] tou213
Download “Voyage To Pluto” by Prism [JMD remix] tou210
Download “One Five Eight” by Psychadelik Pedestrian [JMD remix] tou208
Download “Thirty One” by JMD [JMD remake] tou201