Instant chart activity is normally reserved to the mass marketing machine of the majors. Continually bucking the trend is Australian indie electronic label Vicious Recordings. It really couldn’t be more fitting than label boss, and prominent Melbourne DJ identity John Course, delivering his very own hit to the already burgeoning stable of Top 10 anthems. Vicious have accrued an impressive line up No.1 and industry accolades over the years, enough to impress even the most ardent of underground clubber. This isn’t a position of chance, or mass promotion, yet a stern labour of love over many years, with a persistent drive to serve top quality music to the world.
Having been part of the house music since its emergence in Australia, John first came to prominence by winning the Victorian leg of the DMC turntablist competition… A feat he repeated two years in a row!!! Moving from turntablist roots, he embraced house music from the start & was listed in DJ Mag’s first ever Top 100 DJ’s list. He has gone on to start a successful label, produce original music, mix over a million CD’s for Ministry Of Sound, One Love & Vicious, have a national dance music radio show in Australia & most recently, hosting his own webcast during the Covid-19 isolation period…
Between all of the above, John also gets the urge to produce music, having been part of Blackout (who’s “Gottta Have Hope” was a huge club record globally in the late 90’s), as half of Electro Funk Lovers & with solo productions under his alias J.A.C. or simply as John Course where he first remixed for Defected Records on a remix of King Unique’s now classic “Love Is What You Need” with Andy Van way back in 2000. His most recent remixes have been Rave Radio’s “You’re Making Me High” and Sgt Slick’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”.
John’s latest production, a house music cover of Liberty X’s R&B hit “Just A Little”, takes his dance floor esthetic & mashes it with the hooks from this Liberty X classic. Rolling bass, crisp clean drums & a jacking groove combined with the sexy vocals brings this classic hit back to life with a fresh take. Add to the Original a more club focused Dub, not to mention cracking remixes bringing super sweet piano house vibes from Mind Electric and this is set to get many a dance floor working “Just A Little” once again!
John Course House Vibes Spotify Playlist here:
John Course Old School Classic Spotify Playlist here: