Having been part of house music since its emergence in Australia, John first came to prominence by winning the Victorian leg of the DMC turntable-ist competition…A feat he repeated two years in a row!!! Moving from those turntable roots, he embraced house music from the start, was listed in DJ Mag’s first ever Top 100 DJ’s list in 1993 and went on to start a successful label and produce original music… One of the founders of Vicious Recordings (Est. 1992), John is the GM of the label collective that first signed artists such as Madison Avenue, Rogue Traders, Peking Duk, Dirty South, Sgt Slick, a bunch of Avicii’s first ever recordings and many more tracks from DJ’s and producers from all over the world. Over 500 releases deep, Vicious continues to put out a stack of music, both on its original Vicious label, as well as imprints BeRich & Vicious Black. On a DJ front, there are over one million compilation sales that include a John Course mix CD in Australian music collections across Ministry of Sound, One Love and Vicious. His Novanation radio show aired nationally on the NOVA network for over 7 years and in March 2020 he started a webcast on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube playing classics and future anthems every Saturday night at 7pm (AEST), which has proved to be one of the most popular broadcasts by an Australian DJ during the Corona Virus lockdown. John’s musical taste is diverse, often dropping some wicked underground sounds at a dark little club or working his way through his extensive back catalogue of house and disco. Between all of the above, John also gets the urge to produce music from time to time, having been part of Blackout (who’s “Gottta Have Hope” was a huge club record globally), been one half of Electro Funk Lovers and done solo production 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” & Sgt Slick’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” with more new music is due in the second half of 2020. John’s technical skills are only surpassed by his experience in programming the right music for the crowd in front of him and his deep knowledge of dance music’s back catalogue… both significant, but sometimes forgotten qualities of a good DJ. It is these things that ensures he is still in demand as a DJ several decades after those two DMC titles.