You've got to feel that song!
The biography of Spurious is where you can find how it all began…
The Early Years
Spurious (John) was born in The Netherlands with a big passion for music. At the age of 10 he was already sharing his favourite music with others. During his youth John listened to music almost 24 hours a day, even during school classes and when falling asleep. John got influenced by artists like: Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Dune, The Prodigy and Chicane.
The Actual Start
John started producing and mixing music around 1998. As a young boy driven by the passion for music and his environment he learned himself to use music to let his heart speak. There was no intention to become an artist. However, in 1999 John watched “Tiësto Live At Innercity” on VHS and since then he had the dream of becoming a Dj. He started to focus on DJ’ing and bought two turntables in Tiësto’s Magikal store. At the same time he continued to make music and became more serious with it. John his first released song was in 2007 on cd and vinyl. Music with enchanting melodies is what John has always felt connected to. It’s also the rule that he observes with his music: “You’ve got to feel that song!”.
In 2015 it was the first time that John used the alias of “Spurious” to release music. It was a solo album and he conquered the #1 position worldwide on Beatport with it. Multiple singles followed on Sunset Music (NL) and Bacci Bros Records (UK). The last one is known from artists such as: Hardage, Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson (Moving Too Fast) and Jocelyn Brown. In the end of 2016 John also started his podcast ‘Chill Out Now’. Each episode is a mix of tunes with enchanting melodies and can be described as Dreamy Deep House. The show is available for free on major platforms such as TuneIn Radio and Apple Podcasts, but can also be found on a lot of smaller platforms.
In 2017 John fell in love with ‘Don’t Let Me Down‘ from Hardage featuring Maxi Priest and had the opportunity to remix it. It was also the year in which John released the first two singles on his own recordlabel “Chill Out Now”.
On October 28 in 2019 a “Spurious Remix” of the classic track “Funksensation” by Bas Kunnen will be released on XCM Records. Besides that multiple singles including remixes are planned for release. You can find the complete discography of Spurious here. Be sure to find and follow “Spurious” on your favourite streaming app or store so you won’t miss any upcoming release and you can Chill Out, Now_