John Askew - Plush: The Best Press Release Ever

John Askew - Plush: The Best Press Release Ever

by DJ Ron Slomowicz
09.03.2014

John Askew - Plush - [PERFECTO FLUORO]

In the daily flood of press releases trumpeting massive bangers, superstar DJs on top of the DJ Mag list, and the next generation of young Dutch talent, there occasionally comes one that stands out from the crowd. 

While most of the time PR is done to improve the image and reach of an artist, the writer seemingly strives for the opposite for DJ/producer John Askew - calling him a "massive satchel" and a "hypocritical bell end" while using an unflattering quote saying "it sounds the same as all my other shit."
 
The track "Plush" is misnamed because even though the 140 bpm banging trance breaks down into a slow sexual break (à la Lil Louis "French Kiss"), it feels more dirty and primal than lush and opulent.  Aside from the moaning, the random xylophonic fills, banging beat fills, airy noises, and chanting contribute to the balearic, if not random, feel.  The contrast of hard and soft, not meant as a sexual pun, is quite striking and the sudden vibe change will catch dancers and listeners by surprise.  
 
"Plush" doesn't sound like anything else out there right now, so it does catch your attention- which I guess was the intention of the press release below. If there was ever a couple meant for a reality show, John Askew and his officemate who wrote the bits below would be on the top of the list for an odd couple trapped in a room together (ranking just below Armin van Buuren and Tiesto).

And here is the Press Release for your reading enjoyment:

"John is a massive satchel. I have the misfortune of sharing an office with him. He keeps insisting that Perfecto Fluoro is a Goa trance label that doesn’t release 140 but guess what? 

When my back is turned he goes and sneaks a 140 track into the schedule. Honestly – I have never met a more hypocritical bell end in all my life. 

Still, if John’s style of music floats your boat and you enjoyed his recent productions (Commander Tom “Are am Eye” remix, JOC “Stresstest” remix, Empirion “Narcotic Influence” remix or his single “Shine” etc etc) then I guess you may like this one.

When I asked John to describe the sound of this record he said “it sounds the same as all my other shit but this time it has the added bonus of people having sex all the way through it”.

In true egotistical style there are no remixes."

follow Clubplanet @  
More About Nightlife
Click here for RSS feed
Music for the Masses
A roundup of great electro, vocal, trance, future house, and progressive tracks. Latroit -...
The ClubPlanet Interview: Lost Frequencies
A Belgian DJ randomly finds a country song on Soundcloud, remixes it for himself, and the track...
SUNDAY FUNDAY:  Mr Oizo ft Charli XCX - Hand In The Fire
SUNDAY FUNDAY:  Mr Oizo ft Charli XCX - Hand In The Fire - [ED BANGER] Some back...
Music for the Masses
A roundup of great electro, vocal, drum & bass, future house, and progressive tracks. ...
The ClubPlanet Interview:  GloVibes
There is a frenetic happiness that you feel when listeningand dancing to the music of...
SUNDAY FUNDAY:  Inas X - Love Is (Remixes)
SUNDAY FUNDAY:  Inas X - Love Is (Remixes) Though this song is not new (it was...
Music for the Masses
A roundup of great electro, vocal, trap, future house, and progressive...
The ClubPlanet Interview:  Don Diablo
As we start to prep for Miami 2016, let’s take a look back at one of our best interviews for...
Tags

Log in here to submit a tag

CP Buzz on facebook

Music for the Masses
A roundup of great electro, vocal, trance, future house, and progressive tracks. Latroit -...
SUNDAY FUNDAY:  Mr Oizo ft Charli XCX - Hand In The Fire
SUNDAY FUNDAY:  Mr Oizo ft Charli XCX - Hand In The Fire - [ED BANGER] Some back...
Music for the Masses
A roundup of great electro, vocal, drum & bass, future house, and progressive tracks. ...
SUNDAY FUNDAY:  Inas X - Love Is (Remixes)
SUNDAY FUNDAY:  Inas X - Love Is (Remixes) Though this song is not new (it was...
Music for the Masses
A roundup of great electro, vocal, trap, future house, and progressive...
The ClubPlanet Interview: Lost Frequencies
A Belgian DJ randomly finds a country song on Soundcloud, remixes it for himself, and the track...
The ClubPlanet Interview:  GloVibes
There is a frenetic happiness that you feel when listeningand dancing to the music of...
The ClubPlanet Interview:  Don Diablo
As we start to prep for Miami 2016, let’s take a look back at one of our best interviews for...
The ClubPlanet Interview: Sidney Samson
One of the originators of the Dirty Dutch scene, Sidney Samson broke onto the international scene...
The ClubPlanet Interview:  Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Looking back at 2015, the music of duo Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano rank as some of the biggest...