My illustration featured in the Not on a Sunday “24/6 book”

I was asked by a good friend to contribute an illustration to his new book, based on the theme of “24/6”. You can buy the book here, and its all in a good cause – 100% of the profits from the sale of the book will go to the Olive Tree Praise Foundation

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“Taunting the devil” – 80’s precious metal mix

The second part of my infamous 30th birthday mix – this time wandering into the dangerous territory of “precious metal”. Get your saxophones and leather trousers ready…

“Taunting the devil”

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01 Crowd noise sample [from Jerry Maguire]
02 ‘Lets get ready to rumble’ sample  [from Rocky 3]
03 ‘Introduction to Stankonia’ – Outkast
04 ‘Training montage’ – Vince DiCola  [from Rocky 4]
05 ‘Mickey loves you’ sample  [from Rocky 1]
06 ‘I’m always here (Baywatch theme)’ – Jimi Jameson
07 ‘I still believe’ – Tim Capello [from The Lost Boys]
08 ‘The moment of truth’ – Survivor [from The Karate Kid]
09 ‘Desperate dreams’ – Survivor
10 ‘We built this city’ – Starship
11 ‘Wild again’ – Starship [from Cocktail]
12 ‘Waiting for a star to fall’ – Boy meets girl [from Three men and a little lady]
13 ‘The promise’ – When in rome  [from Napoleon Dynamite]
14 ‘In the end’ – Linkin Park
15 ‘F.E.A.R (Unkle remix)’ – Ian Brown
16 ‘Crystal (Lee Coombs remix)’ – New Order
17 ‘Dunne’ – Espirial


New mix – Karen’s 40th birthday

Awesome gig last weekend… I was kindly asked to DJ at a friend’s 40th birthday, and it was a top night. Played for over 4 hours, but could have done another 4 it was so much fun…

Great crowd, amazing venue. Basically it was in a barn, which you had to walk through a farmers field in the dark to get to – felt like a proper old-school illegal rave! There were lazers, smoke machine, UV lights, fireworks, the whole shebang! (see pics below)

Big thanks to Karen for inviting me and for everyone who attended – they were massively up for it – even decked out in full 90’s rave gear – Big up the raving crew:)

Musically it was quite different to what I usually play, the brief was proper hands in the air anthems old & new, crowd pleasers, euphoric pop, handbag house & rave classics. Anyway, here is the link, right click /cntrl click and then ‘save link as’ to save – or just click to play. Enjoy…

Karen’s 40th Birthday Set, 22/9/12.
Live @ The Barn, Beaumont House, Essex.
Mixed by John-Paul Sykes.

1.  “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning” – T-empo
2.  “Music sounds better with you (VOR rework)” – Stardust
3.  “Starlight” – Supermen lovers
4.  “Big Love” – Pete Heller
5.  “Professional Widow (Van Helden remix)” – Tori Amos
6. “Sugar Is Sweeter (Van Helden remix)” – CJ Bolland
7.  “You Are The Universe (remix)” – Brand New Heavies
8.  “Keep On Jumpin” – Lisa Marie Experience
9.  “You Dont Know Me” – Armand Van Helden
10. “Lolas Theme” – Shapeshifters
11. “Shine On” – Degrees of motion
12. “One More Time” – Daft Punk
13. “Set Fire To The Rain (Moonlight matters remix)” – Adele
14. “Somebody I Used To Know (Silinder remix) – Goyte
15. “Crystalised (Rory Phillips remix)” – The XX
16. “Out of my mind (The Swiss dance remix)” – Tyson
17. “Walking away” – The Egg
18. Push The Feeling On (Joachim Guarrard remix)” – Nightcrawlers
19. “Infinity (2008 remix)” – Guru Josh
20. “Take Me Away (Dave Spoon remix)” – True Faith
21. “Last Night A Dj (remix)” – Indeep
22. “World Hold On” – David Guetta
23. “Superstylin’ (Ant Brooks re-edit)” – Groove Armada
24. “Mr Saxobeat (HLM remix)” – Alexandra Stan
25. “No-One (HLM remix)” – Alicia Keys
26. “Funk Phenomena (HLM remix)” – Armand Van Helden
27. “Lights (HLM remix)” – Ellie Goulding
28. “Just The Way You Are (remix)” – Bruno Mars
30. “E.T (HLM remix)” – Katy Perry
31. “On The Floor” – J.Lo
32. “Drowning” – Tiesto
33. “Innocence (Feed me remix)” – Nero
34. “Someone Like You (Panic city remix)” – Adele
35. “Back For You One Day” – Calvin Harris
36. “Lets Go (remix)” – Ne-yo
37. “Party Rock Anthem” – Party Rockers
38. “Changed The Way” – Example
39. “Kickstarts” – Example
40. “Titanium” – David Guetta
41. “Clocks (Deep Dish remix)” – Coldplay
42. “Brain Damage” – 12th Street
43. “Born Slippy” – Underworld
44. “Mr. Brightside (Thin White Duke remix)” – The Killers
45. “You’ve Got The Love” – Candi Stanton
46. “Sounds of Eden” – Shades of Rhythm
47. “Fix You” – Coldplay
48. “Wonderwall” – Oasis





“Fascinating rhythms” – progressive house classics mix

It’s been 20 years this month since I first heard Sasha dj – it changed my musical life. This is my retrospective of progressive house, the highs, the lows, the even highers. enjoy… right click / ctrl click download the mix here.

“Fascinating rhythms” mixed by J.P Sykes

1. “Little Bullet (Dum dum mix)” – Spooky
2. “Little Bullet (Part 1)” – Spooky
3. “Little Bullet (High velocity mix)” – Spooky
4. “Talk to me (sasha’s full music master remix)” – Hysterix
5. “Are you satisfied? (The tao of def remix)” – The Daou
6. “Higher ground” – Sasha
7. “I’m free (Leftfield dub)” – Morgan King
8. “Groovy beat” – D.O.P
9. “High & dry” – Havanna
10. “Eterna” – Slam
11. “Want me, love me (F.O.S love guitar mix)” – Justine
12. “Direct me (Sasha’s 3am drop mix)” – The Reese Project
13. “Tranceillusion” – VFR
14. “Love stimulation” – Humate


“Stardrive” – my new deep progressive mix…

Hugely inspired by the film “Drive” and the bedrock future classic “Stars & Shines”, this is a mix dedicated to both – thank you for the music.

“Stardrive” mixed by John-Paul Sykes, March 2012
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1. “Bride of deluxe” – Cliff Martinez
2. “Dark city” – Ryan Luciano (feat. Kiefer Sutherland)
3. “Florence (Marco Vasami dub)” – Dousk
4. “Not of this reality (Henry Saiz Psifonic Invocation mix)” – Borealis
5. “Selfloss (Deepfunks unofficial mix)” – GusGus
6. “Fostercare (Marcelo Vasami unofficial mix)” – Burial
7. “Bionic rockers (Marcelo Vasami remix)” – Code 0320
8. “Azimuth (Silinder remix)” – Guy J
9. “Heaven (Re-work)” – Denis A
10. “Vordenbacht” – Richie G
11. “Eyjafjallajokul” – Ryan Luciano
12. “Madre Noche (Audio & Watson bootleg)” – Henry Saiz
13. “A bang in the void (Silinder remix)” – Apparat
14. “Stars and shines” – Marco Bailey & Tom Hades


“The Dirty Den Sessions” mixed by @johnpaulsykes, @designbaron and @garethjordan77

Just found this mix from the archives, who knows when this is from… all it said on the tape cover was “Dirty Den sessions, mixed by J.A.S” (Me, Gav and Rob). It must be from some mental after hours session… enjoy the mindloss.

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1. ‘Cars (12″ mix)’ – gary numan
2. ‘Lost in the shadows’ – lou gramm
3. ‘Doctor, doctor’ – thompson twins
4. ‘View to a kill’ – duran duran
5. ‘First time’ – robin beck
6. ‘Heaven is a place on earth’ – belinda carlisle
7. ‘We close our eyes’ – go west
8. ‘Waiting for a star to fall’ – boy meets girl
9. ‘Sweet dreams’ – eurythmics
10. ‘Keep me hanging on’ – kim wilde
11. ‘Big love (12″ mix)’ – fleetwood mac
12. ‘Just can’t get enough’ – depeche mode
13. ‘Crocketts theme’ – jan hammer
14. ‘Don’t leave me this way’ – the communards
15. ‘Everybody wants to rule the world’ – tears for fears
16. ‘Crazy for you’ – madonna
17. ‘Orinoco flow’ – enya
18. ‘Don’t you want me’ – human league
19. ‘Frankie’ – sister sledge
20. ‘Funky town’ – pseudo echo
21. ‘You spin me right round’ – dead or alive
22. ‘Street tuff’ – technotronic feat. Rebel mc