A keen surfer, snowboarder and lover of all types of music, Johnny discovered Djing in the early 1990’s and has never looked back, carving his personal niche in an industry that is notorious for its moments of glory yet short lived careers for many, a harsh environment indeed.
“Johnny Gleeson’s one of my Aussie crew from Sydney and Ibiza. Without a doubt, one of the finest dj’s and producers to come from Oz…… Good things to come” (Erick Morillo )
Enough said. When one of the founding superdj’s of house music drops an accolade like this, you know something is being done right. Right, being an understatement for Sydneys Johnny Gleeson.
Current resident for Marquee Sydney 2012/13/14
Nominated Dj/artist of the year at 2010 Ozmusic awards
Pacha Ibiza resident 2005/06/07/08,
Hed Kandi and Defected Resident Sydney,
Producer/Artist released on Toolroom records, Pacha recordings, Ministry of sound U.K, Wasted Youth, Newlite NYC, Effin NYC, with features on Subliminal, Pacha, MOS, Hed Kandi, Juicy.
Johnny’s career includes residencies for “Pacha (Ibiza 05/06/07)”and”Defected” and “Hed Kandi” the three house music powerhouses of the industry, and currently holds the Residency for U.S superclub group “Tao” at Sydneys Marquee nightclub. As well as a healthy touring regime throughout Europe, Asia, U.S.A and the southern hemisphere and a production talent that has achieved top 5 status in dance charts worldwide and multiple features on Pete Tongs lucrative “Essential Selection” .
One half of Southside Hustlers, and presenter on tv segment “Ghetto Teq” and Le Clubz, his production graces Pacha , Toolroom, Ministry of sound, Newlite Muzik, Effin NYC and wasted youth records including the highest selling track on Pacha’s Black label and the smash “Right before my eyes” on the Ultrahot “Toolroom” label.
Johnnys energy infects everything he touches – his dj sets, his remixes and of course his productions. His selection as a Pacha resident (Ibiza), and member of the Pacha allstars, an elite remixing outfit, hand chosen for their outstanding work, is testament to the force behind this man’s success. January 2007, started off with Johnny being commisioned to produce an album for one of China’s favourite DJ’s, Chozie, for local label PPC in Beijing,a city which has welcomed Johnny as a regular guest to the elite ranks of the DJ circuit there for the last ten years.
2010 saw the release of “Poindexta” and “Bitch” at Miami winter music conference and received strong support from Roger Sanchez and Erick Morillo with Poindexta gracing the new subliminal sessions 2009 .
After spending 2010/11 producing tracks for the commercial market in Particular RnB superstar LUDACRIS, Johnny is back on the club music tip in a big way with a monster Miami 2013 sampler.
Undeniably, one of Australia’s hottest DJ/producer exports, with a reputation for his unforgettable sets, far reaching, influential international sound and trademark cutting edge style, Johnny is one of Australia’s hottest DJ’s and is a standout whenever he plays.
Johnny’s versatility is obvious through his extensive support roster as well including,
Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Bassment Jaxx, Black eyed peas, Danny tenaglia, Nick Curly, Danny Howells, Derrick May, Derrick Carter, Darren Emmerson, David Guetta, Steve Angelo, Stonebridge, Avicii, Sebastian
Ingrosso, Bodyrockers, Thomas Gold, Armand Van helden, Sebastien Leger, Armin Van Buuren, Kylie Minogue, Steve Aoki, Showtek, laidback luke, Porter Robinson, Chuckie, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Myon and shane 54, Umek, James Brown, Chic, KC and the sunshine Band, Sister Sledge, Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Nervo, Paul Oakanfold, Will I.AM, Kaskade, Macy gray, Gypsy kings, Prok and Fitch, Jerome Isma Ae, Claudio Coccoluto, Masters at Work, Bob Sinclair, Martin solveig, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong, Carl Cox, Dirty South, David Morales, Octave one, Funk D’Void, Nicky Siano, Frankie Knuckles (rip), Danny Rampling, Miguel Migs, Seamus Haji, Yousef, Sonny Fodera, Fred Everything, Krewella, Afrojack, Joey Negro, DJ PP, Satoshie Tomii, Deep Dish, Behrouz, Jay Lumen, Julie Mcknight, Barbara Tucker, Alison Limerick, Sander Van Doorn, Snap, Salt n Pepa, KLf….and the list goes on and on…..