I’ve been listening to a lot of work from JOC lately, so let’s revisit one of his mixes from a few years ago. In 2008, John’s career was already well underway, as he had major exposure on the Discover and Armada labels. I was first introduced to him through his work with John Askew and Bryan Kearney, and his signature pounding style won me over instantly. His Subculture radio show began towards the end of 2006, and the first time I heard him spin live was in 2008 at Monster Massive in Los Angeles. In the summer of that year, he was invited to play his first (and so far only) Essential Mix on BBC1 Radio. This set is one of my favorite pieces of work that John has put together because it showcases all of his talents. In here you will find great examples of his production work and remixing skills, all mixed together into a complete package. There are way too many good songs in here to name, but I can assure you all of them are bangin’. Listen below as John plays some of the best from 2008.

John O’Callaghan – Essential Mix (July 12, 2008)
01 Essential Mix – Intro [00:00]
02 Cirez D – Stockholm Marathon [01:47]
03 Marco V & Sander van Doorn – Organic [04:58]
04 Maarten de Jong – Mono (J.O.C. Remix) [07:13]
05 Jochen Miller – Lost Connection (Artento Divini Remix)[11:21]
06 Axel Karakasis – Sincere [14:11]
07 J.O.C. – Marshmallow [15:21]
08 Mr Sam vs. Human Resource – Dominator [18:53]
09 Greg Downey – King Dong (J.O.C. Edit) [21:14]
10 J.O.C. – Rotterdam [22:53]
11 Artento Divini – Reflex [24:59]
12 Kimito Lopez – Melkweg [28:02]
13 Blank & Jones feat. Bernard Sumner – Miracle Cure (Martin Roth Nu-Style Dub)[30:22]
14 Marc Marberg with Kyau & Albert – Neo Love[32:58]
15 A. Paul – Offline [35:04]
16 Mandy Reid – Century [36:49]
17 Timmy & Tommy – Full Tiltin’ (Joint Operations Centre Remix) [39:39]
18 Underworld – Cowgirl (Joint Operations Centre Remix) [41:58]
19 Activa – End Of Summer [46:44]
20 The Thrillseekers feat. Fisher – The Last Time (Club Mix) [51:08]
21 Thomas Bronzwaer – Certitude [57:29]
22 Mansun – Wide Open Space (Greg Downey Remix)[61:11]
23 Dazzle – Chaos Theory [63:01]
24 John O’Callaghan & Guiseppe Ottaviani – Our Dimension [66:28]
25 Bryan Kearney – You Will Never Be Forgotten (Activa Remix) [70:40]
26 Danny Powers – Eternal Call [73:25]
27 Giuseppe Ottaviani – No More Alone (John O’Callaghan Remix)[75:42]
28 Temple One – Aurora [80:16]
29 Aitor Ronda – Bolaian Buyaka (Reaky Remix)[84:23]
30 D-Unity – New Beginning [87:08]
31 Sia – The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (John O’Callaghan Analog Tech Rework) [89:06]
32 Cosmic Gate feat. Tiff Lacey – Should’ve Known (Wippenberg Remix) (J.O.C. Rework) [92:57]
33 Mojado – Kaktus (John O’Callaghan Rework) [95:13]
34 Joint Operations Centre – New Jersey [98:51]
35 Woody van Eyden – B.O.B (No Break Edit) [104:09]
36 John Gibbons & Scimon Tist – Maktub [109:20]
37 Paul Webster – Problems (Tribal Mix) [111:22]
38 Barry Connell – Frizzbomb (Paul Webster Remix) [113:15]
39 John O’Callaghan feat. Audrey Gallagher – Big Sky (Joint Operations Centre Rework) [115:56]

Download the set here