• Main label: Get Physical
  • Other associations: Classic Music
  • City of origin: Dallas
  • Currently located: Austin, TX

Mention his name to any clued up dance floor connoisseur and they won’t mince their words; Brett Johnson is a certified treasure. The Dallas native is a genuine artist’s artist; an incredible DJ talent and faultless producer who in the eyes of discerning selectors has stood as one of house music’s foremost ‘go-to’ guys over the past 15+ years.

With influences ranging from early house and disco to turntablism and techno, he’s managed to successfully straddle the line between knowledgeable “thinking man’s” DJ and genuine, primal floor-filler. Brett’s sound is best known as groovy, bumping house with a hearty dose of techno elements, crafted and mixed in a way that is truly identifiable as his own. Whether DJing or creating music, his wild card is an ability to inject warmth and soul into his electronic sound. The result is an impressive discography filled with unique statements, otherworldly surprises, and undeniable club stompers.

Having released his first record in 1999 on the now defunct Aesoteric Records, Brett has released over 100 records and remixes for some of dance music’s best labels including Classic Music Company, Magnetic, 20/20 Vision, Get Physical, Visionquest, Freerange, Cynosure, F-Communications and more. Aside from a busy remix schedule, Brett is currently releasing his music on the labels such as Edible, Classic Music Company, Cuttin Headz, Holic Trax and a few select others. Over the years Brett’s music has earned a reputation for being a fail safe move whenever the dance floor needs an injection of life. His DJ sets are equally potent, combining the past, present and future into a refreshingly fun and engaging experience.

Brett Johnson’s musical foundation was greatly influenced by creative-minded parents. On one hand, his mother supplied the music collection providing young Brett with many influences and favorites. On the other, Brett’s father was a painter and a sculptor instilling an artistic sensibility easily applied to Brett’s production ethos. The result is that Brett Johnson’s tracks can find inspiration not just from the world of music but from visual art, science, and nature as well.

Initially introduced to the art of the turntables as a teenager, Brett’s been active behind the decks for over two decades. He grew and became educated within Dallas’s burgeoning and under reported house music scene throughout the ‘90s, developing a genuine passion for electronic beats and enticing dance floors. Allowed to witness and meet many of house music’s legends during this period it wasn’t until an inspirational encounter with Chicago’s renowned Chez Damier that Brett truly realized his calling. A career of music making and DJ’ing around the world was to be his.

Brett’s DJ’ing career has had an amazing trajectory over the past couple of decades. He’s traveled the world spreading his musical might to revered nightclubs and festivals like fabric in London, Panorama Bar in Berlin, Rex Club in Paris, Smart Bar in Chicago, Cocoon and the list goes on. Festivals include Scotland’s legendary T In The Park, both the 10 Days Off and Dour festivals in Belgium, Les Rencontres Trans Musicales in France, Solar Festival in the Netherlands, together with tours throughout Asia, Australia and beyond.

In 2014 Brett and his family moved to Berlin to be closer to his work and peers. Aside from his busy release, remix and DJ schedule, he is focusing on some new collaborations with other artists. Just like the 100 plus records that have come from the Johnson studio before, you can bet the creations strike a special chord with clued up ears the world over.

AlbumsLabelYear
Selected Moments From The Nu HouseSeasons Recordings2003
Singles & EPsLabelYear
Hi, How R U?Classic2017
Too Drool For CoolGiant (9)2016
Relax Yo' SelfDelve Deeper Recordings2016
Snack AttackEdible2016
I Was Told There'd Be Cake EPHolic Trax2016
RunawayAudiophile Deep2016
Get It Together (2016 Remixes)Good For You Records2016
DangerLove Harder Records2016
Too Drool For CoolGiant (9)2016
DramaramaChillin Music2016
Sweet&Sour Sessions EPHousewax2015
The Bounce Is BackClassic2015
The MissionLegwork2014
The Secret PlaceVisionquest2014
Ile De SablesSuperfreq Records2013
Move PowerVisionquest2012
SomedayFull Flavor Music2011
Love TraxxBang The Box2011
Things That Go Bump In The Night Part 1Cynosure2010
BassmaticSTIR15 Recordings2010
Got Bleep?!.dotbleep2010
Temptation And Lies - The Cynosure RemixesCynosure2009
Night Trippers Guide To The Galaxy EPFrankie Rec2009
By Invitation OnlyResopal Red2008
The Pop Up EPCynosure2008
Implied Connectivity EPFrankie Rec2008
Blasts From The Past EPHudd Traxx2008
Uncle Big Boy EPResopal Schallware2008
Inside-Out EPHi-Phen Music Delivery2007
Everything's Electric (The Mike Shannon Remixes)20:20 Vision2007
Life In The Emerald City EPFreerange Records2007
Oram Daze EPPhreakin Recordings2007
On The HighwayLazy Days Recordings2006
Un-Quantize Mindz E.P.Magnetic Recordings (2)2005
Where Are You From?Brique Rouge2005
Best Intentions For Failed InventionsClassic2005
My Casio (Remixes)Icon Recordings2005
Silly StringAesoteric Records2004
Yesterday EPScenic Recordings2004
Temptation & Lies (Remixes)Icon Recordings2004
Stucco HomesClassic Digital2009
Where Are You Going?Seasons Recordings2003
BrokenSeasons Recordings2003
It's The UndergroundMagnetic Recordings (2)2003
Right Turn Left Turn EPAesoteric Records2003
Temptation & Lies (The Remixes)Séparé Recordings2003
It Was YouSeasons Recordings2003
Indian In My FaucetBJ2013
Sweet & Sour Sessions EPHi-Phen Music Delivery2002
Bounce! EPClassic2002
Me Talk Pretty One DayIcon Recordings2002
Forever Young EPSeasons Classics2011
And Now The LeftSeasons Recordings2000
Vibrations EPAesoteric Records1999
Dj MixesLabelYear
Business As Usual...Classic2004
RemixesLabelYear
Don't You (Feel Me)Uniting Souls Music2017
Nonstop Remix EPChristian Burkhardt Sessions2017
ZahiriMoonrising Records2006
The Great Unknown (Remix Album)etcetc2016
Bump SamplerBump Black2016
Galatea 2.0Dubwise Records (Croatia)2016
The BeastPlay It Say It2016
Circus Tales RemixesNo.19 Music2016
The BeastPlay It Say It2016
We Need SuboxonesClean And Dirty Recordings2015
Just Like ThatAudiophile Deep2015
Lost In Love EPLove Harder Records2015
Body MovzzChillin Music2015
#22bloop recordings2014
What I FeelBlend It Records2014
OrionEtruria Beat2014
ADE'14 (Deep House & Tech House)DJ Center Records2014
Ile De SablesSuperfreq Records2013
Satisfy My SoulDilek Records2013
Cutting EdgeD-Edge, Kompakt2012
Rude EPSupernature2012
Day DreamingHarmonious Discord2012
Strange LoveBang The Box2012
VibePeople That Make The Music2012
Best Of 2012 CompilationMoodmusic2012
Essentials 111-115Moodmusic2012
Latenightlife RemixedMy Favorite Robot Records2012
Gravity's PullHouse On The Hill2011
Still In My HeartCrosstown Rebels2011
Temptation And Lies - The Cynosure RemixesCynosure2009
Sweet LoverStove Top Recordings2009
Feel It NowDeep Minded Records1998
ZahiriMoonrising Records2006