• 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.

Albums Label Year
Selected Moments From The Nu House Seasons Recordings 2003
Singles & EPs Label Year
Hi, How R U? Classic 2017
Too Drool For Cool Giant (9) 2016
Relax Yo' Self Delve Deeper Recordings 2016
Snack Attack Edible 2016
I Was Told There'd Be Cake EP Holic Trax 2016
Runaway Audiophile Deep 2016
Get It Together (2016 Remixes) Good For You Records 2016
Danger Love Harder Records 2016
Too Drool For Cool Giant (9) 2016
Dramarama Chillin Music 2016
Sweet&Sour Sessions EP Housewax 2015
The Bounce Is Back Classic 2015
The Mission Legwork 2014
The Secret Place Visionquest 2014
Ile De Sables Superfreq Records 2013
Move Power Visionquest 2012
Someday Full Flavor Music 2011
Love Traxx Bang The Box 2011
Things That Go Bump In The Night Part 1 Cynosure 2010
Bassmatic STIR15 Recordings 2010
Got Bleep?! .dotbleep 2010
Temptation And Lies - The Cynosure Remixes Cynosure 2009
Night Trippers Guide To The Galaxy EP Frankie Rec 2009
By Invitation Only Resopal Red 2008
The Pop Up EP Cynosure 2008
Implied Connectivity EP Frankie Rec 2008
Blasts From The Past EP Hudd Traxx 2008
Uncle Big Boy EP Resopal Schallware 2008
Inside-Out EP Hi-Phen Music Delivery 2007
Everything's Electric (The Mike Shannon Remixes) 20:20 Vision 2007
Life In The Emerald City EP Freerange Records 2007
Oram Daze EP Phreakin Recordings 2007
On The Highway Lazy Days Recordings 2006
Un-Quantize Mindz E.P. Magnetic Recordings (2) 2005
Where Are You From? Brique Rouge 2005
Best Intentions For Failed Inventions Classic 2005
My Casio (Remixes) Icon Recordings 2005
Silly String Aesoteric Records 2004
Yesterday EP Scenic Recordings 2004
Temptation & Lies (Remixes) Icon Recordings 2004
Stucco Homes Classic Digital 2009
Where Are You Going? Seasons Recordings 2003
Broken Seasons Recordings 2003
It's The Underground Magnetic Recordings (2) 2003
Right Turn Left Turn EP Aesoteric Records 2003
Temptation & Lies (The Remixes) Séparé Recordings 2003
It Was You Seasons Recordings 2003
Indian In My Faucet BJ 2013
Sweet & Sour Sessions EP Hi-Phen Music Delivery 2002
Bounce! EP Classic 2002
Me Talk Pretty One Day Icon Recordings 2002
Forever Young EP Seasons Classics 2011
And Now The Left Seasons Recordings 2000
Vibrations EP Aesoteric Records 1999
Dj Mixes Label Year
Business As Usual... Classic 2004
Remixes Label Year
Don't You (Feel Me) Uniting Souls Music 2017
Nonstop Remix EP Christian Burkhardt Sessions 2017
Zahiri Moonrising Records 2006
The Great Unknown (Remix Album) etcetc 2016
Bump Sampler Bump Black 2016
Galatea 2.0 Dubwise Records (Croatia) 2016
The Beast Play It Say It 2016
Circus Tales Remixes No.19 Music 2016
The Beast Play It Say It 2016
We Need Suboxones Clean And Dirty Recordings 2015
Just Like That Audiophile Deep 2015
Lost In Love EP Love Harder Records 2015
Body Movzz Chillin Music 2015
#22 bloop recordings 2014
What I Feel Blend It Records 2014
Orion Etruria Beat 2014
ADE'14 (Deep House & Tech House) DJ Center Records 2014
Ile De Sables Superfreq Records 2013
Satisfy My Soul Dilek Records 2013
Cutting Edge D-Edge, Kompakt 2012
Rude EP Supernature 2012
Day Dreaming Harmonious Discord 2012
Strange Love Bang The Box 2012
Vibe People That Make The Music 2012
Best Of 2012 Compilation Moodmusic 2012
Essentials 111-115 Moodmusic 2012
Latenightlife Remixed My Favorite Robot Records 2012
Gravity's Pull House On The Hill 2011
Still In My Heart Crosstown Rebels 2011
Temptation And Lies - The Cynosure Remixes Cynosure 2009
Sweet Lover Stove Top Recordings 2009
Feel It Now Deep Minded Records 1998
Zahiri Moonrising Records 2006