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"Quivver tunes are a part of every top DJ's
box and have been for some time now, from the
early days of 'Saxy Lady' and 'Twist & Shout'
right up to date with the monstrous 'She Does'
, Quivver has been, and continues to be, one
of dance music's main attractions. Quivver was
originally signed to A&M Records, where, along
with writing partner Neil Barry, they released
2 tracks (as mentioned above), both making huge
dents on the dance-floors of the world and gathering
a massive, ever growing following for Quivver
along the way.
The likes of Sasha, Oakenfold, Digweed and
many, many more became fans and Quivver became
a blip on everyone's radar. During this period
John was also recording under the name of Skanna
and had a label of the same name where he released
around ten tracks that reached the hearts (and
record boxes) of people like Fabio and Grooverider
and Doc Scott.
The Skanna tunes were an outlet for John's
darker side - drum and bass and deep beats -
influenced by John's love of Hip-Hop, Electro
and all that went off in the breakbeat days
of the 80's. A shake up at A&M left Quivver
free to move onto pastures new and John at this
time had split with his recording partner, but
continued to work under the same name. Paul
Oakenfold was first off the mark in the Quivver
chase, already a huge fan and seeing this extreme
talent free for the taking, Paul snapped up
John and signed him to his own Perfecto label.
John released tunes on Perfecto; DJ'd as part
of their massive tours and continued to blossom
until the demise of the label and their split
with East West in 98.
Later in 98 John signed up a deal with Virgin
records and changed his recording name to stoneproof.
The release of his first single 'Everything's
Not You' on Virgin came with much critical acclaim
and huge support at club level with The Quivver
Mix on the track being included on 'Northern
Exposure' , 'Resident -2 Years of Oakenfold
at Cream' , sasha's 'Global Underground San
Francisco' and more! The sudden closure of Twilo
in May of 2001 put paid to the much anticipated
Quivver bi-monthly residency which was to begin
around that time but John Graham continues to
remix and DJ also and he is also one third of
Tilt (along with Mick Park and Mick Wilson).
Remixes recently have included Dido 'Here With
Me", Jeff Wayne's 'Eve of The War', Space Manoeuvres'
'Stage One', Culture Club's 'Do You Really Want
To Hurt Me' and 'Time' , and more recently on
Libra 'Calling Your Name' and Danny Tenaglia
'Do You Feel My Love' and Led Zeppelin's "Baby
I'm Gonna Leave You Now".
The first time that band has been remixed by
anyone. John is also recording in the studio
with Sasha, working on what promises to be a
monster tune for Sasha's artist album which
follows in the near future. John will further
demonstrate his unique singing voice and supreme
production skills with a highly anticipated
artist album of his own. The record will feature
a five piece band and will be released in the
spring of 2002. As for now, Quivver is responsible
for the fifth chapter of the Transport series
on Kinetic Records. Released on November 6th,
it will be backed up by a full US Tour.