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 household name! 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 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 name for recording 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 and more!
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