Johnny Breaks Chicago (Johnny B) is leading the way when it comes to that 'breakbeat' sound in his home town. In Chicago, he is credited for putting out one of the first ever all breakbeat (non-licensed) mix comp, as well as one of Chicagoland's first all breakbeat independent record label launched in 1995 (formerly 'Plummber Prod', changing hands several times to what is now 'Glasskitten' www.glasskitten.com) and lastly, the first all breakbeat internet radio station from Chicago (Chicago Breaks Live Radio 24/7). Being the first on many levels isn't always the best, it is the most difficult and extremely costly.Johnny B Due to an extremely busy entertaining; performance schedule outside of Glasskitten, Johnny hastaken a backseat to many club gigs over the past several years, mostly due to his other career.
"I've been very blessed to have a life that has allowed me to do solely what I love. Right now, I'm focusing on my entertainment company and getting ready for the re-launch of 'Glasskitten' by releasing some new tracks that I've been working on late night in the studio. I have some really great producers taking their time to work with me....and thank God for that"- Johnny B
Johnny B has played across the states; as well as over-seas including a few countries in and out of Europe. Johnny has played in such places as the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Italy (Rome),Germany(Berlin), Dominican Republic, Acapulco, Cancun, Alaska.Opening and being able to play with such great artists like Fatboy Slim, Hyper, Donald Glaude, Simply Jeff, Sandra Collins, Dave Seaman, Phil K, Who Da Funk, Dean Coleman, Adam Freeland, DJ Keoki, Johnny Dangerously, Dustin Hulton; Audio Bully's to name a few. 'I've learned so much from watching them play...'- Johnny B
You can catch him on 'A Global Groove' which airs on DI.FM (Digitally Imported Radio) every 2nd week, Chicago Breaks Live Radio 24/7, ITUNES Radio, Boost.Fm (Australia), Energy FM (87.8 fm)(Australia), Emotions FM (Russia), Club1 FM(Chicago), The Lost Art (Colorado), (as well as, The Johnny Breaks Chicago Official Podcast 2064, and several other stations worldwide. ) Beginning in 2011, His new show 'Moving To Defcon' and 'A Global Groove' will be airing on Cable Satellite under 'Music Choice' (electronica channel) -TIME WARNER, CABLEVISION, COMCAST, RCN. In 2009 he released his E.P. ‘The Future is Now’ with the title track making it into the Discovery Channel.
In 2011 he released his E.P. 'Heed the Word' which included 'Blaze Up', 'Rock up in the Disko' and 'Heed the Word'. Using powerful mixing; remixing techniques, scratching, mic skills and visuals, Johnny Breaks Chicagohas found his path towards moving the masses. He is a true headliner, someone that will bring people to their feet whether they understand 'breakbeat' or not.