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In Conversation: John Askew [VII/Stadium Artists]

"If you've got those three things, and a work ethic, than that's enough..."

Welcome to In Conversation, the podcast dedicated to giving you an unparalleled look into electronic music's greatest minds, both in the studio and beyond. We deconstruct their daily routines, fears, and quirks, showing you what makes them tick, and what exactly makes them so successful. From artists to managers, agents and promoters, these are the people who make it happen, pushing our community forward.


Have you ever met or known one of those people who, no matter what it is they are trying to do, they just make shit happen? Everything they put energy into comes to fruition? In reality, we are all capable of such things, however, most of us aren't willing to really put 110% effort at all times when pursuing a goal. But there are those select few who are always at their best, no matter what day or situation. Our guest in this episode is one such person. As a prolific artist, DJ, label head, manager, and entrepreneur John Askew has literally been there and done that. From working with Ministry of Sound to founding The Radio Department, managing the legendary Paul Oakenfold, and forming the trance super squad VII, John has made it his mission to have a hand in every aspect of electronic music.

In this episode, we discuss how he became the force he is, how he's maintained such high standards, and how he manages to do all of this while touring, running a business, and raising a family. 

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John Askew's latest single, 'Through The Looking Glass', is out now via VII. Grab it here.

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