In 1994, inspired by the hardcore and jungle scene, John began writing breakbeat music and used the name Psychadelik Pedestrian for his first tracks in these styles. During the 1990s, John's tracks slowly became more experimental and started to feature sweeping pads, strings and heavily cut up breakbeats, often slowed down to half speed. This trademark sound was evident in tracks such as Fly (1996) and Tranquil War (1997).
By 2001, Psychadelik Pedestrian tracks began to have a slower, breakbeat / techno fusion feel, reflected in Endless Time. John also began to experiment with chillout in 2002, recording Night Beach and remixing Excelsior's Tranquillity Rising and several other tracks in a downtempo style. Night Beach became one of the year's most popular tracks and John has been producing chilled Psychadelik Pedestrian remixes for other artists ever since. This move had a large impact on the rise in the profile of Psychadelik Pedestrian, and Night Beach continues to be one of John's most successful tracks.
During 2003 and 2004, Psychadelik Pedestrian tracks became even more diverse, examples being the drum and bass Outer Self also being simultaneously made into chillout track Inner Self, and the funky Filter Groove, a track which sampled itself. By this stage, John was combining his early sound of half speed breakbeats and sweeping, haunting pad samples with modern instrumental influences such as delayed piano, strings and electro beats.
Between 2003 and 2008, John spent some time remixing and remaking some of his older tracks, such as Eternal Truth and Tranquil War. Another Boring Lunchtime, a track originally written in 1996 and remixed in 1999, was again reworked in 2006. The remixes culminated in the self-titled album Psychadelik Pedestrian, featuring fourteen of the most well known Pedestrian tracks, which was released in August 2008.
During this time, PP was still releasing new material and, in early 2005, new track Memories was John's first track to feature a full, original vocal produced using a vocoder. Since 2005, John has used a more synthesized, electro sound in new tracks such as Twist Turn Slide, Power Line and Hypnotise, while in 2007 John returned to his more mellow, acoustic sound for Departure Lounge.
Following the success of Psychadelik Pedestrian's self-titled album, the Transient album was released in November 2011. This album developed the Psychadelik Pedestrian sound with atmospheric, reverb heavy pads, dubstep influences and several tracks with full vocals. Two of these vocal tracks, Upside Down and the Black Moon Mix of Cry Over You were featured on the CCMixter site in summer 2011.
The latest Psychadelik Pedestrian album Nocturnia was released in June 2013 and combines the contemporary electronic sound of Transient with the piano, strings and old school breaks vibe of Psychadelik Pedestrian's early tracks.
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Uneven Symmetry” by Aerologic and Notch [Psychadelik Pedestrian chillout mix]