After a string of successful remixes for artists including Bruno Mars and Flo Rida, Swedish DJ/Producer John De Sohn broke into the international music scene in 2012 with his first single, “Long Time feat. Andreas Moe.” Signed to a worldwide deal by Sony Music Sweden and Epic Records in the USA, “Long Time” became a worldwide hit that positioned John De Sohn as an established name in the Swedish Dance music scene.
“Long Time” became a Platinum single in Sweden, and in the US made the Top 10 Billboard Dance Radio chart for several weeks. In 2013, John followed up with the singles “Dance Our Tears Away” and “Under The Sun,” crowning the year with an MTV Europe Awards nomination for Best Swedish Act, along with Icona Pop, Avicii, and Sebastian Ingrosso.
Björn Johnson, a.k.a John De Sohn, started out as a bedroom producer and DJ in his native Stockholm, Sweden. Drawing inspiration from Electronic music artists like Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, and The Chemical Brothers, Björn’s parents encouraged him at an early age to follow his passion for music. Björn became involved in the Stockholm club scene, and soon found himself as the resident DJ for some of the biggest clubs in Sweden. When not playing or entering championship DJ competitions, Björn spent his time fiddling with songs in his bedroom. As he cemented his place in Sweden’s burgeoning Dance music scene, Björn began to produce his own original material and DJ under the name John De Sohn.
When not touring, John spent most of 2014 in the studio recording his first album, Far From Home. The album brings together songwriters, producers and vocalists such as frequent RedOne collaborator Jakke Erixson, Eric Turner, Linnea Henrisson, and Niklas Lundin, among many others. Far From Home is a genre-busting fusion of electro house melodies that collide together to create a definitive pop crossover sound, with big hooks, mind-bending beats, and inspiring lyrics that play at a frantic pace.
John recruited the sought after commercial director, Filip Nilsson, to make the video for the album’s first single, “You Only Love Me,” which resulted in the making of an awe-inspiring and one of a kind music video. With upcoming singles like “Creedence,” “Runaway Dream,” and the soon to be festival anthem, “Born Free Born Wild,” 2015 is poised to become John De Sohn’s breakthrough year.