About

begoodmusic

From the vaults of the mighty Pacha New York, to the hallowed turntables of the world famous Café del Mar and from the Terrace at Balearic super club Amnesia to the highest dancefloor in Europe, in the remote Alpine village of Val Thorens, it's always about the music. BeGood have produced hundreds of events since 2004, collecting an armoury of credentials and accolades along the way.

For over a decade now, BeGoodMusic has played a key role in helping to direct how the music scene in London sounds. Setting the tone at some of the very best venues in the country – and benchmarking the style that others follow. The famous BeGood on the Thames London boat parties have been featured on Ministry of Sound TV and their residencies have been ranked top in Time Out Magazine and Critic's Choice in National press.

Their solid reputation for integrity has been built on programming the music at some of the most important venues and events in dance. The BeGoodMusic ethos has always been to bring together a diverse range of musical influences and an admirable resume of experience to be amongst the very best at what they do.


JohnSpacey


John's from a musical family and was educated in his home city of Edinburgh. He was classically trained on piano and cello before teaching himself to DJ whilst at University in 1995 - quickly progressing to running successful Saturday nights. Under both his own name and the name John Spacey, he's since played to over a million people in eleven countries.

In America, he's performed at Pacha in Manhattan's upper West side, Le Souk in New York's East Village, Philadelphia, Toronto and the Miami WMC. In Europe, he's held a residency in Belgium, played private parties in St Tropez and headlined at the anniversary of the Louise Gallery Brussels.

In Ibiza, he's performed to capacity crowds at Cream on the Terrace at Amnesia, the famous water parties Fiesta Del Agua at Es Paradis, Bar Manumission, Bar Mambo, Soul Heaven at Savannah, and sunset at the legendary Cafe Del Mar to name a few. He's played opening sets for a host of well known DJs –including Danny Rampling, Roger Sanchez, Pete Tong, Darren Emerson and Judge Jules.

John started the club brand BeGoodMusic in 2004 with his friend and colleague of six years, Ryan. BeGood has appeared at almost all of London's major venues , hosting a formidable portfolio of residencies across the capital. He's appeared many times at the world famous Ministry of Sound, hosting rooms for Erick Morillo's Subliminal Sessions, Roger Sanchez's Release Yourself, Defected in the House with Kenny Dope and Toolroom Knights.

During the Winter of 2007/2008, he played a 24 date tour of French Alpine resorts including Val D'Isere, Chamonix, Meribel and the highest club in Europe in the mountain village of Val Thorens. BeGood hosted events at Marcus Brigstocke's Altitude Festival in Meribel featuring pool parties with Norman Jay MBE, Joey Negro, Brandon Block, The Dub Pistols and KT Tunstall's concert after party.

Back in the UK, John pioneered the Boat cruise to superclub event format in 2005, now a regular feature in today's club listings. BeGood went on to have eight sell out BeGood on the Thames London Boat Parties, taking thousands of music fans up and down the river. His flagship parties were featured on Ministry of Sound TV, awarded Critics Choice in London Evening Standard and ranked a number one recommended event in Time Out Magazine.

John also runs his own boutique creative agency and with the weight of almost 20 years DJ experience, continues to produce world class sets for special events and celebrity parties from a huge repertoire of musical genres. John is an approved supplier to many notable businesses. He's entertained A-List personalities from the international film, TV and music industries including Madonna and The Black Eyed Peas and creates bespoke soundtracks for events up to 10 hours in length ranging from private dinner parties for 8 people to several thousand. John has programmed music for many famous London venues and performed for Grammy Award winner Imogen Heap at the world premiere of her latest work, a special event in her home, for invited international guests.

RyanStern


Hailing from rural Wiltshire. Ryan's formative interest in music was centred around guitar based bands of the 80s and 90s. He inherited eclectic tastes in every genre except dance. It was during his College years in Salisbury that he began getting invites to Drum and Bass events in the area and it was from those, that an awakening to DJ culture began.

The inevitable fascination for dance music had taken hold and within a few months, the obligatory set of turntables were purchased from the local classified adverts. His early days of record buying developed his interests into both the popular trance of the late 90s and the less commercial house of the time.

In his first week of University up North in 1998, Ryan was quick to deliver his DJ mix tape to the Entertainment Manager at the Uni, who had also just arrived in the town to start a new job soon after graduating himself. The Entertainment Manager was John – and so began a friendship and working relationship that has now lasted more than 15 years. Ryan joined the team of DJs at the University, was appointed resident at the premier Saturday night, he won the University's DJ of the Year and went on to represent North East England in the National Finals with one of his high energy sets.

From 2000 onwards, Ryan and John were in different parts of the UK but in Autumn 2003, they pulled resources together and began working on a concept for running their own nights and being able to DJ together. With both lads experienced in DJ performances, as well as Ryan's degree in visualisation, web design and programming, and John's creative direction, passion for photography and experience of large scale event management, all elements were in place to form a brand with a strong identity to front their mutual passion for house music. BeGoodMusic began in February 2004.

Before YouTube, Facebook and Twitter existed, Ryan was developing the technology behind an online marketing strategy that would allow a following to be built up organically through the sharing of digital photography from the events. By 2006, just as Facebook was beginning to take off in the UK, BeGood already had a fan base of 4,000 people in weekly contact through email newsletters and a reputation amongst London's leading venue managers for raising the bar on every aspect of musical delivery, event management, photography and post production.

As BeGood spread its wings, Ryan has performed internationally, bringing the BeGood sound to a myriad of locations. From club nights in the French Alps to private events at venues such as the magnificent Castle Herberstein in Austria. In the UK, he's played at some of the classic landmark clubs of London including Bagley's, Canvas and The Cross, as well as the famous Miss Moneypennys and Subliminal Sessions.

Ryan's radio show on Brighton's dance station Code South FM took the drivetime slot each Tuesday between 2011 and 2015. Previous episodes and catch ups available on mixcloud/ryanstern