Jan Johnston (born 21 February 1968, Salford, England) is an English professional singer, best known for collaborating with some of the world’s top trance music DJs and producers.
Paul Oakenfold signed her to his Perfecto Records label in 1999, with Jan initially recording three dance tracks with Jamie Myerson: “Religion”; “Flesh” (a track Johnston had previously written with BT that Perfecto planned to be the first single release by Johnson on Perfecto) and a re-recording of “Time”, a demo previously recorded with Rob Davis retitled “Am I on Pause?”, which Paul Oakenfold played on his 1999 tour.
None of these tracks were released and plans for the release of “Flesh” were shelved in favour of Jan recording Emerging, an album of acoustic pop (which could then be remixed for the clubs and Perfecto’s audience) with Jamie Myerson. A cover of The Carpenters’ song, “Superstar”, was lined up to be the album’s first single in 2000, with remixes produced by Todd Terry, Tiësto and Bill Hamel and a video filmed, but would ultimately go on to be unreleased.
Instead, Perfecto revisited “Flesh”, releasing new remixes of this by Tiësto and Tilt rather than a track from the album, which reached No. 36 in the charts in March 2001. The original version of “Flesh”, recorded in 1999, was not part of the release package and it was not until 2019 that it saw release.