Declan Coleman – DHD Livingroom Sessions #06 (1)

Declan fell in love with dance music at an early age, he grew up listening to mix tapes handed down from his cousin who went to the Asylum/Sides and the Olympic ball room which was where the dublin /irish dance scene emerged. He didn’t realise he wanted to be a DJ until he attended his first rave in the legendary Ormond multi media centre. It was an under 18s dance event with DJs Orbit, Keno Flanagan,DJ Pressure and MC Danny Kearns.. “ It is what he had been looking for and finally he was in a place were he felt he belonged” From that night on he knew what his calling in life was.

Aquiring a set of Decks became Dec’s top priority, so he landed his first summer job and started saving. Buying records became an addiction, he would race in on Thursday evening to Abbey Discs to get his hands on the newest releases, Music Power, Tag and HMV were also on his hit list for new music and he didn’t stop there, Friday Saturday & Sunday were also record days.
He spent most of his youth perfecting the art of mixing and playing at house parties or anywhere the opportunity came about to play and share new music. Dec was asked to come on as a guest DJ on Nova Fm’s DJ Tempo’s show, from that experience Dec got the radio bug and decided he wanted his own show. Kiss Fm, Dublin was where he began his first radio show. He hosted this show Every Thursday night and was privy to a lot of exclusive music kept by especially for him by his close friend who worked in Abbey Discs.. He felt great pride at the fact that he managed to play a lot of promos test pressings and white labels first on the scene.

It was time to expand his passion & talent & soon Dec co -founded MDJ Entertainments with some friends. They began hosting their own parties in small clubs and Venues in Dublin and Kildare. MDJ became many different things associated with Djing in general. They took over a premises and created MDJ Studios, a place for DJ’s to come and network, share music and Ideas. Before social media arrived,this was a real network of like minded people who shared a love for Djing and Music. MDJ wasn’t only about Dance Music it also welcomed Hip Hop Dj’s and Mc’s to do their thing. It became a popular hang out and caught the attention of the film makers within RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster. They wanted to shoot a day in the life of Dec and MDJ Studios. Dec thought it would be great to showcase some of the DJ’s and Mc’s who came to the studio and to promote these alternative music styles. The documentary was aired on RTE the countries national broadcaster on one of their shows about different topics / projects and alternative lifestyles called Capital D.

The years to come saw Dec back doing what he loved, playing music to people who really appreciated it. This journey lead him to conquer most of the top venues & clubs nationwide including Pygmalion, Radio City, SFX Theatre: Dublin,Temple Theatre Main room & The Crypt,Temple Bar Music Centre ,The Academy ,The Cave ,The Vaults ,The Pint ,Twisted Pepper ,Traffic ,The Bernard Shaw ,Room 19 ,The Lost Society Main room & Basement ,The Mezz ,The Hub ,Tivoli Theatre Dublin – Area 51 Festival – Mystic Festival Ireland,Ballinamore Fringe Festival; Letrim ,Eclipse Festival, Life Festival.
Dec has an infectious energy & skill when in action behind the decks, his ability to fully immerse & connect with his crowd while delivering accurately timed displays of beat juggling, scratching & a multitude of subtle Dj effects ,is inspiring.
Is it any wonder that Djing became his chosen profession with his birth name being Declan Joseph Coleman… DJ is in the name..

Zarko Rebac – DHD Livingroom Sessions #05 (2)

It is our great pleasure and honour to announce our next guest DJ Zarko Rebac who will be joining us for his Irish debut this Monday. Although he is new to Dublin we are sure you will be seeing more of him over the coming months.
He has released EPs on Mihaia Popoviciu’s Cyclic Records but also on Monocord Records, Kina Music, and Family Grooves.
Names like Nick Curly, Andrey Pushkarev, Blondish, Mario Aureo, and so on love to play his tracks in their sets.
With an eclectic mix of tunes which encompass the darker spheres of minimalist techno and house, his sets push boundaries, they’re spontaneous, they’re unpredictable.

Krissky – DHD Livingroom Sessions #05 (1)

We owe you this one from few weeks ago. Krissky is a Polish artist and performer based in Ireland.The inspiration for his unique blend of sound comes from genres as diverse as house and techno – Always on a lookout to experiment with different sounds and ideas. Krissky allows diverse influences to help him shape up his tracks, from the deep underground electronic music to the free-form freedom of jazz.
His sound is cinematic and textural, yet extremely direct and relatable, bridging the gaps between dance-friendly tunes and his more experimental side.

SessionDigger – DHD International Series #04

Tomislav Suflaj aka Sessiondigger, Croatia

”Music is my all time passion, regardless of the form, style or genre. Electronic music is an important part of my musical heritage. I have started with DJ gigs back in the eighties, as a Club and Radio DJ. Have been holding residency for a few years in some Croatian and Slovenian clubs.

Today I am a non-professional DJ, collector, music lover, guitar player, hifi diy-er, sailor and father of these two girls you were turning your head a few days ago, down the alley. sessiondigger is writing a blog on electronic music.

I do DJ gigs from time to time. As much as I love vinyls, these days I am dealing mostly with digital releases and using Traktor.

Early 2000’s, supported by exceptional team of enthusiastic young people I did editorial for the first Croatian printed magazine dedicated to electronic music, named “techno.hr”.

There is either a good music or the music I am not comfortable with.”

Duboko Deep – DHD International Series #05

DHD proudly presents DUBOKO Deep, alias DJ Satz, from Zagreb, Croatia. This Underground Croatian DJ has a musical sensibility that immediately caught our attention. We spend hours per day streaming tons of mixes and tracks, and it is hard to find a genuinely emotional mix in this dense tropical forest. In such a context, stumbling upon unexposed quality mixes is a bliss that only happens every once in a while.
DUBOKO ‘s selections are carefully made with a sparkle of emotion and sweetness sprinkled all over, making the sets flow naturally to your pleased ears, with this special touch of feeling that makes the meaningful difference between “yet another ambient mix” and a mix that catches your attention and keeps you really listening to each bit of it.
DUBOKO is very prolific and unstoppable, with a rooted and large musical culture. He has plenty of mixes in stock yet to be delivered.
Stay Tuned

Beta D – DHD Livingroom Sessions #04 (1)

Starting out as a Bass player in the mid 90’s Beta-D played with a number of bands as a session player in his hometown Dublin and also toured in Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East. Always having an interest in electronic music he got his first copy of Reason in 2001 and started experimenting. ‘It was probably due to the fact that I bought The Chemical Brothers – Surrender in 1999 and listened to it on repeat while on tour that year’ that his path to Producing and then DJ’ing was sown. One of the last bands he played live with was the Beat Vultures. “I was playing Bass and running all the sequences from a Powerbook. We had great fun and had a year long Residency with plenty of other gigs in the centre of Dublin but I guess it felt too restrictive for me at the time. I still get asked if I’ve plans to do something similar”
These days Beta-D regularly DJ’s in Dublin with resident gigs every weekend under his own name. He also hosts his ‘Resonate Radio Show’ every Friday on Phever.ie which very recently hit number 5 in Phever’s top 10 most listened to shows of the year. Preferred genre’s are Deep House, Afro House, Tech House, Chill and more.
Tweeter: @Beta_D1
Bookings and info: djbetad@gmail.com

Dylan Hughes – DHD Livingroom Sessions #04 (2)

As part of the Deep House Dublin Living Room Sessions, we bring you young and talented:

Dylan Hughes (Melodic, Dublin)
”I was always really into electronic music from a very young age as my dad always listened to it. I grew up listening the likes of Sasha and Digweed, Ritchie hawtin, Steve Bug etc… My music today is very influenced from the progressive moody, melodic sounds I’ve always been into.. I like to try and make my sets a journey as much as possible as I think that track selection is more important then being the most technically gifted DJ. I’ve supported the likes of Weiss, Patrice Baumel and the Drifter”

GPS EP81 pres. Edit D (Silver&Smoke, Bosnia&Herzegovina) – November 2nd 2017

Every once and a while I come back to the place where it all began; my homeland of Bosnia & Herzegovina.

This time I bring you a real rising talent from the capital of Sarajevo: DJ/Producer Edib D​

DJing for the last 12+ years and playing Deep/Tech/Progressive House & Techno. Resident of Silver & Smoke, one of the best underground club in Bosnia, where he hosts two club nights Moovin’ & Groovin’ and Extravaganza Nights. By the end of 2017, he will have his first two tracks released by Hydrogen Inc and ANTE Records.

Having DJed alongside international stars such as Patrice Baumel, Traumer, Cid Inc, YokoO, Petar Dundov, Quivver, Eelke Kleijn, Dubfire, Carlo Lio, Third Son, Javier Portilla, and with many local and regional DJ’s this will be one you will enjoy 