Antonio is a DJ/Producer/Promoter born in Caracas, Venezuela. When young Mr Rincon was 15 years old he started to attend to his first events and get more and more involved in the techno movement. This is how his passion to DJ’ing began. In 2003 he start to create and mix his first set’s and mainly develop his own musical style. Being unique was always something that he really wanted to achieve. That’s why his mixes are distinguish for being energetic, powerful and without leaving behind that “groove” for which Latin’s are better known. In 2013 Antonio has moved to Ireland, and got involved in the local Techno scene leading him to expand his career as a DJ in the heart of Irish capital. He was a creator and resident DJ at his “Deep Forest Night” which took place every week in the famous Turks Head Club. Antonio had the opportunity to share the decks with many internationals and locals as Redd, Siasia, Jurek Przezdziecki, Arte Artur, Klaudia Gawlas, Egbert, Marcel Reix, and many more.
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..
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Bookings and info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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”
We were supposed to have Collie Mckenna & Ryan Hayden (Illicit Showcase) as part of our DHD Livingroom Sessions but because of the Ophelia hurricane in Ireland that day, Ryan couldn’t make it so Collie had his own showcase and we are sure that the rest of the Ilicit boys are proud.
Starting up in October of 2015, illicit have been hosting underground partys all over Dublin City, starting of with their weekly partys at Sweeney’s Basement in Dublin until its closure back in June of 2016. Since then, illicit has blossomed into one of the most respected up & coming Irish collectives, hosting international guests such as De Sluwe Vos, Kevin Over, Jacob B & Cal Johnstone but to name a few. With sell out shows at the infamous Dublin venue Button Factory aswell as hosting the Baby Box room at Ministry Of Sound in London for their 1st Birthday, 2016 had been a solid year for the illicit team.
2017 has been just as successful pulling of some massive shows including illicit’s District 8 debut with Aussie disco legend Late Nite Tuff Guy, renowned sets at a number of festivals including MASS, Solas & Fuinneamh from a number of residents, aswell as being fresh from their exploits at Sunderland for their second international appearance as they teamed up with the infamous Haze Records to host the Boom Room of Independent in October of this year.
The illicit residents each hold their own unique sound, possesing versitile mixing skills & track selection, making them a perfect team of DJ’s for whatever your taste may be.
Originally from Poland, Maciej Pietruczuk currently calls Dublin Ireland home where he is an active DJ in the deep progressive music scene. Through many different sub-genres of house music that Maciej plays he’s able to perfectly find the dance floor rhythm at any party. House music for Maciej is not simply music, but its also his lifestyle – his compassionate vision of world around him.
Right from the early days when he fell in love with the deeper sounds, it motivated him to hone his skill in his private home studio and once he perfected his flawless techniques he shared his sounds with dance floors big and small.
To describe Maciej’s live DJ sets is a difficult task, but to put it into a few words: they are extremely lush with sound letting your body burst with energy and filling your mind with the warmest memories. Every set he serves up an explosive mixture of house, techno and progressive rhythms. Even the most fussy and picky clubbers will have their needs fulfilled through Maciej’s skill behind the decks. His ability to connect to the crowd and the positive feedback he receives is a testament to the ever growing respect he garners as a rising DJ.