This is where his life as professional DJ began: Dennes held down his afterhours residency every Sunday morning for many years. Fusing deep, groove-laden soul with robust, rolling techno – a sound inspired by US originators Sneak, Vasquez, Carter, MAW and many more – it’s at Volksgarten where Dennes carved his sound and developed a legendary reputation as a man who could send off the city clubbers’ weekend in style. From regular Sunday disciples to famous DJs passing through, during the late 90s and much of the 2000s, Dennes entertained them all.
Reputation as one of the Austrian capital’s notorious sleep-stealers spread and bookings rolled in: First around Vienna, then around the country, then around Europe, then around the world. Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Japan, USA, Thailand… The list goes on.
WORLWIDE RECOGNIZED DJ & PRODUCER
Worldwide recognition as a DJ alone: Dennes has spent the last 20 years on this selector’s crusade that’s almost unimaginable in the internet age where all DJs have to produce. From Space Ibiza to Nocturnal Miami and back again, he’s learnt the international language of house and techno playing the globe’s most illustrious venues alongside the game’s biggest names.
Productions did eventually follow… But only on Dennes’s terms. Preferring to focus on ﬁne-tuning his DJ skills, Dennes refused to go into the studio unless he had a real creative message. As a result his ﬁrst productions landed on Marco Bailey’s MB Elektronics well over a decade after he ﬁrst began life as a DJ: ‘Skin Deep’ and ‘Break It Up’ arrived in 2009 and were heavily supported by the likes of Carl Cox, Umek and Valentino Kanzyani. It was followed by a remix of Philipp Straub’s ‘Big City Lights’ on Deep Dish’s revered Yoshitoshi imprint. It landed to equally high acclaim… But his discography wasn’t to be updated until 2016.
One of Austria’s most in-demand DJs with a schedule that takes him around the world, Dennes – who beat 40,000 hopefuls to become a Burn Studios ﬁnalist in 2012 – has been inspired to rebuild his studio and develop his largest repertoire of releases to date on respected imprints such as Schönbrunner Perlen, LevelNONzero, Alchemy and DJ Sneak’s eminent beat brand I’m A House Gangster… A serious moment in any artist’s career, this is one especially signiﬁcant: Sneak’s ‘Keep On Groovin’’ was the ﬁrst record Dennes bought as a DJ all those years ago.
Now with a message he wants to spread, and studio skills he’s proud to showcase, Dennes is ready to channel what he’s learnt during 20 years of DJ lifestyle into a brand new sonic chapter of his career. Call it classically trained. Call it old school. Call it next level. Be ready for some proper House and solid grooves at Coral Beach, for those who can’t wait, check out Dennes Deen on Soundcloud.