DEEPCHILD PLUS THE BLACKBIRDY CREW (MELBOURNE)
More info soon... but in the mean time sus out the info on Deepchild... prolific!
Touring, top billing DJ, playing sets along-side the likes of Richie Hawtin and Green Velvet (at the massive EXIT Festival, Serbia) Jeff Mills (Tribal Sessions in Leeds), Jesse Rose, Dixon and Sebo K (for Jesse's "Made to Play" monthly at Berlin's legendary Panorama Bar), M.A.N.D.Y (Watergate, Berlin), Ewan Pearson and Will Saul (SONAR, Barcelona) to remix work for techno superstars Booka Shade (voted best act and best record label, Get Physical, in dance bible IDJ last year), there's much that can be said for this genre-mashing producer. If the increasingly demanding international schedule of his weren't enough (try playing Germany and then Kuala Lumpur in the space of 4 days!), a string of highly successful 12"s on labels and remixes last year have well and truly solidified Deepchild's reputation as a serious 'contender' in the saturated international dance-music community.
When not turning the dials in his studio in Bondi, Sydney, Deepchild bunkers down for extended production duties in his unofficial 'second home' of various studios in Berlin (where much of his label-community and European bookers are based).
From 'big-label' original releases for labels like US Om Records, remix work for legendary producers New Order, Booka Shade (Get Physical), deeper cuts for Trapez and Resopal Schallware, and serious tech-weapons for Anabatic, Affin (run by Kompakt's Joakim Spieth), Dieb and Detroit's own MDEX Records, a steady stream of bouncy, jackin' minimal sounds have insured deepchild has remained one of Australia's most in-demand producers. Hipp-e, Robert Babicz, Tigerstripes, Jimpster and Luomo have all leant their remix credits to deepchild 12"s....
When Stereo-Heaven (the biggest dj store in Essen, Germany) found that their biggest selling tech-house record was in fact written in a small share-house studio in Sydney's Inner-West (Deepchild's "No Disgrace", on Future Classic), they took the time to make special mention of what is indicative of Deepchild's head-turning appeal: "over here in my hometown in Germany, we really love "no disgrace"!! It’s also by far the best selling record in our new local shop, too...from deep or tech house to minimal DJ’s, hip-hop and electronica fans - everybody is into that 3-tracker...really an amazing 12" you've created!"
Freerange Record's 'tech-house institution', Milton Jackson, phrased is rather more succinctly, "Oh My God. I think you are my new hero"