Dj Deep Known as one of the most revered members of the French house scene has made it his duty to share “true to it’s Roots” House and Techno with a growing global audience! As a member of the Respect roster of artists, his Respect is Burning parties and CD series has kept listeners on the pulse of the hot French house scene!
DJ Deep started djing about 20 years ago. At the time House music was definitely an underground movement and the French scene was just starting to develop.
Laurent Garnier gave DJ Deep his “first chance” to DJ, first at club Boy in Paris for the Oz parties, then at club Le Palace for the Zoo parties.
At the same time, DJ Deep started to host his radio show on radio FG 98.2, everyday from noon to 2 PM. A year after he invited his dj friends, DJ Gregory and DJ Alex from Tokyo to join him and the show was then named “A Deep Groove” where you could hear everything from Mos Def to Jeff Mills, with a true passion for real deep underground House music.
As DJ Deep became a key figure of the Parisian scene he put together “What’s Up Mix It” with friends from the label What’s up, this compilation featured for the first time together artists such as Dimitri from Paris, DJ Cam, Saint Germain, Gilb’r, and a track of his own “Sweet Summer Vibe”.
In 1995 the famous “Wake up” parties were launched by the French Legend Laurent Garnier at the Rex Club featuring prestigious guests such as Lil’ Louis, Derrick May, DJ Pierre, Ron Trent, Chez Damier, etc. DJ Deep was the resident “warm up” Dj.
Soon after DJ Deep moved from radio FG to Radio Nova, for his Saturday night shows (this adventure on Nova lasted for about 5 years!)
In 1997 “the fire” and “the earth” EP’s came out on French label Basenotic under the moniker The Deep, those 12? were produced by Julien Jabre and DJ Deep receiving great support from the likes of Louie Vega and Joe Claussell…
1997 saw the kick of the “Legends” parties at the Rex Club, promoted by DJ Deep with guests like Frankie Feliciano, Joe Claussell, Kerri Chandler, Tommy Musto, JoVonn, Michael Watford, Nick Jones. At the same time DJ Deep was busy travelling around the globe to keep spreading “deep and soulful House music true to the roots”!!!
Distance music released his first mix cd in 1999 “French sessions”, featuring tracks by Kerri Chandler, Blaze, Ron Trent, Ten City, Joe Claussell, etc. Joining forces with the Respect is Burning team in 2001, the mix CD “Respect to Dj Deep” came out (featuring tracks by Masters at Work, Kerri Chandler, Dino and Terry, etc.), followed up by a worldwide tour…
2002 DJ Deep is back on Radio FG 98.2 every Thursday from 11 PM to 1 AM (www.radiofg.com), still busy touring around the world!
2003 saw the release of his third mix CD, again on Distance (featuring tracks by Kerri Chandler, Needs, Osunlade, Kenny Bobien…) as well as the launch of his own web page: www.djdeep.com
2004 Jerome Barbe and Dj Deep launches a serie of revolutionary new portable rotary dj mixers the DJR400 serie, please visit: www.electronique-spectacle.com
2005 Dj Deep launches his two labels :
– Deeply Rooted House Records , a label that aims to release true to its roots Underground House sounds , featuring releases by Franck Roger , MAnoo , and the legendary Kerri Chandler , with it’s now classic underground House anthem “Back to the Raw”.
– House Music Records : a label that focuses on re-issuing classic house jems or hard to find House records , featuring releases by LB BAD , Burrell , Charles Mac Dougald etc…
In March 2005 “city to city” a retrospective journey through Chicago Detroit and New York Underground House sounds will be a double cd joint release between House Music Records and famous British compilation label : BBE records.
Dj Deep is still releasing music on his labels and djing in clubs around the globe.