- ArtistDJ Deeon
- GenresHouse – Techno
- CategoriesPodcasts – FACT
- File Size148 Mb
- File FormatMp3
Chicago’s DJ Deeon is a bona fide house music legend. With a catalogue of stripped-down, bass-heavy hits stretching back to the early 1990s, he pioneered the sound that would become known as “ghetto house”, propping up the influential Dance Mania label with his unique, rugged club constructions.
Popular and influential in Chicago’s South Side, Deeon’s bass womps, vocal snippets and twitchy beats gave way to what would become known as “juke” and then “footwork”. The sounds changed but the soul remained – this is dance music without frills, music with purpose and more importantly, a dance subgenre with a genuine grip on funk.
Deeon is so influential that Daft Punk shouted him out on ‘Teachers’ and he’s still packing out sweatboxes from New York to Glasgow today, bringing in legions of new fans desperate to hear an un-sanitized version of house and techno.
DJ Deeon’s FACT mix shouldn’t be taken lightly – alongside his own productions and remixes, he mashes together cuts from Cajmere, Paul Johnson, Gant Man, DJ Slugo, Todd Terry and more. If you’re looking for a mix to jolt you from the pallid monotony of contemporary house, you’ve found it.
DJ Deeon’s remix of Redlight’s ‘City Jams’ will be released on Unknown To The Unknown on June 9.