From his misspent youth skateboarding the frontier towns of North Eastern England, Martin Iveson arrived into the UK’s Midland scene in the early nineties, here he was to take a job at a new computer games development studio by the name of Core Design Ltd.. This company is now synonymous with Lara Croft and the series of Tomb Raider games. Not content with scoring this, one of the world’s most famous video games, Martin left the company 13 years later to concentrate more on his own studio environment in which to channel his musical aspirations further, and invite other musicians and producers to do the same.
The success of his early works including his first EP 'Story' in 1996 led to the well-received album ‘That Something’, which was later licensed in Japan by Sony/Kioon in 1998.
Elzer Mokoena is a young Deep House Producer, as young as 20 years of age and goes by the name "BlackAngel".
He hails from Southern Africa, currently residing in a vibrant township called Vosloorus in Johannesburg. Born and raised in Limpopo Province he relocated to Gauteng for better opportunities in the year 1998 when he was only 8 years old and stayed in Daveyton. It was then that he was introduced to Deep House, listening to the sounds of Dj Christos, Glen Lewis, Masters at Work and Dj Fresh.
BlackAngel began his Music Production Journey at the age of 16 as he was brought up in a family passionate about Music and the Arts.
Christo's career so far includes remixing tracks for Soul Science (Deeper Shades Recordings), Charles Webster and Atjazz' project 'Version' (Miso Records), Marino Berardi (Room With A View), Kay Suzuki (Round In Motion), Masterbuilders (Masterbuilders Recordings), Tomoki Tamura (Raw Cutz) and Clyde (Mantis Recordings). He has just set up his own label Supeficially Deep Recordings and the first release, the EP collaboration between Atjazz and Christo '3FALL is available at all download stores. Christo is also working with Hamburg label Room With A View and in addition to his remix of Marino Berardi's 'Best Intentions' future plans include include an EP and possibly a contirbution to their perspectives compilations and more remixes. He's also due to have a couple of releases on Atjazz Record Company in the coming months.
When Ezel was born his parents named him after the Spanish words “Es El” that means that he is he, a unique being with a purpose of his own and that purpose is his art. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ezel has always been interested in matters of the Soul, to the point that his musical journey started 10 years ago as a piano player in his local church. In 2008 destiny allowed him to meet Osunlade, the amazing yoruba priest & music producer, a presence that has been highly influential in Ezel’s life and music. 2 years later Ezel has growth to become one of the most admired new artists in the underground house scene.
His last single “In My Lifetime” featuring songstress Tamara Wellons became a #1 hit in house circuits worldwide receiving the support of highly influential DJs such as Gilles Peterson & Joaquin “Joe” Claussell.
Fabio Genito is considered one of the best italian dj/producers and one of the most respected upcoming talents of the world musical scene.
He grew up listening to soul (Salsoul classics and Motown most of all..Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, to name a few), jazz , funk , afro , rare groove , rock and the first electronic music , going trough Miles Davis (one of his big unfluencers) , Dizzy Gillespie ,Wes Montgomery, Art Blakey, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti (surely,another one of his biggest influencers) , Manu Dibango , Tito Puente (another one of his big influencers) , George Gershwin, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny (may be his biggest influencer and inspirator), George Benson, Roy Ayers, Quincy Jones...
G.family aka (Michael G and Jullian Gomes) a duo made up of two cousins both born in South Africa (Pretoria), but whose families hail from the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira, united to form their special unique underground brand of Deep House music in 2007. Since then they have various releases under different local and international labels such as (Realtone Records, Deeper Shades Recordings, Earthrumental Music, Tonality Records, Troubled kids Records, House Afrika, and Multi Racial.
Joe DiPadova performs from coast to coast, playing many wonderful events, with many more great djs at his side. Quickly building a worldwide reputation as one of Deep House Music's rising talents, Joe's adept combination of DJ, audio engineering and music production skill, coupled with a down-to-earth nature has allowed him to garner the respect and friendship of many deeply involved with the music, as well as crowds across North America.
Apart from DJing and production, one of the largest manifestations of his musical vision has come through event promotion, including his ongoing event "ONE". At this gathering, DiPadova brings people of all color and sexual orientation together with a common spool of thread - expression through dance and love of music.
This guy is always looking for a nasty & raw sounding hi-hat. this way you can call the ambition that johannes albert follows thru all his life. Coming from the beautiful area of lower franconia in southern germany, now living in berlin, he got the joy of early house education in the mid 90s. Yeah, you might ask: Early what??? Spending all his deutschmarks for records, dreaming of american diva vocals, falling in love with english sample madness, french filters or african-sounding drums, it was all about this house thing. Being 14, he wasn't allowed to enter the clubs but he had this little record store "swing king" round the corner, which was his weekly destination. It was just about music, pressed on 12inch records. Johannes followed in the footprints of his local heros that gave him the classic knowledge of being a dj: great selection of music, variety, a smile in your eye, some technique hints, playing a hit at the right time and last but not least: keeping the fun on the dancefloor.
has come a long way from his humble Montreal roots. Today, House Music’s “Mixed Tape King” has achieved global reach, and is now a tireless Ambassador of soulful dance music to every corner of the world. In addition to being one of the genre’s most respected Dj’s; Jojoflores is also CEO of Gotsoul Records and founder of the infamous Therapy soirees – now enjoyed in 7 cities worldwide from Cape Town to San Francisco and Toronto. Along the way, he’s found time to open up a club, own a record shop, and produce numerous records and CD’s.
Jojoflores’ reputation for rocking a dance floor has rewarded him with multiple residencies at famed clubs world wide, including New York City’s Cielo; Nikki Beach Miami; Deep in Los Angeles; Lotus in Hawaii; along with venues in Melbourne, Dubai, Brazil, Santorini & Athens. He was voted “Best International DJ” 4 years running by NYC’s Undaground Archives.
Born in the mid 80’s in Mafikeng(north west, South Africa),Kagiso “kaygee85” Pitsong graduated from high school and continued with his studies in sound engineering at Damelin campus Academy of sound engineering. In 2005 he travelled back to Johannesburg to finish off his studies as a sound engineer at Academy of sound engineering and hoping to make connections on the music industry. In 2009 him and lungelo went on and produced Dj Sbu’s hit single called “I am music” and in 2010 kagiso had a house track called “cuferu” that appeared on Various Shades Vol.1 compiled by Lars Behrenroth from deepershades recordings. This track became a hit internationally. On the first week of it’s release it made it to number 23 on traxsource top 100, helping to raise Kagiso’s profile in South Africa and in other parts of the world. This proved to be a breakthrough for Kagiso’s career…
From his early days DJing at a local dance school in Germany to headlining a 25,000 people music festival in South Africa over 30 years later, Lars Behrenroth has been moving dance floors all over the world.
Lars has played at world-renowned clubs like DEEP (LA), Distillery (Leipzig, Germany), Motor City Lounge (Detroit), Stereo (Montreal, Canada), Queens (Paris, France) and in the recent years enjoys a massively growing fan base in South Africa. During several tours Lars continues to headline events all over the country alongside Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Osunlade, Rocco, Nick Holder, Atjazz, Charles Webster to mention only a few and has won the South African Dance Music Awards for Best International DJ in 2017.
This year his highly acclaimed, award-nominated and respected weekly two-hour radio show, "Deeper Shades of House" is celebrating its 18 year anniversary. The show can be heard on many radio stations worldwide (FM, Satellite, DAB & online), is featured on iTunes as an essential music podcast and reaches over 1/4 million listeners each month.
Lars has developed his production skills over the past 23 years to the point where he has accumulated an impressive discography over a variety of labels including Freerange, Compost, Sonar Kollektiv, Liebe*Detail, etc. He has also remixed artists such as Atjazz, Robert Owens, Dubtribe Sound System, MJ Cole, Arnold Jarvis, Sven Weisemann, Liquideep, Rocco, Beyonce, Black Coffee, among others.
Lars Behrenroth - born in Germany, relocated to Los Angeles in 2004 - DJ since 1986, radio host since 1996, remixer & producer since 1997, and label owner since 2008.
From his early days DJing at a local dance school in Germany to headlining a 25,000 people music festival in South Africa over 30 years later, Lars Behrenroth has been moving dance floors all over the world. He's played at world-renowned clubs like DEEP (LA), Distillery (Leipzig, Germany), Motor City Lounge (Detroit), Stereo (Montreal, Canada), Queens (Paris, France) and in the recent years enjoys a massively growing fan base in South Africa. During several tours Lars continues to headline events all over the country alongside Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Osunlade, Rocco, Ralf Gum, Nick Holder, Atjazz, Charles Webster to mention only a few and has won the South African Dance Music Awards for Best International DJ in 2017 ..
While in Hamburg, Germany Lars attended audio engineering school where he completed his first remix projects in 1996. That very same year, Lars began co-hosting "House Sound of Hamburg" (HSH) on a local radio station which marks the beginning of his impressive radio career. In 1998 he successfully brought the exclusive mix show to Evosonic Radio, a Europe-wide electronic and dance music radio station. The weekly three-hour show was very successful and hosted guest DJs such as Mateo & Matos, Paul Johnson, and DJ Pierre to name a few. During this time he also signed with Hamburg labels "Records Of Interest" (ROI) and "Tracks Of Interest" (TOI) to join the ranks of Knee Deep, Vincenzo, and Lovebirds.
In 2020 Lars Behrenroth's highly acclaimed and respected weekly two-hour radio show, "Deeper Shades of House" is celebrating its 18 year anniversary. The program started out on German radio station Jam FM, was shortly after syndicated on US nationwide satellite XM Radio and can now be heard on several stations worldwide and is always found in the Top Music Podcast charts on iTunes as well as Google Podcasts, reaching over 1/4 million listeners each month. DSOH is a weekly showcase of Lars' versatile but very selective musical range and evidence that the way he programs his sets and puts the songs together make him stand apart from the rest. The show also features guest mixes by international DJs and was nominated as Best Podcast in the 2011 and 2013 IDMA in Miami.
Lars has developed his production skills over the past 23 years to the point where he has accumulated an impressive discography over a variety of labels including Freerange, Compost, Sonar Kollektiv, Liebe*Detail, etc. He has remixed artists such as Atjazz, Robert Owens, Liquideep, Dubtribe Sound System, MJ Cole, Arnold Jarvis, The Rurals, Beyonce, Sven Weisemann, Tamara Wellons, Rocco, Black Coffee, among others.
The next logical step on the way to creating a global deep house brand was founding in-house record label Deeper Shades Recordings in 2008. The label is now home to 77 digital releases featuring many new and upcoming artists as well as established names in the Deep House industry.
Jazz, Afro, Soul, Deep/Tech...His sound is the objective representation of his own musical experience, manifested since the childhood through percussions, drums and guitar studies. His career, started at 15 has allowed him to play and collaborate with the best clubs in South Italy.
At 20, already resident dj of one of the best clubs of Italy, he begins in house music scene with his first single "Xiba Chant" on Lars Behrenroth's Deeper Shades Recordings and at the same time he create with his friend and collegue, the project "MindTech" with the first single "Deep South E.P. " that has soon a big success in the Mondial Underground scene.
He works with many labels like Deeper Shades Recordings, of course, Deeper Sounds of Raisani, Blacksoul Music, NightDrive Records, GotSoul Records and more.
Matt Flores has found prominence releasing quality electronic music on German labels such as Compost and Farside, as well as Combination! At the moment he is working on various studio projects with Daniel Kyo, Henry l (Farside & Drumpoet) and the grandmaster of house himself, Tyree Cooper, with which he has formed the act Goozebumpz.
They just released " shining Lights EP " on Viennas nu super deep house label TJUMY. This one is followed by his latest contribution for FARSIDE REC., with a DUB HOUSE remix of his highly anticipated trackHAVE A NICE DAY feat.SINGER JAY.
In 2010 there is a released planed on 3rd ear recordings w/ Daniel Kyo and also other labels.
In the early 90's Bandy was introduced to Dance music through the Midwest rave scene, a melting pot of sounds encompassing Techno, Hip Hop, Disco and House. Then living in Kentucky, far from a major metropolitan area for music, Bandy travelled to parties around the country. He developed his musical tastes by pulling his influences from the sounds of Chicago, Detroit, and the East and West coasts. By the late 90's, Bandy was hosting his own events and introducing new music to his local scene. Having presented DJs such as Halo, Kevin Yost, Johnny Fiasco, Terrance Parker, Traxx and Onionz, Bandy simultaneously hosted Kentucky's first and only electronic music radio show – "Through The Vibe" on WRFL. The show continues to broadcast to this day.
In 2000 Bandy focused on writing and producing music to further his creative vision. In doing so he created the studio collaboration and live act, Deep House Souldiers.
Born in 1977, in the portuguese capital of Portugal, Lisbon, PeteBlas dove into electronic sounds when he was 12 years old. He used to record radio programs about this genre. When he was 14 years old he decided to move into where the scene was going, listeing to Dj’s like DJ Vibe, a nightlife reference at Kremlin’s club. Later on he joined a Funk Band, played percussion in several projects and later returned to his real passion.
While living in Leiria, PeteBlas dressed up in gas masks and chemical suits, to pulverize local places with an electronic music project, the BeatRaiders, along with his pal Bruno F.
PeteBlas finally started to produce his own music after returning to his hometown, in 2004, while playing sets in different clubs.
Salvatore Agrosi a.k.a MindTech is one of the youngest dj/producer on the international music scene. He was born in May 1988 in “SALENTO” situated in South of Italy. When he was 16 he started to love house music and at 17 he started to play for the best clubs in Salento.
He’s strongly influenced by: Osunlade, Masters At Work, Fudge, Yass, Jon Cutler, Boddhi Satva, Marlon D, Dj Deep, Rocco, Manoo, Karizma, C2, Larry Heard, Jimpster, Alix Alvarex, Mr.V, Patrick Green, Sammy Rock, Quincy Jones, Micheal Jackson (when he was black), Kerri Chandler, Kim English, James Brown (RIP), MAW, L.L Vega, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Stephanie Cooke, Jill Scott, Blaze, Angie Stone, Patti La Belle, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald...
Sinan Baymak is a musician, producer and composer from Hamburg/Germany who performed lots of live gigs as musician over the years. Later he focused on making his own productions.
2008 he got into the real deep sound and worked it out on his first EP called "Space Love" released on Deeper Shades Rec. As a producer and composer he now works on many different styles and the deep side will always be part of it.