#208 of our podcast series by @denite!
Berlin-based artist Denite introduction to electronic music came in the 90’s at the age of fourteen. He used to spend countless hours by the DJ booth in a small club in his hometown in Spain, always amazed by the DJ’s ability to create an emotional journey when playing music for a crowd. In 1995 he got his first set of turntables and started mixing his first records. In 1998, influenced by bands like Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day, he started playing guitar, drums and bass, performing in bands for a number of years.
In 2002, a move to Frankfurt introduces him to Drum&Bass via the local scene, sparking his interest for electronic music and the jazzy and soulful side of Drum&Bass in particular. In 2003 Denite moves to Thessaloniki in Greece where he plays his first DJ sets and produces his first tracks signed as Gari Marcos. 2008 sees him move back to Spain and begin work on his new house-oriented Project, taking on the moniker of Denite. Taking in all his previous musical influences and turning them into one unified style, he releases his first 12” on the german imprint Resopal Red in 2010. That year also sees the inception of his own label, Redlight Music.
In 2012 Denite puts the finishing touches to his first electronic live set and tours the United States and Spain for the first time. That same year, he becomes resident DJ in one of Spain’s main electronic music clubs, Metro Dance Club, sharing the Dj booth with artists like Loco Dice, Solomun, Âme, John Digweed, Rolando, Nick Fanciulli, Nick Curly and Marc Romboy. His broad musical background, allows him to play sets that run from Deep House to Techno, while always remaining loyal to a rhythmic groove and melody.
Denite’s productions are highly influenced by his time he spent playing in live bands and by the more rhythmic and melody-driven Drum&Bass of the early 2000s. These influences are perceptible in his drums, bass lines, melodies, percussive grooves and his characteristic sound and touch on keys. His releases have graced the shelves of such labels as Diynamic, Get Physical, Third Ear Recordings as well as his own Redlight Music imprint. His remix work has been commissioned by the likes of Thomas Schumacher, Deepchild and Echonomist, appearing on labels like Noir Music, Trapez Ltd and Resopal Schallware.
His long player debut album “Everything I Know And I Will Never Know About You” meant a deeper dive into electronica, pop and house music while keeping his very personal touch on drums and keys. Released last year and recorded in New York, Elche in Spain and Berlin, the album was worth a word in electronic music press media including MixMag, Faze Magazin, DJ Mag, Blisspop, El País, Siglo XXI Radio 3 or Big Shot Magazine among others. Together with the recent nominations to „Best Album of 2016“ by the Spanish „Vicious Music Awards“ (Vicious Magazine) and „Orbita Magazine“.
01. Denite – The Art Of Letting Go (Marc Brauner Remix)
02. Kevin Over – Cash Machine 2 Blocks Away
03. Denite – Ain’t No
04. Leon Viynehall – Pier Children
05. Jut Her & Nandu – Forget Our Love ft. Kieran Fowkes (Denite Remix)
06. Son Of Elita – Occus
07. Dreamer G – I Got That Feelin (Josh Butler Remix)
08. Sabb – Jeopardized
09. Fisher – Stop It
10. Javi Bora, IAAM – Hallelujah
11. Malandra – Take Off Your Shoes (Nice7 Remix)
12. Nice7 – No Romance
13. Claptone ft Ben Duffy- Stranger (Pirupa Remix)
14. Flash 89 – Diary If A Mad Man (Extended Mix)
15. Versus – 1988
16. Hosse – Last Night