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Guest In-Groove Kitchen & Elle Cee Presents,,DeanJay

Tempo dean My Recommendation for essential deea this weekend! I was born in North West London and currently reside in Manchester. Music has been a major part of my life since I was old enough to go near Dad’s Turntable (i think I was about 8 when I was allowed to sit next to the sound system in the front room and play with the records whilst the rest of the family watched TV). All through my wonder years I would be making tapes of the latest Hip Hop, Street Soul and Funk and playing them at school in the playground with my portable speakers. Then as soon as I could I would beg steal or borrow somebody’s 1210s and learn to beat match. A few bookings followed at little parties and my own promos in and around Harrow and then as I shifted from raver to DJ the bookings piled up.

From those early years my sound has been that of House with a soulful twist or a deeper edge but always a feeling that is true to the House sound created in the clubs in New York and Chicago. Over the years I have been privileged to have been chosen to play in some of the UKs best clubs as well as some extraordinary overseas venues in Europe, too may to mention here. Another amazing thing about this House community is the opportunities to play along side your heros and I have managed to play alongside many including Kerri Chandler, Spen & Karizma, Jimpster, AtJazz, Joey Negro, Sean McCabe, Groove Assassin, Neil Pierce, Andy Ward, DeepCitySoul, and hundreds more besides. It’s been a great career so far!

A few years back I became a resident at a few of London’s best know Underground House Nights including MiCasaEsSuCasa and All Back To Ours. The later led me to Dave Law and eventually a partnership with him that gave birth to Tempo and the rest is history. We have had some amazing parties over the last few years and have been invited to DJ with Dave, as The Tempo Twins, by many promoters and currently we are becoming a permanent fixture at Vocal Booth Weekender and hope to be hitting SPW, Croatia, ADE and SSW next year…

I’ve always believed that DJ sets should be perfect and take the listener on a journey by way of smooth mixing and great tune selection to create something special and that ethos has stuck with me when ever I play out or produce a mix tape. With over 170000 downloads from my mix site I believe I have definitely kept to that way of thinking and promise to do so until I retire.

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