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deepchild

Berlin, Germany Minimal Deep House Tech House Techno +3

http://www.facebook.com/deepchildmusic

Deepchild is Berlin-based producer Rick Bull - a regular dj/live-pa here in Berlin at club-institutions like Berghain, Tresor, Weekend Club, Watergate, as well as veritable international touring machine…from Tokyo to Australia, and extensively across North America and Eastern Europe.

Some recent bookings have included:

Berghain (BLN) - live!
Panoramabar (BLN)
Tresor (BLN) - live!
Ritter Butzke (BLN)
Kater Holzig (BLN)
Watergate (BLN)
Weekend Club (BLN)
Cookies (BLN)
Dice Club (BLN)
Tape Club (BLN)
[KONTROL] @ Endup (SanFrancisco)
DEMF “I <3 U But I’ve Chosen Techno” after-hours (Detroit)
Exodus (Detroit)
EXIT Festival (Serbia, Dance Arena Stage w Richie Hawtin)
Cameo Gallery, New York
Culture Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pollerwiessen Festival (Köln)
SONAR Festival Phonica Records night (BCN)
Fusion Festival (BLN)
DECIBEL Festival (Seattle, USA) - LIVE!
Esthetic Evolution Festival (Idaho, USA) - LIVE!
Sydney Festival (SYD, Aus)
Weekend Club (Madrid)
Field Day Festival (Australia) - LIVE!
Parklife Festival (Australia)
Big Day Out Festival (Australia) - LIVE!
Mad Racket (Australia) - LIVE!
HOME (Australia)
Pyramid Rock Festival (Australia
Fluc Wanne (Vienna) - LIVE!
Gold Club (Essen)
Digger Club (Russia) - LIVE!
Sankeys (Manchester, UK) - LIVE!
Tribal Sessions (Leeds, UK) - LIVE!
Open Studios (Vancouver, Canada) - LIVE!
New Forms Festival (Vancouver, Canada) - LIVE!
AM Club (Mexico City) - LIVE!
Custard Factory (Birmingham, UK) - LIVE!
Cabaret Voltaire - (Scotland, UK)
Sydney Festival (Sydney, AU) - LIVE!
T-Bar (London, UK) - LIVE!
Sosho (London, UK)
Aquarium (London, UK)

As a core member of of the Trapez recording-artist roster, the deepchild production-aesthetic remains firmly routed in an exploration of “post-Detroit” machine-music - bass-heavy, insistent, angular, raw, noisy and dub-laden techno, with persistent references to classic-disco and soul rising and falling between rumbling proto-funk and mutant R’n'B.


“My music is personal - it tends toward the darker side of house and techno, and it’s certainly not for everyone. But it’s my story, and the story of my people.” - deepchild

Raw, seductively uncompromising techno, distilled from an arsenal of renegade drum-machines and decrepit synthesizers, with a live-PA embracing hardware-improvisation and excessive amounts of sweat.

This is the sound of forgotten-technology, ressurrected. Of old machines singing a timeless blues, both intimately-familiar and curiously alien. Demons liberated whilst noisy rim-shots rattle. Clean, the deepchild sound is not.

“Music is my ‘machine’ for making sense of my world” - deepchild (on Studiofeed, New York)

Recent dj support from the likes of Stacey Pullen, Troy Peirce (MINUS), Justin Martin (Dirtybird), Ivan Smagghe, Matthias Tanzman (Moon Harbour), Abe Duque, Paco Osuna, Basic Soul Unit and Adam Beyer, sits solidly against the proclamations of respected music journal, The Wire, who went as far as to proclaim that this sound was “as sexy and addictive as new-dub electronica gets”.

When Stereo-Heaven (the biggest dj store in Essen, Germany) found that their biggest selling tech-house record was infact written in a small share-house studio in Sydney, Australia (deepchild’s “No Disgrace”, on Future Classic), they took the time to make special mention of what is indicative of deepchild’s head-turning appeal:

“over here in my hometown in Germany, we really love “no disgrace”!! it’s also by far the best selling record in our new local shop, too…from deep or tech house to minimal djs, hiphop and electronica fans - everybody is into that 3-tracker…really an amazing 12? you’ve created!”.

More recently, deepchild has produced #1-sellers for Anabatic Records, Resopal Schallware, Opossum Records and Thoughtless Music, and remixed/been remixed by some of the electronic music-worlds most esteemed: Booka Shade, Luomo, Robert Babicz, Hipp-E, Jimpster/Audiomontage, [a]pendics.shuffle, Brendon Moeller, Tim Xavier, Alland Byallo, Moritze Piske (Smash TV), Luca Lozano (Zombie Disco Squad), Worthy (Dirtybird) and many many more….

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