Blade Deep Electronic Press Kit - EPK | DJ/Producer - Deep House, Afro House, Soulful House
An event held in Barbados designed to celebrate all things African:People, Music, Dance, Clothing, Culture. Sponsored by a local government outfit Sankofa was an opportunity for the very day Barbadian to learn and appreciate the true essence of the African way of life. Special guest performances included an Afro House rendition performed by Blade deep who set the tone for the evening given local listeners a taste of the rhythmn and beat of the African drum Lime Grove African Party Located on the plush estate of Limegrove lifestyle centre the shopping and chill out spot An enjoyable evening of talented musicians, singers and craftsmen releasing the energy and spirit of Africa. Blade Deep was the headline Dejay for the night delivering a tantalizing dose of Deep and Afro house to a dotting audience. Illusions This was a series of events hosted by the Barbados Music factory aimed at generating hype among the local electronic music enthusiasts in preparation for the main event named The Barbados music festival. Blade Deep represented the section of electronic collective who appreciated Deep Soulful and Afro House tunes coned under the brand, The Groove Kitchen. Sushi Samba Hosted by an entity named Radio Casareep, Sushi samba represented one of the initiatives to further expose local listeners to the diversity of house music. Blade was booked for a session where he delivered a catchy and palatable performance which made even the non-house enthusiast raise to their feet. Sunset Bass an electronic series of events aimed at exposing listeners to the diversity of house within a fun and quirky environment.This basement-like event feature approximately 4 to 5 dejays surrounded by the ongoing activity of graffiti art demo's, dance-off's and costumed hostesses selling party paraphernalia. Blade offered to assist with this initiative on at least two occasions. He took this audience on a unforgettable musical journey in to the deep and Afro tunes, an effort that delighted and also won over several new listeners to the genre. 5 Dollar Sounds Party This was the best kept yet heavily anticipated secret on the island of St. Lucia. A group under the name of 5 dollar sounds was responsible for attracting the largest number of locals and tourists to a house party island-wide. The concept of this party was simply based on an invitation only party that marketed further interested party-goers by searching a facebook bar-code for the remote chosen location for the party. Interest in this unique event grew to numbers within the hundreds and eventually lead party-goers to an elite location on the shoreline of a remote beach with an impressive stage set -up complete with a percussion group arranged to support the specially invited guest Dejay Blade Deep representing south Africa with Afro house music.
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BIOGRAPHY

A true Southern African son of the soil, born in Zimbabwe with ancestral roots in Malawi and resident in South Africa, Blade Deep is a highly versatile DJ who commenced his career at the tender age of 14 spinning hip hop and R&B at the token neighborhood house party or family function using nothing but 2 cassette players switching from side to side trying to beat match. To date he has over 16 years of experience in the field. When nostalgia kicks in he is reminiscent of his 1st pair of decks, a set of twin Gemini’s- the mean machine! The envy of the “hood’ as he strutted accompanied by a small teenage entourage with his ‘Castle Beer crates full of 12 inch vinyl.

It was in 2006 that Blade Deep would transition from mainstream Hip Hop and R&B to House and from here his journey into many facets of Deep, Soulful, Acid and Afro House would flourish.

His versatility and exquisitely unique ability to take listeners on a ‘musical journey’ has afforded him the opportunity to showcase his professional DJ skills at a number of exclusive events worldwide; Dubai, Uk, USA, South Africa and the Caribbean to name a few. He has performed alongside big names such as DJ Pierre of Afro Acid, and Steve’ Silk’ Hurley of S&S recordings.

Residing between Southern Africa and the UK and becoming a patriot to the Caribbean through personal and business connections, Blade observed that his preferred genres were minimally exposed. Listeners were more a tune to the sounds of electronic dance (EDM) and pop music and had yet to discover the tantalizing flavor of true Underground House. Learning that Caribbean music was a derivative of traditional African sounds Blade saw a unique opportunity to expose local listeners to the diverse rhythms and beats of Africa fused with an electrifying tech sound. Through a series of local and regional events Blade has single handedly managed to develop a growing niche of listeners with an appetite for true House Music.

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Fast becoming a prolific music producer Blade Deep decided to launch his record label JusVibe in 2012 with an intention to promote Underground music with particular emphasis on the Caribbean. With the contribution of some few highly talented DJ/Producers from around the globe Blade Deep and his team continue to strive towards bridging he has smartly branded as ‘ The AfroCarib Movement.’

Hard work and dedication has resulted in a number JusVibe releases holding top 10 positions on the Deep and Afro House charts. His progressive efforts over a two-year period have resulted him in being listed among the Traxsource Top 200 Best Afro House producers worldwide in 2014. A few career highlights follow:

• His AfroCarib remix w/ Master Fale and Billboard Top 100 R&B Artist Jaicko Lawrence called ‘Shine’ reached #6 on the Afro House top 100 for over 13 weeks. This track grabbed the interest of many internationally renowned house DJ/Producers and sparked significant media attention through magazine interviews and a nomination for the Best Pop and R&B Artist at The 2014 Barbados Music Awards (BMI’s) that honors Barbadian artists from the likes of Def Jam recording artist Rihanna.

• The 2015 remix from his EP entitled ‘Controlled Confusion’ with a young and talented / SA Producer 4Matiq reached No.1 on the Traxsource Afro House Essentials Chart picking up from their last collaboration that sailed straight to the No.1 spot on one of South Africa’s most listened radio broadcasts, The YFM Hot 99 Chart Show hosted by celebrity DJ – Just Mo.

• Featured in Caribbean magazine MPeople for his contribution to the Afro House Movement in the Caribbean

• Headlined performed alongside Bermudan Vocalist/Percussionist & daughter of the late great “El Verno Del Congo” Onika Best at The Caribbean Music Summit 2015 (a subsidiary of Sync Summit, Global)

• Recently nominated for an ALL African Music Award (AFRIMA) for Best Artist or Group in African Electronic Music 2015

Blade Deep continues to produce groundbreaking releases with members of his house fraternity under his label. He has also co-produced tracks for a number of other popular labels: Liberate Recordings, Open Bar Music and Afro Acid for the legendary, founder of Acid House Music and mentor/friend DJ Pierre. Blade Deep is also a member of the Afro Acid family and by extension the newly formed sub-label “AfroDeep” with exciting releases in queue featuring a collection of House Music`s elite, watch this space.

Highlights

From the Press

Caribbean Music Summit, A world-class music conference & music festival. Features keynotes, panel discussions and workshops on all aspects of the music business from an international, regional and local perspective.

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