Dutch DJ brings Euro-beats to M2
The Dutch-born DJ/producer Dekay is aligned with internationally acclaimed DJs, such as Digweed, Deep Dish and Sasha, and Dekay’s global hits, like “Bad” and “Higher Thoughts,” are known for their deeply recessed melodies hidden under audacious beats.
Following a lavish U.K. launching event to promote his two-album compilation, “Trousy,” released in November 2005 through Armada Music, he’s been on the plane non-stop. His Asia tour to promote the album kicked off in mid-February this year, starting in Singapore and Malaysia and ending this Saturday night at Club M2 in Seoul, Korea. He’s scheduled to fly out to Latvia and Hungary in March.
Yet if you’re planning to bathe in the unique fusion of trans, progressive and house by the young and photogenic Dutch talent, make sure you don’t waste your time ― the DJ won’t take the stage until midnight.
Dekay started his musical life early. He started playing the piano at age five, and by 12, he began creating his own musical style by writing his own songs. As interest in computers, modules and studio techniques grew, he took notice of electronic dance music and began to hit the party scene. He found work as a dance producer in the reputable ACE Records, based in Amsterdam, and soon started his own music production company and worked as a live DJ while on tour.
His early DJing was at the esteemed Stalker club in his hometown of Haarlem in Holland, quickly becoming a recognized name in his country with regular appearances for events like “Dance Valley” and “Extrema.”
It was in 2000 when his new sound, the production “Sunblarity,” got noticed by arbiters of global electronic music scene; ever since, Dekay has been one of the most demanded DJs in Europe and beyond.
Dekay now heads his own production company and an eponymous label, DK, and also collaborates with his friends, Proluctors (Roob V and Doves).
M2’s resident DJs, including Yeongjun, Todd, Baram, Dylan James and Unkle, will also be performing.
by Ines Cho
Club M2 is located near the intersection of the Hongdae parking lot. A ticket costs 15,000 won ($15) before 10 p.m., 20,000 won after 10 p.m. For inquiries, call (02) 3143-7573 or visit the Web site at www.clubm2.co.kr.