As part of Lucidflow, Berlin’s top record label, Johnny Deep has set a new standard for hypnotic deep tech. His ‘In too Deep’ EP reaching #2 on the respective Beatport charts with all 4 tracks holding in the top deep tech 50 earlier this year. Nadja(Klartraum) Lind’s feel for innovative electronica is what has built Lucid Flow to be the solid influence it is today. The same label has pressed and pushed vinyl for Tigerskin, Trentemoller and many more.
Deep initially set up London Shuffle Records in 2015 as a way to press his own music. Johnny feels music creation is channeling and should be done with no label in mind to ensure original tech creation. This led to his cross genre psychedelic, deep-tech, micro-funked house tunes that initially proved too risky for labels. However, Tech house legend DJ PP appreciated Johnny’s vision and originality keenly pressing ‘Pantys Cottage’ on PP Music earlier in 2017. Since 2009 Johnny’s tracks have been appreciated by Arjun Vagale, Hernan Bass, Greg Stainer, Doc Martin, Joseph Disco, Calm Chor, Belocca and more.
While maturing as a producer, Johnny has certainly mastered the stage and the airwaves. He has been spinning internationally since 1993. He has played from London to Barcelona, Tokyo to Mumbai and many cities in between. He has performed at Sunburn Goa (Asia’s largest music festival) five times and headlined at Space Lab Yellow and Blue Frog (Japan and India’s #1 clubs respectively). On radio, he has delivered over 1000 shows for 7 dance stations. He delivered The Ministry of Sound show for Wild FM and Rhythm FM and was also exclusive RJ for Smirnoff India with this podcasts getting plays of over 100 000. He has shared the stage with Marco Bailey, Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez, Arjun Vagale, Djuma Sound System and more.
As the name suggests, Deep is a Deep DJ. He has been committed to the underground since the inception of house in the early 80s. Not without opposition, Johnny refused to compromise his early deep house, deep techno message. Deep is a definite crowd pleaser and dance maker for those at home with forward thinking electronica. Johnny expresses incredible musical depth and versatility. One night you can hear him pulsing some of the deepest dubbing boogie techno, another night at another club he is carving a sublime jazzy deep house set with live musicians.
In an era where everyone is a DJ, it is good to be reminded by Deep of what a dance journey can still be.