Music and Manchester have always shared a unique bond and it was in this city, raised on a diet of Northern soul and Mancunian musical diversity Denton cut his teeth frequenting and then performing at the now infamous Redhouse parties. Located in the industrial environs of Manchester’s inner city prison Strangeway’s these dark, long and somewhat illegal parties were the perfect springboard for the young and ambitious DJ and soon saw him move out of the shadows into the clubs of the city, spinning regular sets at The Attic and Music Box with such luminaries as Dave Clarke. Not stopping there Denton was soon found performing regular slots for Tribal Sessions and Bugged Out at Manchester’s legendary club Sankey’s, sharing the bill with some of his boyhood heroes and inspirational powerhouses Sasha, Digweed and James Zabiela. This invaluable experience allowed him to move seamlessly from club to the radio waves, hosting an underground house show on pirate radio station Unity Radio and later guesting on national radio Key 103 with ‘Back to Our House’. The show featured huge a in dance music from Danny Rampling to Carl Cox. As comfortable playing washed out Balearic in bars, warm up sets in bigger clubs or even turning his hand to the occasional drum and bass session, Denton has always displayed a unique and diverse style, which has seen him sprinkle his sounds across Paris (Flech d’or), London (Wet Yourself, Trailer Trash) and Amsterdam (Studio K, Club UP, Sugar Factory) Now calling the Dutch capital his home Denton has not stopped honing his skills and musical range, spinning regularly at Clandestine and Kiss where you can expect to hear underground choice cuts of disco and house that explore inﬂuences from Africa and the middle-east. Always staying true to his crate digging past.
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