Sonic Ritual: Dean Anderson
Influenced from a young age by a broad range of music including: Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Rock, Classical, Disco, Funk and Soul, all of which were introduced to him by his music loving family. Dean Anderson cites the melting pot of sounds and influences experienced whilst growing up as having played a major role in developing his diverse taste in music, and his passion to share it through the art of DJ’ing.
In 1986, Dean started playing at small parties, the occasional club, dance battles and pirate radio. In 87, he explored music production and editing, and the following year in 88, released his edit of Marshall Jefferson’s “The House Music Anthem” as an unofficial Trax Records release. The limited numbers pressed and reaction at the time meant this soon became a sought-after version. Off the back of this release, and with the explosion of house music at the time, it brought about the chance to play further afield. By the turn of the decade and into the early 90s, Dean had played at seminal clubs, including: The Club, Kool Kat, Four Aces, The Brain, The Wag Club, The Fridge, The Gardening Club, Venue 44, Ministry of Sound, Venus and The Gallery. Throughout the 90s he played at well respected venues, which included: The Warehouse, The Music Factory, Soak, Lakota, Love to Be, Back to Basics, The Cross, The Mint Club and Amnesia and Space in Ibiza.
In 1998, he became resident at The Bomb, and for the following 6 years entertained music and dance lovers who came every week religiously to experience the deep, soulful, and spiritual music. In 2000, Dean created the party “NYC Deep” which has gone on to host successful nights around the globe from Miami to New York, Italy, France, Sweden, Greece, Russia and Belgium all with a compelling line up of DJ’s which have included Kerri Chandler, Frankie Feliciano, DJ Deep, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, D’Malicious, Nathan Haines, Nik Weston, Russ Dewberry and Claudio Coccoluto to name a few. Over the past 20 years, Dean has played in the US and Europe, including: Centro Fly, Cielo, Public Assembly, Badaboum, Opium, Basic Club, Six Dogs, Pacha, Warehouse LDN, Cargo, 338 Boord Street, Block 33, The Met Hotel, Remvi and Mondo.
Nowadays he continues to craft spiritual & soulful house music with underground disco and African rhythms into sets that entertain dance floors wherever he plays. He is a deeply spiritual brother and is well respected amongst both his peers and the dancers for his knowledge, love for the art, ability to think differently, his creativity, and above all else, his innate skill to both inspire and entertain those around him.