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dekoze at system

Crouse

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by beaker:
he rocked
haha Yep, that just about sums it up!!


It was so nice to here my favourite track of all time played out again. I think the last time I was blasted with LSG - Netherworld was over a year and a half ago by Digweed at Guvernment. That track has such timeless staying power! Thank you Deko-ze


Jay.
 

D-Monic

TRIBE Member
Deko-ze is a god.

Who else can work a crowd that well for so long? Who else can work 3 decks that well for hours and hours? Sure there are DJ's who can play long... but they stay in one genre and play a bunch of sub-genres. Deko-ze played house, progressive, trance, techno, acid techno, and even breaks.

God, I tell you.

That is all.
 

J_J_G_C

TRIBE Member
This was probably one of the best friday nights that System has put togheter; resident dj Deko-ze is by far the better of the dj's that System Soundbar has to offer the electronic heads that attend on friday nights. While kicking a bit of dirt in order to prasise, it must be said. Dj Deko-ze should be the one opening up for the big name dj's instead of Mark Scaife. Although Mr. Scaife is a good dj (on and off at times, should be noted) Deko-ze truly knows how to manipulate a crowd. I was able to listen to his set until 3:30 am, but by the time I decided to leave he had already gone through some progressive house moved into acid like trance and dropped even some techno. At the time of my departure he was just starting to soften up things and building up another set within his long 8 hr. set, dropping tracks that seemed a bit more geared to put you on a grooving mood; progressive house with a funky twist yet hard enough to maintain its edge. This was later followed by full on stomping anthems that were clearly welcomed by the almost overly enthusiastic crowd. This is a good sign for things to come in the future at System Soundbar. I truly hope this raises the level of quality for many other promoters to follow within this city. I had a wicked time.
 
The King of Rock'n'Roll! This very evil, evil man behind the decks almost made me and several others collapse of exhaustion. I do not recall the time when I have danced so much and so hard all night. Last night was simply unbelievable, the programming and the track selection were both pristine! Having most of my close friends, including the b-day boy AT-AT
, in the house, didn't interfere with this great experience either...

You know when you have DJs like Subsonic Chronic, At-At, Otis, Beaker, Graham and Therapist terrorizing the dance floor with their dance moves for nearly the whole night the DJ on the decks means bussiness!!! Last night it was Deko-ze and believe me, it was special...

...hehehe... and if you went into the DJ booth you were welcomed with the full grace of DJ in his boxers...

Thanx for a wonderfull night... M.

PS. For the record, Michael dropped couple of 80's tracks in the mix as well as dedicated the last hour and a bit to take us back to mid and early 90s ...
 

rentboy

TRIBE Member
He was amazing... just looking at him go nuts puts me in great spirits...

I agree, it was good to hear 'Netherworld' again...also, 'The Rabbits Name' goes off big time! a serious acid techno track.

Chris
 

Moez

TRIBE Member
WHat an incredibly talented god-like DJ!! DE-Koze is PHENOMENAL!!! he didn't stop the pounding beats for a second!

all that needs to be said is HOLY SHIT!!!

good times in deed.....
 

Wave

TRIBE Member
Thanks so much for everyone who came out to hear Deko-ze do his thang.

As any DJ knows, playing a typical 1 to 2 hr set can be very restrictive: not much time to change things up; mellowing out for a while with the hint of good things to come later can turn out deadly; not much chance to drop some old tracks; etc.

Friday night was a chance for Deko-ze to really show the T.O. massive what Westerners have known about him for years! Amazing programming and selection ranging from as-yet unreleased tracks, to current bombs, to old classics, and little known gems from the past.
Charismatic and energetically mixed, of course, by a little man with a big heart and the power of sexy underwear!!!
 

SUNKIST

TRIBE Member
What an amazing DJ....he spun such a wide array of music, yet he spun them so well that they just flowed into one another...couldn't stop moving all night..
ending the nite with I Love You...beautiful..
 

Blu-i

TRIBE Member
I dropped by System on Friday and ended up staying way longer than I was planning! Let's say Deko-ze knows how to keep people going!

Originally posted by J_J_G_C:
While kicking a bit of dirt in order to prasise, it must be said. Dj Deko-ze should be the one opening up for the big name dj's instead of Mark Scaife. Although Mr. Scaife is a good dj (on and off at times, should be noted) Deko-ze truly knows how to manipulate a crowd. .
Deko-ze has been opening for the past while hasn't he? I don't think being a great opening DJ is about rocking the crowd. Don't you think that's sort of upstaging the guest and wearing out the crowd too early? I've always felt that the opening DJ should be concerned with keeping the people interested and building anticipation without playing all the big anthems that the guest is going to play.

(I've heard that there have been some complaints about Deko-ze playing maybe a little too hard to open.
)

But the man can cerainly rock the crowd!

I've heard Mark open a few times and he was a little on the boring side but that's probably because he's opening. I've seen him at Element and he was great.
 

Crouse

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Subsonic Chronic:
I found it fascinating that he kept his head bopping for 8 hours straight


Pete
He has a passion for what he does... and it clearly shows!!!
(I was referring to his DJing, not his exhibitionism
)

Jay.
 

J_J_G_C

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Blu-i:
I dropped by System on Friday and ended up staying way longer than I was planning! Let's say Deko-ze knows how to keep people going!

Deko-ze has been opening for the past while hasn't he? I don't think being a great opening DJ is about rocking the crowd. Don't you think that's sort of upstaging the guest and wearing out the crowd too early? I've always felt that the opening DJ should be concerned with keeping the people interested and building anticipation without playing all the big anthems that the guest is going to play.

(I've heard that there have been some complaints about Deko-ze playing maybe a little too hard to open.
)

But the man can cerainly rock the crowd!

I've heard Mark open a few times and he was a little on the boring side but that's probably because he's opening. I've seen him at Element and he was great.
All that I was trying to suggest, from what I have heard, is that Deko-ze is a much better dj all around. I have probably been to 90% of all the gigs at System on fridays since they actually started, when Deko-ze used to open up, we would get there early (friends and I). I just think, based on what I have heard that he knows how to build up a set and maintain the energy levels right up there, so that the headliner can follow up from there. That's what I think a warm up dj should do and he does it better. I am in no way trying to take anything away from mark scaife, he is not that bad afterall.
 

Booty Bits

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Blu-i:

I don't think being a great opening DJ is about rocking the crowd. Don't you think that's sort of upstaging the guest and wearing out the crowd too early? I've always felt that the opening DJ should be concerned with keeping the people interested and building anticipation without playing all the big anthems that the guest is going to play.

(I've heard that there have been some complaints about Deko-ze playing maybe a little too hard to open.
)


I've heard Mark open a few times and he was a little on the boring side but that's probably because he's opening. I've seen him at Element and he was great.
yeah but c'mon... wouldn't you rather listen to Dekoze playing a wicked, slightly harder set than a wank wank Mark Scaife set? i would....any day.
and if i'm going out for a night of dancing and partying, i don't need someone to coddle me. i wanna hear some wicked music!
no excuses for boring opening sets! (of which i have witnessed many of - *cough*markscaife*cough* theres no need to upstage a headliner, but then again, a talented competent resident would understand what style the headliner will play and spin accordingly.

BB
 
Originally posted by Blu-i:
I don't think being a great opening DJ is about rocking the crowd. Don't you think that's sort of upstaging the guest and wearing out the crowd too early?
No! If a headliner can't keep up with what another DJ has done with the crowd in the earlier part of the evening, it says something about the "supastar"s ability on that particular night... Any DJ should be playing for the crowd and not for the DJ playing next, that's his/her responsibility. There is no particular appropriate time for the crowd to get the best music... for instance, in my opinion, Deko-ze delivered far better music than Oliver Lieb sis on that particular night...
...and he did it practically without anthems...

M.

PS.
 

MikeTwisted

TRIBE Member
Um...Booty Bits.
I don't know whether you've noticed but Mark Scaife and Deko-ze play different styles of music.
One of them is more suited to opening Breathe and the other is more suited to closing Breathe.
Both are very talented.
 

coleridge

TRIBE Member
First off that Deko-ze was most impressive on Friday, showing us all why he's one of the best. Great set!

Originally posted by Therapist:
No! If a headliner can't keep up with what another DJ has done with the crowd in the earlier part of the evening, it says something about the "supastar"s ability on that particular night... Any DJ should be playing for the crowd and not for the DJ playing next, that's his/her responsibility. There is no particular appropriate time for the crowd to get the best music... for instance, in my opinion, Deko-ze delivered far better music than Oliver Lieb sis on that particular night...
...and he did it practically without anthems...

M.

PS.
I completely disagree. And so does much of the progressive DJ community. If you look at any of the model progressive club nights around the world, let's take Bedrock (Digweed's night) for example, there's a clearly defined musical course that it takes. It moves slowly and surely in one direction through the night. Danny Howells is revered as a phenominal opening DJ because of his ability to tease the Bedrock crowd while slowly moving them upwards and upwards.

You're asking people to come into and stay in one room for an extended period of time. You're trying to create a single atmosphere for the evening that's going to stay present through the night. Not an environment that radically changes every hour. I think Blu-i hit the nail on the head by basically saying that you run the risk of wearing out the crowd too early. The guest comes on and they're left with a crowd that's a little closer to going home. It makes it very hard for a DJ who likes to build some "journey" progression into their set if the opening DJ has already played peak-time material. How do you bring down the crowd without losing them?

matt
 

coleridge

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by coleridge:

You're asking people to come into and stay in one room for an extended period of time. You're trying to create a single atmosphere for the evening that's going to stay present through the night. Not an environment that radically changes every hour

Some further clarification:

You're trying to create an environment that doesn't burn itself out at 1am ... something that's going to last until 6am. I argue the way to do that is to slowly move the night forwards so it will last.

No crowd can take 8 hours of peak-time material.
 

Booty Bits

TRIBE Member
okay maybe i am not so in tune to the progression of the night as a whole...maybe i am too used to going to raves at which i see multiple DJs in a night, often times playing on bills with people of many different genres, but i can *handle* seeing one set progress to the point where everyones on their feet, and then the headliner comes on and does the same thing all over again. the headliner can build his/her own set up to whatever level they see fit.
ah whatever. this is turning into some hardcore navel gazing. i don't care. go out, have fun, listen to some great music and do some dancing. its good for you.
but its not that big a deal if you dance at the beginning of the night, and then sit down to enjoy the first bit of a headliner's set and let them lure you back out on to the floor again. and that way you won't be pooped by one o'clock either.

agree to disagree?

BB

p.s. if the headliner can't lure you back to the floor, why did you pay the cash to see them?
 

AT-AT

TRIBE Member
That night being my b-day celebration and all, I was gonna post an extensive review of the night with president Deko-Ze at the helm, but since i only recovered just now (no bullshit) from that funtastic night, it's been done nicely by the likes of J_J_G_C and Therapist already. So I would just like to thank all those who made my night special - you know who you are!!! Wouldn't wanna name half the goddamn club now, but all of yous and the dude in boxer shorts behind the dex made the night one of the most memorable in my long partying experience.

Let's all chip in and buy Deko-Ze his own club!

ps. Many thanks to the President for dropping the original "Follow Me" and Blue Amazon's "No Other Love" near the end!!!
 
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