Christophe De Groote

Also known as D.J. Deg, DJ Deg

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Born in 1972 in Brussels (Belgium), "DJ Deg" was influenced at an early age by the music played by his parents. His mother was teaching modern jazz dancing while his father was a computer science teacher.

Deg discovered electronic sound synthesis along with the rise of the first personal computers such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and others. During that

time he was without a doubt the biggest fan of artists like Martin Galway and Rob Hubbard.

Deg really began to deejay at the beginning of the late 80's "AB Sound" and "Acid House" explosion. He was offered to play his first gigs at some school parties after which he and his friends organised Brussels' first underground parties.

He was a true pionneer and one of the first DJ's playing the then new genre: Techno. From here, everything started! In 1990 he already had built himself a solid reputation and was given residencies in pionneering belgian techno clubs like Mauna Kea, Network and Borsalino. Deg also played in the newest clubs such as Boccaccio, Globe, Barocci, La Rocca, etc. As one of the co-founders of "BWP Experiments" together with D-Jack, Mike DMA and Sebastian S, he was an active member of the collective whose goal was to promote "techno" and educate the new generation of clubbers and ravers in order to acquire a bigger audience. Many Belgian well-known artists and DJ's were influenced by them.

In 1992, Deg became main resident for pioneering organisation "The Rave Explosion" which arranged the first appearances in Belgium of new artists such as

Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Leo Anibaldi, Dan Curtin, Vapourspace, Dave Clarke, DJ Hell, Blake Baxter, Daniel Bell, The Advent, Tom Middleton, Luke Slater, Underground Resistance and many others... Many times he played at the legendary PK Studio parties with the Brussels underground during the revival of Acid music and Industrial UK sounds like Rephlex, Warp, Evolution, etc... Later on he became resident at Brussels' Network club. Deg is also known for his international career (he played the first editions of "Mayday") and played all over Europe as well and overseas.

In 1997, he joined the resident DJ team at Brussels Fuse club for the absolute delight of the crowd. As a producer, he released several records and remixes on labels around the globe. He's behind many club anthems which were acclaimed worldwide. They're still classics today ! He also compiled the 2 eclectic "techno" compilations for "The Rave Explosion".

DJ Deg still plays the Fuse club in Brussels every Saturday ! You can also catch him at his studio or in the middle of his amazingly complete and dense record collection.

His career as a DJ and musician now spans more than 20 years. He is still unanimously reverred and respected. Most insiders consider him as the best belgian electronic music DJ.

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