After kicking off the year with Maribou State, this week’s Essential Mix puts the spotlight on another up-and-coming act from the UK, Denney.
This major career milestone for the “rising superstar,” as host Pete Tong describes him, has been years in the making. Though he’s been producing since 2008, his big break came in 2012, when his track “Ultraviolet” was signed to Hot Creations.
Since then, he’s continued to release with the label, as well as with Love Not Money, Saved, VIVa, and Poker Flat. One of his latest club weapons, “Low Frequency,” made Tong’s list of 2015’s Top 30 tunes, and was one of Beatport’s top-selling tech-house tracks for the year. Denney is also a resident DJ at long-running club-night Back To Basics, and last year completed his first Ibiza residency as part of Steve Lawler’s VIVa Warriors crew.
For his debut Essential Mix, the Leedsman wanted to recreate the energy of one of his many club nights. Over the course of two hours, he progresses the pace from a sturdy groove into a peak-time frenzy with tracks from artists including Santé, Samu.l, Max Chapman, Traumer, Layo & Bushwacka!, and Dennis Ferrer & Jerome Sydenham.
“The Essential Mix was something I’ve dreamed of doing since I was 13 years old,” he says during the introduction. “I had a lot of fun putting this together.”
Listen to Denney’s Essential Mix over at the BBC website.