Bio

Heading up the impressive Subdivision media entity, grouping 4 sub-labels as well as Berlin's new, but already well-respected 'Subland' club; Dean Rodell represents a significant force in the underground music scene. He has been involved since the early 90's, and is behind dozens of innovative, genre-fusing records and remixes on many of the world’s leading Techno, DnB & Bass labels.

Dean's innovative approach to music has seen him branch out across genres, and in 2004 he created Subdivison Media to house a family of labels (Subsistenz, Subtrakt, Subviolenz) and artists involved in the various scenes which he has become a part of. This inventive approach has led Dean to work with leading producers such as Current Value, Broken Note, Raiden, King Cannibal, The Panacea, Glenn Wilson, Patrik Skoog (DJAgaric), Senser, The Sect & Cooh to mention but a few.  2013 saw the Subsistenz label partner with The Sect’s TSM label – fusing together the core of the Techno and Neuro laced DnB scene currently focussed in Berlin. Notable releases included ‘Thought Machines’ on The Sect Music, and an incredible remix of ‘With Angels’ for Hecq’s ‘Horror Vacui’ LP. Dean’s music is both technically precisely engineered, but retains soul and a feeling of epicness amongst the heavy sonic forces he manifests.

His highly acclaimed side projects include "Machine Code” and “Underhill”. Machine Code is Dean Rodell working with Current Value, creating a fusion of DnB, Techno and Dubstep to create forward thinking, genre-combining experimental dance music. 2011 saw the release of their first full length LP – 'Environments' - released on Subtrakt; following a number of successful singles put out through Subdivision Media's various labels, as well as Combat Recordings, Yellow Stripe Recordings, Mentally Disturbed and Union Recordings. 2013 saw the release of ‘Under The Sun’, their 2nd full length LP, which set out a more Drum and Bass oriented manifesto. Dean and Ivan Shopov form the basis of the Underhill project, with their first LP – Silent Siren – having been released in 2012; drawing together elements of Dubstep, Witch-House, Hip-Hop and Techno.

Dean is also available for crushing modular Techno sets.

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