Howlin' Woods Tent, 29 Aug
Dean started DJ'ing in the early 80's, co-running a soul based night in West London called Soul City, and working in The Record & Disco Centre, a record shop that sold all the latest U.S. imports. When the Acid House explosion happened, Dean was very much involved, co-running and being the resident DJ at Flying, Soho Theatre Club, which led to managing Flying Records, and co-running the record label Cowboy Records.
Getting gigs all over the planet, in clubs and with bands, led to Dean being asked to do remixes for bands, and after a while he formed his own band The Aloof. Constantly touring, writing and recording. After 10 years The Aloof split, and Dean was bored of the current club scene, so he set up a very successful reggae and ska night with Stephen Saunders, called Set The Tone at The Heavenly Social, and then the DJ bookings started all over again.
These days Dean runs a top Soul, R'n'B, Reggae & Ska night called Studio 45, in London's West End, as well as guest spots at various Soul events around the UK and Europe. Dean also has a weekly radio show with Richard Epps, called Drop Out, on Totally Wired Radio.
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