Kicking off another WET Session up at the WET® Deck at W Kuala Lumpur this Saturday 2 February 2019 is Dee Montero.
There’s few that would argue Dee Montero’s star is firmly in the ascendancy. In fact, some might go as far as to suggest he’s heading straight for the stratosphere but no one can deny he’s already left an indelible mark on the electronic music scene.
In the last couple of years, the Northern Irishman has clocked up releases on Anjunadeep, Saved, Selador Recordings and Solomun’s Diynamic label with Pete Tong’s Radio 1 Tune of 2017 ’Halcyon’ describing his summer anthem with the praise “It’s melancholic, it’s emotional, it’s house, it’s techno, it’s uplifting, it’s hopeful and it’s inspiring”. A fitting testament to a devoted producer and a sign of things to come.
Not that it’s been an overnight success. Far from it. Dee Montero cut his teeth at a residency at the Network Club in his hometown of Belfast after winning the Vestax Mixing Championships at the tender age of 17. He quickly followed that by landing himself a residency at Ibiza’s legendary Cafe Mambo on the San Antonio sunset strip. It was here that allowed him to hone his craft, his extended 8 hour sets gliding effortlessly between genres. From blissed out sunset grooves to tripped-out Balearica to Melodic House and Techno.
Since then he has travelled the world peddling his own particular brand of dance music. From Berlin to Bali to Burning Man, he’s left no stone unturned. He even found time for a stint DJing and promoting in Hong Kong where he’s widely credited for helping move the underground club scene forward bringing in DJs such as Nina Kraviz and Greg Wilson for the first time.
It’s back here in 2018 (and now 2019) though where Dee is riding high on the momentum of his best year to date with further releases coming on labels such as Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound and Lee Burridge’s Tale & Tone. One thing is for sure though, for Dee Montero, the planets have aligned.
Also featuring will be Meliha on special LIVE PA alongside Montero.
Singer, composer, and DJ, Meliha is fast becoming one of the most influential local female house music DJs taking Asia by storm with her selection of sexy dancefloor teasers. A curious one for music, her fingers seem to be the pulse of just about everything. Heavily influenced by the sounds of deep tech and techno, this songbird delivers her sets with an intricately detailed flow. Her picks are playful, surprising and melodious. Meliha is not only redefining her sound limits, however as a complete musician- singer, DJ and performer, she has been busy in the studio with releases on Soul De Anima, Anjunadeep, and Sweatbox Record, amongst others. And yes, do take note of the two collaboration releases on Anjunadeep with Dee Montero himself – “Headspace” and “In The Wild”.
Shoring up the support for the night as well – the ever progressive sounds of Terence C and the house vibes of Victor Trixter.
WET® Deck W KUALA LUMPUR: 121, Jalan Ampang, KL: Admission (with one drink): RM50. For RSVP: 03-2786 8888. Hotline : 012-347 9088. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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