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DEXTA was born in the Olympic City of Lillehammer, Norway and has been a professional DJ since 1985, but has been a Danish resident since 1993. After working in a import record shop and after an almost 4 year stint at the wheels of Sony Music’s electronic music department as an Dance A&R and Club Promoter, he finally took the bold transition and involved himself fulltime with party organizer Brainwash and the Club OKYO and Stella Polaris. Besides being an OKYO DJ resident for over 4 years (still going strong), he now also is a label manager for OKYO Recording’s which have received great international acclaim.
During his (long) career he has been playing all over Denmark; X-RAY, Lips, SPY (nominated for Best Club by the Danish urban lifestyle magazine Nat & Dag Nat & Dag in 1999), SLIDE, Club Lust, Rave Parade, Base Camp, Ultra Lounge, Sub (DV8, XS), PAN, VesterAA, Levelcph, Rust, Vega (Voted by MUZIK Magazine – UK to be one of the worlds TOP 5 clubs), Stella Polaris, Skanderborg Festival & Roskilde Festival to name a few Danish clubs and festivals, but also frequently visits as far away as Los Angeles (USA), London (UK), Stockholm (Sweden) and Oslo (Norway). DEXTA also played at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
DEXTA has even been supporting DJ to big international DJ names like; Ian Pooley, David Alvarado, Brother Brown, Richard F., Pascal F.E.O.S, Thomas Schumacher, Steve Harvey, Circulation, Peace Division, Pete Gooding, Sasha, John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg, John Marsh, Paul Van Dyk, Johan Gielen, The Forth, Dave Seaman, Starcase, Remy, Leon Alexander, Red Jerry, Dirty Vegas, Steve Lawler, Timo Maas, Deep Dish, Tom Middleton, Jeff Bennet, Radioslave, Chicken Lips, Groove Armada, Craig Richards, Marcus James, Infusion, Andy Jarrod, Kasey Taylor amongst others.
Through club OKYO (together with DJ Nicka, since 2001), Denmark National Radio P3-LIVE made several original live recordings of DEXTA and sold it to over 26 European countries, reaching out to a total of over 70 million listeners. All through 2002 DEXTA was a producer/co-host at the weekly electronic music radio show called PITCH for KISS FM.
In 2002, Club OKYO received the prize for Best Club and DEXTA won the prize for Best Upfront DJ – all prizes was presented by DDJO (Danish DeeJay Organization). Club OKYO was even that same year nominated for Best Club by the Danish urban lifestyle magazine Nat & Dag. In 2003 Club OKYO – again received a nomination for Best Club by DDJO (Danish DeeJay Organization).
Production wise has DEXTA made numerous remixes with top Danish producer freeformfunk/fffunk/giraffe for big international names like the legendary Santana, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) and Junior Senior’s UK #1 bomb “Move Your Feet”. DEXTA has released records through Bim Bam Records, Universal Music, Bonnier Music, Playground Music/edel & Sony Music earning much appreciated reviews at both MWMC (Miami Winter Music Conference) and IBIZA by Boris D’lugosh who had the Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) project in high rotation. 2003 also saw DEXTA teaming up with P.A.W and Lars G. bringing harder edged house remixes to the big house act FILUR with the track called U & I, heavily supported by MAC C of the New York based “Low End Specialists” earning great club success in both Los Angeles, San Francisco & New York. For 2005 DEXTA teamed up with Jesper Frydenlund, a danish producer, dj & visual magician. Their first collaboration together, “Live From Gadget Central pt.1”, is already earning respect and is currently being remixed by handpicked producers.
DEXTA’s musical style is prime house with a capital H, but also every other form – up & down – join forces through a typical DEXTA DJ set (the longer the better..). One of DEXTAs trademarks is doing special edits of his tracks that will take the musical experience to a higher level. Be prepared for a high energy set on either Vinyl, CD or Final Scratch.
D.E.X.T.A = H.O.U.S.E
DEXTA is now officially sponsored by Pioneer, Stanton/FinalScratch, Lee Jeans, DLT & 0076 Copenhagen.