des o leary / def disko
Back in the mid nineties, dance music was reaching heady heights in Dublin, with new and diverse nights opening up the clubbing world all the time. It wasnt long before Des OLeary caught the fever, and he soon started playing out his own original blend of house – deep and dirty beats with a relentless groove. At 26, Des is now in his tenth year of djing and still maintains a passion for getting the dance floor heaving each and every night.
Some recent residencies include:
Ham @ pod/redbox
Fruit Fly @ pod/redbox
Prophecy @ spirit
Sunday Roast @ the sugar club
Combined with his extensive repertoire of club experience in the capital, Des has rocked crowds at festivals such as Creamfields, where he played the Cream Arena and this years Global Gatherings HI FI festival in August. His relentless, intuitive style has garnered much attention, and has played alongside the likes of Justin Robertson, K-Klass, Medicine 8 , David Holmes, Felix the Housecat and Steve Angello to name but a few.
Abroad, guests regularly in European venues, including:
Club Impulz – Maribor, Slovenia.
Energy – Losinj, Croatia.
Fun Academy – Rijeka, Croatia.
Playa Nova – Barcelona, Spain
Des has presented shows on Radio Nova (94.6), on Power Fm and Spin 103.8 as part of the Blue Radio collective. Over the past two years Des was involved promoting nights at FibrE, which featured the debut visit of Jupiter Ace, Filthy Rich and Steve Angello to the republic and the return of DJ Falcon to Irish turf.
Des is producing under the alias def disko and his first release NIMROD was signed to seedyr recordings in December 06. Shortly after its release it was featured on DJ Masons BBC Radio 1 Mix! (of Exceeder fame). Other tracks of his have been picked up by various labels since and are due for release soon!!