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Deko Ze

Toronto, Canada

House, Progressive House

AKA: Michael Babb

Hi-Bias Records, Hotbox Digital, Jungle Funk Recordings
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PPM, Hi-Bias Records, MixxItUp, Guvernment, Fly, Footwork, Comfort Zone

Here’s an introduction for a DJ that rarely needs one. Long a leading force

in the Canadian scene, Deko-ze has been cited as one of Torontos best

by Eye Weekly, Fab, Now Magazine, Xtra, and the Toronto DJ Festival.

For years he has been labeled “Canada’s hardest working DJ”,

frequently playing gigs in nearly every Canadian centre – big and

small. He has held residencies in clubs across the country for over 15


Building on his international profile, Deko-ze has numerous gigs in the

USA, UK, Germany, Taiwan and Mexico under his belt. He was also signed

to a multi-year artist / development deal with Hi-Bias Records in

2006. So far, he has three singles (“This Time”, “Feel Love” and

“Explosive”), two remixes (for Sherrie Lea and Nick Fiorucci

respectively) and two highly successful compilations (“DeLicious” from 2006 and “Canada’s Finest: House” from 2008) under his belt. Plus, “Canada’s Finest: House” was awarded Best Local Dance Album

by FAB Magazine!

Deko-ze has always believed in spreading the vibe – which was most evident

throughout the “Techno Prisoners” and “Technopolis” shows he co-produced

for several years; being an active member of the prestigious Balance

Record Pool as well as the Music2Mix promo release pool based in

London UK, Total Promo Service and ZipDJ based in Toronto; his long

running, inciteful, hilarious and scandalous “Fiends, Mischief &

Mayhem” column that ran in TRIBE and Scenester magazine and also as a

buyer at Toronto’s Release Records and Eastern Bloc!

In a scene now overly segmented, Deko-ze is increasingly distinctive.

Although categorized as a House DJ, he is recognized for his ability

to fuse music of multiple genres (deep, funky and hard house; tribal;

progressive; electro; tech-trance; techno). His energetic and

charismatic stage presence, engaging personality, strong technical

skills, and original approach to programming have uniquely cultivated

a huge following in both the gay and straight scenes. Simply put,

everyone loves Deko-ze!