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Denney: The Story So Far

A Brief History:

At the tender young age of 13 Denney started DJing due to his passion and love for music.

His love for music became an addiction, therefore realizing his great ambition to 1 day becoming a professional DJ.

After 3 years of practicing and a vast amount of dedication Denney entered his first DJ competition in his local town – Middlesbrough. His hard work was starting to pay off as he cruised to victory, which was a significant achievement at 16 years old and also his first time playing to a crowd.

Winning the competition gave Denney his first opportunity with the venue offering him a regular Saturday night gig.

This gave Denney his first stepping stone and since then he has never looked back, spreading his name throughout the North of England and gaining a wonderful reputation and massive respect for his technically outstanding and well programmed sets.

Musical Style and Influences

Denney’s musical styles are best described as jackin’ house music, be it soulful or dubby, but always keeping that funky party element. Musical Influences: Derrick Carter, Yousef, Ralph Lawson, Mark Farina, Paul Woolford.

Denney’s Most Memorable Moments So Far: Booked for “Radio 1 One Big Weekend” Mixmag Tent “Heaton Park” Manchester, Warming up for Fatboy Slim on his “PALOOKAVILLE” album university tour, Becoming Mixmag “Future Hero” (October 2004), Winning the Northern Technics DJ Academy Competition in 2000, Becoming resident for Goodgreef Houseparty at Tall Trees, Yarm (UK’s Biggest Club), Pin Up – The Pin Up Club – Sheffield, Sugarshack “The Empire” Middlesbrough, Fridays In Session – Cabaret Voltaire – Edinburgh, Goodgreef Houseparty “Ascension” Manchester,

Goodgreef Houseparty “Phillips Park Hall” Manchester, Roadblock “The Picturehouse” Birmingham, KissDaFunk “Mission” Leeds, Winning 3rd place in the Xtreme Gemini DJ competition at Plasa, Earls Court, London. Base “Space” Leeds, Fakin’ The Funk – Birmingham, Goodgreef Yorkshire “The Foundation” Wakefield. “All Aboard with Promise and Goodgreef” – Tuxedo Princess – Newcastle – New Years Day 2004, Come Together – Ikon – Newcastle, Dusted “The Purple Onion” Middlesbrough, Funkissential @ Sundissential North “Evolution” Leeds, Hush – Middlesbrough, The North Gathering “North” Manchester

International Gigs:

Judgement Sunday Pool Party “Kanya” Ibiza, Le Dauphin Beach Party “Playa De Rocha” Portugal, Vogue “Dortmund” Germany

Radio Appearances / Mixes:

Galaxy 105-6 – Nu Breed Show, Ministry Of Sound Radio – Mixmag Donate To Dance Show, BFBS Radio 1 – The Groove Collective, LSR FM – Leeds


“Denney’s friendly warm attitude and his undoubted talent as a DJ puts him head and shoulders above the competition around him. He is firmly in our plans at KissDaFunk and one to watch for the future.” Rob Tissera – Promoter of KissDaFunk, Leeds

“Despite his age, Denney’s knowledge for music makes him one to watch behind the decks. He really is a class act!” Ben Spier – Promoter of Goodgreef Houseparty

“Denney’s a tremendous DJ, great music and technically impeccable. Watch this guy go far…” Derek Martin – Promoter of Progression and Fridays in Session, Edinburgh

“There are those that think they can DJ and then there are those that can. Denney is definitely one of the latter, a profound talent that is growing in stature and ability. Technically brilliant with an excellent musical knowledge. Go cat go!!!” Karl Crook – Promoter of Dusted, Middlesbrough