DEXTA MITCHELL, the proud Essex boy and DJ has a love for the club scene like no other. The hugely popular energy served up by Dexta as a DJ is just a fragment of what Dexta enjoys… “Production is a huge element for me right now and it’s something I’m enjoying very much” says Dexta after his remix of the “Steve Angello & Laidback Luke” track “Be” debuted on BBC Radio 1’s Essential Selection and spent many weeks on the Total Kiss Radio weekend shows FNK & Floorfillers.
Dexta started DJing aged just 13 at regular under 18 events for the Hollywood Nightclub chain (Romford, Ipswich & Southend). During the early nineties the chain was synonymous through clubland and dominated the South Easts clubbing culture not to mention it’s big sister Club UK in Wandsworth.
When Dexta turned 18 it became possible to work regular nights and he was offered a minor residency at Hollywood Romford in the Annex (the ‘trendy room 2’ upstairs), and on occasion DJ’d special events in the main room such as Bank Holidays, Christmas, NYE and alike. This eventually resulted in a guest appearance at Club UK (Wandsworth) which to quote was “Phenomenal”. This gave Dexta the chance to work with or witness firsthand the likes of David Morales, Armand Van Helden, Eric Morillo and many more, all of which were and still are top of the game.
During this time Dexta gained a two week residency in Marmarous (Turkey) at the very busy and fun-lovin’ Cheers Bar.
Educated in Southend-on-Sea in media Dexta worked up a behind the scenes knowledge of both Radio & Television which extended to him creating the collage radio station (Radio Equinox) with a roll as both DJ and Director of the station.
Whilst at collage Dexta DJ’d at many venues in and around Essex, Suffolk & London testing new waters and continuing to find his own ground in clubland. Dexta found where he wanted to be in the form of club resident at the famous ToTs 2000 in Southend, This was a dream come true for Dexta as it was a club he could finally sink his teeth into.
During this time he continued to work regular boat parties up and down the Thames which eventually earned him a credibility in House music hard to come by.
Through his time at ToTs he gained a weekly residency every Monday at its sister club in Chelmsford (Dukes Genesis) which is still going strong today. “It’s a night full of awesome people just out for a good time, the crowd is as upfront as it gets and they are all pure party animals. Over the years they’ve kept me on my toes, always pushing new styles and different genres”.
Amidst all the late nights and upfront antics Dexta Mitchell has managed to develop his own recording studio (Manic Destination Studios) which records all his mixed productions and remix projects. He also has his own label (Full Of It Productions) which alongside South Promotions (his own promotion company) creates the final products for the above and more…