Some of the biggest names in dance music used their association with an established duo to catapult their solo careers. Before Sasha & John Digweed, Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West) and Deep Dish’s Dubfire and Sharam were megastars, they fine-tuned their skills and developed a personal style through contributions to a collective unit.
Working as a team inspires and enhances creativity. Partners motivate each other to take their individual talents to the next level. It’s always beneficial to have someone to bounce ideas off of and offer a fresh perspective.
As the saying goes, “two heads are better that one.” In electronic music that means more complex and multi-layered sounds. Additional buttons are pushed, dials tweaked and angles attacked when there’s dual minds at work in the studio and booth.
This is the approach Hernan Cerbello and Leo Donato have taken with their collaboration. Since their inception in 2009, the Dee Keepers have reached beyond your typical DJ set, focusing on the innovation of house music. They mix together loops, acapellas and mash-ups to present a complete live performance.
Similarly, their production is always ahead of the curve. With releases on Ricky Ryan’s Avangardia and Sick Watona, as well as Alex Kenji and Manuel De La Mare’s premier Italian imprint Hotfingers, the Dee Keepers are well on their way to becoming a superstar duo of the new generation.
When Hernan first introduced the Dee Keeper project to us three years ago, he mentioned they’d lean toward clubbier sounds. Even though that still stands true today, you can hear their groovier instincts surface in this Fresh Beats exclusive. It weaves in and out of soulful bits and driving funk. It’s the kind of music we’ve come to expect from Argentinean DJs… proper DANCE music.
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