Dean Fuel - DJ - Cape Town
Dean FUEL is undoubtedly one of Cape Town’s most
prolific and in demand deck masters.”
solid reputation and loyal following has put him at
the forefront of the South African dance scene,
spinning alongside global legends such as David
Guetta, Erick Morillo, Basement Jaxx, Mylo, Audio
Bullies, Deep Dish, John Digweed, Infected Mushroom,
Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, James Lavelle,
Martin Solveig, Kaskade, Sonique, James Zabiela, The
Freestylers and even Jamiroquai! Dean also features
on all major international tours of SA, such as
Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, Pacha, Gatecrasher,
Renaissance and Global Underground. One of the
hardest working players in the dance scene today -
the FUEL has already sparked interest overseas!
Dean FUEL's distinctive musical style is versatile,
and uniquely his own - fusing an intercontinental
blend of minimal, funk, tech, electro and
progressive - the FUEL adds that something special,
igniting all dance floors and keeping them burning
with his passion and infectious energy delivered
through the turntables – all attitude. The
perfectionist within him ensures he continuously
hones his skills with many hours spent laboring in
his studio, always looking for new and innovative
ways to push the boundaries of his craft.
This dedication has been tried and tested on
numerous dancefloors all over the country, securing
an ever-growing fan-base of loyal partygoers –
FUEL’s reputation and appeal continue to grow.
Born into a family where music was not only a
passion but a way of life, Dean took to the world of
music from an early age. Drawing on a diverse
musical background, driven by inspirational
live-sets from the greats Carl Cox, Sasha & Digweed,
and Jeff Mills - he nurtured an overwhelming desire
to be a DJ.
Taking his natural flair for mixing, he honed his
abilities as a creative DJ and producer – supported
by a truly formidable record collection, and a
studio full of hi-tech hardware and gadgets.
His raw talent, undeniable passion and charismatic
energy have earned FUEL residencies at many of the
country’s top clubs, among them Cape Town’s Rhodes
House, Caprice, The Fez, Jet Lounge, Sutra, Opium,
Bambu, and now Karma. Nationwide demand has meant
that Fuel has not limited himself to his adoptive
city. A hectic touring schedule sees him spinning
regularly all over South Africa, from the Panama
Room in Durban, through to 52 in PE, Numbers in East
London, and just about everywhere in Johannesburg –
including Sudada, Aruba Lounge, Sutra, The Palms,
Taboo, Truth and Natural Groove.
FUEL’s edge also comes from his skills at creating his own
music. Recent accomplishments include having
released the ‘Opium’ (2006) Album to high regard, as
well as featuring numerous tracks and collaborations
produced by the man himself on prominent dance
compilations. Most recently “Trippin’ Out” (with
Sentrafuge) was featured on the hugely successful
‘House Anthems 4’ (2007) album, and became the
leading track for the recent ‘Kiss FM’ album.
Another collaboration track,
‘Sexy Hippie’ (with Metcalfe) has been signed to
Danish progressive label, IBOGA Records, and
features on their critically acclaimed ‘Set 7:
Declivity’ compilation, thus marking the beginning
of an international career for this talented up and
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Dean Fuel - DJ - Cape Town