DJ/Producer, remixer and owner of the world renowned Tribal House label Coraza Recordings. Deka, has been performing from behind the decks for nearly a decade in front of enthusiastic club goers all across the United States. He is highly acclaimed by many promoters, peers and fans throughout the country as Boston’s best house music DJ and Producer . Always in demand for gigs throughout New England, Deka has held nearly a dozen residencies in his career and currently has a monthly Saturday night residency at Underbar which was recently voted the number 1 Saturday night party in Boston.
Deka also holds a quarterly residency at RISE, Boston’s only legal Afterhours club. He has headlined some of the biggest and most respected rooms in the country such as Avalon Boston, Roxy Boston, Pacha NYC, Webster Hall NYC, Club Rebel NYC, Karu & Y in Miami, Discotekka Miami, Mekka Miami, The Living Room in Fort Lauderdale, Emerald City in Philadelphia, Elevate in Connecticut and Therapy in Providence to name a few major US gigs. With over 50 releases under his belt in three years of studio work, Deka is signed with nearly 20 record labels worldwide including some of the best labels such as Ministry of Sound Australia, Nervous Records, Stereo Productions, Star 69 Records, Magna Records and many more. Deka’s work has also garnered the support of other top global DJ’s such as Danny Tenaglia, Chus & Ceballos, Roger Sanchez, Peter Rauhofer and DJ Vibe to name just a few.
Deka’s DJ career started out in the fall of 2001 as he landed his first club gig at Club Fuel in his hometown of Lowell, MA. An underground club with a capacity of just 300 people, located thirty minutes north of the bright lights in Boston. After a successful first few spots, Deka received positive feedback from many club goers in the area. It was here that he started his career and earned his first residency with a loyal following that would soon propel him to bigger stages on a national level in years to come.
In mid 2003, after a short time off, Deka returned as a resident of Fuel but had also began playing in bigger cities such as Boston, MA and Providence, RI. It was in 2003 that his career had truly started as he landed gigs at major Boston nightclubs such as Avalon, Axis, Embassy, Roxy, Matrix and Pravda. Outside of Boston, Deka became a resident at New England’s most sought after afterhours club during that time, “Pulse” in Providence, all while maintaining his residency at Fuel. From 2004-2007 things were quickly picking up for Deka as he had juggled multiple residencies in Boston while beginning to be booked on a national level. In between this time Deka had headlined at some of the most respected nightclubs in the country. With spots at Emerald City (Philadelphia, PA), Therapy (Providence, R.I.), Discotekka (Miami), The Metronome (Burlington, VT), Sin City (Waterbury, CT), Elevate (New Haven, CT) Rebel (NYC) and Pacha (New York City) to name a few of the more popular named clubs in their respective cities. During this span, Deka also held residencies in Boston at RumoR, Venu, Aria, OM, Tabu, and was a monthly resident at the world renowned RISE Club in Boston, the only legal afterhours club in Boston which also caters towards international DJ’s. Deka not only headlined here but was hand-picked to play alongside other global talents. Well known DJ’s such as Pablo Ceballos of Chus & Ceballos, Carlos Manaca, Pete Tha Zouk, Peter Bailey, Richie Santana, Midnight Society, D-Formation, Serge Devant , Satoshi Tomiie, Johnny Vicious and Plasmic Honey are just a few respected DJ’s that Deka has spun alongside. So much was accomplished in this time frame and most “local DJ’s” would be content with this resume. However Deka’s career proved to more than that of a “local DJ” as years to come national and international status became more and more apparent.
In 2007 Deka took on the responsibility of starting and running his own record label, Coraza Recordings. As a Producer, two of the first three tracks he ever produced (In The Darkness & Amor Los Batido of Escuro Recordings) sold a tremendous amount of units globally and had broken deep into the top 100 downloads on Beatport.com. It was then that Deka was persuaded by other label owners and well known producers to invest in his own record label. After long prep work in launching the label, the first release on Coraza Recordings came out in mid 2007. Three years later, after several major hits, Coraza Recordings stands as one of the top Tribal House labels in the world with support ranging from Danny Tenaglia to Steve Lawler to Chus & Ceballos and many more throughout the world. On top of running the label, Deka had also been signed to the legendary record label, Nervous Records, where as a Producer he has had much success with his original releases “They Will Come” and “Enter Your Soul.” Not only did these two tracks hit the top 100 download sales on Beatport but “Enter Your Soul” was later licensed to an in store mix compilation CD mixed by Long Island New York favorite, DJ Theo.
From 2007 to 2009, Deka’s success as an accomplished DJ and ‘up & coming’ global producer was becoming evident. His talent as a DJ and work as a producer and remixer had gained support from industry leaders such as Danny Tenaglia, DJ Vibe, Chus & Ceballos, Behrouz, Richie Santana & Peter Bailey, Austin Leeds & Nick Terranova, DJ Boris, Oscar G., Carlos Manaca, Carlos Fauverelle, DJ Paulo, Stephan Grondin and countless others. Furthermore, Deka has collaborated with some of the best producers and vocalists in the world such as Alan T and Lula. An original titled “Miami”, with the infamous Alan T on vocals was recently an instant success that was debuted at the 2009 Winter Music Conference at one of Deka’s WMC parties. “Miami,” was heard that same night with Alan and legend Danny Tenaglia, who happened to be hanging in the booth with Deka while he dropped it live for the first time. Not to mention, the track sold a tremendous amount of units, hitting the top 100 sales once again on Beatport in the following weeks after. Deka has also collaborated with other well known producers such as Midnight Society and his current production partner, Dave Rose. Furthermore, a few of Deka’s tracks have been licensed to other artists mix compilation CD’s such as Tom Stephan’s “Nervous Nitelife”, Chus & Ceballos’s “Back On Tracks”, Carlos Manaca’s “Dance Club Sessions 09 Portugal”, Chriss Vargas’s “Asserteria!”, and Ministry Of Sound’s “Clubbers Guide To Spring 2009” just to name a few in store CD’s that Deka’s work has appeared on. With several tracks constantly breaking the top 100 Beatport sales charts or appearing on several mix compilation discs throughout the world, it’s safe to say that Deka is responsible for producing some of the biggest tracks in house music.
Currently at the age of 28, Deka is busier than ever. He has still maintained his signature Tribal House and Iberican sounds with Tech influences, all while still always keeping it fresh and interesting. He is constantly making regular appearances in major clubs around the country as well as holding a monthly residency at Underbar on Saturday nights and a quarterly residency at RISE in Boston. While constantly pumping out chart topping tracks in the studio and holding a busy DJ schedule, Deka is currently working on his first mix compilation album for Nervous Records which was chosen after his popular and sold out parties at Underbar Boston. The album is set to be released in the summer of 2010 and plans for a US and South American tour is already underway. The future of House Music is here, stay tuned.