There’s few that would argue Dee Montero’s star is firmly in the ascendancy. Infact, some might go as far as to suggest he’s heading straight for the stratosphere but no one can deny he’s already left an indelible mark on the electronic music scene.
In the last couple of years, the Northern Irishman has clocked up releases on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, Nic Fanciulli’s Saved imprint, Dave Seaman’s Selador Recordings and most recently Solomun’s Diynamic label with the chart busting ’Halcyon’ - the latter topping the Beatport Deep House Chart. An impressive haul for a CV that’s starting to become a thing of envy.
Not that it’s been an overnight success. Far from it. Dee Montero cut his teeth at a residency at the Network Club in his hometown of Belfast after winning the Vestax Mixing Championships at the tender age of 17. He quickly followed that by landing himself a residency at Ibiza’s legendary Cafe Mambo on the San Antonio sunset strip. It was here that allowed him to hone his craft, his extended 8 hour sets gliding effortlessly between genres. From blissed out sunset grooves to tripped out Balearica to melodic House and Techno.
Since then he has travelled the world peddling his own particular brand of dance music. From Berlin to Bali to Burning Man, he’s left no stone unturned. He even found time for a stint DJing and promoting in Hong Kong where he’s widely credited for helping move the Underground club scene forward bringing in DJs such as Nina Kraviz, Joris Voorn and Greg Wilson for the first time.
It’s back here in 2017 though where Dee is riding high on the momentum of his best year to date. ‘Halcyon’ is shaping up to being one of the tunes of the summer and there are further releases planned on labels such as Stereo Productions and guest appearances throughout the summer at Ibiza’s newest club Hi. One thing is for sure though, for Dee Montero, the planets have aligned.