From stripped-back techno injected with soul to deep, dub-inflected excursions, Deepchild has earned himself a reputation as groundbreaking producer, respected DJ and electrifying live-performer. Based in Berlin, the Australian artist has performed at many of the world’s most respected electronic music institutions: legendary gatherings like Detroit’s own Movement Festival and EXIT in Serbia, and the cream of European and American nightclubs - including numerous appearances at Berlin’s legendary Berghain and Tresor, amongst hundreds of others. Well loved and highly acclaimed for his dynamically personal take on techno and house, Deepchild’s passion for exploration of the form precedes him - reflected by an irrepressible fanbase and glowing critical praise.
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Deepchild is Berlin-based producer Rick Bull - a regular dj/live-pa here in Berlin at club-institutions like Berghain, Tresor, Weekend Club, Watergate, as well as veritable international touring machine...from Tokyo to Australia, and extensively across North America and Eastern Europe.
Some recent bookings have included:
Berghain (BLN) - live!
Tresor (BLN) - live!
Ritter Butzke (BLN)
Kater Holzig (BLN)
Weekend Club (BLN)
Dice Club (BLN)
Tape Club (BLN)
[KONTROL] @ Endup (SanFrancisco)
DEMF "I <3 U But I've Chosen Techno" after-hours (Detroit)
EXIT Festival (Serbia, Dance Arena Stage w Richie Hawtin)
Cameo Gallery, New York
Culture Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pollerwiessen Festival (Köln)
SONAR Festival Phonica Records night (BCN)
Fusion Festival (BLN)
DECIBEL Festival (Seattle, USA) - LIVE!
Esthetic Evolution Festival (Idaho, USA) - LIVE!
Sydney Festival (SYD, Aus)
Weekend Club (Madrid)
Field Day Festival (Australia) - LIVE!
Parklife Festival (Australia)
Big Day Out Festival (Australia) - LIVE!
Mad Racket (Australia) - LIVE!
Pyramid Rock Festival (Australia
Fluc Wanne (Vienna) - LIVE!
Gold Club (Essen)
Digger Club (Russia) - LIVE!
Sankeys (Manchester, UK) - LIVE!
Tribal Sessions (Leeds, UK) - LIVE!
Open Studios (Vancouver, Canada) - LIVE!
New Forms Festival (Vancouver, Canada) - LIVE!
AM Club (Mexico City) - LIVE!
Custard Factory (Birmingham, UK) - LIVE!
Cabaret Voltaire - (Scotland, UK)
Sydney Festival (Sydney, AU) - LIVE!
T-Bar (London, UK) - LIVE!
Sosho (London, UK)
Aquarium (London, UK)
As a core member of of the Trapez recording-artist roster, the deepchild production-aesthetic remains firmly routed in an exploration of "post-Detroit" machine-music - bass-heavy, insistent, angular, raw, noisy and dub-laden techno, with persistent references to classic-disco and soul rising and falling between rumbling proto-funk and mutant R'n'B.
"My music is personal - it tends toward the darker side of house and techno, and it's certainly not for everyone. But it's my story, and the story of my people." - deepchild
Raw, seductively uncompromising techno, distilled from an arsenal of renegade drum-machines and decrepit synthesizers, with a live-PA embracing hardware-improvisation and excessive amounts of sweat.
This is the sound of forgotten-technology, ressurrected. Of old machines singing a timeless blues, both intimately-familiar and curiously alien. Demons liberated whilst noisy rim-shots rattle. Clean, the deepchild sound is not.
"Music is my 'machine' for making sense of my world" - deepchild (on Studiofeed, New York)
Recent dj support from the likes of Stacey Pullen, Troy Peirce (MINUS), Justin Martin (Dirtybird), Ivan Smagghe, Matthias Tanzman (Moon Harbour), Abe Duque, Paco Osuna, Basic Soul Unit and Adam Beyer, sits solidly against the proclamations of respected music journal, The Wire, who went as far as to proclaim that this sound was “as sexy and addictive as new-dub electronica gets”.
When Stereo-Heaven (the biggest dj store in Essen, Germany) found that their biggest selling tech-house record was infact written in a small share-house studio in Sydney, Australia (deepchild’s “No Disgrace”, on Future Classic), they took the time to make special mention of what is indicative of deepchild’s head-turning appeal:
“over here in my hometown in Germany, we really love “no disgrace”!! it’s also by far the best selling record in our new local shop, too…from deep or tech house to minimal djs, hiphop and electronica fans - everybody is into that 3-tracker…really an amazing 12? you’ve created!”.
More recently, deepchild has produced #1-sellers for Anabatic Records, Resopal Schallware, Opossum Records and Thoughtless Music, and remixed/been remixed by some of the electronic music-worlds most esteemed: Booka Shade, Luomo, Robert Babicz, Hipp-E, Jimpster/Audiomontage, [a]pendics.shuffle, Brendon Moeller, Tim Xavier, Alland Byallo, Moritze Piske (Smash TV), Luca Lozano (Zombie Disco Squad), Worthy (Dirtybird) and many many more....
"Excellent House music!
wish they could all be this good."
"yeah baby, that's how I like it"
Jeff Samuel (Trapez)
Justin Martin (Dirtybird)
"Deepchild Mix really great, plays and support."
Chris Duckenfield (Various – Europe)
Troy Peirce (MINUS)
Luca Bacchetti (Wagon Repair)
"Like the Dirty funky tech!"
Dave Dresden (WMC "Best American DJ", San Francisco)
"I'm really enamoured...fun, quirky and above all musically inviting...a bulls eye for the dance floor. Can't wait to play!"
DJ Mazi (Fresh Meat, Chicago)
"Deepchild a squelchy morsel of plunger-house...Expect glowing review in update!"
Kris Needs (DMC Update / Various - UK)
“10/10 - Yes, Yes, and Yes! Tune Pick of the month!”
IDJ Magazine, Techno Review / UK / EU Aug '09
“9/10 - This is fantastic. Charting at no.1!”
Stuart Patterson / UK
“10/10 - This is excellent! Charting at no.1”
Nick Luscombe / XFM / UK
"great...really like the production, very smooth"
Jesse Rose (Made To Play/Backroom)
“Thanks for a great EP, splendid production and a sweet melody.”
"when I turned on one of Germany's biggest radio stations (1Live) last night, Hans Nieswandt (of Whirlpool Productions) introduced some Australian guy called Deephild on his show and played a Track called Greifwalder Straße"
Manuel Tur (Freerange Records)
"Deepchild had a mighty dub-tech sound when I first discovered him four years ago. But his determination, musical and political commitment, a few records and years in between on the road have forged a brilliant dance producer that demands to be listened to, for the sake of your very soul.”
Phil Broeklman (Loop Records/Compost Records NZ)
“Antipodean DJ and producer Rick Bull’s latest 5 track EP showcases his subterranean take on nu-jazz, glitchy deep house and the type of dub you can hear at Cielo on Monday nights; perfect for long brooding sets..”
(BPM Magazine US)
“This is some seriously deep shit as I’ve come to you expect… This is as deep, moody, warm and funky as it gets. Really lovely stuff and going straight in the top 5 of my next chart!”
Jimpster (Freerange Records UK)
And so it goes....