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“You can teach someone how to mix, but you can’t teach them how to be a DJ.”

In an era of pre-recorded sets and prima donnas who are more in love with the spotlight than they are the music, it’s words like these that solidify Ian’s reputation as a premier house DJ. A rōnin who’s traded swords for turntables, Ian’s been a veteran of the U.K. music scene since 1989. From Spain to Holland, from Hawaii and beyond, Ian’s sought-after skills have landed him gigs in cities around the world. And now as a resident of Victoria, B.C., Ian brings his hard-hitting beats to venues across Canada. One simple rule guides him and the party-goers in attendance: if you come out soaking wet, then you know you had a good night.
Music has always been in Ian’s blood. A classic rock father and a pianist mother ignited the flame that he carries with him today, a pedigree that his daughters now share. For Ian, music isn’t something for your ears to enjoy; it’s a way of life—something that you live and breathe. As Ian states, “I can’t relate to people who say, ‘I used to be a DJ.’”
For more than 20 years, Ian has been revitalizing dance floors. Along with his own label (Keep Warm Recordings) and shows around the world, his decisive passion for the industry shows no sign of slowing down. What keeps him invigorated is that rapport with the crowd. Whether a state-of-the-art venue or a 300-person room, everything hinges on that connection. It’s about that moment where DJ and attendee transform into participants, where the divide dissolves and they both become artists chasing the same EDM high.
“Get them up there and keep them up there. At the end of the day, it’s entertainment and not education; if people aren’t dancing then you’re not doing your job.”—Ian Devlin

Devlinside   IAN DEVLIN, VICTORIA, B.C., Canada

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  • A Comment on Bobby C Sound TV's
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    SUMMER BREEZIN' (Chill Mix) at 0.01
    on April 10, 2014 02:17

    Summertime C-ness...love it!!!

  • A Comment on RanchaTek [Official]'s
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    Ninetoes - Finder (RanchaTek 2K14 Bootleg) / FR... at 3.29
    on March 27, 2014 02:02

    AAAAAALLL OVER THIS MAN,THANKS;)

  • A Comment on Flavorite Music's
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    Lori J. Ward - Welcome (Maurizio Vitiello Long ... at 8.41
    on February 08, 2014 16:10

    EXCELLENT WORK GUYS!!

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    NICK FURY GUESTMIX at 17.57
    on January 29, 2014 04:25

    Raise your hands HERE!!!!!

  • A Comment on Hard Love Records's
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    Boy & Gurl - Stay With Me - Glover Grenn Remix ... at 3.36
    on January 22, 2014 00:32

    excellent mastering,sounds so crisp- i feel we may be hearing this lots over the next 6 months;)

  • A Comment on KarlG.dj's
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    George Michael - Careless Whisper (Karl G Remix) at 5.57
    on January 18, 2014 03:12

    Good work Brother!!!!

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    J*Labs Turn Up The Funk Mini Mix at 14.07
    on January 12, 2014 23:12

    FFFFFFFFFTTTTT SSSSSickneSSSSSS!!!!!!!

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    RanchaTek,Stanny Abram - Poppin' Monster (Origi... at 1.15
    on January 10, 2014 23:16

    GROWLING BASSLINE!!!!

  • A Comment on :: DISTRIKT ::'s
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    DJ Dane - DISTRIKT Music - Episode 86 at 7.48
    on January 10, 2014 22:56

    ah....this drop NEVER fails man:)

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    Sam Divine ft. Amy Lyon - Kill my Love (Hannah ... at 4.41
    on January 09, 2014 22:43

    QUALITY HOUSE TRACK...SWEEET VOCAL TOO.THANKS FOR THE DL;)

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    Tomcraft - Loneliness (Chris Drifter 2014 Unoff... at 2.45
    on January 09, 2014 22:13

    GOOD JOB CHRIS;)

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    Funkanomics - Chillax Mix 2nd at 59.37
    on December 31, 2013 20:00

    BY FAR THE BEST MIX I HEARD IN 2013!! GREAT MIX GUYS:)

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    HOUSEPROUD SESSIONS(11 07 2013) 0 at 1.13.25
    on November 23, 2013 00:07

    @Dj Csemak: Good music has got to be played man:)

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    HOUSEPROUD SESSIONS(10 10 2013) 0 at 5.51
    on October 20, 2013 00:15
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    HOUSEPROUD SESSIONS (09 26 2013) 0 at 17.33
    on October 06, 2013 17:10

    @Dave Grier: MOTEZ-FIND ME(WONGO REMIX)

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    Feel My Rhythm (Original Mix) at 7.04
    on August 21, 2013 01:31

    Excellent production guys!!!! Cant wait to hear it on a club system;)

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    THROWBACk at 58.12
    on July 28, 2013 02:27

    @BMA:Banger Management: I take you to the moon braaaa!!!!

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    THROWBACk at 0.42
    on July 28, 2013 02:27

    @aidewood: Long time no see aidy mate, glad to be of service to ya:)

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    Alex Del Amo & Oliver Schmitz - Disco Pleasure ... at 4.19
    on July 01, 2013 03:28

    love this track!!!!!!

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    ROCK108: Still Alive - Specter || 01.07.2013 at 3.11
    on July 01, 2013 03:24

    great track, one to look out for:)

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    Da Tilt's You've Got To Cool Down Take It Easy Mix at 1.37.22
    on June 16, 2013 23:45

    sweet mix bud, we are listening to it over here in Victoria B.C. Fathers day, taking me right back to 1989! good job fella:)

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    2013-04-21 Sunday Bloody Sunday at 1.08.09
    on April 29, 2013 17:57

    good mix Broham, thanx for the link;)

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    2013-04-21 Sunday Bloody Sunday at 8.28
    on April 29, 2013 17:54

    Love this vocal:)

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    Father Funk - Old School (FREE DOWNLOAD) at 1.50
    on April 09, 2013 02:09

    LOVE this isht;)

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    Macklemore - Thrift Shop (Dem Slackers Bootleg) at 4.43
    on February 28, 2013 21:57

    GOOD JOB MAN!!!

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    FESTIFULL PROMO 2013 at 1.06.16
    on February 14, 2013 01:31

    @Dave Grier: food for thought Dave eh!!!

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    BEATCATCHER at 0.54
    on November 30, 2012 01:50

    @RH!NO: HOLD TIGHT....

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    Alive (Vinnie the Squid's R.I.P.M.C.A. Remix) -... at 2.38
    on November 20, 2012 03:30

    nice brov....any chance ov download???:)

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    PIPER ON THE BRIDGE at 2.22
    on October 03, 2012 17:30

    Classic man..street level sampling..so very ORGANIC:)

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    BANGER MGMT PROMO-CLUB.mp33 at 7.46
    on October 03, 2012 01:57

    @emsuth: thanks! look out for me spinning in town in the future...

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    01 Back in the Day - 1991 Mix pt 1 at 8.56
    on June 23, 2012 05:27

    OH FUCK YEAH-TAKES ME RIGHT BACK TO BLACKBURN RAVES!!!

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    The Croation face melt at 55.43
    on June 12, 2012 02:14

    goodjob brov;)

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    High Rankin - Fuck You Virtual DJ (Free Download)
    on April 15, 2012 19:04

    Nice...first there was all the dj snobbery about using cdjs and not vinyl,now its what program you use..whatever next man??? maybe get all THE BIG I AM about how out of rhythm you are when trying to dance to Cunt-step???????

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    J-ME-Last Weekend on Earth at 3.45
    on April 09, 2012 22:41

    Nice track J man, look forward to the download!!:)

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    BEATJUNKIE VOL-24.mpfree at 7.27
    on April 06, 2012 00:23

    @sizeski: I think so Sizeman!!??

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    Fanjita...
    on March 02, 2011 01:23

    THIS WAS A CHRISTMAS WARM UP MIX RECORDED DECEMBER 2010.

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