Dubai, Sofia, Toronto
Deian Markov is the founder of international artist management and event agency, The Artist Network. Deian was first introduced to electronic music by his sister, who was part of the Toronto rave scene in the mid 90's. His interest was sparked, and he began playing around with her drum and bass records. Having laid his hands on vinyl, trying to mix at 170 BPM, Deian realised that being a DJ was not easy in those days. But instead of giving up, he set off to learn the tricks of the trade from those who knew it best. Drawing on his knack for business, he began surrounding himself with some of the local music industry's most talented performers and producers. Deian's work not only cemented his place in the Toronto music scene, but it also allowed him to spend a considerable amount of time behind the decks.
In 2011, he took a break, and traveled the world to explore new concepts and ideas. Hitting up every festival and world renowned club along his way, and running into legends, like Seth Troxler, Matthias Tanzmann, Davide Squillace, Guy Gerber, Dyed Soundorom, Deian broadened his musical horizon significantly. After moving to Dubai in 2012, he launched the Wanderer Sessions Podcast, which includes both a day mix, and a night mix flexing between seamlessly through a wide variety of genres. The podcasts showcase just some of the productions that make up his unique & distinctive sound. But while playing music is his pastime, producing it is Deian's real passion. Born to a father with a PhD in robotics, Deian is confident he can use his genetic gift to engineer music that is both intricate and intelligent.
In 2012, Deian co-founded a few projects in the UAE including Groove on the Grass open air festival, Sunset Groove boat cruise series, fresh this season Clique @ 360, and Bliss on Berlin. The Artist Network brought in some serious talent to the region including the world renowned Cocoon brand, Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh, Anja Schneider, Marc Romboy, Robert Babicz, Steve Bug, Dj Koze, Droog, Damian Lazarus, Watergate Berlin, Catz n' Dogz, Ruede Hagelstein, & Stassy. Deian had the opportunity to play along side these artist and create some strong working relationships for future collaborations. The 2013/2014 season has started full-on with a busy gig schedule for Deian and some great things in line for all The Artist Network projects.