1. Apogaeum (komprezzor dub mix)
2. Promotion of Vice-MODZ-Droid
3. Eivissa Call Girl (Original Mix)- Tony Mendez
4. Antarctica (Original)- Atesh K.
5. Jamie Anderson - Inova (Roberto's Dub Mix) (Artform)
6. Nultwintig (Original Mix)- Stefan Vincent
7. Famillien Fatsche - Original Mix-Helder & Kleefeld
8. Full Contact (D. Diggler Remix)- Michael Knop
9. Peppered Moth (Original Mix)- Luca Bernabei
10. Thunderous (Original Mix)- Lewis Fautzi
11. Damn (Original Mix)- Atze Ton
12. WAITING FOR THE FUTURE (Original Mix)- Joton
A Los Angeles native and resident DJ/producer for Droid Behavior, Dean Paul De Leon incorporates the culture and diversity he experiences through travel and everyday life into his passion for music, photography and technology. Exposed to the electronic scene early on, Dean transitioned easily from part of the crowd to part of the movement. In the early 2000s Dean began creating and producing his own mixes, immersing himself in the world of techno music, familiarizing himself with iconic producers such as Aphex twin, Richie Hawtin / [Plastikman] and Jeff Mills. As Dean matured, he became dedicated to his own evolution — his passion the driving motivation to produce unique and original tracks. His innovative musical style has enabled him to play sets throughout North America and Mexico, and his talent has gained him credibility from his peers, producers and fellow musicians, with performances alongside such acts as Chris Liebing, Modeselektor and Gery Beck. His full-time residency with DROID BEHAVIOR has contributed to his constantly growing fanbase and allowed him to maintain close relationships with some of the industry’s most renowned engineers, producers and artists. Humbled by his success he continues to focus on his passion for exploring different aspects of digital technology, reading and concentrating his time and effort on perfecting his talents.
5 Questions Interview:
1) You are a Droid artist, how did your relationship with Droid develop?
I have been a friend of Moe since High School, and there was a desert party he did back in 99 called Technopolis. And that’s where I was introduced to most of the members of Droid. From that day on we all remained in contact ever since. I was living in San Francisco from 2000-2005 Moe Vidal ,Vangelis would play up in San Francisco and visit. And talk about all kinds of amazing techno music. Moe told me what was going on in LA and what their vision was for events. After I graduated from Academy of Art University of San Francisco I moved back to Los Angeles and joined the label. From then on I was involved with graphic design, photography, and music.
2) In addition to music, it appears that you are quite the photographer, did you obtain a formal eduction or was it something you picked up along the way?
I had some training when I went to school. Just the basics and understanding the camera. The best thing I learned was lighting. But the whole time I was learning how to shoot with motion picture cameras and film cameras. But all the techniques apply with photography cameras.
3) Is there a common thread of inspiration that ties in your techno and your photography?
Yes, Techno is all about advancement in technology through music and I feel photography is the same. In photography we use new tools that involve technology to achieve shots that could never have happened.
4) You produce as well as DJ, do you have any plans for any of your original material in the near future?
Yes!!! Been workin on lots of projects with lots of artist. More info soon on realse dates for Eps.
5) When it come to Electronic Music in LA, in your opinion, what are it's strong suits and weak spots you've seen over the years? Any current trends you find intriguing?
Well LA is blowing up. There are lots artist from all around the world who are moving out. The scene out here is great. There are lots of parties from clubs to undergrounds. Beach parties, pool parties, and park parties. What’s great as well, there’s a style of music for everyone. The key is finding the right places to hear your music. The weather seems to play a big factor on where we can do shows. People are spoiled with so many artist coming through LA. But the big problem there is soo much going on that there are multiple parties book with same styles of music that compete for the same crowd. In the end everyone loses the musician’s, promoters, and the fans. Everyone just needs to reach out and talk about future parties so that no on will have a party that same day.
- Techno Minimal