Denney has been making waves from a young age after Mixmag awarded him the title of their youngest “Future Hero” in 2004.
Hailing from the North of England he has held a prestigious residency at Back To Basics, which is a night that held the world record for being the longest-running weekly electronic music event.
Also, a talented producer, he has released his tracks on labels including Crosstown Rebels, VIVa Music, Saved, Pokerflat and Hot Creations.
Soon picking up international fame off the back of his many successful releases, he has played DJ sets everywhere from Australia to South America, and also recorded a prestigious Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1.
Most recently, Denney has collaborated with Just Her for a two-track EP on Yousef’s Circus Recordings.
In addition to recording us this exclusive podcast, Denney also took the time to answer some question about his mix and new release…
What’s your favourite track in the mix, and did you play any of your own music?
I really like the Harry Romero and Argy records on there, both are very unique and I think I’ll be playing them for quite a while. And yes I included 2 tracks, ‘Inside Out’ is a collab with Just Her out now on Circus Recordings and ‘Kamikaze’ is out in June on Anjunadeep.
Talking of your own tracks, what’s new in your release schedule, as we would love to know more about your new music?
I have upcoming releases on Anjunadeep, Club Bad, Saved, Nothing Else Matters, 8Bit and a load more music being pitched, lockdown has been productive!
Thanks for recording us a podcast, could you describe the vibe/energy were you trying to capture with your track selection?
It was a pleasure. I tried to best compress what I would do in a club over a few hours into an hour, it has a starting point, builds up in the middle and goes melodic towards the end…I recorded it live in 1 take to try and get that authentic raw vibe.
What do you think would be the perfect setting for someone to listen to your mix, and why do you think that would be the best place?
I didn’t fully unleash musically as I would in a club as I realised some records don’t translate as well when listening at home, however, if you put this mix on when your mates come over for a drink hopefully will get you dancing around your living room.
Who is your personal favourite DJ, and how have they influenced your own style?
I have had some of my favourite dancefloor moments listening to Andrew Weatherall (RIP), Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Damian Lazarus, Layo & Bushwacka!, Roger Sanchez, Yousef, Derrick Carter and all the Back to Basics residents. Every one of those names listed are the first that spring to mind who have helped influence me over the years.
Do you have a message for your fans or anything else you want to add?
Looking forward to seeing you all on a dancefloor soon!
01. Harry Romero & Jessica Eve – It Hurts
02. Manoova – Mind Blend
03. Sydney Blu & Dantiez – Waiting For You
04. Matthias Tanzmann & Steve Bug – Resilience
05. Sam Holland – Synergize
06. James Solace & Jansons – Portal
07. Joeski – Faded
08. Argy – Ketuvim
09. Shannon – Let The Music Play (Alan Fitzpatrick’s 6am Terrace Mix)
10. Collective States – The Abyss
11. Denney – Kamikaze
12. Denney & Just Her – Inside Out
You can pick up a copy of Denney & Just Her’s new release on Circus Recordings from HERE