Internationally recognised top club DJ headlining almost all major Irish clubs since the early 90s, from Dublin, Ireland.
Award Winning Independent Music Professional.
Consistently voted in the Top 10 Irish DJs and winner of Best Irish DJ 2000 & runner up 2001 (Smirnoff/BBM DJ Awards).*
Deans music choices & integrity, technical skill, interaction &
engagement with his audiences is what sets him a level
above others, consistently, wherever he applies his art &
funk-driven sound catering to a wide audience demographic.
Presently Dean is 4-yr weekend multi-room resident DJ & Music Director, Booker & Promotion Manager with the countrys biggest custom-built multi-award winning nightclub The Wright Venue, playing weekly to over 5000 clubbers within the Venue & Group, plus on corporate event entertainment. The Wright Venue is listed in Top30 Best Clubs in the World (DJ Mag/Mixmag).
Dean is represented in Ireland by WeHateDJs led by Jill Morrow, the countrys biggest & most successful DJ Booking Agency. Dean also runs his own DJ booking agency DSP.DJs for private &; corporate events nationwide. Dean is very versatile musically and plays to all age groups in various clubs but with a consistent quality & integrity plus distinctive funk-driven sound that has been proven to work and be effective in both entertainment & customer building and retention. As a DJ Dean exceeds regarding natural technical ability, interpreting a crowd & music knowledge. Dean’s ability to read an audience & entertain any age group yet put his funky music stamp on the occasion is what makes this professional stand out, alongside his technical skills.
Dean is Music Producer & live artiste with the acclaimed PHUNKDUP Soundsystem. Label boss with Impulsive Digital whom have secured a global distribution deal with Proton (USA) and will commence releases in summer 2014, with Dean & PHUNKDUP as highlighted artists. Club promoter with PHEVER Events & Radio and Director/Tutor with ViRTU:Media Creative Recording Studios & College, Dublin1, his base of operations in Dublin city, where he teaches sound engineering, music production & DJing as well as Computers & I.T. Development courses . Here also houses Dean’s web development offshoot rogue | sphere & PHUNK:Fitness Music.
Dean is weekly Radio producer & host of the PHUNKDUP:Radio show; broadcast globally & reaching many thousands of people regularly plus syndicated on various other formats & stations internationally; subscription available via iTunes, Podomatic, Soundcloud, Mixcloud & Mixlr. Hosts premier online live webcast radio weekly (music & video) Saturdays 4-6pm w/ www.phever.ie & 93.2FM (Dublin).
Dean is a qualified & experienced studio/live sound engineer, music producer & L6 web developer presently studying Computer Science & I.S. Management BHons Degree in NCI (National College of Ireland). Dean also holds training, experience & qualifications in Project Management, Operations & international Procurement/Planning from previous 12yr career with Siemens, and now uses these skills & experience to teach Music Technology, Music Production, Sound Engineering & DJing in his own facility ViRTU:Media Creative Studios-College in Dublin1, plus operate his record labels.
Facebook: (11 profile pages): ! ! 22,000 followers
Twitter: (6 profiles): ! ! ! 3,000 followers
Google+: ! ! ! ! 1,500 circle connections
YouTube/Vimeo: ! ! ! ! 2,500 fans
LinkedIn: ! ! ! ! 4,500 connections
Instagram: ! ! ! ! 1,500 followers MySpace: ! ! ! ! 4,500 fans
Soundcloud: ! ! ! ! 1,000+2,500 followers on sister profile
Mixcloud: ! ! ! ! 1,000 followers
Reverbnation & Bandcamp: ! ! 3,500 fans
Resident Advisor & Beatport: ! ! 2500+ fans
Deans weekly radio show PHUNKDUP:Radio (Saturdays 4-6pm)
is broadcast over the Internet drawing over >20K+ people per show
on average, streaming via www.phever.ie. This weekly show
is also available for on-demand downloads (iTunes) & streamed on
other stations around the globe so the reach is immense.
Guest Radio: 2FM, Spin, FM104, Nova, Club, Galaxy, Frequency, Ministry, PlayDublin, Ideal & PHEVER TV: TV3 (Style Wars & OffTheRails fashion show DJ) & ClubTV. Corporate/Festivals: leading fashion shows (NCAD) plus VIP/celeb parties: U2, Gavin Friday, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gen Kelly, Louis Walsh,
Dean is a proven event promoter and caters for DJ/music management in bars/clubs (DSP.DJs). Deans clubnight brand PHUNKDUP & its variants have not only promoted & hosted some of the best underground house & techno events nationwide but have also toured globally, releasing own productions via own labels over the years including repeat international bookings & tours in the UK, Europe, Middle East & US plus various festival circuits including Electric Picnic.
Dean with Keith Comerford operate promotional entity PHEVER and online radio station www.phever.ie
The PHUNKDUP Soundsystem is currently preparing new singles for release/license intensively from 2014 and planning for touring live internationally on the festival circuit. Dean is in-house booker, promoter & DJ Manager with Dublins Wright Venue.
Irish historical club associations include seminal legendary residencies in: POD, Shaft, Ormond, Olympic, Temple, System, Kitchen, Switch, Thompsons, Network, Shine, Purty, HMV, Foundry, Music Factory, Pasha, Renaissance, Wax, Radio City, Purple Onion, Sir Henrys, Ormond Multimedia Ctr, Vaults, Strictly Rhythm, Sides, Asylum, LostSociety, Zanzibar, Spirit, Lush, Red Box, Point, O2, Sin, Traffic, Republica, Garage, Mean Fiddler, Dorans, Purty, Tube, 303, Ten, Zoo, GPO, MONO... -Residencies with almost every leading club in Ireland over the last 2 decades.
Dean has DJed with names such as Ministry Of Sound, Hed Kandi, Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Laidback Luke, SvenVath, Richie Hawtin, Paul Oakenfold, Sasha/Digweed, Dave Clarke, Pete Tong, Slam, Danny Rampling, David Morales, Darren Emerson, Mr.C, Carl Craig, Nick Warren, Green Velvet, Kevin Saunderson, Frankie Knuckles, Masters At Work, Seb Fontaine +many more.
Irish underground electronic music production, remix & performance team plus clubnite & successful online radio show. Launched Nov 1998... (15 yrs) Members: Dean Sherry - Barry Dempsey Hometown: Dublin, Ireland Music: International, underground electronica –funk driven House/Techouse
PHUNKDUP is a club promotion/event, weekly webcast radio show, its a music release
moniker, and its also the touring live act title for legendary Irish DJ/Producers Dean
Sherry & Barry Dempsey. PHUNKDUP has released an extensive back catalogue worldwide
over the last decade, plus had releases on renowned compilation labels as Global
Underground & Fade (US). Individually the duo have also released numerous recordings
on many formats & labels and have DJ-ed & toured internationally for almost 2 decades...
Since November 1998 founders Dean Sherry & Barry Dempsey have operated under the PHUNKDUP banner, both as award-winning* DJs, event promotions & as the multi- acclaimed Soundsystem live act. This live act has toured & repeatedly appeared extensively around Ireland & far beyond playing headline sell-out shows for over the last decade. * Smirnof Irish Dance Music Awards & BBm Mag Awards
DJing for almost 20 years in various high-profile venues alongside this on very successful solo careers, Dean & Barry are also founders of Impulsive Music Ireland Ltd, (record company/labels), and also ViRTU Recording Studios in Dublin. The PHUNKDUP Soundsystem have toured Ireland numerous times in succession playing seminal venues nationwide & far beyond. Theyve also brought the live act to the Far East, Europe & America on sponsored tours and are developing their new live show for the international road presently, to tie in with their single/album plans.
PHUNKDUP champion their forward thinking sound week in week out at various club events. Their sound is very funk-driven yet takes in many genres to always ensure dance- floor efectiveness & reaction, dropping many variants during marathon 5-hours but always involving familiar classic loops, samples & tunes along the way... They feature regular on radio including Irish national stations (2FM, Spin FM, etc) & the Internet plus host their own monthly PHUNKDUP Radio Podcast available for free subscription via iTunes & beyond. Signed to Impulsive Digital Music Recordings. PHUNKDUP have released a number of singles worldwide via their own labels (& licensed to others) over the years plus are presently working on material for a debut album in their studio Virtu in central Dublin.
Dean Sherry and The PHUNKDUP Soundsystem Live is now available for live club/festival bookings (live band
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