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Deft

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Deft is an electronic music producer based in Croydon, London, United Kingdom. Despite his young age, Deft has already managed to establish a sonic personality in his music that is earning him support from all the right people, in all the right places. Following a fairly standard musical upbringing – you know the usual: learning to play drums, playing in bands with cringe worthy names, drawing influences from hip hop and electronic music – Deft took the next logical, some might say cliché, step and started making music with software experimenting with drum loops and basic production. A forgettable experiment with local Croydon artists and MCs led him further down the rabbit hole as he moved to Brighton and began taking music more seriously.

Studying digital music and sound art allowed his musical persona to fully develop. Sound with moving image, sound design and sound art all made a big impact on his musical perspective, informing his output. Deft’s productions are not just powerful and intricate they also manage to carry the sort of emotions and atmosphere that only come from a deeper understanding of the subject matter. It was also during these university years that Deft began involving himself in electronic music scenes and clubbing. Starting on the bottom rungs with the odd DJ gig he soon connected with the Throw Some Shapes crew and after submitting a remix for Tokimonsta’s ‘Almost Free’ competition he was offered a support slot at her gig. Further support for the likes of Daedelus and Bullion soon followed. You could say he had arrived. Or that he was just starting.

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