REAL NAME: Nick Annand
ALIASES: Dee Kline, Defkline
LABELS: Jungle Cakes
Deekline began collecting records at the age of 10, inspired by early funk, electro and hip-hop scratch DJs. He began playing house parties and raves in the London underground electronic music scene before getting involved with pirate radio. In 1998 he became owner of London’s biggest pirate radio station Flex FM which predominantly played underground electronic music. He retired from Flex FM in 2002.
Deekline is that rare figure in dance music, the seminal producer who balances the cutting edge and the mainstream with effortless flair. Boss man chief of the London to Brighton-spanning Hot Cakes collective of producers, promoters and DJs, this bonafide bass music icon is currently experiencing a new lease of life following the phenomenal success of his new Gutter Gutter imprint.
Deekline has remixed and collaborated with a variety of notable producers such as Luke from 2 Live Crew, Splack Pack, DJ Assault, DJ Fresh, Tim Healey, Stanton Warriors, Freestylers, Krafty Kuts and more. Additionally, his collaborative projects with producer ‘Wizard’ on Deekline & Wizard’s Breaks, Beats and Blondes and with Ed Solo on his Jungle Cakes EPs have received international success.