Based: Cape Town
Commercial/ Minimal/ Funky/ House/ Techno/ Electro/ Progressive/ Trance
Born into a family where music was not only a passion but a way of life, Dean took to the world of music from an early age. Drawing on a diverse musical background, driven by inspirational live-sets from the greats Carl Cox, Sasha & Digweed, and Jeff Mills – he nurtured an overwhelming desire to be a DJ. A solid reputation and loyal following has put him at the forefront of the South African dance scene, having already performed alongside global legends such as David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Above and Beyond, Erick Morillo, Basement Jaxx, Mylo, Audio Bullies, Deep Dish, Sasha, John Digweed, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Infected Mushroom, James Lavelle, Martin Solveig, Kaskade, Sonique, James Zabiela, Bass Kleph and even Jamiroquai!
Dean also features on all major international tours of SA, including the likes of Godskitchen, Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, Pacha, Gatecrasher, Renaissance and Global Underground. One of the hardest working players in the dance scene today – the FUEL has already sparked interest overseas with offers for Paris, Dubai, London and more! Dean FUEL’s distinctive musical style is versatile, and uniquely his own – fusing an intercontinental blend of Minimal, Funk, House, Techno, Electro, Progressive & Trance – the FUEL adds that something special, igniting all dance floors and keeping them burning with his passion and infectious energy delivered through the turntables – ALL ATTITUDE.
The perfectionist within him ensures he continuously hones his skills with many hours spent laboring in his studio, always looking for new and innovative ways to push the boundaries of his craft. This dedication has been tried and tested on numerous dancefloors all over the country and beyond, securing an ever-growing fan-base of loyal partygoers – FUEL’s reputation and appeal continue to grow. Taking his natural flair for mixing, he honed his abilities as a creative DJ and producer – supported by a truly formidable record collection, and a studio full of hi-tech hardware and gadgets. His raw talent, undeniable passion and charismatic energy have earned FUEL residencies and created legacies at many of the country’s top clubs, among them Cape Town’s Rhodes House, Caprice, The Fez, Jet Lounge, Sutra, Opium, Bambu, Karma, The Bang Bang Club, Chevelle, Trinity and many more. Nationwide demand has meant that Fuel has not limited himself to his adoptive city. A hectic touring schedule sees him spinning regularly all over South Africa! From Cape Town to Johannesburg, Pretoria to Stellenbosch, Durban to Plett, PE to East London, Kimberly through to Pietermaritzburg, and just about everywhere in between – Dean has rocked it right.