Before Denney was Mixmag’s youngest ever “Future Hero,” he was just a young Brit who loved house music. The producer now has over 25 years of experience and a few smash hits under his belt, but he still cautions young aspiring DJs against pursuing fame and accolades. “It should always revolve around the music,” he says.
Growing up in Teesside in northern England, Denney seemed musically minded since day one. His dad was an avid jazz fan and always encouraged Denney to pursue music and avoid getting “a real job” at all costs. When he was 15, Denney started clubbing at the legendary Sugar Shack at The Empire. The young DJ then entered himself in the Northern Technics DMC Championship in Manchester and won. A short two years later and he was playing at his favorite venue, The Empire. Musically, he plays anything in between house and techno, “sometimes with energy, sometimes trippy… depends on what time of the night and the type of gig.”
Fast-forward to 2012, and Denney’s hopping house track “Ultraviolet” is distributed by Hot Creations, and he shoots to international success in the dance music world. He’s since released plenty more to Hot Creations, as well as other quality house labels including VIVa Music, 2020 Vision, Mood Harbour, and Crosstown Rebels. Future residencies at the notable Back to Basics in Leeds as well as Sugarshack helped him to finetune his craft, and inspire an entirely new legion of fans.
In 2016, he was tapped to make one of his lifelong derams come true - to create a mix for BBC Radio One’s Essential Mix. Not long after, he was playing for the epicenter of house music - Ibiza. Regular sets at DC10 and Amnesia solidified Denney’s spot among the greats, as did a new residency at Heart in Miami.
Denney has now continued his legacy with his own events at his hometown club The Empire whilst still DJing worldwide. All while still maintaining the ethos, “it’s all about the music.”