Derek West
RS Beograd – Techhouse / Melodic House
Derek West


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TeddyBear Records
Ab67616d0000b2735204b9abcc6a0770e761312b Dissidento EP Single 2015
Jango Music
Ab67616d0000b273ec56d221707d9c6321992c33 Never Be Mine Single 2017
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Based in Belgrade, Derek West is tech house and melodic house DJ/Producer with melodic propensity.

Originating from a dj family, the curiosity for various genres was always alive - it etched the layers throughout the years and stranded in organic, ear-pleasing notes of underground tech house and melodic house. More recently he is biased towards deep house sound Germany influenced, and contemporary melodic techno with now distinctive melody-driven grooves in performances and discography.

Latest piece of music is a single that came out on French label Jango Music, featuring conspicuous vocal talent of Eva Bristol. Being his first vocal venture, "Never Be Mine" represents exciting level up in his artistry, with characteristic lead hook and emotionally charged vocal line ensuing in exalting drop. A forerunner is his premier tech house EP “Dissidento” on domestic label Teddy Bear in Serbia, Belgrade and raging progressive single “The Villain” on Australia's renowned 405 recordings.
His work is supported by some of the leading heads in the industry, such as Ian Carey, Tune Brothers, Niki Belucci, Thomas Gold, Alaia & Gallo, Money & Cash, Baggi Begovic, etc.

Performance wise, you could hear him live in distinguished venues in Serbia, by the likes of Half, 25th, KPTM, Ben Akiba, Garage, Trezor, etc, and major festivals like Sumadija and Fire fest. The journey lead him to share decks with renowned names in the industry, such as Pavel Petrov, Marco Baily, Vinicius Honorio, Dejan Milicevic, Mancha, Petar Portman, Jelly For The Babies and Betomeng, among others.

Founded SOLIDIFIED brand, as a way to connect friends and artists with the world, through several intriguing concepts such as music festival, showcase events and radioshow "Sessions" for domestic and "Special" for foreign guests. The vision is to shape a thriving, consistent and authentic community with aim to bring up and promote new talent and leading artists, domestically and abroad.