||This article possibly contains original research. (April 2011)|
|Also known as||Deepside|
|Years active||2008 - present|
|Members||Victor de la Pena
Deepside Deejays is a Romanian band formed in 2008. They were among the first Romanian house music projects that along with David Deejay and INNA invented and sustained the “popcorn” style phenomenon . Even from the kick-off, their music was the result of a vast behind the scenes experience, as song writers and music producers and even as performers in past projects. So Deepside Deejays wasn’t about to be a one-hit wonder, it was created for the long run with a strategy that relied solely on music. They put their money where their mouth was and they came up with an original sound that took the music industry by surprise.
With a classical education given by the finest Music Universities in the country, the guys had a deep understanding of music that was completed, after many years of studio experience, by the always-necessary know-how. In the 6 years since Deepside Deejays were founded, they have released 50 remixes (of big-name tracks like Thomas Gold, Martin Solveig, John Dahlback, Ian Carey, Soul Avengerz, The Good Guys and many more) and 21 original tracks, achieving commercial success even from their first single. “Beautiful Days” was a hit both nationally and internationally, in countries such as India, Dubai, Egypt, or Morocco. It peaked at No. 1 position in Poland, Morocco, India, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Malta, reached top ten in Sweden, Norway and reached top 20 in French and German dance charts.
2009 was a busy year for the guys! They won Toolroom Records’ remix competition and in May they were declared the “Grand Final Winners” in a competition put together by FOEM and Martin Solveig. The winning remix was announced by Martin Solveig himself, during the INOX Festival in France, on 17th of May.
In 2010 one of the most famous DJs worldwide, Tiesto, gets familiar with their remix for “Don`t Say it`s Over” (of the Romanian artist Alex Velea), and decides to include this remix both in his radio show “Elements of Life” and in his live acts, contributing to their career`s rising and success.
The best was yet to come: 2011 brought their biggest commercial success – Never Be Alone. The track peaked no. 1 in Russia & CSI, Spain, Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia, Cyprus and many more, and last but not least, in their home country, Romania.
It was an instant hit, and became their signature song worldwide. It also confirmed the guys’ philosophy, that the most powerful tool is their music, which will always speak for itself.
Later that year they launched a follow-up track, Stay With me Tonight, which hit a more romantic note than any of their other songs, telling the everyday story of a (fictional) couple played by Romanian actors Andrei Rosu and Ada Condeescu.
In 2012 Deepside Deejays released Look Into my Eyes with a summer-ish video that was shot in Antalya, Turkey.
In 2013 the guys released two featuring tracks: Million Miles Away alongside Caribbean rapper Dollarman and The road back home that featured the vocals of life long friend, Vicky Red.
In early 2014 they delivered In My Heart that was followed by Highways, their latest track and their first released under Metropolitan Records, their own label.
Awards 2009 – Best DJ Award at Romanian Music Awards 2010 – Best Featuring at Romanian Music Awards 2010 – Best Dance Project at Night.ro Awards 2011 – Best Dance Song at Romanian Music Awards 2012 – Best Dance Song in Russia at Europa Plus Music Awards
Recordings and accolades
The first Deepside Deejays single, "Beautiful Days" was successful in Europe and countries including India, Dubai, Egypt and Morocco. It topped the singles charts in Poland, Morocco, India, Greece, Cyprus, Romania and Malta, and reached the top ten in Sweden and Norway. It also reached the top 20 in the France and German dance charts.
In 2009 the Deejays entered international music contests, winning a remix competition organised by electronic music label Toolroom Records, with a remix of DJ/producer Dirty South. The Deejays also won a Gfab Records contest with a remix of Ian Carey's "Get Shaky", the Cr2 Everywhere Remix Competition, and an FOEM competition organized by Martin Solveig. After these successes, the Deejays began working with Gfab Records artists including Thomas Gold, Soul Avengerz and The Good Guys.
In 2009 the Deejays won The Best DJ Award at MTV Romania Music Awards, as well as nominations for Best Dance and Best New Act. In 2010 they won The Best Featuring Award. The Deejays also won Best Dance Project at Nights.ro Awards.
Tiesto, an internationally famous DJ, included the Deejays' remix of Alex's "Don't Say It's Over" in the radio show "Club Life" as well as live performances, earning more exposure for the group.
In October 2012 they released a new song: "Look Into My Eyes".
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