TJ’s scope and experience as both a producer and musical-director stands as unique among his peers. I’ve had the pleasure to work both for and with him over the years, and remain consistently impressed by his tenacity and muscularity as a musical visionary. TJ belongs to a rare breed of individuals well versed in both project vision and production mechanics – passionate about the artistic conversation, and brilliantly astute in realising the visions of others. Never reticent to extend his skillset, he provides the vital synergy which unifies project worshoping and execution. In many ways, “a producer’s producer”. He’s been vital to me in working with live vocalists/instrumentalists, in advising me on my own production choices, and – in his own right, in providing visionary inspiration through his own clearly passionate and established work. At the helm of bigger projects, he’s utilized my work in a way which has been intuitive and vital. As a communicator, there are few equals – a shaman, a channeler of dormant voices, a mystic and qualified master of his craft.
Deepchild, producer, remixer and international DJ
From ‘big-label’ original releases for labels like Trapez and Resopal Schallware, remix work for legendary producers New Order and Booka Shade (Get Physical), deeper cuts for Affin (German), and Kaato, and serious tech-weapons for BEEF, Om, and SanFrancisco’s Anabatic Records, a steady stream of bouncy, crunked-up tech-house sounds have insured deepchild has remained one of Australia’s most in-demand producers. Butch, Hipp-e, Robert Babicz, Tigerstripes, Jet Project, Worthy, Jimpster and Luomo (amongst others!) have all lent their remix credits to deepchild 12?s….
The journey has been a long and sonically expansive one. Recent dj support / chart from the likes of Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Stacey Pullen, Thomas Schumacher, Troy Peirce (MINUS), Justin Martin (Dirtybird), Ivan Smagghe, Matthias Tanzman (Moon Harbour), and Abe Duque sits solidly against the proclamations of respected music journal, The Wire, who went as far as to proclaim that this sound was “as sexy and addictive as new-dub electronica gets”.
From tough, stripped-back techno to deep dub explorations, deepchild has proven a robust producer and highly respected dj and live-performer, and one of the few Australian-born producer/performers to have played the legendary Detroit Electronic Music Festival, as well both the much-coveted main-floor and Panoramabar levels of Berlin’s infamous techno-mecca, Berghain / Ostgut club on numerous occasions.
About a Deepchild / TJ Eckleberg collaboration – ‘No Disgrace’:
When Stereo-Heaven (the biggest dj store in Essen, Germany) found that their biggest selling tech-house record was infact written in a small share-house studio in Sydney’s Inner-West (Deepchild’s “No Disgrace”, on Future Classic), they took the time to make special mention of what is indicative of deepchild’s head-turning appeal:
“over here in my hometown in Germany, we really love “no disgrace”!! it’s also by far the best selling record in our new local shop, too…from deep or tech house to minimal djs, hiphop and electronica fans – everybody is into that 3-tracker…really an amazing 12? you’ve created!”.
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