DJ Bone

DJ Bone

Real Name:
Eric Dulan
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DJ Bone is one of Detroit's most coveted underground vinyl technicians. This very talented and highly sought after artist plays events and clubs worldwide, has held a residency position at four of Detroit's top clubs and produces music inspired by the city in which he lives, Detroit. His record labels Subject Detroit and Encounter are futuristic and unearthly while still displaying the true essence of Detroit's Techno Soul.

Bone experienced the emotion, passion and energy of Detroit Techno first hand at the infamous Music Institute. What he witnessed there, along with the eclectic mix of music filling Detroit's airwaves by the legendary Electrifyin' Mojo and The Wizard, along with Detroit's industrial backdrop, would serve to be Bone's main influences.

Bone began his DJ career spinning groundbreaking sets weekly at The Love Club (The Shelter). From there he gained a dedicated following which eventually led to him playing at three different clubs five nights a week as well as several underground parties in Detroit. An invitation to provide fortnightly, live mixes for the Deep Space Radio show on 107.5 in Detroit was also extended.

After hearing Bone in Detroit (1996 Love Club Anniversary Party) Laurent Garnier booked him to headline at the Rex Club in Paris. Soon after word spread and Bone was invited to play events all over Europe. He gained momentum and began performing in locations such as Tokyo, Slovenia, and Mexico to name a few.

Observing a lack of electronic music, which fit his style, led Bone to produce his own original songs to incorporate into his funky and eclectic sets. He took it a step further and started his labels Subject Detroit and Encounter focusing on true Sonic Soul.

In late 1997, Bone began his residency at the Motor Lounge in Hamtramck (bordering Detroit on all sides) pioneering an underground Detroit Techno night. Within a month, the number of Bone's weekly session attendees topped 1,000 as well as tens of thousands of others tuning in to his live set broadcast on the radio every Friday from midnight until 2 am (87.9 FM). Always looking to expand minds and move bodies, Bone took on the challenge avoided by so many DJ's before him familiar with Detroit by name only. For nearly three years, he amazed his crowds, which included out-of-towners from as far as Japan and Australia alongside his Detroit faithful. Unfortunately, due to Motor's attempt to exploit what Bone had founded and loved, he decided to depart from the club and his residency.

Bone also has performed during concept car shows at the North American International Auto Show (twice), the Cadillac Concept car unveiling in Geneva, Switzerland the 2000-2002 DEMF, fashion events and was asked to serve as a Board Member for the 2002 DEMF.

Observing the trend of producers being booked to spin as opposed to actual DJ's fueled Bone to go against the grain and establish himself as a DJ primarily. He believes that an individual's talent should speak for it and not be overshadowed or misconstrued by hype.

Bone is currently focussing his attention on his record labels (Subject Detroit and Encounter), concentrating on pushing the imaginations of those who live for a true underground vibe.
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DJ Bone Discography

Albums

SUBCD 1004 DJ Bone Out Of Knowhere(CDr, Album) Subject Detroit SUBCD 1004 US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ Bone Electronic Birth EP (Single) Molecular Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
M-036, M-036X2 DJ Bone Riding The Thin Line(12") Metroplex, Metroplex M-036, M-036X2 US 1999 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Subject:Detroit Volume 2 (Comp) Eukatech UK 2000 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Ship Life (EP) Subject Detroit US 2004 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Longevity EP Two (EP) Subject Detroit US 2004 Sell This Version
DJ Bone R.I.D.E. (EP) Subject Detroit US 2004 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Encounter 1 Encounter (2) UK 2004 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Physics (EP) Subject Detroit US 2004 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Longevity EP One (EP) Subject Detroit US 2004 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Longevity EP Three (EP) Subject Detroit US 2005 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Body Bags Subject Detroit US 2005 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Whatubelieve EP D1 Recordings Ireland 2005 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Modern Melodies Subject Detroit US 2005 Sell This Version
DJ Bone No More Heroes / Music Subject Detroit US 2005 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Feat Aleckxis Jaina DJ Bone Feat Aleckxis Jaina - Bridge The Gap (EP) Subject Detroit US 2006 Sell This Version
SUB015 DJ Bone Struggle EP - The Intricacies Of Simplicity(12", EP) Subject Detroit SUB015 US 2006 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Transcend EP (EP) Subject Detroit US 2007 Sell This Version
Deetron Feat. DJ Bone Deetron Feat. DJ Bone - Life Soundtrack Music Man Records Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Change (EP) Subject Detroit US 2007 Sell This Version
SUB017 DJ Bone Longevity EP Four(10", EP, Ltd, Yel) Subject Detroit SUB017 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUBX-02 DJ Bone Thursday Night / Music(7", Ltd) Subject Detroit SUBX-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Circus World EP (EP) Subject Detroit US 2008 Sell This Version
DJ Bone No Sleep (True To Da Roots) Sect Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
DJ Bone Tru Warriors EP (EP) Subject Detroit US 2008 Sell This Version

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OCCIDENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

July 31, 2015
If I were forced to name my five favorite producers DJ Bone wouid be on that list.
I MUST SEE HIM DJ.
Smirnoff

Smirnoff

February 4, 2014
Dj Bone is probably the most "into music" dj I have ever seen & heard.
All what he does is dedicated to music and not to his own person. It's sad that he never get the credits he deserves imho.
I've seen him playing twice, where the last time I saw him, he was actually crying during his mix while playing a song of Aaron Carl shortly after his death (true story, happened in Groot-Bijgaarden in Belgium), don't think there are much djs that could / would do that.

You got my respect forever mister Dulan
stuarte

stuarte

February 3, 2014
Class in every way...Dj, producer, label owner. Subject Detroit is plain awesomeness.
Can't fuck with Detroit. Often imitated never equalled. D E T R O I T.
diamond_no.1

diamond_no.1

August 9, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
I think there is not enough credit given to this man for his production ,his skills on the turntables have been proven to me time and time again in Dublin.
This guys production for me is from another planet ,but still keeps a certain earthy feel to them eg "ship life" ep.
Tribal beats with futuristic basslines and slightly twisted robotic strings of "space bounce" or his metroplex release "riding the thin line".
If you have'nt been payin attention to this guys production.....Watch Out!!!!
MrFonktrain

MrFonktrain

November 9, 2001
edited over 14 years ago
DJ Bone is a great personality. Always friendly towards his fans and a real hard workin' guy on the tables! Though looking a bit like LL Cool J, he's got Detroit in his heart and in his hands. Not that clear and monotone than Mr.Mills and others, but always hard and banging!

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