Sean Deason

Sean Deason

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Sean Deason is part of the "third wave" of Techno producers from Detroit. His career in electronic music has taken him to many parts of the world where his skills as a techno DJ are in very high demand. He has DJ'ed in dance clubs in Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, England and throughout much of North America. At home he has DJ'ed in every major club in the Detroit Metro area, and in 2001 held a Saturday night residency at Clutch Cargo's (Pontiac, Michigan), one of the largest and longest running clubs in the United States.

His music career began when he met the early Plus 8 Recording artists: Richie Hawtin, Kenny Larkin and Dan Bell. These world class techno artists introduced him to the recording studio and helped to develop, inspire and influence his musical experimentation. He later went on to produce records for Kelly Hand's Acacia Records and Alan Oldham's Generator Records before establishing Matrix Records in 1993. Sean's Matrix label gained worldwide recognition not only for the numerous releases by Mr. Deason himself, but also as a launching pad for the careers of many highly regarded and well known names in the current techno arena including Claude Young, Stewart Walker, Convextion, and Morgan Geist.

Sean Deason made his debut live performance at the first annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2000, and is featured in the documentary film "The Drive Home: The story of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival" from Pilot Pictures. Sean Deason's most recent album "Allegory & Metaphor" was nominated for two awards at the Annual Detroit Music Awards in 2001, "Best Electronic Album" and "Best Techno Artist", and was listed by numerous magazines as one of the best electronic albums for the year.

Sean Deason's latest projects include composing electronic music for video games, television commercials, CD-ROMs, Internet websites, and direct-to-video film titles. His work has been featured on MTV's "The Real World", "Celebrities Undercovered", the nationally syndicated television show "Entertainment Tonight", a BBC "MotorBike" program. He has been featured on RollingStone.com and showcased on sportswear manufacturer Nike's web site, Nike.com. His clients include Ford Motor Company, Renaissance Creative Group, Mobium Creative Group, Intuit Solar and Digital Detroit.
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Sean Deason Discography

Albums

Sean Deason Razorback (Album) !K7 Records Germany 1996 Sell This Version
ITU 1006, ITU-1006 Sean Deason Allegory & Metaphor(CD, Album) Intuit-Solar, Intuit-Solar ITU 1006, ITU-1006 US 2000 Sell This Version
MATRIX12, MTX013 Deason* Dot & Etta's Shrimp Hut(13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Matrix (6), Matrix (6) MATRIX12, MTX013 US 2009

Singles & EPs

MR1003 Sean Deason Pump(12") Matrix (6) MR1003 US 1994 Sell This Version
Di 0386 Kenny Larkin / Sean Deason Kenny Larkin / Sean Deason - Chasers / The Shit(12") Distance Di 0386 France 1995 Sell This Version
Sean Deason Within Matrix (6) US 1996 Sell This Version
Sean Deason Visionary E.P. (EP) Matrix (6) US 1996 Sell This Version
Sean Deason Jupiter Sunrise (EP, Maxi) !K7 Records Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Sean Deason / CiM Sean Deason / CiM - Reversal (EP) Headspace Recordings (UK) UK 1997 Sell This Version
Sean Deason Allegory + Metaphor (Alton Miller Remixes) Intuit-Solar US 2000 Sell This Version
ITU 006 Sean Deason Zig(12") Intuit-Solar ITU 006 US 2000 Sell This Version
Sean Deason Love Alarm (EP) Matrix (6) US 2002 Sell This Version
Sean Deason The Shit : 2003 Remixes Matrix (6) US 2003 Sell This Version
Sean Deason Elements Vol. One Matrix (6) US 2005 Sell This Version
Sean Deason Elements Vol. Two (EP) Matrix (6) US 2008 Sell This Version
Sean Deason Elements 3 (EP) Matrix (6) US 2011
Sean Deason & Rob Belleville Sean Deason & Rob Belleville - Rebound EP (EP) aDepth audio Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
MATRIX23 Sean Deason Alumni(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Matrix (6) MATRIX23 US 2013
MH-02 Sean Deason Detroit City EP(12", EP) Modelhart MH-02 Norway 2013 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

MTX012 Sean Deason Elements Vol. 2(3xFile, MP3, 320) Matrix (6) MTX012 US 2005

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MikeF

MikeF

February 6, 2003
Sean Deason is a part of the "third generation" of techno producers from Detroit. Although now known by a host of aliases for his music, including Freq, S.I.N., Code 3, Project X, and Psykofuk, he did not always plan on making music for a living.

He began his career as a graphic designer with the intention of specializing in graphics for the music industry. His clients included Carl Craig, A Guy Called Gerald, Def Jam Records, and One Records, among others. He also started the industry newsletter, "Matrix", with Dan Bell. Through this relationship and his friendships with Kenny Larkin and Richie Hawtin, he was introduced to the recording studio. They also helped him develop his music writing skills. He went on to produce records for Acacia and Generator Records before establishing Matrix Records in late 1993. Since that time, Deason's Matrix label has gained worldwide recognition in an extremely competitive global techno market.

After establishing his label, Deason began focusing on his DJ'ing skills and pursuing gigs at clubs and parties in and around Detroit. As he developed his skills and an individual style, DJ bookings came in from around the US, and eventually around the world.

In 1999 he released his track "Trevor's Rainbow" on Intuit-Solar's hit compilation series, "Comin' From Tha D'". The world premier of his live performance took place in May 2000 on the main stage of the revolutionary Detroit Electronic Music Festival. At this performance he featured the live vocals of Jason Berry.

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