- Dwayne Jensen
- DETROIT MICHIGAN US
Known as ‘The Born Entertainer’. Dwayne Jensen is one of Detroit’s true underground pioneer’s of the Deep!
The Detroit-born native is a self-taught DJ, musician, producer and writer. Introduced to music at an early age, Dwayne started off as a Jazz drummer & percussionist, heavily influenced by the Funk, Progressive and Electronic sound which developed in Detroit and inspired by DJs such as Farley, Mike Hitman Wilson, Frankie Knuckles, Juan Atkins and Steve Silk Hurley.
After gaining a residency at the legendary late-night club, Luomo, Dwayne met a unique DJ by the name of Ken Collier, who was the God of Detroit’s music scene at the time. The two became friends, and Ken began to mentor him on how to take his playing to another level. Known as ‘The Master of the EQ’, Ken had a special way of working a crowd to a frenzy. The lessons, which Dwayne took to heart, helped shape him to the DJ he is today.
At University, Dwayne met fellow students Kevin Saunderson, Eddie Fowlkes, Juan Atkins and Derrick May, who had a talent for music that was off the charts and started the new evolution of music we now call Techno. Dwayne and Kevin Saunderson worked together on many projects, releasing and remixing many tracks for the KMS label.
By the late 90s, Dwayne had formed his own label, Fathom Records, releasing countless floor-filling anthems such as The Traveler, Dancer EP and smash hit, Believe featuring Miyon with remixes from Norm Talley. He also released Don’t Fight It featuring Courtney Jackson, an artist who toured with Aretha Franklin. He has since done countless remixes for artists all over the world.
Dwayne’s DJ sets are sexy, soulful, Deep Underground masterpieces which have gained him respect worldwide as one of the true Detroit superstars. He has been a feature artist at the Winter Music Conference for over a decade and has played in Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival on three occasions, in 2002, 2005 and, most recently, to great reviews in this year’s 2012 festival on the Made in Detroit stage.