DKN debuts on Subtitles Music with ‘Auf Den Start/The Peak’
Deen Nauthoa aka DKN is a Brighton/London based DJ and Producer. He is an artist with an inspiring story. His world hasn’t always been one of the musical kind, coming from a professional 9 to 5 background and following the ‘norms’ of society. But, as with any truly passionate music-loving person, the bug is something that cannot be ignored.
As well as working tirelessly to progress and perfect his production ability in the studio, DKN has also invested a lot of hard graft into cutting his teeth in the club scene. Frequenting club spaces between London and Brighton, he has supported some of the scene’s heavyweights such as Sub Focus, Wilkinson, Dimension, Culture Shock and more.
Back in 2015 alongside Nozstock Festival, we ran a competition to find a DJ to play a set at the notorious family festival. Nozstock has a reputation for delivering first-class Drum & Bass to the masses and is one of our favourite UK festivals. Step up…DKN. He won the competition and played a set at the Cubicles stage. Also on the line up were the likes of Dillinja, Octo Pi and Ed Rush & Optical!
A couple of years passed and we had kept your eyes on the up and coming DJ until he approached us at Brighton Music Conference. He came loaded with tons of fresh ideas to kick off a Drum & Bass section on the website. Lots of planning went into the launch in October 2018 and DKN was at the forefront. Sadly, after a while, Deen had to leave us in pursuit of the dream he was chasing to become an established DJ and Producer. It was too much work to do it all and his music was having to take a back seat, which for a DJ and Producer is not ideal. So, we wished him well and sent him off with nothing but love and thanks for what he’d achieved. After all work he’d put in, we decided to keep the section going.
Today, we are busier than ever and strive to find new artists and help them build their profiles so their dreams can become a reality. None of this would have been possible without Deen’s foresight and dedication. We will be forever grateful to him.
Since then, his determination and persistence gathered him some attention from TeeBee, resulting in him eventually taking DKN under his wing, mentoring him closely and assisting with the nurture of his creative potential. Deen has spent hours and hours locked up in studios, learning and creating. We are so thrilled for DKN and take great pleasure in premiering one of the tracks from his new release on Subtitles Music. Comprised of 2 absolutely banging tracks, it was a tough choice but we decided to bring you ‘The Peak’ today. ‘Auf Den Start/The Peak’ drop on 10th July and are a real credit to the work and time DKN has put in.
With plenty of new music on the horizon, the imminent explosion of DKN onto the UK D&B scene is something that simply cannot be denied. There’s no doubt that the anticipation of his arrival will be met with more than adequate substance…
‘The Peak’ is an absolute weapon and is gonna destroy dancefloors! Check it out below and make sure you grab a copy of the EP from here