Dopeness Presents: Evil Needle & Deffie
DEFFIE is Mike Perry, a 21-year-old producer and engineer who found his beginnings in the rather well known suburb of Orange County, California. Raised from the start as a hip-hop head by his father, Mike fell in love with early 2000’s artists such as Pharrell Williams, Nate Dogg, Kanye West, and OutKast. Soon after discovering the music workshop FL Studio at age 11, he began to hone in a craft that he would later find to be his lifelong pursuit. In 2012, he discovered the power of uploading to websites like Soundcloud, and the community that these sites offered. Collaborators like ROM, Oshi, Mr. Carmack, ProducedbyTHC, Kyle, and Josh Pan latched on over the next few years that passed, adding to the roots of a rapidly evolving career.
Some artists cannot and should not be squeezed into tiny restrictive categories. EVIL NEEDLE undoubtedly belongs to those. Originally known to spin records since the early years of our millennium, this fervent French German DJ rapidly mutated into a prolific beatmaker. His muffled ambient downtempo is like a soft brush to your ears, and it does take a good amount of talent and technique to bring to life this type of atmosphere, the kind that wrap you and make you feel as laid-back as in a cosy bubble or an open-air chillout, lulled into reverie by the clear, cloudless starry dome.
Born and raised in the concrete jungle of Hong Kong on a healthy diet of char siu & fish balls, he dipped back to the father land in jolly ol’ England for a few years before travelling the world throwing parties and getting food poisoning, now, years later based in Shanghai heading creative collective YETI and bringing acts like FKJ, Falcons, to French Fries to the Middle Kingdom! #YetiOut
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Founder of club NASA and dopeness label. He was one of the first HIPHOP critic from China in his early years, heavily influenced by the urban culture. Now he works as a DJ/Promoter, bringing good music/artists to China, also throughs parties abroad in cities like Seoul & LA, trying to connect the local & international scene more and more.