DEEP JUST aka DJ AQuaBeaT is a DJ/Producer and the founder of GetOpen Sessions. He is a veteran of the NYC house music scene with over 25 years behind the turntables and even more on the dance floor. Deep Just is known for his technical approach, thoughtful selection and passionate sets. His productions, like his playing are a soul filled blend of afro inspired rhythms and deep tech beats rooted in musical and movement exploration.
His music collection was already impressive before he ever stepped behind a set. A friend’s turntables left at his home for safe keeping opened the door to the world on the other side of the dance floor. Mix tapes followed immediately and served as the soundtrack for at home dance sessions for he and his friends. The tapes featured the b-sides of the hottest house tracks of the day as well as jazz, soul, R&B, rock, pop, new wave, techno and world music. The musical focus was always on the tracks they never heard played when they ventured out to the night clubs & parties they frequented. These music and dance workouts laid the foundation for and evolved into GetOpen Sessions.
Deep Just has shared billing with some of the most influential DJ’s and producers in the business.
?uestlove, Josh Milan, Boddhi Satva, Dhundee, Op, Jihad Muhamad, Carlos Mena, Julius the Mad Thinker, Fred P (Black Jazz Consortium), Hallex M, Dj Qu, Oscar P, Nickodemus, Spider (NYC), E-Man, Jose Marquez, Dj Disciple, Salah Ananse, Hard Hittin’ Harry, Master Kev, and Sabo to name a few. He’s played in NYC, New Jersey, Detroit, Washington DC, Omaha, Boston, St. Louis, Denver, Atlanta, North Carolina, Miami, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba and at festivals such as The Winter Music Conference; Movement Electronic Music Festival, Atlanta Weekender and Mi Casa Holiday. He also oversees the production of his own series of outdoor events, The GetOpen Sessions Park Tour.
Deep Just has releases on United Music Records, Soul People Music, Heavy, WhasDat Music, Sound Designers Recordings, Soundmen on Wax, Boards, Apt 6c, Immers Music, Open Bar Music & Ocha Records with more in the works everyday.