Des Mitchell – DJ – Producer – Radio Presenter
The short blog is this 🙂
October 85 Tenerife. For three years Des worked in various clubs in Tenerife starting at the Crows Nest and going on to Prismas, Bananas, Tramps and ending up at the legendary Bobby’s bar.
January 1989 Des went to Canada & stayed six months where he did club work & his own weekly radio show on C I U T Toronto.
SUMMER 1989 Des was asked to do a three-day trial at the new BCM Planet dance in Mallorca Spain. Des became the dj resident of one of Europe’s biggest clubs holding 6,300 people over 3 floors, the main room for Des held up to 5,000 clubbers & with a rave scene about to explode it became one of the best dance clubs in the world & although there was no count back then it’s in the top ten clubs in the world right now 2015.
Des spent 14 years of summer seasons 7 nights a week entertaining clubbers from across the world with help from dj’s, Fabio & GrooveRider, CJ Mackintosh, Graham park, Tony Humphries, Norman Jay, Mathew B, Ray Keith, Westbam, CJ Bolland, Frank de Wulf, Laurent Garnier, Sasha, Frankie Knuckles RIP, Carl Cox, Erick Morillo, Jeremy Healy, Tony de Vit RIP, Roger Sanchez, David Morales, Harry Romero, Judge Jules, George Morel, Steve Lawler, Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, Basement Jaxx, Tiesto, Pete Tong, to name a few ☺ all playing alongside Des through Mallorca summers.
Winter October 94 Tokyo’s new VELFARRE club owned by Avex Trax records and a record $40,000,000 was spent building this state of the art club in central Tokyo. Des took a three month contract & turned it to11 months in Japan. You can add 2 club mix cd’s, guest performances on MTV Asia, touring Japan with people like the prodigy, reel to reel, George morel and Eric Morillo. Des was also asked back 2 years later for 6 months.
Summer 96 and BCM reached new heights with DJ’s like Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez, Sasha, Seb Fontain, Lisa Pin UP, Tall Paul, MTV doing live filming & Radio1 weekends all regular sessions with Des.
1999 Des made the track ‘WELCOME TO THE DANCE’ for Antler Subway records.
Pete Tong made ‘Welcome to the Dance’ his essential selection on Radio 1 and it had gained huge support from DJs Tiesto, Seb Fontain, Sonique, Carl Cox, Dave Pearce, Paul Van Dyk and Paul Oakenfold. 2001 More travelling, Belgium Zillion club, South Africa Dockside and back to Dubai. End of 99 ‘Welcome to the dance’ was signed to (Warner Bros) UK ‘Welcome to the Dance’ UK Charts at No 5. and No 1 Muzik club chart. Des had a UK No. 3 hit with his remix of Watergates ‘Heart of Asia’ for Positiva records.
His third track ‘The World Is Yours’ was collaboration with Peter Lutz (Lasgo) and released in Europe in 2001.
October 2001 ‘Welcome to the Dance’ was released during the Miami Winter Conference 2001 and became major US club hit. Following the success of ‘Welcome To The Dance’ a mix album was released in USA for Max Music. Des was back & forth playing in Miami.
European mix album (world famous DJ’s) was recorded live from Scotland.
Also featured on 4 different Ministry of sound albums.
Des has done the Ibiza summer too with clubs old El Divino, Eden, Play2 & Es Paradis.
2010 Des Joined Pacha Mallorca & did main & funky room nights as he is equally at home in either. 2013 Pacha moved to the city of Palma again in main & funky room & still works with them on some dates, he’s also still busy with travelling dj work & has his daily dance radio show with www.radioonemallorca.com
Summer 2014 saw Des take the DJ residency at new house music only club in Mallorca The Project to great success & had the pleasure of friend & legend George Morel coming to play.
Des has spent time travelling & playing up & down UK, England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland. Across the world Des has toured & played in Belgium, Austria, Poland, Holland, Germany east & west, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Dubai, London Ministry, Thailand Ministry of sound, Taiwan Ministry of sound, Singapore Ministry of sound, Korea, South Africa, Finland, Malta, Corsica, Cyprus, Poland, Italy, India Bacardi blast tours & even the tropical Maldives luxury island W resort and Six Senses Laamu has had Des playing their prestigious island resorts with people like Sam Mendez, Tom & Katy, Kylie Minogue, Dolce of D&G partying to his tunes & December winter 2015 & back to Maldives.
Club residency taken in… Canada – Miami – Italy – Switzerland – Germany – Japan
Spain – Maldives – Vefarre club – Guam USA Onyx – Italy Perugia – Red Zone.
Ministry Of Sound resident for Taiwan Taipei, Thailand & Singapore.
Tenerife.. Crows Nest – Prismas – Tramps – Banana’s – Bobby’s
Mallorca – BCM Planet Dance.
Mallorca – Pacha Mallorca.
The Project Club – KeyWest Bar – Mallorca.