Biography

TRICKY D

Dean Bagar aka Tricky D was born and raised in Croatia where he trod the boards as a visual artist as well as playing a leading role in The Punk / New-wave scene of the early eighties.

By late eighties moves to London where he discovered the power of Reggae Sound systems. The worsening political troubles and escalation of violence in Croatia left him a refugee in Berlin, but he still found the spirit to immerse himself in the blossoming “Daisy Age” and this is where he began his DJ / production journey. There he got involved in cult underground club “Eimer” and became an underground break-beat activist, and spearheaded one of the first German Drum´n´Bass live bands, Elektronauten, and still found time to open “Tricky Tunes” record shop and after spending some time in Jamaica where together with his friend Mez he did a recording session with local vocalists, decided to start his own “Tricky Tunes” label as well.

In 2000 he released together with General Electrick and Dj Deckart a couple of singles and an album under the name “Fab Factory” where they explored and pushed the limits of 2step garage. All the while he honed his craft as a DJ and producer. He became a member of a visual-audio project “Digital Tattoo”. In 2006 he began travelling often to Colombia, where after regular collaborations with local talents, he went on to produce and manage the Los Transatlanticos project, released on BBE in 2012.

In 2013, Tricky D moved to Bogotá, where he remains active as DJ, producer, remixer, and bass player, as well as teaching workshops on musical production. His new works contain Afro-Colombian influences, as evidenced by 2014 album ‘Equanimity’. As a bass player, he’s now working on live projects which merge soul, dub and Afro-Colombian elements.

Discography

For many years now, Dean Bagar aka Tricky D has been honing his special fusion of reggae, latin and electronic music. A regular on BBE since his label debut on 2010 compilation ‘Revolution N°5’, Tricky D released the album ‘First…

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Croatia born, Columbia based musical journeyman Tricky D’s 2014 album ‘Equanimity’ has gained something of a cult following around the globe for it’s laid-back, reggae tinged trip hop aesthetic. Following on from Steve Cobby’s and Mr Bird’s quite wonderful versions…

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Following the release of his brilliant ‘Equanimity’ LP, released last year on BBE, we are proud to present a package of remixes for one of the album’s highlights: ‘Fight You With The Love’. An abundantly positive, anthemic slice of dubstep-infused…

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Dean Bagar aka Tricky D was born and raised in Croatia where he trod the boards as a visual artist as well as playing a leading role in The Punk / New-wave scene of the early eighties. By late eighties…

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Edna’s Delight, Desde Colombia and Baila Cumbia – all taken from Los Transatlanticos’ debut album “Frist Trip” – remixed by Chris Read, Mr Bird, O de Lanzac, Marflix and Tricky D.

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Fusing Latin American sounds with European electronic beats can often produce a bland and rudderless dross destined for derivative lounge compilations and deliriously dull playlists at pretentious after work cocktail bars. Not so with the aptly named First Trip, the…

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