You can’t talk about Asia’s techno scene without acknowledging this Hong Kong born, Taiwan-bred, Berlin based DJ - BB Deng. With over a decade of experience under her belt, including China's major electronic festivals, club residencies, radio shows as well as numerous gigs and worldwide tours
Music has always played an important role in her life growing up, BB found solace as a teen in 60s to 90s rock records. From her early days as a resident DJ in Taiwan. Years into her residency, she was also hosting the “Women In Rock” radio show. As the passion to play music spilled over as a creative inspiration, BB started playing in Grunge and Electro Punk bands and unleashing her inner drive as a lead singer, song writer, keyboard player and Electro beatmaker.
The move to Beijing in 2004 to study Film directing brought along a new playground for this music aficionado. Along with forming an all-female Electro Punk band and continuing to DJ in underground clubs in Beijing and Shanghai, a purpose close to BB’s heart has always been creating contexts to showcase underrepresented talents. So it’s no surprise that she went on to organise all-female music & arts festival. In 2008 she and fellow Taiwanese DJ @llen took over and opened up their own club - The Boat, which played host to live concerts and DJ gigs, movie screenings and LGBTQ events, providing a platform of expression for both local and international artists.
2008 brought a new milestone for BB Deng, she started to organise Techno/House/Electro parties under the name "Disobedience Movement" which reached out a great response in China, soon after she got involved in the first Chinese Techno label "Acupuncture Records" and became one of the organisers for its products - "INTRO" : the first Electronic music festival in China and Club Lantern (Beijing) : China’s top Techno club, which invited numerous high-profile techno DJs flying in from all over the world. In the same year, BB Deng was chosen to play the official Olympics after-party in China, her efforts were awarded with the 2013 Outstanding DJ prize by English media “The Beijinger”. In parallel with playing banging techno to underground clubs, BB’s innate music storytelling attracted the crowds at international launches for brands like Porsche, BMW, Nike, Chloe, Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Citroen, Intel, Nokia, making her one of the most sought out DJs for brand events in China.
A purveyor of art in its many forms, she was also the only artist performing at the launch party of the 2013 Beijing Design Week in Amsterdam, soon thereafter followed by a guest speaker and performance at the Netherland’s seminal industry event Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), paving the way for international recognition.
2014 saw BB Deng head off to regular tours in all over China, playing in more than 20 cities a year. In 2015 signed with MSE (Modern Sky Entertainment), the largest artist agency and outdoor music festivals operator in China, as headliner of their electronic events and Strawberry Music Festival series. At the same time, she started to tour regularly on an international scale, playing clubs, festivals, and outdoor parades in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Netherlands, Poland and Croatia.
BB Deng's Techno set combines with underground mixes of Deep-Hard-Drak-Acid-Industrial sound, which creates a powerful energy to the dance floor. Relentless on her path to expand her horizons, BB kicked off her producer efforts, from 2017 started releasing under labels such as Kuukou (Berlin), Reload Black Label (Spain), Black Kat Label (Miami), Set of the day (Switzerland), Elektrotribe, Fehler Musik, Be Sure (Berlin) & ABC boiler Coalition (Italy)...etc. Taking note of her dedication and talent, British music equipment brand "Novation" signed her as their first Taiwanese ambassador, while Chinese press was also singing her praises. She was named one of the top DJs, coming in at no.7 in DJane Mag China and at No.8 in Djane Mag International and was invited to perform in ADE 3 times / released music for ADE samplers.
With this rich history in all areas of music, BB Deng has been carving out her unique path from her Taipei/Hong Kong/Beijing roots to adopted Berlin she now calls home since 2018, she soon was noticed by BBC and received an interview by them. BB Deng continued to perform, release music & frequently mixes for international podcast. also to represent for "Rave the planet" truck (former Love Parade) during the pandemic time in 2020 Demonstration in Berlin in 2021, BB has released her first EP under "Sound of Berlin" (Embassy one), and was interviewed and played her DJ set on FluxFM Germany. In 2022, BB Deng took a step up and started her own label EGO RIOT, and performed in America Burning Man as the first Taiwanese DJ there.
BB Deng最早DJ駐場的音樂類型結合Funk, Old school, New Wave, Indie Dance, Electro Rock, Nu Disco等，90年代末期受到Rave文化的洗禮，到後來她開始專研更純粹的電子音樂－Techno與 House music, 隨後受邀參與許多中國萬人音樂節，如草莓，長城，陰陽，摩登, 樂堡，常陽，張北，湘江，INTRO, North Face, EMidi等等，擔任演出DJ以及音樂節舞台合作主辦方。2012年她加入了中國首個電子音樂廠牌“針刺療法”，並且參與“燈籠俱樂部”的活動執行工作，協助組織更多的專業電音派對，隨後在2013年創辦了自己的派對品牌 Disobedience Movement，並且在INTRO電子音樂節，呈現了屬於自己品牌下的電音舞台。
除了俱樂部以及音樂節以外，BB Deng也經常受邀擔任品牌活動的專屬DJ：如上海/北京國際車展；因特爾超級本世界巡展中國站，耐克Nike, 保時捷，奧迪,
, 寶馬；諾基亞，法國酒店集團Accor Hotel; 東風雪鐵龍；德國Hahn航空；Chloe‘服裝秀VIP after party, IT Neighborhood 北京店開幕；法國時尚品牌Mo. & Co, 比利時Stella啤酒；以及奧運會意大利隊賽後派對等等。
在2013年的北京設計周，BB Deng受到主賓城市荷蘭阿姆斯特丹的邀請，擔任展覽及展後派對的唯一演出DJ, 隨後她受到荷蘭電音經紀AMS的邀請，飛往阿姆斯特丹參加了世界最大的電子音樂盛會Amsterdam Dance event（ADE), 成為了第一個台灣演出女DJ以及座談會嘉賓，也受到荷蘭在線電台的紀錄片拍攝專訪，分享了她成為一名職業DJ的心路歷程，這使得BB Deng的名氣開始受到國際關注。同年她受到英文媒體 The beijinger 讀者投票得獎2013傑出DJ。
2014年, BB Deng 除了繼續舉辦自己的活動以外，也參與“焱”白派對，焱十周年派對，Release 電音派對，樂堡音樂節重慶／銀川，重慶金佛山音樂節，草莓音樂節北京／上海／成都／長春／廈門以及其After party演出，和中國其他城市如成都，昆明，大理，重慶，哈爾濱等等的俱樂部巡演。
2015年BB Deng開始忙碌於音樂制作工作，隨後開始每年的世界巡演，從法國的Verset音樂節，德國的萬人電音花車Zug der Liebe，柏林的多間俱樂部, 到荷蘭的Rave for humanity募款活動及俱樂部, 西班牙巴塞羅那的CityHall與芬蘭，奧地利，克羅地亞等多國巡演。同年，她被英國的電子音樂產品品牌Novation簽下成為中國首位代言人，並且受到英國雜志DJane mag選為中國排名第七女DJ，2016年DJane mag 2017年國際排名第八女DJ。2017 BB Deng的Remix在德國柏林的 Kuukuo records 電音廠牌下首发, 隨後她的第二首替The Yellow heads 混音的單曲在西班牙的Reload Black Label发行。
2018年BB Deng在美國邁阿密的Black Kat廠牌下发行她的首隻原創單曲，並且收錄在荷蘭ADE合輯當中，同年她從北京搬遷柏林，再次在2018的Zug Der Liebe電音花車遊行以及其他多個柏林俱樂部演出，2019 年她在柏林的Techno 廠牌Fehler Musik旗下发行第二首個人原創單曲，並且開始前往東歐波蘭演出 , 期間她受到英國媒體BBC專訪分享身為一名亞洲女音樂人只身搬遷柏林的故事。在柏林，她代表了Rave the planet (前Love parade)在柏林的萬人大遊行卡車上中演出，四次在柏林的HÖR直播，同時她也持續在柏林Be Sure, Elektrotribe, 瑞士 Set of the day, 意大利ABC boiler Coalition 等等廠牌发行音樂。2021年BB Deng在柏林的Sound of Berlin 发行了個人首張EP, 同時受邀德國之聲Flux Fm 采訪與演出。2022年，她在柏林成立了自己的第一個唱片廠牌EGO RIOT，並於同年受邀演出於美國Burning Man 火人節，成為台灣第一個參與此國際第一大活動的DJ。