The Dope Den
The Dope DenThe Dope Den
When I was searching out the underground dance music scene for the film, I tried to figure out what sounds, artists, and communities were out there showcasing the culture.

I found myself in the DEN quite a bit when looking at the west coast scene.
I was introduced to Berger – the Dope Den fearless leader – through my interview experience with Mark Farina.

The Dope Den ‘Decks by the Beach’ podcasts have become a daily routine and soundtrack this past year and I wanted to share them with YOU!

Check out this NEW delicious Dope Den mix from the FR33DOM People – Exclusive & Downloadable at GGN Radio

“While others are thinking outside of the box, we’re creating the next shape…” – Berger

After 17 years of Film & Music industry experience in every aspect of prep, production and post, from employers including LeAnn Rimes, Bo Goldman (One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest) Jane Rosenthal (Meet The Fockers), Mike Myers, Martin Brest (Gigli, Meet Joe Black) and Michael Mann (Heat, Last of the Mohicans) Jeff Berger, (aka “Berger”), founded Dope Den Productions. There, he set out to find emerging artists and musicians to collaborate with, push the boundaries of music and visual arts and ultimately, expose to the masses.

Today, “Dope Den” is home to a dedicated group of artists, writers, musicians, fashionistas, tastemakers and trendsetters whose efforts have caught the attention of major corporations including: SOL Republic, Android, Blackberry/RIM, MTV (Pauly D Show, 2005 AVMAs), VH1 (Morning Buzz), Coke (2008 Beijing Olympics WE8), Nike, Rane, Digidesign, Sony Oxford, Garageband Remix Jampack, LRG, Diesel/55 DSL, Upper Playground and Levis.

Jay-J, one of our DJ/Producers received a Grammy nomination for his remix of SHE LOVES ME by Jill Scott. And in 2012, Sugar Rod made his debut with the release of a remix he did for Mayer Hawthorne that was released in a special anniversary digital package which included remixes from Snoop Dogg, DaM-FunK G, Gordon Voidwell, Loose Shus, RAC and Bakaboyz as well. Today, releases from our artists can be found on labels including Universal, Sony, Ultra, Defected, OM, Moonshine, Fabric, DMC, Large, Salted Music, Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound, ITH Records and Seamless.

As our community grows, so does our ambition and endeavors. In 2014, look for our new Decks By The Beach #R3comm3ndations and #SummerSeries syndicated radio shows and podcasts as well as limited edition merchandise from our artists on re:fresh urbanwear.

For more information on the ‘Decks by the Beach’ podcasts & the FR33DOM PEOPLE – CLICK HERE

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