At an early age he already had interest in music playing organ and drums, but it was in 1986 after he became friends with the legendary Danish Hip Hop DJ Typhoon, he got into collecting vinyl and started playing vinyl.
At first his interest was mainly Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Reggae, but when House and Techno got introduced in Europe, he got hooked immediately. In 1992 he became the resident DJ at the famous Danish gay club called After Dark/Metro, where he played 6 nights a week for two years, before he relocated to New York and Miami, for a short period of time.
When he came back he held a residency at the club Stengade 30 as Dennis Uprock on Thursdays, which he did all the time the night existed. In 1996 he started working at the famous record shop, but now closed Loud Records for six years. This is where he met and became friends Aron Loud and Kenneth Christiansen. Together with Aron he started the DJ and production collective Sonik Soul ,which at some time also included Martinez of Guidance Recordings fame. Aron and Dennis played more or less every club worth mentioning in the 90´s and 00´s of Copenhagen, and they were the resident DJ´s at the famous Vega Nightclub & Stereo Bar for years.
The Sonik Soul nights was like a melting pot of all kinds of music, ranging from Deep House, Garage, Broken Beat, Soul, Hip Hop, Dub and Reggae and occasionally Techno. As Sonik Soul he and Aron joined forces with DJ Malachy, to form the club Homecookin´ showcasing the evolving sound of West London called Broken Beat.
Over time Homecookin´ evolved into a more Reggae and Dancehall orientated club, and this was the forerunner for the famous Sunday night club called Rub A Dub Sundays. Besides being part of Sonik Soul and the Homecookin´ crew, he played under his moniker Dennis Uprock, and he was one of the key figures of the Danish Deep House scene.
He is a really skilled DJ, and in his sets he can take people on a musical journey through time, due to his diverse record collection. Dennis is strong believer in the vinyl format and these days prefer to play Raw House Music, Deep Techno and Dub Techno.
In 1998 Dennis started to buy his own equipment after saving up money for years, at that time the software plug ins and fast CPU´s wasn´t available, so it was much more difficult than it it´s today, for him to take the first steps into producing his own music. At first he thought it would be easy to learn, but he quickly found out it was not easy using all this hardware and a Atari Falcon. He realized he had to develop some skills, so he knew how to use the equipment properly, therefore he was studying production techniques reading tons of books and manuals.
It took him many years before he felt comfortable enough to release his music. At first he thought of trying to send some demos around to different labels, but instead he decided to start up his own label, and this was when he established Baum.
He used his old Graffiti name Resoe from back in the days on the first release, and he has bean using this since then.
His first releases was heavily influenced by the Berlin Dub Techno sound, which he always been a big supporter of. This made many think he was a Dub Techno producer, but because of his music heritage, he did not see himself as this. Dennis get his inspiration from all kinds of music, and this you can hear on his critically acclaimed album “The Black Void Of Space” which was released on Echocord.
Most of his productions do have some kind of Dub influence to it, but he prefers not to be categorized, because his musical style is so diverse.
In 2008 he and Kenneth Christiansen owner of Echocord & Culture Box, spoke about making some music together, and this became the beginning of their name and label Pattern Repeat. At first they made an EP on Echocord Colour called Gauge Tension remixed by Ben Klock, but shortly after that they decided to start up the label Pattern Repeat, as an imprint for their own productions. This grew into a strong relationship between the two of them, and today they still continue to produce music together as much as they can find the time to, due their busy working schedules.
He released numerous 12” under the name Resoe & Pattern Repeat, but he also uses the moniker Dennis Uprock for his House releases, which you could hear on the Japanese V/A EP on the label Pan Records from 2012.
Dennis has perfomed as a DJ and Live alone and alongside Kenneth Christiansen all over Europe at clubs and festivals like Culture Box, Berghain, Fabric, Grounded Theory, Tresor, Arma 17, Suicide Circus, Off Sonar and Roskilde Festival to name a few.
He has performed alongside XDB, Levon Vincent, St. Germain, Laurent Garnier, Marcel Dettmann, Deadbeat, Luke Hess, Fluxion, Mikkel Metal, Lawrence, John Roberts, Conforce and the list goes on…
His releases can be found on the labels Baum, Baum LPE, Echocord, Echocord Colour, Pattern Repeat, Curle, Field Records and Pan Records.