Dave C (Room Control Records / Seascape)
From the early days of Acid House Dave C has always been involved in the House music scene.
Starting off in Manchester running his own PA company (Selecta Rig) he put systems in some of the North West’s pioneering warehouse party’s, as well as club night’s at the now legendary Konspiracy Club, and events like Justin Robinson and Greg Fenton’s Spice Night, Most Excellent and Glitter Baby.
Due to his passion for music, and extensive record collection, Dave started doing warm up sets at many of the events he was supplying PA systems for. This led to the owner on the Konspiracy Club noticing his style and giving him a room at the nightclub. Before long he became the resident DJ in the main room right up until it’s closure in 1990. With gigs throughout the UK he played alongside Graeme Park (live at the Brain - London) where he had a residency, Sasha, and many others.
During this time he formed a band called Dub Federation (Dance Until Bedtime) with record releases on Brainiac and 3 Beat Records with Justin Robinson remixing for him, and massive support from Boys Own and many others in the industry.
In 1992 Dave moved from Manchester to London were he honed his production skills, first working at Livingstone studios in North London (SSL) before opening his own studio, Studio 3 Recording in Old Street, Central London. Around this time he set up his own label, Dendrite Records distributed by Flying Records and released a string of tracks in the techno/trance scene.
In the mid 2000’s and with a new found love of soulful house and inspiration from Mickey Richards (resident DJ at Pacha London) he formed Room Control Records (a name indicative of the amount of his time spent in the control room of the studio) and released KORT - Saxed Up with remixes from DJ Spen and the Muthafunkaz that found its way onto many compilations. This took him DJ’ing from Australia through to the USA and putting on parties at the Ministry of Sound, London.
Around this time he met and formed a long-standing working friendship with DJ Romain who became a regular houseguest in London and together they produced several tracks released on both Nu Faze and Room Control.
After taking a break from 2007 – 2012, Dave re-launched the label with a string of releases from some of the biggest names in House music. Also forming his own act “Seascape” with colleague Alex Toms, he has been recording with Dawn Tallman and Taliwa, and remixing for Ultra Nate, Monique Bingham (Sir Piers) and Albert Menendez. Read more