Dave S (GB)
Artist - 2019
Dave S is a ballsy DJ, taking chances along the way that have turned in to great opportunities. He grew up in a house that loved Motown and disco but his musical preference was a little different. He started out breakdancing at his local youth club, moving on to debut his skills at a local pub. He loved everything about it except the body aches and sore head afterwards, he needed to find a new way to be involved in the music and the scene. He decided to try his hand behind the decks so began to learn the DJ trade, even going so far as to splice tapes together using sellotape to make sure tracks worked. Dave quickly got to grips with pairing tracks and creating a sound for people to dance to, resulting in regular bookings for 3 or 4 gigs a week from weddings and school disco's to birthday parties. A break from music followed during which he focused on his day job as a builder. While working on the conversion of a snooker hall to a bar he overheard that the regular Friday night DJ wasn't available so offered to step in. A successful night followed and Dave was once again hooked on playing and booked to play a regular slot. A little while later he headed to Benidorm on holiday with a group of friends. The intention was to be there 2 weeks but ended up staying 3 months! A week in to his holiday he ran out of money so he and a friend headed out to see if they could land a gig for Dave. Told by one bar to come back the next night and not to worry about the fact he had no vinyl with him, that's what he did. Given the final two hours of the night to play, Dave ended the night with a job offer which he accepted. At the end of the season in Benidorm Dave made his way home and picked up where he had left off with both his building work and regular DJ gigs at clubs in his home town. He was offered a Thursday and Friday night residency at one of the main clubs in town, going on to play there for the next five years. Other clubs in the region stared booking Dave and he made a name for himself playing house music rather than the usual commercial tracks of the time. One night Dave got a phone call from a mate asking if he could add a few names on the guest list at Pasha in London for his gig. As far as Dave knew, he wasn't booked to play at Pasha that night. It turned out that he was indeed booked to play, but the booking agent had forgotten to tell him. A quick rejig of the line up and a tense journey to London later, Dave took to the decks at the legendary club. Around this time, Dave was tiring of playing the commercial clubs in town so linked in with another DJ and promoter to start producing music, even building his own studio. The studio went on to be used by the likes of Dani Minogue and Force & Styles. It didn't take long for Dave to realise that he preferred to be behind the decks rather than producing music. He returned to playing regular nights and residencies in his home town and around the region, showcasing his love of dirty house and electro. Linking in with another DJ, he played a night at The Island, London. It was so successful that a follow up gig at The Cross was offered. Dave wasn't sure it would come off, but a few weeks later he stepped behind the decks of the famous club. A Friday night gig at The Key followed, along with sets at The Egg and Turnmills, as did a set for Renaissance at the closing night of The Cross. Dave also became a regular DJ at The Ministry of Sound, London, warming up for the likes of Todd Terry, Steve Angelo, Sandy Riviera and David Guetta. Since those days in London Dave S has continued to play his distinctive style of dirty house both locally and further afield. When he takes to the decks you are guaranteed that your feet will hurt, not dancing isn't an option! Dave is now adding ADE to his already extensive career.