Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke is a DJ with an anarchist streak a mile wide and punk in his soul. Technologically, he’s an early adopter with the studio to prove it, but he also embraces sounds outside the staunch electronic dance remit, from Nick Cave to Savages to old favourites Bauhaus. Such music informs his attitude as, using Serato on a 13” Macbook Pro Retina for his ruthlessly effective, fat-free club sets, he pushes the worldwide boundaries of what techno and electro can be. After a break , recent years have seen him make his presence as a producer felt again, working with Dutch partner Mr Jones (Jonas Uittenbosch) as _Unsubscribe_ and dropping remixes ranging from John Foxx’s seminal synth-pop gem ‘Underpass’ to Gesaffelstein, Detroit Grand Pubas and Octave One. Not a week passes when he doesn’t live up to his nickname, the Baron of Techno, a moniker given him by the late, great BBC Radio DJ John Peel.

“I still love DJing with a passion,” Clarke enthuses, “Keeping a balance with technology so it doesn’t take over. Anything in a DJ set-up has to provide something extra, as opposed to being there as smoke and mirrors. There’s too much of that sort of thing going on, especially since the American EDM explosion…”

Dave Clarke was born and raised in Brighton, England, but currently resides in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The offspring of a technology loving father and a disco-soul loving mother, it was always evident that Clarke would cut a swathe through music. As a youth he ran away from home, sleeping in car parks and on beaches. He took lousy jobs in shoe shops, living off £5 a day, to subsidise his income from badly paid local DJ gigs - anything to further his involvement with music.

“I didn't really engage at all with the outside world,” he recalls, “I was your typical disenfranchised JD Salinger-inspired young adult that used to hide in and behind music.”

Clarke’s debut release was in 1990 on XL, around the time the label was launching The Prodigy. He used the name Hardcore, a guise he then took to the legendary Belgian techno-rave imprint R&S where he released various EPs (some as Directional Force). By 1992 Clarke’s own label, Magnetic North, was on the rise and he unveiled the classic ‘Alkaline 3dh’ (as Fly By Wire), among others. A next level career boost was round the corner when his ‘Red’ trilogy were unleashed in 1994. These catapulted Clarke into a different league and he suddenly found himself remixing the likes of Kevin Saunderson’s Inner City, The Chemical Brothers, New Order, Depeche Mode, Moby, Leftfield and Underworld. Undisputed landmarks in techno, DJ Mag rightly incorporated ‘Red’ in its All Time Techno Top 100 list.

Clarke’s debut album ‘Archive One’ followed, flecked with hints of breakbeat and electronica, a novelty in the puritanical techno scene of the time. Clarke’s mix CDs include the techno/electro double ‘World Service’ outings, one of which sold nearly 100,000 and made it into Resident Advisor’s top ten mix compilations of the 21st century. He briefly signed to Skint Records resulting in 2004’s ‘Devil’s Advocate’ album, jammed with dark techno energy but laced with hip hop beats. When his production pace ebbed, Music Man Records gathered together ‘Remixes & Rarities’ in 2007, making Album Of The Month in Mixmag and receiving critical plaudits all over.

As a DJ, Clarke plays out most weekends across Europe and the world. There’s the same attention to detail each time, his sets swooping whip-smart along the cutting blade of techno and electro, backed up by a seasoned bag of DJ tricks in which his early hip hop roots clearly show. Aptly nicknamed The Man In Black, Clarke blends into the background upon arrival and lets his music do the talking. That’s where he comes alive, where skills honed for years blow venues apart. It might seem from appearances that Clarke is not enjoying what he does but don’t let the grumpy image fool you. He loves every minute of it and feels humbled and blessed he’s able to do what he does.

Whatever the scale of the venue, from small, sweaty clubs to venues such as Fabric, Fuse or Berghain, Clarke nurtures an extraordinary relationship with the crowd. It’s the same with festivals. He’s played Awakenings, I Love Techno, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Glastonbury and Nature One, and developed a special relationship with Tomorrowland where he has his own stage. Here he has showcased names such as Green Velvet, Chris Liebing, Jeff Mills and Ben Klock. Clarke also continues to be an absolutely key player in the Amsterdam Dance Event where his Dave Clarke Presents event at Melkweg has sold out consecutive years running.

As well as _Unsubscribe_ , whose debut single ‘Spek Hondje’, featuring vocals from Chicago house b-boy Bear Who, appeared in 2013 on Rob Booth’s Houndstooth label, Dave Clarke also reappeared as a solo producer, electro-revamping ‘These Days Are Mine’ by Manchester band I Am Kloot. The year also saw a re-release for ‘Red 2’’s ‘Wisdom To The Wise’ on Boysnoize Records, with remixes by Boys Noize, Marcel Dettman, Steve Rachmad and A.Mochi. Early 2014 sees Dave remix of Marcel Fengler coming out on the legendary Ostgut Ton label.

And then there’s White Noise, Clarke's weekly radio show, a global institution and an indicator of where the scene is headed, going out on 40 stations worldwide (this year he celebrated his 400th edition live in the 2fm Studio in Dublin). Here Clarke casts light on aspiring producers he discovers in his Soundcloud Dropbox alongside more established artists.

“I’ve never been interested in what’s trendy and what’s not,” Clarke explains, “but the best music comes to me every single day and I want to share it.”

His affiliation with technology makes him the perfect ambassador for brands such as Denon, Oyaide, Soundtoys and French gear manufacturer Arturia, as these are the tools of his trade. Deep down, however, Dave Clarke continues to buck predictability and to do his own thing. He flies the flag for true techno spirit, pushing cutting edge sounds alongside a consistency of vision and purpose rare in the ever-changing world of dance music.

In short, Dave Clarke might be established, but he will never be establishment.

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Fuse, Brussels, BE 22 September 2018 / 50th Birthday Party - 2/2

Dj Godfather - It's On Again (Databass Records - DB082D)
Mark Broom - Fun 18 Mix (BEK AUdio - BEK031)
Blake Baxter - One More Time (Red Planet Remix) (Logic Records - 74321-10031-1)
T-Coy - Cariño (Greg Wilson Edit) (Tirk - TIRK090)
Andrew McLauchlan - Love Story (Re-Edit) (Bush - BUSH1078)
Purveyors Of Fine Funk - Soul Mode (Metamorphic Recordings - MET031)
Dave Clarke - Protective Custody (Bush - BUSH1012)
Curtis Mayfield - (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go (Acapella) (CDr)
Dave Clarke - Protective Custody (Bush - BUSH1012)
Dave Clarke - Thunder (Deconstruction - 74321 306991)
Dave Clarke - No One's Driving (Chemical Brothers Remix) (Deconstruction - 74321 38016 1)
Christopher Just - I'm A Disco Dancer (Dave Clarke Remix) (International Deejay Gigolo Records - GIGOLO 08)
Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400 (Dave Clarke Remix) (Data Records - DATA 11T)
Ritzi Lee - Process Action (Underground Liberation - UL007)
Dj 3000 - Hajdë (DEAS Remix) (Motech - MT117)
Djedjotronic - Take Me Down (Boysnoize Records - BNR176)
The Clash - London Calling (Radical G's Tango Avant La Lettre Rework) (CDr)
Front 242 - Take One (Radical G Mix) (Alfa Matrix)
Anthony Rother - Back Home (Datapunk - DTP 1-6)
The Neon Judgement - TV Treated (Dave Clarke Gothic Remix) (541 - 541416507607)
Crash Course In Science - Flying Turns (Unsubscribe Remix) (541 - 541416507607)
The Beat Club - Security (Automan - AM 45401)
Juno Lazermachine - Pursuit (Demia E.Clash Remix) (CDr)
Squishi- Dyson Sphere (CDr)
Zeta Reticula - 13000 AU from our Sun (CDr)
Project X - Native X (Mix 1) (Zero One Music - MTRXZERO 281009)
Cerrone - Supernature (Malligator - 771.806)
Space - Magic Fly (Greg Wilson & Peza Edit) (Tirk - TIRK090)
Dave Clarke - Just Ride (Special Request Remix) (CDr)
Mark Broom - King (Gary Beck Remix) (EPM Music - EPM17V)
DJ Stretch - From The Past (Urban Kickz Recordings - UKR138)
Kaptain Cadillac - Work Dat (Chiwax - CWXD001)
Junior Sanchez & Gene Farris - Funky Spaceship (Relief Records - RR2164)
The Houze Vectorz - We Bring U Muzik (M>O>S Recordings - MOS0008)
Gene Farris - Can U Dig It (Relief Records - RR2067)
Tiga & Clarian - Stay Cool (Turbo Recordings - TURBO 196D)
Tyree - Girlz With Big Booty's (Dance Mania - DM 244)
Bear Who ? - The Beat Box (Tyree Cooper Sup Dupa Trooper Mix) (Dust Traxx - DTX 051)
Pamp & Da Knox - Shake (Bass Mix) (Underground Construction - UC265)
Wyndell Long - Burning (Djax Up Beats - DJAX-UP-367)
Dj Assault - U Can't See Me (Ben Sims JFF Edit) (CDr)
Sheila & B. Devotion - Spacer (Greg Wilson Edit)(Tirk - TIRK090)
Dj Assault - U Can't See Me (Ben Sims JFF Edit) (CDr)
Harry Romero - The Get Down (Bambossa Records - BMBS023)
The Neverending Gever Yogg & Pharaoh
Mark The 909 King - Acieed Groove (Extended Mix) (Power Music Records - PMD-018)
Quyraze - Rapture (Underground Goodie Mix) (Clubhouse Records - CHR 131)
Raze - Break For Love (Italian Mix) (Champion - CHAMP X12-67)
Phantom - Move Groove (Bigshot Records - BR-126035)
Meng Syndicate - Sonar System (Mike Humphries Re-Edit) (CDr)
Assailants - Effort 8 (Obscurity Is Infinity - OII 001)
Fischerspooner - Emerge (Dave Clarke Remix) (International Deejay Gigolo Records - GIGOLO 105)
Vainqueur - Lyot (Maurizio Remix) (Maurizio - M2)
Rob Gibson - Hutch (Advanced - ADV037)
The Horrorist - Wire To The Ear (Masterhit Recordings - HIT 009)
Public Energy - Three O Three (Probe Records - PRO 5)
Joe Smooth - Promised Land (Club Mix) (D.J. International Records - D J -905)
Carl Craig - At Les (Planet E - PE 65232)
Carl Craig - At Les (Christian Smith's Hypnotica Remix) (Tronic - TR53)
Pressure Drop - Rock The House (You'll Never Be) (Vocal) (Tommy Boy - TB 827)
Joyce Sims - (You Are My) All And All (Take Twelve) (Sleeping Bag Records - SLX-17)
Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown (Casablanca - 6198 342)

Dave Clarke DJ Sets

Fuse 2018 (50th Birthda ..

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Added on: 05.10.2018

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Fuse, Brussels, BE 22 September 2018 / 50th Birthday Party - 1/2

Full Force - Alice, I Want Just You For Me! (CBS - TA 6640)
Club MCM - Club MCM (Mark Broom Re-edit) (Do Not Sleep - DNS002)
Jeroen Search - Karuna (Figure SPC - FIGURE SPC Z)
Cajmere - Percolater (Will Clarke Remix) (Relief Records - RR2170)
Thomas Barnett - French Loop (Visillusion - VSD002)
Greg Gow - Acid Phantom (Stereo Mix) (Restructured Recordings - RES099M)
Pierre's Pfantasy Club - Dream Girl (enQi's Vee PhunQ Mix) (Life Force RecOrdings)
Dave Clarke - The Compass (Wink South Philly Acid Pass) (Skint Records - SKINT 73X)
Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks - Tom Tom (Trax Records - TX 5003)
Cool House - Rock This Party Right (Fast Eddie's Raw Mix) (Underground - UN118)
Riva Starr - Disco Loco (Truesoul - TRUE121110)
Dave Clarke - Shake Your Booty (Deconstruction - 74321 509541)
Total Madness - The Sounds In Da Air (Dope Mix) (Dopewax - DW-004)
Josh Moseley - Chicago JackD (Theodore Elektrk Remix) (Chicago Jaxx - CJAXXX034)
K. Alexi Shelby - My Medusa (Transmat - MS 8)
Suburban Knight - The Art Of Stalking (Stalker Mix) (Transmat - MS 13)
Tronikhouse - The Savage And Beyond (R & S Records - RS 9127)
Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Sterac Instrumental Dub) (Raw Meat Records Inc. - RM 004)
Artefact - Are You Jackin' ? (Artefact - ART-X-01)
S-File - Breakaway (Off Recordings - OFF164)
Dimi Angelis - If I could Fly (Krill Music - KRL011)
S-File - When We Were (CDr)
Sev Dah - Grbavica (Proletarijat - PROLETARIJAT007)
Ethan Fawkes - Back To The Flow (Ethan Fawkes - EF005)
Makaton - Before My Eyes (Voitax - VOI 013)
Aux Couture - M.F. Dance (Aerobik - AER 001)
Asmus Odsat - Insecurity Camera (FALK - FALK DISKS 03)
Avision - Jux (Ben Sims Edit) (Hardgroove - HARDGROOVE 024)
Rene Wise - M37 (Beard Man - BMD027)
Dj Rush - Freaks On Hubbard (Dave Clarke Remix) (Pro-Jex - PROX010)
Brother From Another Planet - Planet Earth (7th City - SC-001)
Ritzi Lee - Meltdown (Underground Liberation - UL004)
Dj Fast Eddie - Hip House (Deep Mix) (D.J. International Records - DJINT5)
Ritzi Lee - Meltdown (Underground Liberation - UL004)
Unknown Artist - Untitled B (Clones - CLONES 005)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat (12" Vocal Version) (Remastered) (Tommy Boy - RH19226)
Anthony Rother - GE (Miami Edit) (Omnidisc - OMD 014)
Anthony Rother - Compression (Wet Baby Mix) (Psi City - PSI CITY 001)
The Masterdon Committee - Funkbox Party - Part 1 (Dee Jay - BLUE-002)
Time Traveler - In Order to Rebel (Chronicles Day - CDr)
Damon Wild - Shadows (Synewave - SW123)
Floorplan - We Magnify His Name (MB Dubplate Mix) (CDr)
Austen/Scott - Space Taxi (Len Faki Hardspace Mix) (LF RMX - LF RMX 009)
Teste - The Long Term Care Facility (BITE - BITE02)
Lionrock - Packet Of Peace (The West-Side Detroit Remix) (Deconstruction - LION 1)
Technasia - Final Quadrant (Technasia Records - TA 07)
Esser'ay - Forces (Reese Remix) (KMS - KMS 052)
Ontini - Badd minded (For The Box Mix) (KMS - KMS 039)
Cybotron - Techno City (Fantasy - D226)
The Advent - Sound Pove (Klockworks - KW22)
Mike Storm - Signal Sequences (Ben Sims JFF Edit) (Symbolism - SYMLTD001)
Blawan - Vented (Ternesc - TESC005)
Ritzi Lee - Transformation (Prophet - PROPHET001)
Mr. Jones - Sounds For The Mute (The Public Stand - TPSLP001)
Childish Gambino - This Is America (Acapella - Vocals Only) (CDr)
Mr. Jones - Sounds For The Mute (The Public Stand - TPSLP001)
Dave Clarke - I'm Not Afraid (Surgeon Remix) (Skint - 4050538354331)
Dave Clarke - What Was Her Name? (Skint - SKINT94)
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Mute - BONG 17)
Renato Cohen - Pontapé 2013 Remake (Drumcode - DC108)
Mark Greene - La Fuga (Industrialyzer Remix) (Funk'n Deep Records - FNDEP141)
Bête imaginaire - Fury (MTDN Audio Rec - MTDN052)
Floorplan - Let's Ride (M-Plant - MPM16)
Robert Hood - The Pace (M-Plant - M-P306)
Chic - Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah) (Instrumental) (CDr)

Dave Clarke DJ Sets

Fuse 2018 (50th Birthda ..

(155:58 mins)

Added on: 05.10.2018

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De Schorre, Boom, BE 22 July 2018

S-File - Breakaway (Off Recordings - OFF164)
Dj 3000 - Hajdë (DEAS Remix) (Motech - MT117)
Assailants - Effort 7 (Obscurity Is Infinity - OII 001)
Rene Wise - M37 (Beard Man - BMD027)
Joey Beltram - Mentasm New Mix (CDr)
Hollen - Script (S-File Remix) (Off Recordings - OFF168)
Dimi Angelis - If I could Fly (Krill Music - KRL011)
Andrew McLauchlan - Love Story (Re-Edit) (Bush - BUSH1078)
Floorplan - We Magnify His Name (MB Dubplate Mix) (CDr)
The Unknown - Dreams Of Santa Anna (Hooligan Mix) (Mark Broom Edit) (CDr)
Juan Sanchez - Uros V2 (CDr)
Housemeister - BØDYMVS1K (Boysnoize Records - BNR178)
Thomas Bangalter - What To Do (Roulé - ROULE 301)
Dj Godfather - It's On Again (Databass Records - DB082D)
Mark Broom - King (Gary Beck Remix) (EPM Music - EPM17V)
Dj 3000 - Hotel Oasiz (Robert Hood Remix) (Motech - MT029)
Makaton - Fixation (Suara - SCOM031)
P-Ben - Tribute To M. (Off Recordings - OFF162)
Dave Clarke - Way Of Life (Technasia House Mix) (Skint Records - DEVILS005)
Mark Broom - Fun 18 Mix (BEK AUdio - BEK031)
Missing Channel - Legion Of Hunger (S-File Remix) (CDr)
Assailants - Effort 8 (Obscurity Is Infinity - OII 001)
Moteka - Space Nation (Jeroen Search Remix) (Skryptom Records - SKRPT36)
Junior Sanchez & Gene Farris - Funky Spaceship (Relief Records - RR2164)
Robert Armani - Ambulance (Dance Mania - DM 041)
Ron Trent - Altered States (Original Full Length Mix) (Warehouse Records - WR005)
Paul Johnson - What You Jacked From Me (Nice To Be - N2B005)
Green Velvet - Flyin Jake (Relief Records - RR2167)
Mike Dehnert - Meckwiki (Clone Basement Series - CBS 020)
Industrialyzer - Analog Planet (Synewave - SW121)
Jeff Mills - The Bells (Uncertain 2018 JFF Edit) (CDr)
Dave Clarke Feat. Mark Lanegan - Charcoal Eyes (Glass Tears) (Terence Fixmer Remix) (Skint - 4050538334098)
The Advent - Stain (Geushky - GKY004)
Fixmer & Mc Carthy - Chemicals (Instrumental) (Sonic Groove - SG1777)
The Horrorist - RIOT (RIOT Radio Records - RRR007)

Dave Clarke DJ Sets

Tomorrowland 2018 (Excl ..

(90:09 mins)

Added on: 24.07.2018