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White Noise

Hosted by Dave Clarke - Thursday - 03:00 hrs - 04:00 hrs

Live & Exclusive to Reef Fm - Tenerife


 

White Noise Radio Show Hosted by Dave Clarke - Thursday - 03:00 hrs - 04:00 hrs Reef Fm  – Tenerife Radio Station

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He may be known as The Baron Of Techno, a moniker given to him by renowned BBC Radio DJ / journalist John Peel,

but Dave Clarke has an anarchist streak a mile wide and punk in his soul, having no truck with establishment figures or authoritarianism.

A hard-working purist, forward-thinking futurist, technology geek,

part Gothic and gadget lover who embraced the digital revolution in an early stage while his peers where still sniffing the smell of vinyl,

a format he hasn’t used professionally in eleven years.

It’s unsurprising he revels in the libertarianism of the World Wide Web.

It gives symmetry to his savvy techno vision.

White Noise Radio Show Hosted by Dave Clarke - Thursday - 03:00 hrs - 04:00 hrs Reef Fm  – Tenerife Radio Station

Dave Clarke

was born and raised in Brighton (United Kingdom) but currently resides in Amsterdam (The Netherlands),

where Clarke found his comfort zone and revitalized him after moving from rural sedate Conservative Sussex.

Being the offspring of a technology loving father and a disco-soul loving mother, it was evident that Clarke would “do something” in music eventually.

Not knowing what the “do” part was but blessed with a high dose of determination,  Clarke evolved from being a runaway boy sleeping in car parks and on beaches,

via lousy jobs in shoe shops living off 5 pounds a day and via underpaid Brighton gigs into a world-class artist,

maintaining a flourishing career spanning well over two decades.

Carefully starting off a career as a producer,

Dave Clarke

saw his debut release in 1990 on the legendary XL Recordings

under his Hardcore guise which gained him moderate success. As a result,

Clarke was approached by Belgian techno label R&S and released various EP’s under the aliases Hardcore and Directional Force in 1991.

A year later, Clarke shaped the contours of his own label Magnetic North on which he unveiled the classic

Alkaline 3dh (as Fly By Wire), amongst many releases.

Clarke’s career took a 180 when his Red trilogy was unleashed on Bush Records in 1994;

undisputed landmarks in the techno genre and for Clarke personally, a life-changing event.

It comes as no surprise that DJ Mag incorporated one of the Red’s in its All Time Techno Top 100 list.

The Red instalment catapulted Clarke’s status;

the Briton suddenly found himself in his studio remixing for the likes of Kevin Saunderson’s Inner City, The Chemical Brothers, New Order, Depeche Mode, Moby, Leftfield and Underworld, to name but a few.

The debut album Archive One followed, flecked with hints of breakbeat and electronica,

a novelty in the puritanical techno scene of the time.

His mix CD’s included the two best-selling

World Service outings (one of which made it into the top ten of best mix compilations of the 00’s in Resident Advisor)

which showcased his dual love for electro and techno, one of them sold close to 100k copies no less.

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.

Criticized for being a futurist in the early zeros – he was the first techno artist to release an internet-only single in 2000

his main motive was, and still is, to deliver music to the ears of his global audience oblivious to pigeonholes, politics, prejudice or other people’s opinions. As Clarke explains:

“This is techno, it’s supposed to be forward-looking”.White Noise Radio Show Hosted by Dave Clarke - Thursday - 03:00 hrs - 04:00 hrs Reef Fm  – Tenerife Radio Station

As a DJ, he plays out every weekend everywhere.

At every event there’s the same attention to detail, 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 appearance 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.

Whether on prolific festivals like a.o.

Tomorrowland, Awakenings, I Love Techno, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Glastonbury and Nature One, in acclaimed venues such as Fabric, Fuse or Berghain or in dark, sweaty, small capacity clubs:

Clarke feeds and nurtures his extraordinary relationship with the crowd.

After things eventually went quiet on the production front,

Clarke felt that today’s technology finally allowed him to use studio gear to the maximum, next to the urge to reinvent himself rather than repeat himself. In late 2011,


White Noise Radio Show Hosted by Dave Clarke – Thursday – 03:00 hrs – 04:00 hrs – Reef Fm  – Tenerife Radio Station

 

 


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