To call Colin Dale “legendary” is no over-estimation…….here is a Dj that has been one of London’s most cutting edge Djs for over 20 years and still continues to surprise and marvel. Music was always a big part of the Dale family’s life……Soul, Reggae, Jazz and Funk…..even before Colin left school friends included Fabio, Grooverider, Dave Angel, Jumping Jack Frost and Bryan Gee……..all who went on to be top Djs in their respective scenes.
It all began in 1982 when Colin who was then working as a banker in the city of London began to warm up for Hip Hop supremo “Tim Westwood” at the cult Gossips nightclub in Soho playing cuts like Soul Sonic Force, Strafe, Shannon and Donna Summer. In 1985 Colin was one of the key members of the pirate radio station Kiss FM and soon after left banking to pursue a career in music and the “Abstrakt Dance” radio show was born. For 16 years “Abstrakt Dance” was a ground-breaking show which quite simply bought Techno to the masses. Guests on the show included All the UR crew, Hawtin, Angel, Pullen, Garnier, Saunderson, Craig, May, Cox……the list goes on and .. the show was put on the internet in 1993 Colin became a household name in Techno circles Worldwide. It was the first ever Techno show to be transmitted live with visuals and it was revolutionary. It was around this time that Colin teamed up with Brenda Russell and Colin Faver to do the “Deep Space” series of clubs in London which again saw the team take London’s Techno scene to new highs. Other club nights that Colin has been involved in include Electric Boogie, Vapour Space, Deep and Jelly.
Production wise Colin has recorded for Perfecto on their very first LP, Obsessive, Logic, Sensei, Visitor, Abstrakt Dance, Swag, Laus and Alien Funk amongst others as well as 7 well received mix compilation LPs for various major record labels. As well as being a regular guest at clubs such as Fabric, Rex, Pasha (Buenos Aires) and Love (Brazil) Colin has toured the Worlds clubs extensively…..Japan, China, Russia, Australia and Eastern Europe, U.S.A………Colin is a favourite the World over. Looking back Colin has played some of the World’s best parties…..Dance Valley, Full Moon, Tribal Gathering, Sunrise, Dance Valley, Energy, Love Parade, Automatik @ Rex Club Paris, Rage @ Heaven, Bloc Festival, Glade, Dragon Ball and recently special guest at Paul Van Dyke’s Vandit club in Berlin.
Fast forward to 2014 and its all systems go…there’s the label “Abstrakt Dance records” with label partner Jules Dickens, regular sets at Club Aquarium, House of Honey, Fabric, The Whitehouse, East Village, Jamm and The Egg club in London and also more Wildlife AM and D.S.T.P Warehouse parties which have been taking London’s club-land by storm……Colin is currently promoting a night called “Boom Boom Room” with old friend Terry Francis from Fabric London.
There’s also lot’s of hot new music as well from labels such as Plastic City, Forward Education, taMe, Influential House and Evasive record labels amongst others as well as a heavy remix schedule. There’s also a sample / loop CD out on Monstersounds distributed by Loopmasters and future release planned on Abstrakt Dance records.
These days Colin musically is all about Tech, Deep and Electro House with occasional injections of classics from the past…..to hear the latest mix check out http://soundcloud.com/colin
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