Current Location :: London, UK Music Genres :: Rave & Hardcore, Tech House
Artist's DJ List & DJ Mag Rankings
DJ MagRanks :: (2010)N/A (2011) N/A (2012) N/A DJ List Ranks :: (Global) 5,343 (Tech House) 626
If the world of banking were more interesting,
we may never have heard of Colin Dale. But luckily he wasn't
cut out for filing and adding up.
Colin was born in Camberwell, South London, on the 14th April
1963. Tulse Hill Comprehensive School provided the career
advice that led to two wasted years at Barclay's, but the
lure of the West End's fashion shops was too great. After
a while, he moved to record shops, during which time he joined
the dance group that included Fabio, who used to dance for
It was from this unlikely start that his DJing career took
"Steve Walsh didn't turn up at Gossip that night and
Tim asked me to do his spot, and it just started from there.
I remember thinking and being amazed that I could make such
and such amounts of money for spinning records, really enjoy
it, and it wasn't hard work or getting my hands dirty.
"Then how I got into House - which I'd say started worldwide
around 1986 in Chicago with the early Jack tracks and things
like that - that was through places like Shoom and Spectrum
that really started it. I must say that one of my biggest
influences House music wise, when I was still into the Rare
Groove, was Colin Faver. Colin, I think, was one of the first
people I heard play House music. It was when I went down to
Shoom on the first night that done it, that was it, it just
blew me away, loads of dry ice, flashing lights, and a really
good vibe. I just dropped the Rare Groove that night, finished
with it, didn't want to play it any more. All that in one
My style of music at the moment is Techno but not straight
Techno, it's quite hard, very alternative and uncompromising.
But in the past I've played like classic House Chicago music,
through to Detroit Techno, and I think the Detroit Techno
has been my real Love right through to the present day."
The best nights I have been to must have been Universe, the
Tribal Gathering. The night was perfect, there was nothing
wrong, thirty thousand people and no trouble. Everything that
was on the flyer was there, and more. Top class DJs, good
sounds, it was just all there. I think the thing I liked most
about that was that there was six tents and all the six tents
were kicking and had a really good atmosphere."
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