Visionary UK DJ Colin Dale’s career is stacked with seminal moments from his longstanding Kiss FM residency with his Abstrakt Dance Show (16 years) to his historic sets at events such as Germany’s first techno festival, Love Parade, the UK’s original raves such as Biology, Sunrise, Energy and Tribal Gathering (now The Warehouse Project) and Rage @ Heaven as well as International events such as Dance Valley, Full Moon, Automatik @ Rex Club Paris, Bloc Festival, Dragon Ball and a Special Guest at Paul Van Dyke’s Vandit club and Tresor Club both in Berlin.
He doesn’t rest on the success of his hallowed days with regular sets currently for Wiggle, Forbidden Festival, Give Festival, ‘Return To Heaven’, SuperFreq, POW, SOMY Fest and also more Wildlife AM and D.S.T.P Warehouse parties which have been taking London’s club-land by storm. Colin has notched up sets at some of the World’s best parties includingIn the UK he’s a regular guest at clubs such as Fabric and Suprefreq and elsewhere Rex, Pasha (Buenos Aires) and Love (Brazil) having toured the world’s clubs extensively including Japan, China, Russia, Australia and Eastern Europe and the U.S.A. With all of his achievements in almost four decades behind the decks, Colin is still one of the most creative and genre-blending DJs around.
One of the first to explore the links between funk, boogie and proto-house, he’s evolved through phases of industrial techno, Detroit techno, acid into the softer tech house sound he spins today. Aside from his DJing, Dale is a fixture of UK dance music, as a former dancer, promoter of legendary parties like Knowledge, artist manager and label owner. As a producer and remixer, his credits range from an early record on Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label, to the EPs he continues to drop on Abstrakt Dance Records today tirelessly pushing his sound into the future.
Still radiating across the airwaves on his the revamped ‘Abstrakt Dance Show’, his label Abstrakt Dance records is soon to release the “Position EP” from Jesse Leer mid October. Colin joins “A Night With Harry Dennis’ alongside Harry on Friday September 29th at Clapham’s Lit club with support from Damian Charles, Julian “JuJu” Garnett and more.
“Guided Relaxation” Original mix – Vernon Bara
The title says it all……turn on tune in drop out to this one for higher states of consciousness. It’s all in the lyrics.
“Feel Alright” Fred Everything Remix – Manuel Sahagun
Love the modern Hi NRG feel to this one…….just takes you from one level to the next and then up again some more.
“Distant Power Plant” – Acid Jerks
Acid house will never die! Authentic Acid sounds on New Yorks Nu Groove Records.
“Predator” – Underground Resistance
A few years old but still sounds so ahead of it’s time from the much revered UR.
“Gotta Work” Original Mix – Ale De Tuglie
Quite simply the craziest breakdown you’ve ever heard in a track…….this is nuts!
“Handsome” Original Mix)- Sam Ball
Seriously funky rolling track that just keep going up & up.
“The Fresh End” Original Mix – Jerome Sydenham, Fatima Njai
Lovely updated 80’s feel to this one with an amazing vocal from Fatima Njai…..big in my sets at the moment.
“Vines” Kyle Hall Remix – Cromie & Sage Caswell
This is what modern ‘boogie’ soul boy music sounds like….deep dark & lovey.
“The New Normal” Original Mix – Quenum
A mainstay of my current sets……grabs you by the jugular and doesn’t let go.
“PH3 This Must Be The Place” – Analog 87
Brand new but sounds like it was made in the late 80’s……scary underground acid with an almost impossible hi hat swing.
‘A Night With Harry Dennis’ features Harry Dennis Live plus Special Guest, DJ Colin Dale joining Julian “JuJu” Garnett, Damian Charles, Pollo, Simon Drysdale, Festa and Nigel Butcher taking place on Friday September 29th at Lit, Clapham.