Stylus & Audio Junkie
Jenny J Live PA (Lights Down Low & Without You)
Dionne Live PA
Fatsteve & Dave Castellano
Paul EP & Smithy
Raver Dave Clarke was the very definition of the term legend. A superlative willfully handed out a lot these days but in Dave’s case it was true.
He was kind, he was thoughtful, he was giving, friendly and often selfless. Devoted and dedicated to his family, his friends and his passion - the rave scene.
If the UK hardcore movement’s mantra of Peace, Love, Unity and Respect could be personified, it would look like Dave, because he was all of those things, a gentle giant, a loving friend, a member of Team Hardcore before most people knew it was a thing on a global level and he was always, always fiercely respectful of others.
Needless to say, that his recent passing has left not only an empty, and noticeable space on the dance floor, but also in all of our hearts, a fact evidenced by the showering of love and respect shown at his funeral by family, friends, artists, DJ’s, MC’s and Promoters alike.
For almost three decades, Dave took great pride in following his favourite DJ’s and MC’s all around the World, buying tickets, collecting CD packs, pre-ordering their albums, sporting the apparel and diligently supporting the music and community he loved as he became a well known face within the underground scene.
You would never find a more devoted or longer running 100 percent hardcore supporter. A true fan, in every sense and the hardcore scene lost its biggest devotee, there’s no doubt.
Naturally, as he turned out to support artists from breakthrough to big room, no matter the distance or weather or in some cases country even, it only seems right, that those artists have now, in honour of his memory, turned out for him.
Presenting #Rave4Dave, a celebration of Dave’s life, in the best possible way, the way he would have loved, adored and appreciated - a dance floor smasher of epic proportions with a formidable line up of stars.
On the docket, a hand picked selection by his family of some of Dave’s absolute faves at the raves adorning the stage. A fine and broad spectrum of beat surgeons and rhyme technicians that any promoter would be proud to boast on their line-up.
Featuring a plethora of artists spanning from Hardcore’s humble beginnings, right up to more recent additions to the hardcore family, this line-up is structured not only of artists that Dave was a fan of, but also, were a fan of Dave’s; proven furthermore by the fact that not one single artist will take a fee for this event, and that all proceeds will be going to both Diabetes UK and Children’s Charities.
So bring the noise for one of the brightest stars in the night sky, on Saturday 15th June at a venue Dave was a big fan of, The Old Firestation in Bournemouth, for an all nighter that not only would he be proud of, but he truly deserves.
#Rave4Dave is coming, so clear your diaries and ready your Jaeger Bombs for an all out explosion of beats, bass, production and passion as the South Coast scenes finest reunite for the ultimate celebration of the life of its biggest fan.
This one’s for you Raver Dave...
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