Colin Dale Biography. 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.
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 London 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 on.
After 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. (see discography*)
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.........Colin is a favourite the World over.
Looking back Colin has played some of the Worlds best parties.....Dance Valley, Full Moon, Tribal Gathering, Sunrise, Energy, Love Parade, Automatik and Rage @ Heaven.
Fast forward to 2005 and its all systems go?...there's the new ?Rebel Audio? record label and web-site due in October, residencies at Fabric, System, Indigo, Herbal, and Red Rooms, lots of new music productions and a new studio in London.
Musically Colin has always played the techier side of House and the funkier side of Techno?..seamlessly blending in Electro and a handful classic cuts??.as quoted in Dj Magazine ?Colin is a monument of the UK Techno scene???
New to Colin's sets are ?Dex and FXs??..3 turntables, Final Scratch and Traktor laptop mixing, Ableton live, Pioneer CD and FXs and exclusive tracks and edits??..the future is here??
Colin Dale is sponsored by Allen & Heath DJ mixers.
Colin is also featured in the ?Sony? publication ?100 DJs by Cortez?.
Rebel Audio launches at Herbal in Shoreditch London, Thursday 28th Sept 2005 with Djs Colin Dale, Dark Male, Pure Science Live and Harold Heath??will be a Dex and FX set?..2 Dex, Final Scratch, Ableton and 2 CD Dex??will be previewing forthcoming cuts from the label.
Current residencies Fabric London (bi monthly), Herbalist @ Herbal London (monthly) , The Box @ Medicine Bar (weekly), Sumo @ Indigo London (monthly).