I call electro `techno’!" With this simple but regarding the history of electronic music totally different point of view Dave Clarke starts his second part of the Electro Boogie. It steps out of the X-MIX shadow and evolves as a new series to display the unique variety of electro. After very positive reactions concerning the first edition of Electro Boogie and the ongoing international evolution of producers and DJ’s from the electroscene Studio K7 wants to emphasize it’s engagement for this style of music and therefore creates a new visual outlook to mirror the world of the Electro-Funk!
Since his "Red"-series, which was released in 1994/95 producer and DJ Dave Clarke, who was bornin Brighton, belongs to the most respected artists on the island. Already his first set of the Red trilogy earned him world-wide reputation. His amazing backspin-style found its way to almost all record cases of worldwide DJs. The hype about the release of the successor single "Red Two" was almost hysterical. The placement of this title in several DJ charts months before release date was only consequent. Radioguru John Peel invited him to one of his Peel Session’s and Clarke’s debut album "Archive One" on British dancemulti DeConstruction belongs to the most sold dance albums of music history staying in the British charts over months. His remixes for New Order, Chemical Brothers and U2’s "Mission Impossible" made him finally the No.1 of the British techno circuit. At the last Tribal Gathering he appeared live for the first time besides such groups like Kraftwerk and Orbital.
Together with numerous other important DJs Dave Clarke is one of the main enforcers of electro. He shows in his set called "The Throwdown" the deep roots of 20 years `body popping’ electro: Besides absolute essentials like Aux 88, Dopplereffekt and DJ Assault Clarke mixes a rarely heard DJ-Set with tunes who range from lost tracks like Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince to newest releases from the leading electroinprint Interdimensional Transmissions. So he is not only refering to american classics who since the groundbreaking hit ‘Planet Rock’ from Afrika Bambaataa and his Soulsonic Force build the bridge between european electronics pioneers and american funk. "Without electro," says Clarke, "you wouldn’t have the pigeonhole ‘techno’. And without techno and electro, you would never have had house."
With Erick van de Broek (Shiver) or Tim van Leyden (Like a Tim) productions from Holland stand directly besides cooperations as Technasia, where Amil Khan from Hong Kong and Charles Siegling from France work out their rare interpretation for a bass-heavy attack. From Surrey in England comes the Panic Trax-Label and from Germany Clarke selected Anthony Rother on Heiko Laux’s Kanzleramt-Label. In a furious finish Dave Clarke goes beyond the borders of indexing and mixes his Old Skool Cut-Up, prooving his reputation as one of the most advanced mixers of the whole scene. This Cut-Up will be released as a numbered One-Sided-Limited Edition 12" on Clear Vinyl, but only be avalaible as a promo.