Username: dave shirley Age: 43 Gender: Male Location: kent, United Kingdom Date Joined:
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i wont bore you all with mundane details of... the places i've dj'd and name drop the people i've played along side. i wont bore you with intimate details of how long i've been playing for, what productions ( if any) i've made, what labels i've signed upto or even founded....its all been done by countless dj's before!!!!
what i want to do is show you a little bit of my past and some of the people thats been close enough to influence me, help train my way of thinking towards music, teaching me its history and to imbrace its future and helped to nurture what has grown into an absolute love for dance music and its culture!!.....
as with a great many people, there has been a huge parental input for my musical influences, with either records being played or the radio turned on, nigh on, perminantly during my childhood years.
with such an ecclectic taste between them ranging from 60's rock and roll, to 70's glam rock, to motown and atlantic soul, to abba and commercial disco, to neil diamond and even demis rousos amongst their tastes.
to have been submerged with such varied genres of music has definately rubbed off on me and my musical tastes remain varied to this day.
but the one main style that has been to the fore of my life, even in those early years, has been...dance!!!
so, my first big thank you has to go to my mum and dad...thanks to you both, i love you (and to mum...miss you) so much xx
I left school at the tender age of 15 to work as a trainee chef in an industrial canteen, this is where i met my next set of influences.
It was 1985 and here i was introduced to the likes of james brown, teddy pendergrass, maze, luther vandross and brass construction amongst many others...by two older lads who seemed to take me under their wing!!
(you could say the 80's soulweekender music...and funny enough it was at this time i discovered 'clubbing', attending the greenways soul bashes and local soul/reggae sound systems )..
and yet there was to be another influence coming from this work place..a young lad only a year older than myself would bring in the street sound albums, rare groove and early electro hip hop.
i would religiously tape these albums and play them over and over in my bedroom, go back into work and nigh on beg the guys for any more albums that they had. i couldnt get enough!!!
i started to amass a collection of tapes...but i still hadnt got into vinyl yet.
it was only a year later in 1986 that i started college, and thanks to my love of soul/raregroove and hip hop, a college friend lent me his personal cassette player. whilst listening to his music i discovered yet another, totaly new style....
i feel very honored to have been able to hear a brand new genre of music, something so new that the 'pop' masses certainly had never heard it. something so new to me that i had to ask what the bloody hell it was......HOUSE!!! with absolute classics...mr fingers 'can u feel it', adonis 'we're rocking down the house', hercules '7 ways to jack' and farley keith's 'give yourself to me' amongst many others are still held very dear to me to this day.
so this next thank you goes out to jon and chris, rob and especially to neil vidamo for introducing me to house music.
i now have to jump forward a few years to bring you my next influence. 1991 and my brother!!!
after living in germany for a while, my mum fell ill and i came back home to england. i hadnt particulary been into music when i was abroad, but to come home and find that my brother and several of my friends had got into the hardcore rave scene, it was certainly rejuvinated!
listening to bootleg mixed tapes of slipmatt and lime, carl cox and lsd. with classic tracks such as lennie de ice 'we r ie',
My MediaInfluences 2 The Acid Years by dave shirleyuploaded
This is a 're load' of a mix that I made some time back. Influenced by the clink street reunion...and what a night that was!! ;-)
So this one is dedicated to all the old school acid heads and to my main man Larney P, my best friend, mentor and dancefloor partner in crime!!Space 2099 by dave shirleyuploadedDave Shirley Soul by the Sea, first Birthday by dave shirleyuploaded
With its own special blend of sounds, its amazing following with a good feeling crowd and the spray of the north sea literally at its door, Herne Bays Soul by the Sea has had a very successfull 1st year.
Held at the Divers Arms on the sea front, founding member and dj Carl Hyde has kept the soul nights going with good vibes and a stream of guest dj's delivering dance music with their own unique styles.
Here is the set played by myself, Dave Shirley, on that amazing night with my own blend of disco grooves.Maneros Dream by dave shirleyuploadedFree Admission 04 03 12 by dave shirleyuploadedthe next set to go out on air via BUZZ FM. inspired by the likes of black coffee, jojo flores, onsulade and dean zepherin this one has a slight tribal/afrikanesque feel to it, with loads of vocals and a deep driving bass throughout. Big shouts once more....Randy H and all the Free Admision DJs, Greg for the chance to prove myself, Larney P best friend/ partner in crime/ dj buddy ever!! the Late Night Lunch crew ;0) Carl and the Soul by the Sea crew and yet again far from least, the ever suffering dj widow..my wife Becca love you so much xxFree Admission 25 06 11 by dave shirleyuploadeda set that went out on buzzradio fm on the 25-06-2011. a smooth blend of some vocal/soulful house with strong influences from the states. big shouts to: pca recordings, Larney P, Randy H, Greg, Dr Figo, the Soul Cellar crew, Moley, Martin and Mel and far far from last/least....the long and suffering Becca...love you!Everlasting Love by dave shirleyuploadedA mix I made for a friends very special day, I felt honoured to have been asked to both, be his best man and also to make a mix for him for the evening reception. And so I came up with this soulful and loving set that would reflect the feel of the day. This goes out to Dan and Jess....many many congratulations and thanks for a fantastic day, love you guys!!! Becca....love you more and more each day, you looked a stunning bridesmaid and was I very proud to be the man on your arm xx and to everyone else I hope this gives a small taste of a very special day...enjoy!!!the new york sessions by dave shirleyuploadedAfter a long break pca recordings is pleased to anounce the latest mix from Dave Shirley. This is an upbeat blend of New York inspired house, ready for the summer months. a compilation guaranteed to put a smile on anyones face and tap in everyones toes!! Dedications going out to Larney P, Becca (very long and suffering), Martin and Mel, The Soul Cellar Crew, Claire for the artwork, Moley, Figo, Dan, Jess, Mr Lomax (of course!) Mr Greg Parke (for getting me off my arse to make this mix) and everyone else who has supported me. D.on the break by dave shirleyuploadedi'm back again, and once more with some downright danceable deepness!!! this latest mix is more bouncey than the last few that i released so expect something a little more uptempo and percussion driven. adrian bakeanu - head hunted alex k - magic deep juanjo martin - la danza greg stainer - peek a boo hector couto - tierra santa mike cartez/milkwash - chulak atfc - bring the beat back romano alfieri - hothouse mountain f physical - cuban dream jay lumen - do not cross huggy/dean newton - soul roots big shout once more....dj peter lomax, larney p, moley, becca(the long suffering wife!!), martin, and all the rest of you that know me personally and who listen to what i do...cheers one and all!!!3458(miles) by dave shirleyuploadedonce more pca recordings is pleased to bring another quality mixed session from one of kent's finest, dave shirley. with influences from the likes of miss honey dijon, quentin harris and the martinez bros this is a slice of the new york, deep house, parties brought over across the pond to the london underground house scene. kicking off the set with a new take on the classic 'my beat' by blaze (featuring the voice of palmer brown) the mix then jets forward onto, up and coming, joris voorn's 'chase the mouse' and continues on with deep and heavy baselines and floating melodies throughout. also included is the disco edged ( but still deep and tech ) 'give you up' from wiilie graff, the jestofunk driven 'sausade' from deepsudo and pez gordo's afro tech track 'aguja' from his kaiserdisco ep. for the full track listing check out the art work available with the mix. '3458' certainly gives a peek at whats happening in and around london's underground clubbing scene with subtle hints of new york deepness thrown in to the pot for good measure. enjoy!! dave would like to give big shouts out to : tribe, east village, djlomax, larney p, jojo flores, dean zepherin, honey redman and becca xThe Playboy Party cd2 by dave shirleyuploadedwell, there you had the appetizer and now its time for pca recordings to serve up the main course. so here we go with some more delectable disco bites for you to enjoy, mixed by dave shirley. lets see those juices flowing and get you out on that floor!! CD TWO 1. atmosphere – altered states 2. stetsasonic – talking all that jazz 3. puzique – nice & tight 4. christian hornbostel – 84 king street 5. anthony romeno – this time 6. les claudettes – alexandrie alexandra 7. faze action – good lovin’ 8. mousse t – all night long 9. cerrone – tattoo woman 10. demi – ether leak 11. dimitri from paris – rock this townThe Playboy Party cd1 by dave shirleyuploadedpca recordings brings you 'the playboy party'. dave's yet again back on the turntables serving up a stylish selection of disco/house. a double helping, with this little tasty nugget being the first course. bon apetit CD ONE 1. direct disco – join the disco ride 2. RSL – the mast 3. blaze/byron stingly – spread love 4. simon grey – one 5. monica nogueira – infancia magica 6. earth wind & fire – cant hide love 7. cerrone – paradise 8. cerrone – not too shabby 9. cuban brothers – a million stories 10. jamie lewis – sunshine hotel 11. bobby d’ambrosio – runaway love 12. doug willis - shakesushi soul by dave shirleyuploadeda more chilled soulful house set that was inspired by the 'stereo sushi' series from mark doyle. after a completely manic bank holiday weekend i felt this was ideal listening material, pleasing to the ears and definately one for the ladies!! 1. kaskade - gonna make it 2. stephanie cooke - rain 3. derrick white - soul 2 let go 4. jay j - fantasy 5. llarca feat. lady bird - my precious thing 6. chorduroy music - fine cognac 7. passionardor - everlasting love 8. mister o - everytime 9. candy apple - under your spell 10. the 2 deep allstars - nature boy 11. amy helm - own way home 12. sandy rivera - changesin the burlesque suite by dave shirleyuploadedfollowing on from the successful 'waterfrontdisco' set, dave continues the journey ever onwards with some true classics of disco edged dance music. a small taster of his recent venture from the burlesque suite @ mu mu's, this is a high octane mix that is guaranteed to get you out on that floor and shufflin' those feet. inner life - aint no mountain high enough ashford & simpson - found a cure cerrone - hooked on you shalamar - right in the socket france joli - feel like dancing t connection - at midnight donna summer - i feel love harvey mason - groovin' you norma jean bell - i'm the baddest bitch loleatta holloway - runaway chi-lites - first mistake pca recordings80's soul weekender part 1 by dave shirleyuploadedFor a few years from 1979 onwards, Britain's decaying holiday camps played host to some of the hippest dance events ever, the Soul Weekenders. From Bognor Regis to Caister, soul fans revelled in weekends of live music that included performances by legends such as George Benson and Marvin Gaye, as well as top DJ sets from the likes of Chris Hill and Froggy. It's also the era when disco and soul finally "hitched up". Thus, dave continues his retrospective of dance with a journey into the 1980's and soul/funk. 1. rockers revenge - walking on sunshine 2. d-train - keep on 3. class action - weekend 4. midnight star - midas touch 5. evelyn 'champagne' king - love comedown 6. shalamar - make that move 7. colonel abrams - trapped 8. indeep - last night a dj saved my life 9. junior - mama used to say 10. rene & angela - i'll be good 11. skipworth & turner - thinking about your love 12. gwen guthrie - aint nothing going on but the rent 13. imagination - flashback - the DS yesteryear re-edit78 Deeper by dave shirleyuploadedonce more delving into the deeper side of tech. a smoothly blended journey with waves traveling from the nether reaches of the mind right down to the legs and feet. a mix for those more fluffy times that can be had late at night or even on a sunday morning!! just throw the headphones on, sit back and......well, you know the rest!!!influences - drop the bass, the rave culture by dave shirleyuploadedpart 3 of the influence series is about my raving years!! the years of pure hedonism, indulgence and abuse!!! lasers, smoke machines, the best mates EVER, designer clothing and popping pills. we really didnt give a shit, partying hard is all we cared about....happy days indeed!! so here's to some good memories enjoy!!!! track list: the house crew - keep the fires burning xray xperiments - take no chance blame - music takes you urban shakedown - some justice tablet man - rum & black gennaside II - narra mine 4 hero - mr kirks nightmare sonz of a loop da loop era - further out project one - roughneck nookie - give a little love dms - vengance zero b - lock up bug khan & the plastic jam - made in 2 minutes rhythm section - feel the rhythm beltram - energy flash m&m - dont stand in my waypink mash vol.6 by dave shirleyuploadedthe latest installment to the pink mash series!! a mix that is keeping it in a smooth & soulful direction...i think there are some very very nice tracks on here, with some variation of vocals, instrumental stuff, gospel, disco and some deepness thrown in the bag for good measure... enjoy my friends ;0) all the best dave x78 deep by dave shirleyuploadeddave's at it again!! this time with a smooth deep tech mix, upping the anti and trying to prove my worth. this is a style that i love and feel closest to, thumping basslines and the sweeping melodies that flow from ear to ear via the very core of your brain..ripe for putting you into the 'zone' here's the track list.... 1. subsky - this is true 2. poalo paz - open your mind 3. timewriter - revealing the sound 4. hideo kobayashi - yuki 5. milton jackson - crash 6. union jackers - drop 7. roland clark - black in my soul 8. medway/sven hauk - weiter so 9. jc freaks - dub praise 10. andrew chibale - sensations 11. (???) - sweetwater 12. pete dafeet - hidden movement 13. tim xavier - perfect naturalism 14. a.d.m - granada enjoy!!! love and peace - x pca recordingsthe waterfront disco mix by dave shirleyuploadedinspired disco that was played at a night i done a while back using nothing but vinyl. i was quite chuffed with the set that night so i thought i'd try and recreate it on the decks at home. its come out not too sad and for a change i'm gonna give you a set list.... 1. reggae disco rockers - 'i saw the light' 2. sweet touch - 'live it up' 3. far larry's band - 'looking for love' 4. sylvester - 'i need you' 5. the o'jays - 'i love music' 6. debbie jacobs - 'dont you want me love' 7. cerrone - 'hooked on you' 8. the originals - 'down to love town' 9. rufus & chaka khan - 'any love' 10. loose joints - 'is it all over my face?' 11. teddy pendergrass - 'dont leave me this way'
My Gear / Equipment
pair of technics 1210 2's and numark cdn22 mk2's. behringer djx 700 mixer. cloud cx-a6 amp with behringer su9920 processor, with several sets of speakers (a kef 120w center, pair of sony 120w, pair of eltax 150w, pair of b&o 60w and some 1970's akai's 100w which sound rich and rounded...love them!!) not the best set up in the world but it sounds good, especially with the processor giving the bass that extra punchiness for when i play my disco. i'm happy with it even if the neighbours aren't!!
Whats In My Record Bag
please need some more of that discodave shirley
http://www.house-mixes.com/profile/dave shirley/play/the-new-york-sessions/ would like to say cheers to all for their support on this mix, have had so much response, downloads and streams in one week that i'm feeling very humbled!!dave shirley
a big thank you to everyone who's had a listen to my latest mix..really appreciate it. cheers guys and wishing you all the best dave ;0)Richie Rhodes
Cheers 4 the comment bud. I'm all good! Love the sound of your latest soul weekender mix, will b on it soon!Ronfoller
Thank u for the add!)Pp dj
thanks for the addhns dj
thx 4 @ brother, nice 2 c, n Good Bless UTTNT
thanks for the add dude :-)Jackin Jamie
Thanks for the add!Unknown Artist
influences - the rave scene hi dave, just listened to this mix. what a great piece of work :0) some tunes in there that really brought back a lot of happy memories. keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing. peace, Ddj pheel
i won't bore u with the usual... thanks but i do have some great soulful/deep funky house brkn beats mixes when u get a chanceDJ TripTonic
thx fr the add.. cheers..! keep em comin..!oakstream
Hi Dave, Thanks for the add :)K-Worls
Def gonna get to all theze mixes real soon! Love the bio and look forward to hearing more in da future!!Coltech
Hey! Many thanks for your friendship! Respect from Canada! BenChrissy G
Tnx 4 the reqv. Saw ur mixes and smiled. I'v been thinking of a "remember the 90's" mix 4 some time. So many masterpieces just collecting dust. c yaDJ CORNBEEF KING
cheers dave 4 the dj friend add...luv the bio details...keep em' dancin dude !!erik-b
cheers for the add mate, will check out your mixes, they all look good. Stay lucky :-)DOMINGO
cheers for the add mate, will check out your mixes,thx againDJ-Saminda
Thank you for adding me.cheers
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