At home with Dave Seaman - Part 1

Sun 31.01.2010

Get comfy with DJsounds as we embark on a new series of clips, where we catch up with some of the world's top DJ's, not in a club, not in a hotel room or backstage at a festival but at their home. We aim to go a little deeper into what makes them tick and their craft.

We kick off with the seminal Dave Seaman. Originally from Leeds, Dave has been DJ-ing for over two decades and started on the decks as a nipper at his school discos.

Since his careers teacher told him to have a back-up plan, he's traveled the world as a DJ several times over; been the editor of Mixmag; and remixed and produced for the likes of Kylie, the Petshop Boys, Take That and U2. He's also presented on TV and modeled for a Japanese Levi's campaign!

Dave's first residency was at Shelley's near Stoke, where he played alongside other new kids on the block, Sasha and Laurent Garnier. He combines his underground style with a talent for producing crowd pleasers, giving his music commercial appeal with an offbeat edge.

In this clip, Dave chats about how the club scene is keeping healthy in the recession, his label, Audio Therapy, his admiration for CDJ 2000s, and how after producing 26 mix CDs to date, they're still a labour of love. Stay tuned for part 2, when Dave talks more about the early years and his love for pop...