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ACM was pleased to welcome songwriter, DJ, label owner and editor of Mixmag Dave Seaman to our Guildford campus on Monday 8th April.
During his visit Dave met with students before giving two guest lectures to the assembled Higher Diploma Music Production classes.
After the masterclass, we were lucky enough to get the following interview on tape, and talk about his background, experiences and recent kickstater crowdsourcing for his new mix album.
About Dave Seaman
Dave Seaman is one of the original movers and shakers of the UK house movement. He has been DJing for over 25 years playing in over 70 countries around the world. He was the first editor of the clubbers bible, Mixmag, and has remixed and produced for everybody from U2 to Kylie and David Bowie to the Pet Shop Boys. He has also done over 20 mix compilations for the likes of Global Underground, Renaissance & Radio 1’s Essential Mix and also been the main man behind a number of independent dance music labels.
A staggering ninety releases bare Dave’s name in their credits. Brothers In Rhythm remixed the great and the good. Then the great and the good asked them to produce and write for them too. U2, New Order, David Bowie – and Kylie, Take That and Pet Shop Boys respectively. And then Dave gave it all up.
He started a record label called Stress Records. Under Dave’s stewardship the label has quickly become a byword for quality; Danny Tenaglia, Groove Armada’s Andy Cato, Sasha and John Digweed all added their names to the initial release schedule. Stress Records became the soundtrack to the weekends providing much of the music for the UK club scene
Dave superseded Stress Records with another imprint called Audio Therapy which ran for over a decade with Timo Mass to Robert Babicz, Pig & Dan to Funkagenda, all playing their part in the Therapy story. 2013 has seen Dave launch a brand new label by the name of Selador Recordings.
DJing is Dave’s first love and his longest lasting and he’s played in seventy countries, countless fields and a selection of the world’s finest nightclubs over the last fifteen years. From Creamfields to Glastonbury, the Arctic Circle to the Arabian deserts and his twenty-five plus excellent mix compilations for the likes of Renaissance, Back To Mine, Radio 1 Essential Mix and Global Underground, quite simply, Dave Seaman is one of the legends of electronic house music.
ACM would like to thank Dave Seaman for visiting ACM and we wish him well with his forthcoming projects and hope to be able to welcome him back again in the near future.