Dave Clarke @ Awakenings Festival 2012, Spaarnwoude - Netherlands (30-06-2012)

Techno pioneer Dave Clarke has always mined the edges of the mainstream for his explorations into speaker-bustin’ dance music. The one-time hip hop and soul DJ spun hip hop deep into the mix of his 1996 debut Archive One, but on his second album Devils Advocate, he’s digging even deeper.
"The heart and soul of my record, and the heart and soul of all the music I’ve ever loved is darkness and attitude," he says. Hence the flinty hip hop, filthy electro and bass-heavy post-punk that is wound around techno and house throughout the new record – released on Brighton’s Skint Records. "I was about nine years old when The Ruts and The Damned were about and I got the records. They’re still references for me now. ‘Machine Gun Etiquette’ by The Damned is still one of my favorite albums of all time. And I loved the way Bauhaus was gothy cool, not over-goth. I was very into that."
The ‘gothy cool’ of Bauhaus’s ‘She’s In Parties’ has been resurrected on a stand-out album track with some vocal assistance from Berlin’s favorite daughters, Chicks On Speed. "It’s a new song, written around the hook ‘she’s in parties’" says Dave. "And we had a great time recording it." Clarke first met the Chicks seven years ago at the infamous Ultraschall club. "I was pretending to be the doorman, people’d be coming up to me saying (mock German accent) "Ven is Dave Clarke on?" We had a few drunken nights out with DJ Hell and Upstart, drinking Cognac and bourbon, going to 80’s soul clubs and playing chess. It sounds terribly communistic, doesn’t it?"
His connection with the art-edge of electro doesn’t stop there. In 2001, Clarke released the World Service compilation, featuring a still unbeaten new-school electro tracklisting. Hacker, Fischerspooner and Adult. were all present and correct, some time before Trendy London caught on. "There were loads of compilations that came out, six, twelve, even eighteen months later, all with a very similar tracklisting. It pissed me off. At that time, there was so much exciting music coming out and it wasn’t being serviced by DJs or radio or the press." Obviously, the record-buying public agreed and they sold 70,000 copies.
So will we be seeing Dave Clarke behind the decks at art-fashion electro clubs like Nag Nag Nag soon? "I’ve got nothing to do with that scene," says Clarke. "I find it really funny that I was one of the first DJs to bring attention to this music and I’ve never been asked to play in those clubs. I prefer League of Gentlemen clubs anyway, local clubs for local people." Although he will be taking the heavy sounds of Devil’s Advocate live, debuting his set at Creamfields. "It’ll be me doing my thing, but in a punky live way.
Devil’s Advocate is an adrenalised album, cherry-picking the best of the last three decades and hammering it into a record laden with funk, groove and attitude. Take highlight ‘Dirtbox’ a totally rude boy, death-disco moment with a narcotic bassline to knock your socks off. He’s also pulled Chicago house lynchpin DJ Rush into the record, on the jack-track blastin‘ opener ‘Way Of Life’. It’s a tune that Clarke has road tested over the last twelve months, at clubs worldwide, from Portugal to Sao Paulo.
Artist: Dave Clarke 
Tittle: @ Awakenings Festival - Spaarnwoude - Netherlands 
Rls date: 30-06-2012
Genre: Techno
Source: WEB
Type: Live set


Tracklist.
Mike Humphries & A.Paul - Test Range (CDr)
Angy Kore - Turn It Up (Ritzi Lee Remix) (CDr)
George Lanham & Mr Jones - Collab #3 (The Public Stand - TPS011)
Adam Jay - 54 Hurtz (Phobiq - PHOBIQ019D)
Dave Clarke - Thunder (Deconstruction - 74321 306991)
Renato Cohen - Pontapé (2012 Remake) (CDr)
Angy Kore - Dthd (Spark Taberner Remix) (CDr)
Ben Sims - I Wanna Go Back (Unsubscribe Beat Da Box Remix) (CDr)
Dj Funk - Run (UK Extended Mix) (Pro-Jex - PROX014)
Mr. Jones - Three Dozen (A-Brothers Black Carpet Remix) (Mixtape Records - MXTR 020)
Dj Pierre - ACiD (Pierre’s ACiD FACE Mix) (Boysnoize Records - BNR TRAX 13)
Green Velvet & Harvard Bass - Techyes (Relief Records - RR 2048)
Armando - Downfall (The Advent Pay Your Respect Remix) (Slap Jaxx - SLAPX010)
Tim Wolff - Arpeggi Yo (CDr)
Tim Wolff - Backstage Fridge (Jeroen Search Remix) (Dynamic Reflection - CDr)
Ritzi Lee - Hypnopunk (Mastertraxx - MAXX 028)
Glenn Wilson - Calibrate (Mastertraxx - MAXX 028)
Basement Jaxx - Flylife (Joey Beltram Remix) (CDr)
Joey Beltram - MU 2 (CDr)
Dave Clarke - Wisdom To The Wise (Boys Noize Remix) (CDr)
Mike Humphries - Tactical Recon (Mastertraxx - MAXX018)
Ryogo Yamamori - Rock Your Body (CDr)
Sven Wittekind - Stolen Paradise (Sick Weird Rough - SWR27)
Green Velvet - Preacher Man (2012 Remix) (Relief Records - RR 2055)
Floorplan - Altered Ego (M-Plant - MPM15)
Seri - Lost Control (Angel Alanis Remix) (Slap Jaxx - SLAPX030)
Ryogo Yamamori - Alarm (951beat - 951BEAT006)
Black Asteroid - Engine 1 (Unsubscribe Remix) (CLR - CLR053)
Ben Sims - In The City (Orlando Voorn Mix) (Theory Recordings - THEORY 039)
Ritzi Lee - Reverse Processed (Theory Recordings - THEORY 038)
88uw - Communication Offline (Trust The Machine Remix) (Slap Jaxx - SLAPX019)
Joey Beltram - Mentasm New Mix (CDr)
Digitalism - Technorama (Boysnoize Records - BNR 0MM 14)



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