Dave Seaman | Mint | Friday 18 May
Dave Seaman was born in Leeds in 1968 and already knew he wanted to devote his life to music when he was eight years old. His school councilor disapproved of this choice, but school councilors are seldom ever right and history proves that Seaman seems to have made the right choice. He played weddings and parties in high school and even won a trip to New York to attend the New Music Seminar which led him to an editor position at the then new Mixmag where he was for three years. His first fully professional DJ gig was in 1990 at Shelly’s in Stoke where he spun vinyl with Sasha and Laurent Garnier.
Some call him the pioneer of house.
Where you might have heard of him:
He was one half of Brothers in Rhythm, which made ‘Such A Good Feeling’, a track that became a UK Top 20 hit. He was also responsible for ‘Mixmag Live Volume’ 1 with Carl Cox in 1991 which became the first electronic compilation to be commercially available. He launched Stress Records, a label that released tracks by Sasha, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed and Groove Armada’s Andy Cato. He’s produced beats for Kylie Minogue, Take That and Pet Shop and U2, to Michael Jackson. Alanis Morissette, David Bowie and New Order have all commissioned his remixes.
Why See him:
Mint has been bringing world class DJs to its decks and they clearly know their EDM. Seaman has an impressive pedigree in house music and is a natural fit for the Mint scene and his style of DJing is a slam dunk for the crowd there.