To mark the 500th edition of his iconic White Noise radio show, Dave Clarke returns to Dublin to record this very special event for broadcast on RTE.
Known as The Baron Of Techno, a moniker given to him by renowned BBC Radio DJ John Peel, Dave Clarke is no stranger to these shores. Dozens of headline DJ shows, festival appearances and residencies across the island spanning three decades has helped him build a strong association with Irish Techno fans. At the core of this special association has been Dave’s incredibly successful and long standing weekly radio show White Noise, which broadcasts on RTE 2fm and aims to cast light on aspiring producers he discovers in his SoundCloud Dropbox alongside more established artists.
For the 400th show in 2013, Dave broadcast live from the 2fm studio in the radio’s spiritual home, Dublin and for 500th show celebrations he aims to go one better. On Friday 24th July, Dave Clarke will headline The Academy in Dublin to record a very special event for broadcast for RTE, featuring a very special guest in the form of Berghain figure head Marcel Fengler.
“500 episodes is a special moment so the only place to do it justice would be the spiritual home of White Noise, Dublin.” – Dave Clarke
“I have been doing radio for so many years on and off, I started on Brighton’s “Festival Radio” back in the 90’s and learnt a lot from there, I was asked to do a stint covering Annie Nightingale on BBC 1 for 3 months and then did my “Technology” show for four years at the very beginning of internet broadcasting (although it was also broadcast on FM) but this WN 500 has just crept up and made me realise that it has almost been ten years of broadcasting and that I have complete freedom to play music I believe in and then I take it in that is on over 80 stations worldwide. So I would like to thank the stations for believing in me over the years (including the VPRO) and RTE for always being there pushing forward the boundaries and broadcasting such an uncompromising show. I would also like to thank all the artists who send me the music and keep the true spirit alive in this commercial world.”
White Noise 500
The Academy Dublin
Friday 24 July 2015
11pm – 3am
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ABOUT DAVE CLARKE
He may be known as The Baron Of Techno, a moniker given to him by renowned BBC Radio DJ / journalist John Peel, but Dave Clarke has an anarchist streak a mile wide and punk in his soul, having no truck with establishment figures or authoritarianism.
A hard working purist, forward thinking futurist, technology geek, part Gothic and gadget lover who embraced the digital revolution in an early stage while his peers where still sniffing the smell of vinyl, a format he hasn’t used professionally in eleven years. It’s unsurprising he revels in the libertarianism of the World Wide Web. It gives symmetry to his savvy techno vision.
As a talented DJ and producer Dave Clarke will continue his newfound love for making music, gather air miles by the gallon and preach his vision on techno both on the decks and on the radio, whilst never forgetting the long and bumpy journey he had to undertake to get where he is now: on top of the game, respected by both fans and peers and very much relevant in today’s scene. “He might be established, but he will never be establishment”.