Dave Crane is an international award winning dj, producer and presenter currently based in Leeds. Influenced by the early rave days, his dj career kicked off in the late 90’s spinning happy hardcore and jungle and moving into house, garage and trance. He mastered his skills playing sets at house parties, bars and smaller clubs around his Essex hometown.
In 2000 Dave moved to Leeds and with fellow dj Tom Fearn formed The Funky Fellas. The duo played house music across the spectrum, from funky through to techno and breaks to old skool rave. Their unique energetic style proved hugely popular with local crowds and riding a wave of success The Funky Fellas played at Gatecrasher, Euphoria, One Love and Base. The boys went on to win the dj competition at Plastik Records in Ibiza in 2003 and their mash up mixes are still requested to this day by promoters across the globe.
After the duo disbanded in 2006 Dave successfully continued to dj under his own name appearing on line-ups alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including James Zabiela, 2 Many Djs, Carl Cox, Mark Ronson, Annie Mac, Lisa Lashes, Judge Jules, Marco V, Zane Lowe, Danny Rampling, Example, Jaymo and Andy George. Dave has played for promoters such as Gatecrasher, Euphoria, Warehouse Project, The Sh!t Party, Judgement Sundays, Echo and Retro to name but a few.
In 2010 Dave was crowned winner of the massive Bench & Mixcloud dj competition after playing to a packed crowd and in front of a prestigious panel of judges including The Japanses Popstars and Phil Beckett (Hacienda). Beating 1000’s of brilliant dj’s from all over the world, Dave was awarded the much coveted New Years Eve slot and a dj contract with Bench.
Dave has subsequently played all over the UK for various promoters and Bench events, mixed an exclusive dj mix for the Grammy Awards in the States and been one of the judges for the worldwide Corona Beer dj comp. He has also been signed by international management company Plastik Philosophy and is currently finalising European dates for a new promotions company.
On the production side Dave has had releases in 2010 with Anger Management and his top 10 DJ Tunes Download Chart hit, Blade Running. His tracks have had support from Chris Lake, Robert Owens, Claude Von Stroke, Davide Squillace, David Herrero, Mark Brown and Graham Gold. Dave has also remixed for David Anders, Jackin' Wez, Groovedoctor and Benjamin Mark with more in the pipeline.
If you want to hear more of what Dave has to offer tune into his show ‘House Mates’ which airs every other Monday on SS Radio. The show features special remixes and re-edits of his sets as well as various up and coming talent from across the globe. He has hosted mixes from M.A.N.D.Y, Agoria, Timo Garcia, Santos, Larry Tee, Mark Mendes, MYNC and Jonathon Ulysses with the show reaching over 300 hits a week.
The future is looking hot for Dave Crane.