In April 2007, the Darkbeat family gave the eager young lad his first ever professional gig at the Luke Fair Balance Launch at the old F4. In the 10 years that have transpired he has gone on to surpass every possible musical dream he had. And then some.
Making the Red Bull Music top ten sets list (worldwide) in 2015 for his legendary warm up for Henry Saiz, Dave is renowned as one of the most reliable warm up DJs in Melbourne. The list includes progressive heavyweights Henry Saiz, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J & Danny Howells as well as house and techno guns Patrice Baumel, Stacey Pullen, Thomas Schumacher, Matthias Meyer, Metodi Hristov & Wankelmut. He’s also been asked to take over the reins from artists as diverse as Lee Burridge, Nick Warren, and recently on NYE after Detroit legend Carl Craig. Alongside a hugely successful career as a club DJ, he has also been booked to perform at renowned festivals Rainbow Serpent (2015 – Sunset Stage, 2017 -Saturday Night Market Stage), Lost Paradise (NSW), Subsonic (NSW), Tell No Tales, Electric Gardens, Summadazye & Let Them Eat Cake.
As a promoter, Dave has worked with Darkbeat since that very first gig and in 2015 co-created Mahala Music Group alongside great friend Scott Freedman. This dynamic new touring company has showcased some of the very best talent across the globe including, Josh Wink, dubspeeka & Kiko, Jody Wisternoff, Tiger Stripes, AFFKT and Wankelmut.
With no signs of slowing down, Dave is as determined as ever to continue to search high and low for the most inspiring and interesting music he can find and present it in the only way he knows how, with copious amounts of energy and a smile.