Dave Brock - Wakarusa Music Festival

2011 Artist Lineup

Dave Brock

Dave Brock weaves the soundtrack to a generation’s lost weekends through his inspired and unmistakable, genre-bending dj sets. Over the course of two decades, Brock has developed a unique and refined style of programming and mixing deep, funky, sexy, progressive and spaced-out house that makes his mixes unforgettable, leaving you with the feeling that your night was always over to soon. His sets are smooth, seamless journeys designed to take you to that special place and back again, and they’ve made Brock a favorite in cities across the United States and a uniquely embraced talent throughout America’s underground house culture. Dave Brock began his dj career in 1989 on North Carolina State University’s WKNC-fm. A year later, Dave’s eyes and ears were opened to acid house and its underground culture when he attended “The United States of the Hacienda” tour at New York City’s fabled Sound Factory. He returned to North Carolina a changed man and got involved with the young and evolving underground electronic music scene there, creating and hosting Raleigh’s first house-formatted live-mix radio show, NV(e). The show provided a forum for local dj’s and electronic musicians to showcase their music and talents and for promoters to discuss upcoming events. Brock found his groove when the likes of Chris Fortier, Dave Cannalte, and Kimball Collins brought the progressive sound of the UK to parties throughout North Carolina. But in the interest of keeping his newfound musical interests as fresh and vibrant as the scene he was fast becoming a part of, Brock sought out other regional American styles of house to incorporate into his sets: the dark and dirty sounds from New York City slung by Danny Tenaglia and DJ Duke, the fresh, fun, party-friendly vibe bouncing out of Chicgao by luminaries Derrick Carter and DJ Sneak, and the endlessly creative and tripped-out West Coast funk thrown down by the Wicked Crew and the Hardkiss brothers. These dynamic and revolutionary house music legends sparked Dave’s imagination in ways he’d never dreamed of. It became clear to Dave that to truly experience the underground, he would have to do so in a world-class environment, so Brock moved to Chicago in 1994 to witness firsthand and play a part in the renaissance of the Windy City’s club scene. Over the next decade, Brock played out as often as possible and the nation’s underground took notice. Brock was handpicked to open for Robbie Hardkiss for a yearlong monthly residency at Chicago’s legendary SmartBar, and afterward, Brock remained with the club as their progressive resident. He took a break from the windy city in 2003, relocating to Jacksonville, Florida and quickly became a staple among the region’s late-night party faithful. 2010 brought Brock back to the Midwest and finds him calling Detroit home. Over two decades behind the decks, Dave Brock has worked main rooms and living rooms, played club nights and concerts, blown up warehouses and loft parties, rocked festivals for days and jammed everywhere from 1015 Fulsom in San Francisco to the Palace in Mexico City to SmartBar, rednofive, and BigWig in Chicgao and the 2010 Wakarusa festival in Ozark, Arkansas. He’s shared the bill with the likes of John Digweed, Derrick Carter, Scott Hardkiss, Bassnectar, Mark Farina, Seb Fontaine, DJ Colette, Peace Division, Deepsky, DJ Dan, George Acosta, Kraak & Smaak, Mark Grant, Jackyl and Hyde, James Zabiela, Spacemen, DJ Garth, Dubtribe Sound System, DRC, the Lo-Fidelity All-Stars, Chris Liberator, Huggy, the Underground Sound of Lisbon, Astral Projection, MC Zulu and Radiohiro, James Christian, Telepath, Paul Johnson, EOTO, Tim Xavier, Donald Glaude, Nosmo, Woody McBride, Halo, Scott Henry, DJ Bone, Andy Hughes, Lego, Bob Sinclair, Chris Lum, DJ Dayhota, Simply Jeff, Monk, and all the 3 Degrees family members. Dave Brock is always the last man standing, a true Daybreak Heavyweight.

Mulberry Mountain :: Ozark, Arkansas
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