ARTIST OF THE WEEK- G;EAVE
Tune into Static Progress each night this week at 6pm (UK time) for an exclusive guest mix from GLEAVE.
Gleave Dobbin has long been at the forefront of dance music in Northern Ireland. At 14 years of age he was crowned NI DMC Mixing Champion, and became a key part of dance music history in the country & was asked to go on tour with the Prodigy in Ireland. From his early residency at the notorious all-nighter Circus Circus, he built up a legion of fans who have faithfully followed his career throughout the days and very long nights of Heggarty's (Bangor), The House (Larne) and Spank (Warrenpoint, Dungannon and Dundalk).
Demand has remained so consistently high for him to pack out virtually every leading venue. He was voted No. 3 DJ in Ireland by the readers of Clubbing Dot Com and is a regular fixture on line-ups for Planetlove Festival, Global Gathering, Tidy Weekenders, Gatecrasher and Godskitchen events in Northern Ireland. His mixes have been aired across the nations on 2FM and BBC Radio One; one such mix being broadcast live from the Radio One New Years Eve event in Belfast (2002/03). Gleave performed a live prime-time slot to over 20,000 party-goers - the pinnacle point of his career to date. In Mainland UK he is ranked as one of the leading nu-breed DJ's and Producers and leading club magazine Mixmag named him a Future Hero in 2004/05/06 - a claim he has certainly lived up to! Gleave's schedule is filling up fast with his weekly club night ‘Lost!' at the Elephant Room (Belfast) and a plethora of guest spots at Passion (Coalville), Inside Out (Glasgow), The Vaults (Dublin), The Gallery (London) and long time residencies at Thompsons (Belfast) and Club Soi (Portrush). Spreading his wings beyond the confines of Northern Ireland, Gleave has entertained hordes of ardent dance music aficionados in Australia, Egypt, Finland, Astonia and the clubbers' paradise - Ibiza. During his time on the White Isle he has played at some of the world's most prestigious clubs including Privilege, Eden, Café Mambo, Summum and Sundance. DJing under the moniker ‘Audio Rehab', Gleave returns to the island in June and September 2007 with appearances at Fergie's Excentric club night & Tidy Events @ Es Paridis.
His productions have been caned by the biggest names in dance; with Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Fergie and Judge Jules collectively singing from the Gleave Dobbin hymn sheet. Voted Best Production in the 2006 Northern Ireland Dance Music Awards, ‘Lights Out' was one of last year's biggest tunes following mega support from Marco V and Eddie Halliwell. Being short-listed for Best DJ in the N.I.D.M.A., Gleave's club night ‘Lost!' lifted the award for Best Club Night and his release ‘Fire Devil' was in the run for Best Production. Voted Hard Dance Tune of the Month by Mixmag, the track features a ‘Lost! in smoke' mix and received colossal support and was blasted out on BBC Radio One by Judge Jules and Eddie Halliwell who both featured the original on their summer compilations. Gleave's track ‘Needlewerk/Come With Me', was released on Dutch label Reset @ Spinnin Records and was given the remix treatment by Sander van Doorn who beamed "both tracks are massive". Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten and Christopher Lawrence have all been quick to praise the track with IDJ Mag rating it a whopping 5/5.
As one half of Coast2Coast, Gleave has produced a catalogue of heavyweight dance-floor stormers including the massive debut track ‘Home', which clocked in at No.37 in the national charts and featured in Gatecrasher and Euphoria compilations. The follow-up track ‘B With Me' & ‘Searching' was equally feted and has led the way for a whole host of successes for the duo including the powerful new Coast 2 Coast feat Le Sal & Pheonix - Cut Me track that will be released on John Askew's Discover Label very soon. Gleave and Johnston also remixed Fergie's ‘Spin Energy' which features on Ferry Corsten's Cream compilation and Dance Valley compilation respectively.
The clubbing fraternity can look forward to more explosive productions from Gleave! To find out more:
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