Archive for 'Gigs'
Posted on 05. May, 2012 by Paul Dakeyne.
L-A-R-R-G-E! Just one week today will see a mass of party goers and old skool ravers descending on Bath racecourse for the two day Retrotrax Festival. This event has been brought to fruition by hard working, visionary promoters, Ian Kenyon and Nick Sheldon, who have assembled one of the biggest line ups of ‘back in [...]
Posted on 23. Jan, 2011 by Paul Dakeyne.
Recently I’ve been piling through a gargantuan pile of old DAT tapes in an attempt to archive them onto hard disc and ultimately for posting up on my blog as a reminder of some old and forgotten works. I’ve also found some ‘unreleased’ rarities, demos and DJ sets and radio mixes too. Just for the [...]
Posted on 15. Jul, 2010 by Paul Dakeyne.
In the last quarter of 1993, a pioneering nightclub manager called Nodd McDonagh called me to say he’d been head-hunted to run a new venue in Dublin’s Temple Bar district, to be named, ‘The Kitchen’ – the owners of which, were U2. ‘Would you like to DJ for the opening night and see how you [...]
Posted on 19. May, 2010 by Paul Dakeyne.
‘Eight Zero’? It’s a club night, a concept, a retrospective musical journey around all that was actually bloody good during the 80s. I had the pleasure of hosting, DJ’ing and promoting this night back in 2005/6. Banished was the cheesy pop of the period, and welcomed with open arms was the cool ‘electronica’, the alternative [...]
Posted on 23. Jun, 2009 by Paul Dakeyne.
Here’s a fact – I was the first DJ ever to perform a live mix set on Technics CD decks, sometime around 1987. Of course, at a time when vinyl was king, some may have viewed this as sacrilege. Fast forward to 2005, and I was invited back by Technics and DMC to perform a [...]
Posted on 04. Jun, 2009 by Paul Dakeyne.
They say “never meet your heroes..” Well I’ve met a few of mine. Some disappointed me, some saddened me, and some quite surprised me. May 2004, Tallinn, capital city of Estonia was the time and place. Having played for a local promoter and club owner there who I’ve known since my Ministry of Sound touring [...]