Dave Clarke, a breed apart… [August 1995]

Now considered a member of techno’s premier league, Dave Clarke first became a household name with his Directional Force work on R&S in the early 90s, as well as the now legendary Red trilogy on Bush Records…

This interview with Ben Turner of MUZIK magazine from August 1995, finds the then 26-year-old Clarke in chipper form, musing on the travails of a globetrotting DJ, the Tory government, his love of fast cars and his reputation for telling it like it is…

“I’m sorry, but I don’t feel proud of being part of this world. I see the human race as the biggest plague the world has ever seen. Humans are supposed to be so f**king intelligent, and yet the majority of us can’t see what’s going on around us. There’s a lot more to it than ‘When’s Red 3 coming out?’ and f**king sequencers…”

The standout, though, is when Clarke is asked to rate his fellow DJs and producers – certainly pulling no punches when it comes to Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman work…

Article by Ben Turner, photos by Vincent McDonald. Sourced from http://www.muzikmagazine.co.uk/

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