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Dale Charles
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In the beginning, Dale Charles always went to parties with a bag of records and in the summer of 1983 he rented a beach house, got two turntables and a 2-phono input amp, no mixer, Bose 901's and hosted some craaazy fun New Wave / Punk / Alt Rock parties. DJ'ing and bar-tending for friends at the same time felt like heaven while negotiating with neighbors and police over town noise ordinances didn't interest him one bit - especially in the middle of a mix, a vodka tonic and a madras, not to mention the deadheads showing up talking about dragons...

A trip to Montreal's infamous "Le Club Business" in 1987 changed everything - here was a club that had 3 turntables, a 24-channel PA mixer, a drum machine, a synthesizer and two DJ's improving - dropping beats and bass over a variety of New Wave, Disco, Euro-techno, New Order, Depeche Mode, Yazoo... anything danceable... all beat mixed together. "Incredible" he thought in his best French Oui Oui. That was it, the young Chef in-training thought. "I'm outta restaurants and in to the clubs" especially since free drinks come with the territory!

Some rather successful residencies in the late 80's and early 90's left him with a desire to go even further, go west, way out west, and a move to San Diego in 1991 was just the ticket for the winter-hating New Englander, who longed to surf every day and DJ every night - and besides, he needed a new board.

The madness began and never ended... From NYC to London, Montreal to LA, Philly to San Juan, Toronto to San Diego, Boston to Ensenada, San Francisco to Denver, DJ Dale Charles toured extensively and mesmerized audiences with his smooth, uplifting and emotionally stimulating sets for almost two decades alongside such luminous adversaries including (...drum roll build up...) Sasha, John Digweed, Frankie Knuckles, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Moby, Tiga, Luc Raymond, David Morales, Max Graham, Hipp-e, Armand Van Helden, Carl Cox, Steve Porter, Doc Martin, Pete Moss, Danny Howells, Joeski, Onionz, Ryde, Micheal Thomas, Tony, Paul Grogan, Barry Weaver, Josh Wink, Anne Savage, Luv Dup, Hardkiss, Marcus Wyatt, Dmitri from Dee-lite, Lil Louis, Frankie Bones, Adam X, Justin Johnson, Debo, Jellybean Benitez, Hector Romero, Jimmy Van M, Tin Tin, Taul Paul, Rick Preston, Daeman, Mark E Quark, Jon Bishop, Thin e thin UK, Q-Bert, De La Soul, Primal Scream, Jeno, Garth, Marky Chocolate Factory NY, Felix Da Housecat, Brother Cleve, DJ Dan, Kevin Saunderson, LTJ Bukem, DJ Trixie, Misstress"... wanna come to my room and for some Kokanee...?" Barbara, Overload, Chicken Leg Crew, Caseroc, Shalako, David Skye, Larry Love, Pauloo, Randy Deshaies, Sergio, Arturo, Mike Walsh, Pat Fontes, Hush & Bons, Paul Dailey, Charles Feelgood, Donald Glaude and so many more great DJ's.

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