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In his own words his musical style is – “Anything from trance to techno, through to the harder stuff, so long as it has a good groove”. With luminaries such as the late Tony de Vit and Mauro Picotto, Dave’s musical style would best be described and hard and twisted.

As the man behind the global Slinky Empire, its fair to say Dave Lea would know the ingredients for creating and excellent party. In the three and half years Dave has been with Slinky, he has taken the brand from a successful UK club night, and turned it into a global renowned Super club with regular events in every continent. In 2003 Slinky operates monthly clubs in Tokyo, Singapore, KL, Dubai and Sao Paulo Brazil. He is truly an international DJ with flavors:

• Lucky Strike Festival (Yugoslavia – 10,000 ppl)

• Gatecrasher 2000 (Melbourne – 20,000 ppl)

• Cream (Manila – 5,000 ppl)

• Homelands (UK)

• V2001 (UK)

• Sundissential

• Mezzanine May Ball (UK)

• ‘Two Tribes’ (Melbourne: 25,000 ppl)

• ‘Advent Jah’ (Brisbane: 14,000 ppl)

• Slinky New Zealand (7,000 ppl)

• Slinky Vancouver (6,000 ppl)

• ‘Guvernment’ (Toronto: 6,000 ppl)

• ‘Hi Tec’ (Hong Kong: 4,000 ppl)

• Miami Winter Music Conference

On top of these massive events, Dave has appeared at many prestigious UK based parties:

• Slinky

• Godskitchen

• Renaissance

• Sundissential

• Gatecrasher Tours

• Naughty But Nice

• Room at the Top (Scotland)

• The Syndicate (Blackpoool)

• The Honeyclub (Brighton)

• Frisky (Northampton)

• Golden (Stoke on Trent)

• Xstatic (London)

• Wild Child (London)

• Peach (London)

• Dance Academy (Plymouth)

As the Slinky brand manager, Dave spends the Summertime Island hopping with Slinky and their international franchise destinations including; Ibiza, Tenerife, Ayia Napa, Benidorm, BCM – Majorca, Greece, Turkey…

With Slinky Dave has toured the globe several times promoting the highly successful Slinky album series playing every continent, he mixed the last Planet Tokyo CD which sold 50,000 worldwide, and is currently mixing the new Slinky album alongside fellow resident

There have been many moments over the years but probably the best are watching the sun come up through the glass dome roof of the Plaza of Nations in Vancouver with 8000 people still going strong at 7am. Also playing for Gatecrasher at the Docks in Melbourne, it was my first big gig playing to 10,000 people and was well scary!