Dave Tarrida started his DJ career in 1991 helping Edinburgh Scotland`s legendary Sativa club gain its legendary reputation during the five thriving years it existed. Many of the guests at Sativa were Scottish if not UK debuts: Dave Clarke brought Cristian Vogel up from Brighton for one of his first live PAs. DJ Hell, Claude Young, Electric Indigo and Adam X all played their British debuts in Sativa.
Most notable were the first-ever live PA`s of fellow Scotsmen Neil Landstrumm and Tobias Schmidt. Sativa`s important influence can be summed up by Irving Welsh when he thanked the club in his introduction to Malibu Stork Nightmare.
Tarrida joined the early-Nineties free-party circuit, travelling and playing Northern Europe but returning to Edinburgh in 1993 to set up his Sativae label. Begun with friend and Sativa co-organiser Steve Glencross Sativae`s output not only highlights Dave`s vital hand and ear within the scene but still narrates the most important chapters in UK underground Techno history including the debut release from Neil Landstrumm as part of Blue Arsed Fly with Cristian Vogel, three EPs from Tobias Schmidt, as well as capital releases from Subhead, Jamie Lidell (Super_Collider), and Justin Berkovi. The label`s discography also reflects the outward-looking nature of Dave`s interest in Techno, as DJ Hell and Americans Adam X and Chance McDermott also feature strongly in the backcatalog.
Sativa the club night ended in 1996, giving Dave more time for appearances in the UK and throughout Continental Europe, particularly Germany (Tresor/Globus, Ultraschall, Stammheim, Douala, Prag and The Omen) and Belgium (Loop, Funky Green Alien, I.O. and Cube). He is a regular visitor to the US as well, playing alongside Neil Landstrumm and Tobias Schmidt across the States in NYC, the Midwest, and California.
But only within recent years has Tarrida`s studio side become known. With Tarrida`s ten-years of Techno floor DJ experience his mix of romping high-tech and early-Sheffield camp sophistication have quickly become in-demand regulars in shops and top-tens. Tarrida`s bleepy debut as Pujol in 1996 has since evolved into high-grade Techno shakedowns on floors worldwide. Although friends with Berlin`s Tresor Records since 1996, Tarrida`s debut on the label came via the “Test” EP (with Tobias Schmidt) in 1998 followed soonafter by the “Postmortem Pop” and “Scream Therapy” EP`s alongside appearances on Mosquito, Predicaments and Extras.
A year-long pause from recording allowed Tarrida to relocate his home and studio in early-1999 from Scotland to Barcelona. Thankfully the new Mediterranean setting failed to stop any studio motivation, proof of which is the first-ever Dave Tarrida album, released in February 2001.
Entitled “Paranoid”, the album combines oldschool UK grooves rife with clackety percussion and raw schredded technology. The project backed up Tarrida`s extensive DJ appearances Supported by remixes from Cristian Vogel, Funk D`Void, The Horrorist and Tarrida himself. Schweet…
In June 2002 the maxi-version of “Dave Tarrida Plays Records” (Tresor.191EP) was released on Tresor: three burners from his Spanish headquarters…
Dave continued to play exclusive gigs internationally and at Tresor Club through 2006. That began another professional cooperation with Tresor: representing Tresor in Spain and helping to organize diverse Tresor parties in the vast realm of Spanish techno clubs in the country. The same year he released the 12″ “Gauteng Fever EP” (Tresor.225) which became one of the year’s best sellers on the label – four club tracks bent on getting the dancefloor rockin’ à la Tarrida…
Dave Tarrida – Live at Bomb O Matic Antwerp BE 04-07-2008
Dave Tarrida – Live at Klubbers Day Tresor Floor 14-03-2008
Dave Tarrida, Mad Jay, Jay Denham – Live at Tresor vs. Disko B at Rote Sonne München 18-01-2008 (Part 1)
Dave Tarrida, Mad Jay, Jay Denham – Live at Tresor vs. Disko B at Rote Sonne München 18-01-2008 (Part 2)
Dave Tarrida, Mad Jay, Jay Denham – Live at Tresor vs. Disko B at Rote Sonne München 18-01-2008 (Part 3)
Dave Tarrida, Mad Jay, Jay Denham – Live at Tresor vs. Disko B at Rote Sonne München 18-01-2008 (Part 4)
David Tarrida & Cristian Vogel – Live at Rote Sonne Munich 24-01-2009 (Part1)
David Tarrida & Cristian Vogel – Live at Rote Sonne Munich 24-01-2009 (Part2)
David Tarrida & Cristian Vogel – Live at Rote Sonne Munich 24-01-2009 (Part3)
David Tarrida – DJ Set at la boum de luxe on FM4 23-01-2009
Dave Tarrida – DJ Set at Vector Radio 28-07-2012
Turbobit • Rapidshare
Dave Tarrida – Live at Pratersauna, Wien 30-06-2012
Turbobit • Rapidshare
Dave Tarrida – Live at Nightrider Radio Show 16-02-2012 • Mirror
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