"Absolutely tore the roof off and threw down one of the best sets I've ever heard, evar! if he'd come on at 2am when I was on one I think I would have probably exploded TBH Awesome mate, awesome!"
Feedback from Bang Face
"I've often wondered whether Dave Skywalker is a genius or just plain lucky. When I first got talking to Dave, he was writing huge quantities of music in all different styles. I actually don't think I've ever come across anyone as diverse and productive since! He's a highly intelligent and creative character and you can see that in everthing he does.. Maybe this is just because he is so experimental. I can think of dozens of his tracks that would have been classics had they been released at the right time. I always look forward to hearing his new music as I expect to be shocked again by his radical take on eveything.. Oh - and everything I've said also applies to Dave's DJ skills."
"Skywalker was playing when I got there. I have known Dave for a while, but never heard him play. Astraboy was already rockin' out to the set, which was superb. A fantastic mixture of gabba / jungle and wierdness. I knew Dave could mix and make good tracks, but was impressed by not only his technical abilities, but his relaxed / bonkers antics behind the decks. Within 10 minutes I was leaping around like all the other nutters.. I even had glowsticks lol.. fantastic set."
Luna-C, Kniteforce Records
"[I've] played alongside dave a few times now. We've had old skool sets, old hardcore, upfront hardcore and even a jungle techno set down at Ministry of Sound which went down really well. Dave and I have different styles in the music and mixing abilities which go so well together."
Dave Skywalker has always been into electronic music. By 1986, at the age of 8 he was listening to US house music, having purchased his first record - Steve Silk Hurleys "Jack Your Body" - and was already annoying his neighbours with that "boom boom boom" music.
As house inevitably moved into hardcore around 1990, Skywalker followed; throughout secondary school he was known simply by his nackname: "Hardcore". During college in 1994, Skywalker began to produce hardcore mix tapes for friends under the name DJ Dream which then became DJ Kirby, and by 1996 had began producing his own music using free software under the name "DJ Skywalker". Some of which he then distributed himself under the Mad-P e-mailing list he ran.
During 1996 to 2000 he played in venues around Bournemouth, UK, as part of the University student union, most notably Bournemouths lapdancing club "LoveSexy" and The Gardening Club. In 1999 though the assistance of Lee Richardson aka DJ Delirious he released his first dubplate, "Time and Time", and played a few guest slots on London-based "interFACE" radio.
After graduating in 2000 Dave Skywalker released his first vinyl single on Nu Underground Recordings which he ran with companions DJ Hattrixx and DJ Dizzy. This was the now infamous, and considerably remixed, "Killerwhale", credited with being the first breakbeat hardcore tune released in the new 'old-skool' style, premiered on London's Hyper FM.
Dave Skywalker has released tunes on vinyl, CD, and digital formats on such labels as Underground Feeling and the co-operated Breakbeat Hardcore (BBHC) and has worked collaboratively with many artists including legendary Kniteforce operator Luna-C. He now maintains a steady stream of releases, focusing mainly on the hardcore breaks genre of dance music. He also currently runs Endor Recordings (www.soundcloud.com/endor), focusing on anything breakbeaty and ravey above 150bpm.
Dave Skywalker travels all over the country, and across Europe and recently Canada, and predominately plays multi-genre rave sets but is also known for playing old skool (Dave was nominated in the 2006 Old Skool Awards as best up and coming DJ and also at the 2006 Musik4You awards for best new producer). In 2010 he was nominated in the Nu Rave awards under various categories, ending up runner-up for best DJ and best producer, and winning the award for best radio show.
In recent years Daves popularity has soared, thanks not only to his award nominations, but also due to bookings at venues such as the Ministry of Sound and events such as Raindance, Epidemik, Tasty, Moondance, Bang Face, Hysteria, Hardcore Overload, and other smaller events such as High Voltage and Cruze In. He's also often described as a decent as trustworthy bloke, which is nice.