David’s passion for dance music has spanned more than 20 years, during which time he has captivated and inspired audiences all around the world as both a DJ and Producer. His experience, versatility, ability and understanding of music and how to excite a dance floor enables David to create moments that can only be described as more…
“It’s not just about the records, but how they are played"
David’s musical roots lead back to the 80’s hip hop electro and early house scenes, initially as a break dancer, raver and then local DJ. It wasn’t however until 1996 on returning from a trip to Ibiza and experiencing the White Isles magic that David chose to channel his energy fully into music. Since then he has DJ'ed up & down the UK and overseas playing house, club classics and trance. Highlights have included gigs in South Africa, USA & Madeira with sets for Cream, Ministry of Sound, Turnmills, Pukka Up and Escape in the Park plus a number of residencies in Brighton and London, most notably at The Honeyclub, Brighton. During his career David has DJ’ed alongside many of the leading figures including Danny Rampling, Anthony Pappa, Matt Darey and Tidy Boys. Additionally he has received recognition for his DJ’ing abilities winning the progressive category of Guy Ornadel’s ‘Future Talent’ Competition (which was run in association with Ministry of Sound), being a runner up in IDJ Magazines Readers Mix Tapes and featuring on “DJ’s Complete Guide” DVD.
‘David Rees has that extra bit of majique’ IDJ Magazine
With a natural talent for shaping music, David has rolled out a number of studio tracks since 1999, collaborating with Rod Layman, Clive Mead and Mark Broom, some featuring vocalists such as Lara McAllen (Angel City) and Coco (Fragma). A number of these productions have been released under guises - Mischief, One, Moonbase, Rees & Mead and Thought of One on labels including Mischief Digital, Kickin Music, Celestial Records, Adjust Recordings, Essential Direct, New Sound 2000, Soulstorm and Aquarius Recordings. Over the years support has been received from Tall Paul, Boy George, Mike Gray, Tim Lennox, Danny Slade, Phats & Small, Greg Stainer, Brandon Block, DJ Magazine, NME and IDJ.
David has also promoted club nights ‘Presence’, judged ‘DMC’ mixing championship heats, been director of a collective and worked for John Digweed, which usually resulted in driving to the airport and back!
David Rees’s tracks