The first part of my interrogation deals with Dave's 20-year career as a DJ, during which time he provided party tunes at more than 800 wedding receptions and office parties, and played 500 nights at Toronto's not-particularly-legendary Dufferin Gate. In our chat, he delves into his personal aesthetic as a maestro of the dancefloor, revealing some of his favourite set lists ("I worked in a wunderbar era for pop DJs," he notes), and recollecting some particularly memorable gigs (some of which would not be out of place in a John Ford western). I knew Dave would have some great stories to tell about all this, and he certainly doesn't disappoint.
I've edited this discussion into two MP3 files -- click here and here to listen.
In the second part of my interview with Dave, we delve more specifically into issues of music production... stay tuned.
More Dave Newfeld online:
- Lengthy 2007 audio interview, conducted by by Bob Dobbs (about whom, more later)
- Plaza of the Mind interview (2007)
- Profile of Dave's Stars and Suns studio in Exclaim! (year unknown)