A world-class globe trotting DJ, sound recording artist, and sought-after producer and remixer, Dave Hughes has excelled as a true artist on the international electronic dance music scene. Dave does not cease to amaze, always seeking to astound audiences. As a DJ, he is renowned for his technical and effortless ability to weave and morph tracks into deep and soulful vibe. The breadth of his 17 year experience on the dance music scene is apparent when you hear his high quality, signature-style sound.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Hughes' earliest DJ appearances were in U2's "Kitchen Nightclub" (1996), a residency at @Home Nightclub in Dublin, Ireland (1999), Love Parade, Berlin (2002), Electric Picnic Festival, Ireland 2004, The Peppermint Lounge, Sydney, Australia (2005), Burning Man Festival 2005 to 2010, and Philadelphia Experiment Summer Festival 2009 & 2010. Dave has produced records for John Tejada's exclusive label, Palette Recordings, Playloop Records, and he has worked as an assistant audio engineer on REM's album "Reveal", U2's album "All You Can't Leave Behind", as well as countless other albums with the likes of The Cranberries, Elvis Costello and Snow Patrol.
Dave first made his mark on the scene in 2005 under the moniker Fidja. His first project was a deep-house remix he called "Step Aside" for Rithmica Music.
Following the Fidja release, Dave started producing tracks under the moniker Resoul in 2006, with a remix on the Irish label Mode Music called "Get All Hot" and "Let's Go To Mexico" his own EP that includes remixes by Milton Jackson (Freerange Records) and Scope (NRK Records).
Following his debut EP releases on Palette Recordings and Playloop Records in 2007, Dave released "Surgeon Girls" in 2008, a track for DesignForm Records, as well as more work for Matador on the Mode Music label, and several follow-up EPs and remixes for Palette and Playloop throughout 2009 & 2010.
Dave Hughes has appeared in hundreds of clubs, concerts, festivals and parties between both coasts and around the world. He has played with the likes of Orbital, John Tejada, Charles Webster, King Britt, Osunlade, Bassnectar, Marques Wyett, Johnny Fiasco, Ashley Beedle, Junior Vasquez, Erol Alkan, Mylo, Paul Van Dyk, Phil Asher, Brett Johnson, Plump DJs, Timo Mass, and many others.
In early 2011, Dave signed with Benthic Recordings in Lisbon, Portugal, releasing three superb remixes for SQL and Nightfusion. With his forthcoming EP on Palette Recordings (due April 2011), Dave has reached another highpoint in his career with his finest collection yet of house, techno, tech-house and down-tempo tracks.
As of late, he's fervently busy in the studio working on more productions for Palette, as well as remixes for Lenkadu, infamous easy coast singer/songwriter.
From his home-base in Los Angeles, Dave moves about the globe; Europe, Australia Asia and all over the US. With a year of releases set out on Palette Recordings and an array of other labels in the pipeline, Dave Hughes is definitely one to watch in the coming months and years.
Bio for Dave Hughes
Written by Jay Hill, February 2011
REM / REVEAL / Dublin / Assistant Sound Engineer / 2001
Studio Assistant for albums with REM, U2, The Cranberries, Elvis Costello, Luka Bloom,
The Chieftains, Frank & Walters, The Irish Tenors, Snow Patrol
Palette Recordings / L.A. / LET'S DO IT EP / Producer & Engineer / 2007
Playloop Records / Philadelphia / JOURNEYS END EP / Producer & Engineer / 2007
Mode Music / Ireland / LET'S GO TO MEXICO EP / Producer & Engineer / 2007
Playloop Records / Philadelphia / MESSAGES EP / Producer & Engineer / 2008
DesignForms Records / L.A. / SURGEON GIRLS / Producer & Engineer / 2009
Playloop Records / Philadelphia / BLACK ON WHITE EP / Producer & Engineer / 2009
Palette Recordings / L.A. / FROM THE BEGINNING EP / Producer & Engineer / 2009
Playloop Records / Philadelphia / SHAKER EP / Producer & Engineer / 2010
Palette Recordings (L.A.) / NOTHING BUT LOVE SONGS LP / Producer / 2010
Enclave Recordings / Ireland / 78 EP / Co-producer & Engineer / 2010
Palette Recordings / L.A. / SERIES EP / Producer / 2011
STEP ASIDE / Rithma / Rithmica Music / 2006
VIRTUAL VOLTAGE EP / Microstar / Playloop Records / 2007
WON'T BE GOING OUT EP / The Model / Playloop Records / 2008
WET EP / Dave Hughes / Playlopp Records / 2008
DISAPPEAR EP / Ross D / Playloop Records / 2008
VELVET REVOLVER / Matador / Mode Music / 2008
DO YOU BELIEVE IN ANGELS / The Model / Playloop Records / 2010
ROB SALMON / Weekend Offenders Records / 2010
BENTHIC RECORDINGS / Portugal / Various Remixes / Re-mixer / 2010 - 2011