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|dubsola is just this guy, y'know.
The word "dubsola" is an elongation of the nickname dubs which I got a long time ago, when I first started DJing. My real name is Dave Clark, but there's another DJ with a very similar name who I'd rather not be confused with. So, dubsola.
I started DJing around 1997. I started like many other DJs in my town via the man, Ben Stinga. He used to run a very influential record store in Perth, Western Australia called The Purveyor, which later became Complex Records. Incredible store - so much good music, and he always pushed the more unusual stuff on people, whether they wanted it or not. For a while it was the only place in town (other than the internet) to get some of the underground dance music coming out of Detroit or Berlin or London. He also ran a night called Vibe - a fantastic night in the Greenwich bar. A lot of DJs from Perth started their careers there.
After I'd been buying records at his store for a couple of years, he asked me if I'd like to DJ. The thought had never occured to me, and I was still a bit unsure of nightclubs in general, but the night he ran was more of a music night in a great bar. I thought I'd give it a go.
Turns out that DJing is really fun. You get to pick music that you really like and play it for everyone.
I love music, I love listening to it, I love looking for it, I love discovering new music, and I love sharing it with other people. Music is one of life's great pleasures. I hope you enjoy this site and the music on it.
Feel free to drop me a line, say hello, comment on a mix, tell me I'm rubbish or that you like it, I don't mind really.
Also: I love eating, particularly African, Caribbean, Italian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Sichuan, Japanese, Nepalese, Hawaian, French, and English food... and everything in between. I like a good cup of coffee, tea, beer, cider, wine, rum, whiskey or tequila.
I love cooking food, dancing, talking about things like prejudice vs inclusiveness, fairness, science and whether the traditional ideas of cuteness, represented by a fluffy kitten, are actually less cute than some more experimental cuteness that exists, such as a slow loris. I like cricket and cycling. I like contemporary art. I like travelling.
I love my Mum, Dad, sisters, brothers, and the rest of my extended family. I love my wife. I love my friends. They are awesome. Obviously.