(Circoloco Ibiza | Peace Division – UK)
Clive is one of the UK’s longest standing flag-wavers for underground house music having been a prominent stance to house music in West London, one half of the genre-defining house music outfit Peace Division and successfully a known resident at the world’s most musically influential nightclub DC10. Clive started his long musical journey way back in the mid-eighties when he was working after school to earn money to feed his vinyl addiction. He caught the DJing bug going to local hip hop jams in West London and listening to early electro/hip hop on pirate radio. It was all about to change however, when in 1988 he was introduced to London’s early acid house scene by Rocky and Diesel from Xpress 2.
They took him to the seminal Spectrum and Shoom clubs which proved highly instrumental in shaping Clive’s musical future. Not long after, Clive and Rocky started running their own successful nights in the emerging West London party scene called Bone and Gosh with guests like David Holmes, Andrew Weatherall and Ashley Beedle. It wasn’t long before Clive started playing at his own events, which in turn lead to bookings at other clubs, first in London and then across the UK. In 1998 he founded the iconic tech house label Low Pressings with fellow surburbanite Justin Drake who went on to become his production partner in Peace Division.
During this period Clive relocated to Ibiza every summer and in 2000 on after a night out at Space with fellow DJ Lottie they stumbled across the now legendary Circo Loco afterparty held at DC10 on Monday mornings. Back then DC10 was more like a social club for DJs, promoters and their friends and it wasn’t long before Clive was a regular feature at the club. He hasn’t looked back. During the last decade Clive has established himself as the British backbone of the club laying down his trademark brand of deep no- nonsense house music week in week out having being invited to join DC10 stellar roster of residents back in 2005.
Clive’s residency at DC10 brought him into contact with Crosstown Rebels frontman Damian Lazarus who quickly bought Clive into the Crosstown family. Clive’s ongoing residency with DC10 Circo Loco and his solo production path taking shape as he progresses from one collaboration to the other, headlining and being part of regular gigs across London’s famous House music venues including his duo sensation alongside Alex Arnout and a new residency with AList London with an intimate guest appearance at their NYE party and appearing on the International front at popular festivals and special events. His hectic 2017 season of International and London gigs just shows Clive’s popularity amongst the International promotors who invites him back time and time again. This proves Clive’s fast pace momentum and wherever he plays.