DAVE CONGREVE Interview - Stealth 6th Brithday

DAVE CONGREVE Interview - Stealth 6th BrithdayDave Congreve has been a resident at Stealth since it opened 6 years ago. He also produces for labels such as Soma & Rotters Golf Club. We caught up with him ahead of the 6th Birthday Party this Friday...
DAVE CONGREVE Interview - Stealth 6th BrithdayHow long ago did you start djing & producing?
I started Djing in about '94. I found my groove and started playing regularly about 2 years later. Producing started around 2003, Soma released my 1st record in 2005.
What was the first record you ever bought?
It was 'Ghost Town' by The Specials on 7 inch single.
And what was the last record you bought?
Live Jam records Vol 3.
Who were your main inspirations that got you into djing & production?
Acid house and techno mainly from Chicago and Detroit.
How many records are in your collection?
I stopped counting a long time ago, but I reckon about 20,000+.
What are your 3 most played tracks at the moment?
Pional 'A Moot Point' (Basic Soul Unit mix).
Deetron feat. Seth Troxler 'Each Step'.
Motorcity revisited ( Dan Bell mix)....an old favourite!!
What do you do when you are not djing / producing?
Sleep, go to gigs and exhibitions.
If you could pick 3 Dj's (past or present) to play at your party who would you pick?
I blew out 6 candles and then ate the cake.
Stealth is 6 years old this Friday. What did you do on your 6th birthday?
Andrew Weatherall, Steve Bug, Cassy. Ron Hardy, Zip and Villalobos would play the after party.
What 5 tracks stand out as your favorites from your sets at Stealth (over the last 6 years)?
I really couldn't narrow it down to 5, so I'm going to cheat and say most thingsā€¦ Carl Craig, Ost-gut-ton, Radioslave / Rekids, Matthew Dear / Spectral, Innervisions, Smith 'n' Hack, Steve Bug / Pokerflat related and anything in-between.
What has been your favourite night at Stealth (over the last 6 years)?
Any night where people refuse to leave at end, although recently playing Back 2 Back with Tim Green for over 5 hours, though don't ask me what we played in the last 2, and Weatherall at the 1st Zleep Party.
What has been your funniest moment in Stealth?
Being picked up, squeezed and carried around the DJ booth by Derrick Carter, whilst still trying to mix!