One of the most respected (and idiosyncratic) techno DJs and producers in the '90s, Dave Clarke began his music career as a hip-hop DJ in the mid-'80s, shifting to acid house and later to rave near the end of the decade. By the mid-'90s, he had gradually shifted away from rave to a brand of straight-ahead techno with the ferocity of hardcore yet the sublime feelings of classic Detroit techno. Clarke's phenomenal album debut, Archive One, appeared in 1995 on the Deconstruction. Label. A handful of other mixes followed, including two volumes of World Service, which were issued before and after the 2003 studio album Devil's Advocate. ~ John Bush
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