4th of July Celebration!
FlirtyFlirty, Ruby Skye and Mixed Elements Present:
DAVE DRESDEN [Gabriel and Dresden]
Multiplicity can be a curse or a godsend. In the case of Dave Dresden, the constant jump between DJ and Producer, Journalist and A&R man became a blessing. At a very young age, Dresden developed his passion for music growing up in Connecticut. He frequented local dance clubs and became friendly with a DJ named Moby, a local hero at the time, who would later also serve as his mentor. His popularity grew quickly and demand for Dresden’s sets led to multiple performances weekly. But Dresden knew he wanted more than to be behind the decks.
When opportunity knocked in 1996, Dresden changed his focus to radio. He began his highly rated show "Electro Circus", which aired on Hartford, Connecticut's modern rock station, WMRQ until 2000. His radio career continued as music director and on-air personality for Groove Radio, an internet radio station, and music supervision for Pete Tong's highly influential Essential Selection show on the BBC Radio 1.
Always seeking new endeavors, Dresden became a dance music journalist and began writing reviews and features for national magazines such as DMA, DJ Times, and Mixer. Dresden was named a reporter to the highly regarded Billboard Club Play chart. Dresden profiled Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Masters at Work, Puff Daddy, Sasha & Digweed, BT, The Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers, and Deep Dish, to name a few. Many of these artists’ first American press came through his journalistic efforts.
In 2001, everything changed when Dave Dresden partnered with Josh Gabriel to form the internationally successful DJ/production duo, Gabriel & Dresden. Soon after the group formed, they gained recognition through their numerous remixes for dance tracks such as Tiesto's "In My Memory" Way Out West's "Mindcircus" and Above and Beyond's "No One On Earth", as well as pop titles such as "Don't Leave Home" by Dido and "Intuition" and "Serve the Ego" by Jewel. Their first single, "Lament", was released in 2002 on Satoshi Tommie's Saw Recordings, received much critical acclaim. Since then they have released 3 full compilation albums and, in 2006, their self titled debut studio album, which was named as the "2006 Album of the Year" by M8 magazine.
Dresden's contribution to the duo led to 18 #1 positioned singles and remixes (and two others with both Chris Cox and Attention Deficit) on Billboard's Club Play Chart. The worldwide smash hit which Dresden released with Josh and vocalist Jes under the alias Motorcycle, "As the Rush Comes", hit the #1 spot on the US's Dance Radio Airplay chart for the year 2004 and peaked at #11 in the UK national singles chart. As DJs, the two reached #20 on the prestigious DJ Magazine Poll for 2006 and, more recently, Gabriel and Dresden won Best American DJ in 2007 and 2008 at the Annual Winter Music Conference International Dance Music Awards. After the awards, in March 2008, Gabriel & Dresden decided to part ways.
Dresden's solo career continues to accelerate with the same drive, determination that he began his career. His various successes have allowed him to remix artists such as The Killers, Annie Lennox, Sarah McLachlan, Duncan Sheik, Britney Spears & Madonna, Paul Oakenfold, and many more. His new single "Whole Wide World" which he co-produced with Chris Cox is currently being played on Tong's Essential Selection, and his newest remix of Radiohead's "Nude" can be heard on Dresden’s Myspace.
With Dresden's extensive touring schedule, as well as several solo releases and remixes, there is no doubt that Dresden's star power is shining brighter than ever before.
Advance tickets at: www.ticketweb.com
This is a 21+ event
For VIP table and bottle service, call 415.693.0777