Dave Rowntree (Blur) DJ Set

Dubai / May 2016

Thursday 26th May 2016

Fred Perry Subculture brings you an exclusive chance to see a DJ set from Dave Rowntree, drummer of iconic British band, Blur. The event will take place in Dubai, at Stereo Arcade / The Pub, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach, on Thursday 26 May from 9:30pm - Late (Free Entry).

Dave is an avid listener of new music and renowned for breaking great new bands on his radio show. Outside of music Dave Rowntree is also an influential activist and highly respected criminal lawyer.

For details of the night and a short interview and playlist from Dave Rowntree read on.

Name, where are you from? 
Dave Rowntree, from Colchester now living in London.

What do you do?
I’m the drummer in Blur, as well as being a DJ, songwriter, and criminal lawyer.

Describe your style in three words.
Never grow up.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'I Want To Be Like You' from the Jungle Book. Still one of my favourite songs.

How should your music be listened to?
We sent some of our music on a probe to Mars - it should be listened to on other planets.

What do you miss about home when you’re on tour?
The people I love, and my telescope.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
I grew up listening to The Beatles, Cream, Burt Bacharach, Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson and Scott Walker. All incredibly inspirational musicians.

The Jungle Book - I Want To Be Like You
First song I played on repeat. Still one of my favourite songs.

George Harrison - My Sweet Lord 
Beautiful sentiments set to beautiful music.

The B52s - Rock Lobster 
Proof that great pop singles can be longer than 3 minutes.

Moderat - Rusty Nails
Genius Dance.

Aqualung - Eggshells
Imaginative accomplished Pop.

Astronomyy - Not into u (lunar surf)
Can't explain why i like this so much - but i've never played it only once...

Loyle Carner - Tierney Terrace
If there's any justice in the world, he'll be huge.

Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
My favourite track of 2016 so far. Can't wait for the album.

Thursday 26 May 2016 / 9:30pm - Late / Free Entry

Stereo Arcade / The Pub, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach
800-Stereo or 0526182424 

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