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Dave Seaman

Dave Seaman is a highly influential progressive DJ and producer from the UK.  Active since the start of the nineties Seaman has 60 releases and 30 remixes to his name, including numerous Renaissance and Global Underground compilations.  Seaman heads up his own record label Audio Therapy.

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'Such A Good Feeling'
(4th & Broadway 1991)
'Renaissance: The Mix Collection Part 4' (Renaissance 1996)
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Early Years: 1990 to 1999

Dave Seaman started out DJ-ing just as the UK club scene started to emerge out of the Rave and Acid House scenes.  He started out in the influential position of becoming editor of UK dance magazine Mixmag, which he successfully transformed from a newsletter for DJs to a club culture magazine.   Seaman spent three years as Mixmag editor while his DJ and production careers began to bloom.

In 1990 he was DJ-ing at Shellys in Stoke alongside soon-to-be-big DJs Sasha and Laurent Garnier.  The same year he formed Brothers in Rhythm with Steve Anderson and Alan Bremner.  Following the debut single ‘Peace And Harmony’(4th & Broadway 1990) the trio’s follow-up one year later was ‘Such A Good Feeling’  (4th & Broadway 1991).  ‘Such A Good Feeling’, with its feel good vocals and big piano riff broke into the UK Top 20 and quickly established itself as a rave anthem.

Later the same year Seaman released one of the first commercially available dance mix compilations ‘Mixmag Live! Volume 1‘ (DMC Publishing 1991) with Carl Cox on the record label he had helped persuade Mixmag’s publisher DMC to set up. The Stress Records imprint of DMC’s music division became a launch pad for many producers that would become key figures in dance music, such as Sasha, Danny Tenaglia and John Digweed.
Over the next couple of years Seaman, Anderson and Bremner swapped their Brothers in Rhythm alias for Brothers Love Dubs, releasing three tracks including ‘The Mighty Ming!’  (Stress Records 1992).  The Brothers Love Dubs alias enabled the trio to deliver a more dance floor orientated, less commercial sound than they had become known for as Brothers in Rhythm.

In 1993 Seaman recorded the mix compilation ‘DJ Culture’ (Stress Records 1993) with fellow former-Shellys DJ Sasha.  Seaman’s and Sasha’s DJ careers would remain closely aligned over the next decade due to their association with legendary superclub brand Renaissance.  Seaman became a regular DJ at numerous Renaissance venues and went onto release 11 mix compilations for the club brand, starting with ‘Renaissance: The Mix Collection Part 4’ (Renaissance 1996) with Renaissance resident Ian Ossia.  The same year he recorded his first BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix under the Brothers In Rhythm alias with Steve Anderson. 

In 1994 Seaman and Steve Anderson co-wrote and produced ‘Confide In Me’ for Kylie Minogue.  It was one of numerous remixes and productions for big names such as U2, Michael Jackson, the Pet Shop Boys, Dido and Sasha.

In 1999 Seaman released the first of what would prove to be another long term compilation series association:  ‘Global Underground 012: Buenos Aires’ (Boxed 1999).

Though never quite achieving the same superstar status of the likes of Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk Seaman established as one of the top tier of global DJs over the remainder of the nineties.

(Audio Therapy 2008)
'Global Underground 016: Cape Town' (Boxed 2000)

Later Years: 2000 to present

In 2000 Seaman set up his own record label Audio Therapy. Seaman went onto release six Therapy compilations with the first two appearing on Renaissance records: ‘Renaissance Presents The Therapy Sessions’ (Renaissance 2004) and ‘Renaissance Presents The Therapy Sessions Volume 2’ (Renaissance 2005).  

In 2004 Seaman and Anderson regrouped under the alias Group Therapy to release the vocal progressive trance track ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ (Audio Therapy 2004) featuring Nat Leonard on vocals.  Four years later they released the minimal electro house track ‘Gobbledygook’ (Audio Therapy 2008),  Group Therapy’s most successful track to date.

Seaman’s latest Renaissance mix compilation was ‘Renaissance: The Masters Series Part 14’ (Renaissance 2009) while his most recent Global Underground release was ‘Global Underground 039: Lithuania’ (Global Underground Ltd. 2010).

Though less high profile than Dave Seaman is one of the most influential figures in dance music.  Playing a key role since the earliest days of the club-era of dance music Seaman’s sophisticated, cerebral style helped shape progressive trance music, while his near 30 mix compilations have brought him worldwide exposure to the mass market. 

Dave Seaman wanted to become a DJ when he was just eight years old and claims to have played his first gig at 12. Dave Seaman is married with children.