Legendary dance music stalwart Dave Seaman makes his debut tonight at Sound nightclub for Monday Social. He's a man that has helped grow some of the most important aspects of the dance music scene. He's been producing dance music since 1989 under his own name and also alongside Alan Bremner & Steve Anderson under the name Brothers In Rhythm.
Under this moniker with them and as himself, he helped shaped house music into the modern and progressive form it eventually became. Along the way, he's put out some legendary mixes on the DJ Culture series, Global Underground, & even the Renaissance mixes. So catch him tonight as he returns to LA for the first time in four years as he makes his Sound Nightclub debut.
Dave Seaman was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions for us about his gig and the current state of dance music as well:
1. Do you recall your last gig with Monday Night Social? What do you remember about the vibe of its crowd and what do you hope to see at your upcoming show?
I think it was 2004 with Phil K on our Therapy Sessions US Tour of that year and I remember it being a fantastic night. I couldn't believe the energy for a Monday. MNS has got to be the best Monday night gig in the world outside of Ibiza, right? I've been since, but not to DJ. The last time I was there was probably 5 ago though. In fact, I haven't played in LA for almost 4 years, it was December 2010, the last time with Nick Warren at The Music Box, so I'm really looking forward to coming back.
2. You came up in an era where DJs were able to focus solely on their craft, while today many DJ's are producers, marketing managers, night club curators, & artistic directors. With all of the demands placed on DJ's today, have they been forced to wear so many hats that ultimately the music and mixing has suffered?
I don't think you can generalize. There are some people who are very good at wearing multiple hats and other's not so much. And there's many other factors that have contributed to the loss of the so- called 'journey' on a night out clubbing. The smoking ban for one played a major part as dance floor's are so much more transient than they ever were back in the day. Technology is another big distraction. Everyone's got a camera these days on their phone and social media addiction tends to take people out of the moment. But yes, I can see your point to a certain extent. I certainly know how many other demands there are on my time these days than there ever used to be so of course that limits the amount of time you can put in to the your actual performance preparation. I think the key is to have a good team around you. DJing is rarely a one man show these days.
3. Who are 3 DJ's or producers that you enjoy and think others should know about?
At the moment, Maceo Plex is killing it for me. Dixon is also a big favorite and Hot Since 82. Then there's some amazing new guys coming through like Fur Coat, Mind Against, Mano Le Tough and Mario Basanov. There's loads actually. I could easily fill your page up with a list of super talented names.
Performing alongside Dave Seaman will be LA's own Darin Epsilon
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Limited $15 tickets are still available via Wantickets
Monday Social takes place every Monday night at Sound Nightclub at 1642 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA.
Info: (323) 468-0056
Mon, November 10th
10pm – 3am
21+ w/ ID
Text 818.640.0427 for any questions on reservations, bottle menu, or prices. Celebrate your birthday with Monday Night Social and receive one complimentary bottle of Moet & Chandon w/ table reservation (2 bottle minimum)!