Clare Large is one of the UKs most hardworking, dedicated and exciting DJs. She was introduced to music aged 8 when she started playing the harp.
She's taken it busking all around her home of Cornwall, provided entertainment at weddings, given lessons, recorded a session improvised for Opus 3, played in orchestras and still plays today.
Going to raves many years ago inspired her to start DJing and create her own style. She's played at all kinds of clubs, bars, radio shows, afterhours, free parties, festivals and unusual parties around the world, and lined up with the best in the business.
She's played on and organised many extensive tours of America, Bulgaria, Canada, Mexico and India, and has also undertaken sponsored tours, day events and promotions in addition to occasional own nights and her residencies.
Clare's open minded attitude embracing all styles of music makes her incredibly versatile. She can play a huge variety of sets; from a 10+ hour chill out set to peak time hard techno, and pretty much anything in between...she welcomes the variety and has the record collection to back it up! She's best known for relentless, slamming and quirky techno, and also plays tech, deep and funky house, progressive, breaks and electro. In addition to this, she also plays deep, jazzy and soulful house, and really loves eclectic broken beat and nu-jazz sets, with downtempo, lounge and ambient/chill out. Occasional drum and bass sets are not out of the question either!
Clare absolutely loves DJing and is passionate about music. She writes her own material and intends to use her musical background to innovate and challenge not just the sounds we hear but HOW we hear them. She's very involved in surround sound mixing and binaural possibilities.
Clare has a degree (BSc), an HND in Music Technology and Sound Engineering, and she engineers and produces every sort of music. Her diverse tastes make her adaptable, very open minded and extremely versatile. She is always smiling behind the decks! She is approachable, friendly, amiable and enthusiastic. If you book her, your crowds WILL WANT MORE!!
MTV Canada Interview and music filmed 5th July 2002, aired 6th July.
Zee TVInterview in New Delhi, filmed 20th December 2003, unsure when aired.
China-Numerous local or national TV stations, filmed interviews in Chengdu, Dalian, Ningbo and Nanjing. When I know which stations I'll post them!
Syndicate Records Studio, Seattle 2002BCFM(Bedford College Radio) (1999) Twice weekly show, for a month, with a weekly countdown from local record shop, and local prizes.
Burn FM(Birmingham University) (1999) Weekly show.
Bedlam FM(Derby University) (2000) Weekly show for 2 weeks.
BPM Radio.com(Birmingham UK) Archived internet radio set.
The Fire(Bournemouth)(2001/2) Pre-recorded guest mix, and live guest DJ spot.
Amplified Radio(Guelph, Canada) (2001) Guest DJ.
Kosmik Grooves(Guelph, Canada) (2001) Pre-recorded mix played and on another occasion live, as a guest DJ, with interview.
livedjs.com(San Francisco) (2001-2) Guest DJ several times.
Groovetech(San Francisco) (2001) Guest DJ, archived set.
Global Grooves(Toronto) (2001) Guest DJ, and interview.
1groove.com(Toronto) (2001) Guest DJ, archived set.
LUFM(Loughborough University) (2002) Guest DJ.
Unique FM(Nottingham) DJ Cas Roc Deep House Show, Guest Mix.
Technostate(San Francisco) 2 guest mixes.
Syndicate Recordings(Seattle) Guest archived mix for internet station.
creativeradio.co.uk (UK)22.00-00.00 Wednesdays, 18.00-21.00 Fridays GMT.
azunderground.org (AZ, USA)22.00-01.00 Tuesday/Wednesdays GMT.
afterhoursdjs.org (USA)random timeslots, live.
friskyradio.com (USA)mixes played at random timeslots.
swissdeejays.info (Switzerland)mixes played at random timeslots.
sobroken.com mixes (USA)aired Mondays, 20.00-22.00 PST.
djsets.gr (Greece)No.1 overall download, over 4000 so far.
interface.com (UK)Long Running high traffic internet radio station out of Brighton UK.
thumpradio.com (San Francisco)Forthcoming radio broadcast.
Proton RadioLive set from Qool LA, aired October 2005.
KSCRLA based radio station, 2hr live set, archived.
KNRKPortland based, airing my mixes regularly.
Bars and Clubs UK
Bedford:Enigma, and Exodus Free Parties, McLuski's, The Club, The Bull Nose Bat.
Birmingham:Immortal(XL's & Club Millenium), Ouch (The Steering Wheel), Medicine Bar, University Ball, The Bar (formerly MoS bar), CO2 bar (Bobby Browns), Harleys, Mr Q's.
Bournemouth:Wax Club, Cheeky Little Monkey (The Showbar), Off the Edge and many others at Millenium Club, resident at Eclat (The Firestation), Mischief Promotions (Route 42), Club X, The Country Club, Charlie Parkers, Fushi (Bar Tonka), Camel Club (res), Clear (res), Bar Med, Bar Tonka, resident in Bar So? every Saturday, Nu-Wave @ Jimmy's (res), Viva Ibiza! @ Elements (tbc).
Brighton:Dolly Mixers (The Escape Club).
Bristol Esoterica (The Depot), The Maze, Ripsnorter(res), Pachanga!, Steart free party, The Arc Bar, Casablanca.
Bury St Edmonds:Plastic Surgery Free Parties.
Derby:Spin Out (The Courtyard), Soda Bar, Progress, Perfect Motion (Boom), Revolution, Soda Bar, The Late Bar, Moov, The Courtyard.
London:Bagleys Warehouse (Freedom), Plastic Surgery Boat Party, Technosis @ The Fridge, Brixton, Revitalise @ The Dogstar, Brixton, The Gallery @ Turnmills.
Nottingham:Edge Club, Pure Filth (Techno at Bluprint), Market Bar, M.O.Tion (Rain), Loughborough student Uni, Brownes.
Salisbury:Rhythmicon, SundaysCool, neighbouring bar, Sunnyside Up (Enzo's), Discowhip.
Torquay:The Monastery, Route 66, Exposure.
Mad Crowd at The Monastery, Torquay.
China Tour:Club Seven, Chengdu, 2046 Lucky Baby Bar, Dalian, A8, Nanjing, Ningbo, Studio 78, Shanghai, Wynn Win, Shanghai.
Ottawa:Chicks with Decks (2).
Quebec City:Strategy 2.0 (Quebec), Kool Kats.
Montreal:The Beach Club, La Station Supperclub, Gloom @ MP3, Jello Bar.
Toronto:Nation, Revolution(Cambridge), Van Goghs(Guelph), Atmosphere, Vault Lounge.
Calgary:The Grey Goose.
Vancouver:9.23AM Productions,One Summer Night,
The World afterhours, Club Viva, Heaven on Pender, Wicked House Party,
The One Lounge (Van Island), Clark St Afterhours.
Arcata, North Cali:Sunday chill beach parties.
San Francisco: FunkyCozy, Vivid, The Bubble Lounge, Fahrenheit, Huggermugger, Sister SF, Pixie, FeelGood Entertainment, The End Up, SooperQool, Qool, Gaarden, The Lo-Rise Motel, Elysium Music, Drop Culture, Minimal Mondays, Butter, Goodbeats- House of Shields, The Bambuddha Lounge, Tech-On, Sub Lounge, Lucid, Anu, Spin This!
Las Vegas:Soul Kitchen, Blank Canvas, 1st Friday, Pacific Soul Collective rooftop party.
Los Angeles:Qool, Burning Man Decompression.
Seattle:Seesound Lounge, Contour, LoveTribe Productions, Syndicate Recordings.
Reno:The Stock Exchange Afterhours, The Blue Lamp, Metropolis, Club Underground, Shooters.
Burning Man: Solarium, House of Lotus, Friends and Family, Operation, Illuminaughty, The Basswave Marina, Magic Glasses, Disorient.
Washington DC:Shortbus Raves, Innuendo.
Mexico:Goagoa (San Luis Potosi) and local large club in San Luis.
Bulgaria:Ice Dreams beach bar, Chervilo (Sofia), Planet Club (Varna).
India Tour:Dublin, 10 Downing St, T2, Poolside (Hyderabad), Velocity (Bombay), 32nd Milehouse, Taskers (Delhi), The Saturday Club (Calcutta), Paradiso (3) (Anjuna, Goa).
Fashion Shows etc
Clare Large, Afterhours, Vancouver 02Kool Kats (Quebec), Hurricane Katrina Benefit (SF), Big Issue Free Party (The Country Club, Bournemouth), Various Clothes shops in Bedford, Mixa-ma-tosis Records Opening (Bournemouth), 'The Blue Room' (a drama production detailing peoples minds opening to music, Birmingham), World DJ day at Loughborough University, promotions for Phones 4U and Halfords all over the UK, 9/11 benefit, SF, Hurricane Katrina benefit, SF.
Venue Magazine (Bristol), Diane Sidik (Toronto), Calcutta Times (India), Prime (Perth Australia), The Bournemouth Echo, DV8 (Bournemouth), The Torquay local paper, 12am.com.au, shejay.com (London), RNR Reno News & Review, Hyderabad Times, The Times of India, many in China including FHM ....copies supplied on request.
Grade 8 Harp, Grade 5 Music Theory, Grade 4 Flute, also to a lesser standard, clarinet and piano.
BSc(Hons) Music Technology & Audio Systems Design from Derby University (2.1) HND Sound Engineering and Music Technology from Confetti (Nottingham) BTEC National Diploma in Sound Engineering and Music Technology from Confetti Previously did a year of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science in Birmingham.