Jimmy Dau - September 2007 Promo
Tue 9th Oct, 2007 ITM-FMin
Originally from the steel city of Newcastle, Jimmy left behind what seemed to be a prospective golfing career in 2000 and headed for the big city in search of bigger and brighter things. Having listened to his first Ministry of Sound compilation, he soon realised there was more to dance music than just the “doof”. With this in mind he decided to explore what to him was a relatively new sound. He soon found himself grooving away to the sounds of Sweetchilli at the old Dendy. He soon witnessed international DJ’s such as John Digweed, Sasha, James Zabiela and Danny Howells as well as the local legends such as Mark Dynamix, Tim McGee and Robbie Lowe.
Talk to anybody who has seen him perform and they would say he’s a person never takes anything too seriously. Jimmy is a versatile entertainer whose talent is his ability to read a crowd and take them to a place that always rocks out without having to make any compromises throughout the execution. Jimmy’s sound has continually evolved through various soundscapes ranging from progressive house, to breaks, tech house, minimal and techno. Never content with sticking with a particular style throughout a set, expect him to seamlessly weave through various styles create unique groove-laden journey for any lover of dance music.
Jimmy’s latest accomplishment has involved winning the 2006 Sweetchilli DJ competition amongst a talented lineup at one of Sydney’s longest running nights that have seen the likes of John Digweed, James Holden, Steve Porter, Paolo Mojo, Dave Seaman, Chris Fortier and any other pioneers of dance music perform at its regular night. Winning the competition allowed him to showcase his sound for an hour in drive time on FBI Radio as well as bring able to perform during the main time slot at the August Sweetchilli party where he is now a resident guest DJ.
Now a regular in the Sydney scene, his experiences have seen him play at some of Sydney’s most respected club events such as Sweetchilli, Musica, Sounds on Sunday, Sound Advice, Wannabreak and Habit. 2007 holds big things for Jimmy. He has recently returned from a tour of Japan with Mark Dynamix, played support to the likes of Sebastien Leger and Luke Fair. In addition to this, he’s taken up a guest residency at Sydney’s biggest night, Famous at Home Nightclub and a guest appearance at Kink. Not content with being just the average DJ cleaning up the bar takings, Jimmy is also promotes his own event called Bowlarama which puts an interesting spin on how people play lawn bowls. On top of this, he juggles guest appearances at various underground nights at Habit and Subservice and a monthly residency at the Queens Wharf Brewery in Newcastle.