Since his DJ career set off 13 years ago, Dale Arseneault AKA Dirty Dale, has energized almost every dancefloor in Toronto. Enjoy and download a one hour house and vocal heavy podcast here.
In the early 2000’s, Dale was throwing warehouse afterparties with Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow before they were Art Department. From The Guvernment to Footwork, Dale has played all the dark corners in Toronto’s underground circuit and has brought life to all the city’s biggest clubs.
Having played Toronto shows, which headline a variety of artists from Miguel Migs and Kerri Chandler to Kaytranada and Hot Since 82, Dirty Dale breaks the boundaries that musical genres impose. Selecting tracks during his set neither by producer nor imprint name, Dale paints a soundscape of soul. Dirty Dale isn’t afraid to bounce hip-hop heavy basslines between afro-house vocals and a Detroit techno beat.
No matter the size of the venue or style of his DJ set, what’s guaranteed is an indescribable energy Dirty Dale brings to the crowd. “Just bring shoes to dance in,” he tells us when we asked about any upcoming gigs., a typical answer from Dale who is found front and centre on the dancefloor when he’s not on the decks. He’s also recently been spending more time in the studio and has just produced his first original track.
We are excited to see how the musical diversity from his DJ sets translates into his productions’ dynamics.
Track at the moment: Never Grow Old – Floorplan
Classic track: Sweet Lullaby – Deep Forrest (Round The World Mix) [Editor’s note: Hell yes!]
Label: Wolf Music Recordings
Club: No fav — every place has its own greatness. That’s what I like to look at.
Gig this year: Every gig is special.
Music festival: I barely go to any. I need to change that.
Clothing store: H&M cheap and simple
Deli meat: Salami
House or techno: House
Sync or beatmatch: Does not matter
Big gig or small gig: I like em all
Club or festival: Does not matter
Beach or desert: Beach
Single or taken: Single
Puppy or kitten: Puppy
Liquor or beer: Beer
If you weren’t DJing, what would you be doing? Life Coach
||Source|| mybeatFix – music website that had a good run but is no longer actively publishing articles. Article written by Adrienne Bookbinder in a series called Local Love.
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