Dave Haslam


Dave Haslam

Dave Haslam DJ-ed over four hundred and fifty times at the Hacienda, mostly Thursdays and Saturdays through the ‘Madchester’ years in the late 1980s when his eclectic, open-minded and ground-breaking DJing became a focus for Madchester’s indie dance fraternity. Ian Brown, Tim Burgess, Justin Robertson, and the Chemical Brothers have all credited Haslam as an inspiration.

He describes his DJing philosophy as “playing the best records ever made one after the other” and his style as “eccentric/eclectic”; he has been described as “the man with golden ears”. As well as his place in the history of Manchester clubs, he has pursued a career as a writer and journalist and has also been identified as one of the earliest and most influential champions of the new generation of Manchester bands; including Everything Everything.


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