My London: DJ Dave Jarvis

Dave Jarvis was just about to fly out to Croatia to DJ with Faith at the Garden Festival when The London Word caught up with him.

Having recently started a new night called Eat the Beat (‘our first guest DJ was Eric Duncan and the next guest lined up is Tevo Howard; an up-and-coming producer and brilliant DJ’) he’s getting set to play London’s Dukes House this Saturday.

‘I’m really looking forward to RvS label’s new night with Kyodai, who are two producer/DJs jetting in from Berlin for 20 July at Dukes, as well as the next Loft party in West London with the brilliant Frankie Knuckles.’

What is your favourite area of London?

‘West London. West is Best! Easy to get to everywhere, great little venues, great places to eat and I especially love a mooch round Portobello at the weekends.’

What is your most vivid London memory?

‘One of the legendary Faith boat parties on the good old Silver Sturgeon when Derrick May smashed it.’

What would your perfect London day out involve?

‘A walk along the canal to Camden with my girlfriend and our dog – a spot of lunch and a bit of record shopping!’

Which season do you most enjoy in London?

‘I love all of the seasons for different reasons!’

Where in London have you never been, but have always wanted to go?

‘The Tower of London and The Shard, but they are both on my list.’

Who is your favourite Londoner?

‘The infamous Phil Dirtbox for his legendary nights and unique dress sense.’

What do you think is London’s best-kept secret?

‘The Rave Woods down by Scrubs Lane!’

Which song, book or film do you think best encapsulates London?

The Long Good Friday.

How does London drive you mad?

‘It doesn’t – I love it.’

Where would you go in London to revisit your past?

‘Kingston, as I was brought up there and it’s where I opened my first record shop: Beggars Banquet.’

Where do you go in London to relax?

‘On my roof terrace; you can’t beat it.’

Who is your biggest inspiration in life?

‘Phil Daniels. He’s a great actor and generally all round top geezer. Plus he’s a Chelsea supporter!

What would you recommend everyone in London do at least once?

‘Go to the Notting Hill Carnival for an experience you will never forget! Sancho Panza celebrates 20 years this year with a big after party at The Supper Club.’

What projects do you have in the pipeline?

‘A brand new SOB with Richard Rogers following on from the success of Rolled Stone, a new label with Diesel (X-Press 2) and a new release from Moton including Moton Classics Vol 2. Also, we’re just arranging a Heavy Disco party in Brighton to coincide with the release of Heavy Disco volume 2 with Ashley Beedle.’

Happiness is…

‘My family.’

Dave Jarvis will be DJing ahead of Diesel (X-Press 2) in the lounge, whilst special guests Kyodai perform live in the house basement supported by Asadinho and Stuart Patterson, on Saturday 20 July at Dukes House.

Tickets can be purchased from Resident Advisor.

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