Grown 'n' Sexy: Grown Folks Music.
Dave’s career began when he began working at Lightning records and joined the Mastermind Sound System renowned for their Notting Hill Carnival sets, He discovered Hip Hop through buying music Paul Oakenfold helped put the crew on the map by entering them into the ultimate experience of the New Music seminar DJ championships in New York. It was a moment in time never to be forgotten because they ended up hanging out with Grandmaster Flash and Madonna. They met Morgan Khan who owned Street Sounds and was asked to work on mixing some of the Street Sounds compilation albums.
He had his first taste of radio when he joined Radio Invicta and Solar Radio with Mastermind. Since then Dave has worked for numerous radio station throughout his career such as; Kiss FM where he successfully co-presented the award-winning Kiss FM Rap show and also hosted the early breakfast show and then the Chart show. He also worked at Choice FM doing Lunch time and the Saturday night mix show and Colourful radio
Dave used his experience and his master’s degree in Broadcasting to teach young people the basics of DJ skill, mixing, radio presentation, show preparation and studio housekeeping. Dave also co-wrote a book (with Lindsay Wesker) documenting the growth of Black Music Radio in the UK by DJ/ Broadcasting friends and colleagues, with contributions from Jazzie B OBE, David Rodigan MBE, Trevor Nelson MBE, Norman J MBE, Gordon Mac, Dr Bob Jones, Bigger etc.
Dave VJ has interviewed the likes of; Busta Rhymes, Fugees, Ice Cube, Nas, Ol D B, Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff, House of Pain, Jay Z, LL Cool J, Chaka Khan, Brandy, Snoop Dogg, Sean Paul, Shaun Escoffrey, Akon etc.
Dave successfully started the “Grown & Sexy” brand in 2008 putting on nights playing old skool music for a mature crowd in the UK and progressing to partying holidays in Antigua. Dave has since closed the G&S brand and in 2019 launched I Love Music and continuing to do events in Antigua. He also did a drive time show for the international audience in Antigua on English Harbour Radio till his return to the UK.
Catch Dave VJ, every Sunday at 4 am until 7 am EST for his ‘I Love Music Show’, only on Mi-Soul radio.