Charlie Dark MBE
“A veteran of London’s multi-faceted music scene, [he] has seen the lot.” – Crack Magazine
When not out running the streets with his urban run collective Run Dem Crew, teaching yoga, or advocating for mental health and wellness amongst his peers, Charlie Dark can be found playing records to dance floors across the globe. Raised in South London on a diet of pirate radio and warehouse parties, he has been spinning records and igniting dance floors since the early eighties. From his time on Mo Wax records with his group Attica Blue in the 90’s, a major label deal on Sony Records, and the plethora of remixes and productions, deejaying and bringing people together has been at the heart of everything he’s gone on to achieve. If you ever caught his Blacktronika Parties, sets at the legendary Plastic People, or listened to his radio shows then you’ll know that “all forms of music in one room the way it used to be” has always been his motto. His record crates run deep with a vast collection spanning various genres. Dark’s predominately vinyl sets are known for their eclecticism spanning Dub to Disco to House, Funk, Soul Reggae, African gems and beyond. Anyone who catches a Charlie Dark show can expect uplifting energy filled genre jumping sets, classic rotary mixers, and quality sound, hosted by a selector who always brings the joyful vibes.