A week after officially launching, Cape Town’s hottest new venue, TAU, now offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this coming Friday, 16 February 2018 – living up to its promise to deliver the best local and international acts at this upmarket nightspot, equipped with best-of-world lighting and sound technology.
DJ Dave Clarke, the founder and original “Man in Black” of techno music – respectfully known globally as the “Baron of Techno Music” – will be performing at TAU this coming Friday; something that those in the know will label as “virtually impossible”.
Born and raised in England, Clarke now resides in Amsterdam, and apart from releasing his own best-selling material, has worked with and remixed material ranging from Depeche Mode, Moby and Underworld in his early days to Placebo and just about anyone else dominating the electronic music scene in recent years.
As a DJ, Clarke plays out three weekends a month across Europe and the world, showcasing his skills honed for years that blow venues apart. As a key player in the Amsterdam dance industry, his “Dave Clarke Presents” event at Melkweg has sold out for the eleven consecutive years its been running.
So how did TAU manage to secure DJ Dave Clarke to perform in Cape Town?
Candice Heyns, artistic director of TAU, is herself DJ and event organiser, who toured Europe as a DJ performer, also assisting in arranging some of the most inspiring line-ups, events and festivals on the European scene. It was during her global adventures that she impressed some of the top names in the business, including Clarke, who has since then become both a friend and pier to Heyns.
“Dave and I are frequently in contact with one another, and when I heard of a possible visit to our shores, we left no stone unturned in order to convince him to perform this Friday for what can only be described as an opportunity that very few people in the world will ever get to experience. We’re tremendously excited about not only achieving this for TAU itself, but for Cape Town as a city as well,” says Heyns.
Clarke also just released his first new album in 14 years, “The Desecration of Desire”, which took almost two years in the making. Electronic to the hilt, it is full of rich, dark songwriting.
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TAU is open Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as on special occasions such as public holidays. The venue will be available for other functions during other days of the week, providing a full-service events solution for any occasion, such as a launch or birthday, deserving of the ultimate best that Cape Town has to offer.
For more on DJ Dave Clarke, visit daveclarke.com and be sure to see him perform live and in the flesh this Friday at TAU Cape Town, 32 Napier street.