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  • Sat 30 Apr ’16, 8:00pm – 3:00am


Matterhorn, 106 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington



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  • Free Admission

Verdi at Matterhorn. Saturday 30 April. 8pm to late.

David Green aka Verdi has been a directly involved in dance music for well over 20 years. He was responsible for both organising and performing at seminal UK club night Cultural Vibes in Plymouth during the first half of the nineties and has been peddling his take on dance music the world over ever since. Cultural Vibes started in 1991 at the Quay Club and ran until the middle of 1995 following an inspired venue change to the hallowed Warehouse, a vast pre war Art Deco Cinema.
During its record breaking run there it made DJ Magazines Top Ten Clubs in the UK for over 14 months. Throughout 94 and 95 over 2000 people came each and every Saturday night making Cultural Vibes one of the best supported underground clubs in the country during the absolute peak of club culture in the UK. During this time Verdi was booked to play his brand of dirty edged house music at clubs all over the UK and throughout Europe.

Following Cultural Vibes closure Dave spent 5 years in London from 1995-2001 where he continued to play regularly all over the Capital, countrywide and throughout Europe. During this period Verdi primarily played House, Electro and Techno as he found himself well served by great record distributors in London, unsurprisingly he collected prolifically and for a while became the only resident Dj @ Metalheadz never to play drum and bass (he played real Electro).

During his time in London he also found time to both manage & play at The Powerhaus, The Complex & The Blue Note Nightclubs for The Mean Fiddler Org and work with Detroit legend Derrick May and Emma Clare Davis' EMAN8 Dj agency.
While working there he Promoted and played @ the CLEAR nights for the agency performing with a host of Detroit and Chicago legends in an old WW2 Air Raid Shelter under London Bridge Station. Following this he enrolled @ University in late 2001 where he successfully studied Broadcast Journalism at Falmouth College Of Arts.

Following an extended round the world trip started in 2003 Dave emigrated to New Zealand in 2005 where he remains to this day.
In Auckland he was the long term resident DJ @ Soul, The Crow Bar, Suite & The Waterfront, as well playing at many other venues as a guest DJ during his 5 years there & regularly promoting his own nights on The Coromandel Peninsula where he was based. Following a move to the Wellington region in 2010 he has been a long term resident DJ at most of the top venues in New Zealand's Capital City including The Southern Cross, Foxglove, Malthouse, The Apartment, St Johns, BATS Theatre & is soon to join the team at Matterhorn for summer 2015/16.

In 2011 Verdi started producing a weekly radio show on Wellington's FM institution RadioActive.FM.
Originally employed as a replacement host of "The Late Breakfast Show", after 2 years Verdi was then promoted up the order to the flagship Saturday evening 4-7pm slot which he renamed Collective Fetish.

Collective Fetish continues to go from strength to strength with a burgeoning listening base across New Zealand & online to the planet & beyond via the interweb.
Still primarily a vinyl based DJ, Verdi covers much musical ground with his live sets these days. While club gigs will see him play the very best in Deep House, Techno, Tech House & Disco, a 6hr Bar set could see him seamlessly jog between 50's Jazz, 70's Breaks, 80's oddball rarities & everything else in between and after. The real common ground would be quality production which is all important to earn a place in the Verdi record box.

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