Essex/London based DJ, Martin Dear’s sound is mainly newer remixes and original versions of classic house and Old Skool rave anthems. He is also known to dip his toe into modern styles such as techno and tech-house, and sometimes even D&B/Jungle.
Events, venues, and promoters played for recently include: Sunbourne/Moondance festival, Back of Beyond Festival, Slip Back in Time/Old Skool Ibiza, Slipmatt & Chalkie White’s 90s House Party, Proper Oldskool, House is a Feeling: One Love, EOS, We are Family, Old’s Kool, Essigi (Summum) Ibiza, Fest Camden, Club Aquarium, McQueen From Superfly at The Square to Dirty House Inc, to Universoul all-dayers, to Groove Machine.
Martin has been involved in the Harlow event scene for over 20 years, but it’s been the last year or two that things have really taken off. Following his set at the first EOS event in October 2017, Martin achieved a life long dream and found himself booked to play in Ibiza for Detached Parties in May 2018. This led to a phone call from Slipmatt asking him to play an extra set on the final night at Plastik.
After Ibiza, he played his first-ever set in London and started to see many of the mixes that he uploaded to Mixcloud hit the top 15 of their respective charts. On the back of this Martin decided that Harlow needed an Old Skool event and launched Old’s Kool in November 2018. 2019 was a great year for Martin, and he played lots of events including Slipmatt & Chalkie White’s 90s House Party at McQueen, Shoreditch Chalkie White’s Birthday Bash, at Westbank Gallery EOS pt III at The Shark House is a Feeling: One Love At Fest, Camden, We Are Family/Raver Tots in Orpington, Kent A sold-out Old’s Kool part II Slip Back in Time/Old Skool Ibiza, where he played at Essigi and at the Boat Party.
He has also played his first big festivals with sets at both Sunbourne/Moondance Festival, and Back of Beyond Festival. The Future: 2020 saw Martin have bookings confirmed for: Reflexion, Slip Back in Time /Old Skool Ibiza, Proper Oldskool, and We Are Family, Martin was also been booked to play the main stages at House & Classics Festival and Proper Fest.
- Classic House
- Tech House
- Saturday - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm