Davey Dave: "Groovy Wonderland". (1993,1994?)


     This Classic mix tape come to us by Chicago House head Davey Dave from sometime between 1993 and 1994. Dave was another Chicago DJ that I didn't find much info online about but had an rich history in the early rave scene in Chicago. This mix tape was given to me by the same friend who gave the blog James Johnson's "Krunch" mix tape. As with James mix, This tape is not posted on another site so I decided to post it on mine. I remember Dave playing party's in the early to mid 90's with most of his spots being in the second room at raves or as the end of night house DJ on the main room lineup. I believe Dave was part of the House Preservation Society crew along with Mystic Bill. This mix shows the diverse style of Dave's music and flows from Progressive, Tribal, soul full and vocal House. Unfortunately the tape didn't have an case or I would have posted an Pic of it with the blog.

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Hope this finds you all well. Cheers!

Gus Audio.


  1. I miss Daves sets. He played a 6+ hr house set at a barn party near Alpine Valley in WI around 94'. I had blisters on my feet the next morning. Party goers were talking to the animals,a horse freaked out and was kicking the stall, I saw a dancer drop from exhaustion during Lenny D's set. That party was fun. If anyone has tapes from that party. Post them please.
    -Anthony Thanks Gus!

  2. Wow. . .Gus, whoever you are. . .if I ever meet you in person. . .I'm going to give you 100$. . .some people might think I'm crazy, but coming across sessions of Daves, are damn near impossible.


  3. Hi u rule ive got some old rare tapes id love to share but not in mp3 form just the tapes----anyway 1 is an old Dj Hyperactive Live PA from a SENSE Productions party. Think It Was At The Congress Theatre In 1994 ---Live Intellect----- If You Send Me An Address Ill Send The Tapes If You Promise to return when you are done with them theyre special cant believe they still play Many More tooooooo Hit Me Up At HKYOURWAY@Yahoomail Chicago Peace Once Again U Rule!!!

  4. @ Anthony, WI partys were always fun! Thanks for sharing the story. Glad you liked the mix.

    @ Justin, Thanks for the offer. Yeah not much out there from Dave but I'll see if I can get a hold of other sets to post in the future. Cheers!

  5. Dave had skills......whatever happened to him? Crazy ass Ukranian!

  6. I was at that horse ranch party! Wow when the sun was coming up at dawn and that horse was running around kicking up all that dust, I could go on and on and on....