Dave Rave Bio
Dave Rave is the #1 dance party at the #1 party school in the country and one of the most attended electronic dance music parties in Ohio.
The DJs behind Dave Rave are Dave Alexander (DJ Time Traveler) and Brandon Thompson (DJ B-Funk). The two Ohio University alums met through a mutual friend in 2007 and found they shared a passion for electronic dance music and a desire to create a scene for electronic music in uptown Athens.
Dave Rave started as a small party in the Red Brick Bullpen in the spring of 2008. When Dave Rave moved to The Union in January 2010, it immediately took over as the number one dance party in Athens. Building off the success of Dave Rave, Dave and Brandon started a second monthly party at Red Brick called Red Zone.
Dave Rave is different from other dance parties in Athens not only because of the music format, but also because Dave and Brandon are continuously working to improve the crowd experience and bring a big city nightclub experience to Athens.
In October 2010, Dave Rave made history as the first DJ act to headline the Athens Halloween block party, one of the largest Halloween block parties in the world. Since their electrifying Halloween performance, Dave Rave has been booked to play at 8Fest and open for B.O.B. and Far East Movement.
Dave Rave also helps to promote the electronic music scene in Athens by hosting a DJ showcase and booking national electronic music acts.
Dave is responsible for organizing and promoting Dave Rave. He started DJing in 2009 under the name DJ Time Traveler, playing house and electro. Dave has been an electronic music fan since the early 1990s, and his main influences are Pete Tong, Laidback Luke, the Swedish House Mafia, Fatboy Slim and Afrojack.
Brandon (DJ B-Funk) is from Athens and has been a professional DJ for more than a decade and has headlined every Dave Rave dance party. His music style is a mixture of house, electro, progressive and trance. His electronic dance music heroes include Paul Van Dyk, Swedish House Mafia, Spencer and Hill, Above and Beyond, and Dada Life.
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