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Clive Henry is one half of the influential tastemaker production team known as PEACE DIVISION. Peace Division are also highly rated and very much in demand for their creative remixing skills.
An overnight success ? Not !! Clive has been clubbing for over 15 years now and has been a DJ for over 12 !! After a couple of years regularly attending London’s now legendary Shoom , Spectrum and Queens, he started running and playing at his own successful partries called GOSH, which he co-promoted alongside Rocky ( Xpress 2 / Problem kids ) then later with Charlie Chester.
As Gosh came to a close after an eventful and successful 3 years, Clive reunited with Rocky and new boy Lofty ( Flying / Chilli Funk Records ) to start a new night called THE BONE which showcased talent such as DAVID HOLMES, ASHLEY BEEDLE and BOB JONES amongst other legendary jocks.
As the parties grew in popularity so did Clive’s reputation as a DJ. He soon found himself gracing the decks at FLYING at the Soho Theatre Club , Full Circle, Back to Basics ( Leeds ), Venus ( Nottingham ) and Cream to name a few. International bookings have taken him to Ibiza, Crete, Majorca, Malta, Mexico, Portugal, Prague, Amsterdam, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Japan, Australia and America.
After being one of the original Flying Records shop crew for 6 years, Clive left to pursue a promising recording career. His first effort in the studio resulted in the seminal “Amber Groove “ under the guise of SAS. This track first released in 1991 is still being played today and regularly features in many DJ’s all time top 10 !! Other production work followed by ANDROMEDA, THE PAIN GANG and MIND BECOMES DRUM ( with Full Circles Phil Perry ).
As time went by Clives sound mutated into a deeper vibe. A turning point came when on hearing his work he met up and formed a partnership with JUSTIN DRAKE. Together they became PEACE DIVISION and SOUL PURPOSE.
Clive and Rocky formed the label LOW PRESSINGS in 1996, originally as an outlet for Peace Division and Soul purpose productions. Now with nearly 80 releases in the bag Low Pressings is now considered to be one of the most highly respected underground dance labels in the UK and has released tracks by H Foundation, 6400 Crew, Spacejunk, Flow, Autonomous Soul and DA Sun Lounge, M Trax, DEF-E, Marcelo Castelli to name but a few. Low Pressings continues to go from strength to strength and has launched a new sub label called Room 4 Recordings.
Peace Division have released their own tracks through Low Pressings, Camouflage ( USA ) Hooj and JBO.
Remixes by this dynamic duo have included Moby’s ‘natural blues’ , Trancetters ‘Roaches’ and Katchas ‘touched by God’ ( this being Danny Tenaglias final and most explosive track played at the Miami Winter Music Conference 2000 ) and the phenomenally successful Rui Da Silvas ‘Touch Me’ ( this reached no:1 in the UK national charts )
Peace Division’s mix compilation aptly entitled PEACE PROCESS was released through Tide recordings to much acclaim.
This last year has seen Clive Henry and Peace Division spiral into the spotlight. Their long awaited album featuring their own work entitled JUNKYARD FUNK was released and eagerly received by DJ’s worldwide. Danny Tenaglia reported “ never before have I played so many tracks by the same artist in one night ! “ Pease Division came up with the goods yet again with their single “ Body and Soul” and they also completed the 4 track EP entitled “ Droppin Deep” which made waves all round the globe. Another successful project was their X-PRESS2 remix of LAZY.
Not only does Clive produce masses of quality vinyl but he also regularly spins it !!
At the notorious album launch party for the NRK NIGHTLIFE compilation series a major roadblock was caused with people eager to hear CLIVE and Peace Division DJ !!
Clive is very much in demand for his DJ’ing skills as resident for ELEMENTS (hosted by Hooj Choons ) as well as spinning at FABRIC, The END, CREAM, ALASKA…etc
Overseas Clive has already toured Toronto, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Montreal, San Diego, Dallas, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Eilat, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Peru, Buenos Aires, Rotterdam, Denmark, Switzerland, Madrid, Portugal, Ibiza@ Space, South Africa , Australia, and the legendary Circo Loco at DC10 where he is resident.