GDM (Glaswegian Dance Music) pioneer - Sparky (aka Dave Clark) is back on Numbers. Having spent the last year on lockdown in his luxurious garden studio we have finally managed to wrestle two tracks out of his ageing hands. 'Signals' is an all-new track, first heard on Dave's Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 (aired as part of Jackmaster's Made In Glasgow), and now in the sets of Ben UFO and JD Twitch. 'Signals' is classic Sparky, nailing that sweet spot between the proto-techno sounds of British synth pop and the dancefloor nous of the Motor City.
The flip is a snarling metal-bashing beast called 'Tigress' which comes direct from his archives. We've been on at him to release this one for almost a decade and after playing a 192 mp3 at a pretty boisterous Numbers x Optimo party last summer, Sparky finally relented. One day we'll convince Sparky to let us release all the music sitting in his vaults but for now here are two gems from a man whose music has played a pivotal role in the history of Numbers.