Born and raised on the mean streets of Liverpool, Dave Hughes, aka D.A.1, started his musical journey when he was 17 when he started following Grooverider & Top Buzz. It was at this moment that d.A.1 knew he wanted to be part of ‘the scene’.

He first became interested in the electronic music scene in 1987. In 1987, aged 17, he bought himself his first set of technics 1210s. He did various warm-up sets in raves up in Warrington. Before the doors opened in clubs playing alongside major names such as Grooverider, Doc Scott, Randall and many more. It was after this point when he started getting gigs at big events such as X @ Le Bateau as a resident for the mighty Futurebound Friday Night Sessions and also had a few residencies for Useless Promotions.

Since the lockdown, D.A.1 has been approached to join radio stations such as pure 107FM, Vault FM & Brixton Radio.

Suffice to say, the drum and bass scene should be expecting big things from D.A.1 at the one in the woods event in July 2021.