Clive Henry may be better known as one half of Peace
Division. Through the success of their highly acclaimed
productions, Peace Division are now considered amongst
England's finest production and remixing teams!
An overnight success? Not!! Clive has been clubbing
for over 14 years and a DJ for over 11 years. After
a couple of years regularly attending Londonís now legendary
Shoom, Spectrum and Queens, he started running and playing
at his own successful parties called Gosh: which he
co-promoted alongside Rocky (X-Press 2/Problem Kids).
Soon Rocky's production talents took off, so one of
Europe's infamous club promoters Charlie Chester stepped
in to help!
As Gosh came to a close after an eventful and successful
3 years, Clive re-united with Rocky and new boy Lofty
(Flying / Chilli Funk Records) to start a new night
called 'The Bone' which was just as notorious as the
Gosh nights. Regular guest DJs at The Bone included
David Holmes, Ashley Beedle, and Bob Jones among other
As the parties grew in stature so did Clive's reputation
as a DJ. He soon found himself gracing the decks at
Flying at the Soho Theatre Club, Full Circle, Basics
(Leeds), Venus (Nottingham) and Cream, to name but a
few. International bookings have taken him to Ibiza,
Israel, Crete, Majorca, Malta, Mexico, Portugal, Prague,
Amsterdam, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Japan, Australia
As one of the original Flying Records crew, Clive left
the shop after 6 years 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 features in many a DJ's all time top 10!
Other production work came under the names Half, Syndromedia,
The Pain Gang, and Mind Becomes Drum (with Full Circles
Phil Perry). As time went by these productions made
way for a deeper sound: a real turning point being when
he heard the tune 'Painkiller' by Slack (Sabres of Paradise).
Clive pulled out all the stops to find out who was responsible,
the person in question being Justin Drake: now his partner
in Peace Division and Soul Purpose.
Clive and Rocky formed the record label Low Pressings
in 1996, originally as an outlet for the Soul Purpose
and Peace Division productions. Now with nearly 50 releases
in the bag, the label is considered 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, Da Sun Lounge, M Trax,
Def-E, Marcelo Castelli and countless others. The label
has gone from strength to strength and is now launching
a new sub-label called Room 4 Recordings. The first
release is due out in December 2001.
As well as recording for his own label, Peace Division
have released tracks through Camouflage (USA), Hooj,
and JBO. Remixes have included Moby's 'Natural Blues',
Trancesetters 'Roaches', Katcha's 'Touched By God' (this
being Danny Tenaglia's final record at the Miami Winter
Music Conference 2000, and Rui Da Silva's 'Touch Me'
(which reached no. 1in the UK national chart). Their
mix compilation aptly entitled 'Peace Process'í was
released through Tide Recordings to much acclaim.
The last year has seen Clive and Peace Division spiral
into the spotlight. Their long-awaited album 'Junkyard
Funk' was released in June 2000 with props from DJs
worldwide. Danny Tenaglia reported "Never before
have I played so many tracks by the same artist in one
night!". Peace Division came up with the goods
again with their recently released - Body and Soulí
and have just compiled a new 4 track EP entitled 'Droppin
Deep' which promises to be their biggest release to
date! Other current projects include a remix of Lamb
and a compilation for NRK's Nightlife series, which
will be released early in 2002.
Clive is now resident at London's 'Elements' hosted
by Hooj Choons as well as spinning at Fabric, The End,
Cream, Renaissance, Alaska, you get the picture! Overseas,
Clive has already spun this year at 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
and the infamous Circo Loco at DC10 where he was resident.
Forthcoming gigs include tours of South Africa and Australia!