DJ and writer Dave Haslam made his DJing debut at the Hacienda in 1986. Laurent Garnier, Ian Brown, and the Chemical Brothers were regular visitors to Haslam’s DJing events at the Hacienda, and all have credited Haslam as an inspiration. He has since DJ'd worldwide, from Lima to Berlin. The author of four books (his latest, ‘Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues’, was published on August 2015). He attended Joy Division's last ever show; Sonic Youth have slept on his floor; Tony Wilson threatened to shoot him; he took John Peel to see Public Enemy; and he’s interviewed the likes of John Lydon, Nile Rodgers, Jarvis Cocker, Neneh Cherry, and David Byrne.