DJ Dougal

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DJ Dougal
Birth namePaul Arnold Clarke
Also known asDr. Who, Paul Clarke, DJ Douglas, DJ D
GenresUK hardcore, happy hardcore
Occupation(s)Record producer, DJ
Years active1989–present
LabelsMeltdown, Salamander, Fodder, United Dance Recordings, Die Hard, Impact, Central Station, Essential Platinum, Rave n' Beats Limited
Associated actsGammer, Mickey Skeedale, Hixxy, Eruption

Paul Arnold Clarke (known by his stage name DJ Dougal; born 1975) is a British UK hardcore and happy hardcore artist and DJ.

He first became involved with the dance music scene at the age of 15, while setting up sound systems for some of the first acid house parties, as part of work experience assignment to a music shop.[1]

His style is a mix of euphoric hardcore with uplifting vocals. He has worked alongside many other hardcore artists including DNA, Gammer and Hixxy, though in recent years, most of his work has been with Gammer.[2] Several years ago, he – along with Hixxy – created the successful label Essential Platinum,[3][4] which has had many releases. An extensive amount of his work has been featured in the Bonkers CD series,[5][6][7][8][9] who he has consistently mixed for.

The Bonkers 3 compilation, CD3 of which Dougal mixed, went gold in the UK and a special edition of the compilation was released to commemorate it.[10] Five of the Bonkers compilations that have his contribution have gone top 20 on the UK compilations chart.[11]

DJ Dougal performed on the Dance Nation UK Live Tour in April 2009 along with artists such as Basshunter, Sash! and September.

He has also appeared on the Dancemania series, including its Speed sub-series such as its first issue where he appeared with three tracks.[12]


  1. ^ "DJ Dougal Interview -". 2 December 2006. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Dougal & Gammer". Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Essential Platinum". Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  4. ^ "DJ Dougal (Old Skool / Rave / Happy Hardcore)". 24 September 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Hixxy, Dougal & Sy* - Bonkers 7 - Millennium Fever". Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Dougal, Sy* & Vibes* - Bonkers 6 - Wheel Crazy". Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Various - Bonkers 14: Hardcore Strikes Back". 24 February 2006. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Hixxy , Sharkey & Dougal - Bonkers 3 (Gold Edition)". Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Bonkers Vol.3: Mixed By DJ Hixxy/Mc Sharkey/Dougal: DJ Hixxy: Music". Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Bonkers Gold Edition [Box set]". Amazon. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  11. ^ Kutner and Warwick's The Complete Book of British Charts.
  12. ^ "Dougal". Retrieved 9 June 2011.