Remembering 90s Dance Music Dario G Star, Paul Spencer

Big Foot Events were honoured and proud to work alongside legendary 90s dance music icon Paul Spencer, also known as Dario G, for many years. We are all deeply saddened by his death yesterday.

Paul leaves behind an incredible legacy through his music. Dario G was a dance music trio formed by DJs and producers Paul Spencer, Scott Rosser, and Stephen Spencer. They achieved global success in 1997 with ‘Sunchyme’, an enduring dance anthem that remains a favourite today, selling over 60,000 copies in the UK and reaching No.2 in the charts. The band, named after the then-manager of Crewe Alexandra FC, Dario Grandi, followed up with another top 5 track, ‘Carnaval de Paris’. The song became the unofficial anthem of the 1998 World Cup in Paris and was later re-released for the 2002 tournament.

As those who knew Paul well will attest, he is also leaving a legacy of love, kindness, and positivity for everyone he met. Paul would bounce into our office with his huge smile and boundless energy, bringing gifts for all the team – from t-shirts to sweets and cakes.

Paul’s family shared on his official Instagram that “he was positive until the end but this was one battle he could not fight anymore. He leaves behind a wonderful musical legacy and many happy memories for many people. He will be sadly missed by everyone who loved him. Shine bright our big star”.

It was a joy to spend time in his presence. Those of our clients who attended our 2022 Showcase – where Paul honoured us with a fantastic performance – will recall how vibrant and energetic he was.

Paul was always buzzing with new ideas and enthusiasm. We worked closely with Paul on his Better Than The 90s project, an incredible idea he had when returning home from another sell-out 90s-themed event. He found these 90s-themed events were better than the actual 90s – as nowadays we are older, more settled, and more secure than we were then. This unique, fun, and nostalgic show was hosted by Paul, who brought immense energy and genuine passion to the production.

Even in recent months, his maintained positivity was truly infectious as he played us his music and spoke about having a party when this was all over. Well, Paul, we hope there is a party for you in heaven right now – and you are playing that trumpet!