DJ Ian 'Knocka' Dore

Club DJ2019-09-27T12:22:24+00:00

Club DJ, Ian ‘Knocka’ Dore

Ian ‘Knocka’ Dore is not your average club DJ. While most jocks are content with banging out lacklustre sets for over-inflated fees, Ian’s priorities have always been about passion and performance. Flawless mixing skills combined with enough energy to blow the national grid ensure a roof-raising experience every time he plays.

Thats what his spiel used to say when he was still playing, but in 2010 at a residency in Bath, he decided to hang up his headphones. You can’t go on forever and its best to get out on top. What a ride it was. But it wasn’t quite the end….

‘Now here’s a man that knows his crowd’

Ministry Magazine


‘Simply put, A top DJ’


‘No doubt about it, this guy delivers the goods’

Club On Magazine

On the wheels of steel

Ian on the decks

Ian’s down to earth personality and ability to connect with both funky movers and uplifting anthem lovers, have made him a favourite with clubbers and promoters alike. Guaranteeing repeat bookings and a die-hard following. He learnt the ropes from DJing buddy Adey Bealing and quickly began blagging spots spinning in Cyprus, Italy, Ireland, America, Greece, Belgium, Holland, Turkey and of course the UK. His unique, high-octane brand of DJing leaves an indelible impression, be it on a pumping, funky tip, or harder, trancier vibe. “Mucking farvellous” as a clubber once put it.

Spun with the big names in the DJ game

Ian with Judge Jules

Seb Fontaine, Sarah Chapman, Danny Slade, Chad Jackson, Darren Christian, Pete Doyle, The Lovely Helen, John Ceccini, Marc Vedo, Tony Price, Stretch and Vern, Craig Campbell, Tin Tin Out, The Lisa Marie Experience, Val and Des, Tim Lyall, Judge Jules, Alex P, Ferry Corsten, Eddie Halliwell, Sonique, Lisa Lashes, Graham Gold, Lisa Pin-Up, Pete Doyle, Jeremy Healy, Brandon Block, Dan Bailey, Boy George, Jon ‘OO’ Fleming, Dave Pearce, John Kelly, Griff, Tony De Vit, Miss Behavin, Jon the Dentist, Mrs Wood, Mike Cosford, Anne Savage, Freemasons, The Shapeshifters, Vicky Devine, Sophie Sugar and Graham Gold.

Local legends

Ian with Al Bebbington at Dynamite

Big Al Bebbington, DJ Merlin, DJ Denzil, Andy Baillie, ‘Ruby’ Murray, Colin C, Martin Davies, DJ Magik, DJ Star, Ricky Redhead, Neil Roberts, Ollie, Nikteazer, Hampton Large, Dick Thick, Billy Concarnee, DJ Snax, DJ Denzil, DJ Krooks, Will Darling, Philip Steak, DJ Ilat and Owlpal.

Gigs include

Ian with Boy George at Temptation

Godskitchen, Slinky, Progress, Ministry of Sound, Miss Moneypenny’s, Adult Action, Pulse, Kinky Sex, Fizz, Come Dancing London, Inferno, Various Club-On Magazine parties across the UK, Casualty, Dynamite, Feel, Full Fat Funk and many many more.

Bestival Festival

Ian at his first Bestival

Ian is also a regular at the behemoth that is the Bestival Festival having played the majority of them. Starting off in the Bollywood tent, then for 2 consecutive years, the main stage. The Big top, Hidden Disco and the Comedy stage to name other arenas. He returned again in 2015 with the Zombie Love In, headlining the Sugar Skulls Stage on Saturday night.

Comments on Knocka’s Nights

‘It is without doubt one of the finest nights in the country’

Ministry Magazine

‘Absolutely mental, one of the longest queues I’ve ever seen’


‘Superb night, excellent atmosphere, mad clubbers.’

Lisa Pin-Up

‘Fantastic night with a really good crowd, I’d love to come back’

Dave Pearce – Radio 1

’Really enjoyed the gig and hope we can do it again soon’

Boy George

‘The only wildly popular night on the southcoast that regularly pulls in a devoted crowd and big names alike’

Club On Magazine

‘The Island’s biggest and best dance night’

Loaded Magazine

‘Giving the likes of Pascha and Ku a run for their money’ ‘

DJ Magazine

Tales from the Turntables

Goddam that DJ saved my day….