Dave DK

DJ & producer Dave DK has been making waves in the electronic music scene for a couple of years now, and now starting to emerge as a serious player. Since the early 90's he was fascinated by the upcoming techno movement, which eventually led to his own active initiation. 1995 was the starting point for the then 17 year old. Together with a longtime friend, Dave produced his first tracks and was involved in the organization of underground techno and house partys, constantly trying to spread and push new electronic music.

Searching for new electronic sounds every day and having honed his skills as a producer in his chosen home Berlin, Dave released his first record on Müller Records in 1998. His DJ activities had been highly pushed since that time. In 1999 he became a resident DJ at Tresor/Globus club in Berlin, later on also at the legendary Panorama Bar. Beside his remix productions for Beroshima and Skiebäck he released records on raum...musik., Decore, Lifetime Music and Cadeaux.

As Dave is an open minded person who resents musical limits, he doesn’t want tobe reduced to one style. His sound simply is the result of different styles that have influenced him throughout the years. "I have a passion for the wide range between house and techno as well as pop music and dancefloor stuff of the early 90's", says Dave.

Though he’s elegantly juggling a variety of electronic music to create his own style, in his tracks he often combines tragic melodies with kickin’ grooves that transform your body into a twisting stampede of electricity, with trademark swing and warm funk.

His third full-length after his 2007 album on Moodmusic and a debut on Müller Records in 2000, his upcoming offering "Val Maira" - named after a valley in the Italian mountains - goes beyond admittedly impressive production skills, aiming for deeply personal expressiveness and emotional impact. An epic sonic journey crossing classic Kompakt territory - from Pop Ambient to tuneful techno and house -, this is not just the extended follow-up to Dave's much-adored "Palmaille" 12" (a release that already stood out for its almost uncanny emulation of Kompakt's more impressionist panoply), but a sonic achievement in its own right - a record as delicate as it is candid, deliberately showcasing all its strengths and dodges, but ultimately - magically - amounting to so much more than the mere sum of its parts. In many ways, "Val Maira" is the perfect Kompakt record, albeit one that Kompakt never made. Until now. The full album will be released on vinyl, CD and digital on April 27th.