How did you start?
When I was a teenager I started recording my drums on cassette, and was discovering sampling music. I’ve been always working on music and video projects since then. Actually I started releasing music when I was 27.
On the 18th of August you’ll be releasing a Remix EP with remixes from different artists of ‘Spectators of the Universe’. With remixes of Kauf, Polynation, Handbook and more. How did this come about? What can we expect?
Remixing can be really fun. It’s a totally different approach of the song with sounds already created. All the artists on this EP are true artist sending their own creative vision for their remix.
How does the Dutch music seen differ from other countries?
Holland is a small country, with a lot of great musicians, and a beautiful electronic scene. Besides that is electronic music doesn’t need borders.
How have you progressed since your debut release in 2013 with ‘Royal Horticultural society’, follow by your debut full length album ‘Moon Observations’ in 2014 on the Atomnation / K7! label:
Actually I still do the same since then. Just creating music and videos because I love that, most of my spare time I’ll be in my studio. With my second album, ‘Spectatos of the Universe’ I worked for two years on music, creating a lot of demos. At the end I selected ten tracks who would fit the idea of the album. For me it feels really organic spending my time creating music.
On 7th of October 2016 Kitsuné records released your single called ‘Lucine’, part of the Kitsuné Maison Compilation 18. and On the 24 March 2017 David released his second album ‘Spectators of the Universe’ on Atomnation / !K7. How has the response been to each release? What can we expect for the future?
It got great response! I’ve released my last album ‘Spectators of the Universe’ March this year. And all the great reactions give me inspiration and energy to work on new music. So that’s what you could expect soon, new music.
You also collaborated with Dutch songwriter Blaudzun on your side project ‘Haty Haty’. The debut album ‘High as the sun’ was released March 2016 by V2 records and Anne Brun did guest vocals on the track Nazaré. What do you like most about collaborating with other artists?
We are friends for a long time, so it was a great experience, drinking wine and creating music. Mostly I work on my own in the studio, but sometimes its better have someone around, making all the decisions together is easier and more fun.
Your multi talented, you have directed several music video’s for artists like, Daniel Bedingfield, Blaudzun, John Coffey, Anderson and more, please tell us about how you got into directing music video’s and what inspires you in this field?
I work on music and video’s since my teenage years. The combination of music and video is something magic. I love watching music videos and films. If its done well both elements (music and visuals) will reinforce each other.
What are you listening to at the moment?
I listen to a lot of different music. Every month I create a new playlist with new discovered music, its my personal archive of music these days. I’ve a lot of vinyl, but don’t buy that much anymore. I actually like the new Biceb single, really looking forward to their debut album released this fall. And also looking forward to the Tunnelvisions album expect to release in the fall this year on Atomnation.
Who are your top 5 influences and icons?
I don’t know if these artists still are a big influence for me, but they definitely where a part of my life while exploring and discovering art and music.
Boards of Canada, Bach, Can, Henri Matisse and Jean Michel Basquiat.
When are you playing next?
I’ve played a lot of shows last months, but right now I’m working on new music. In September and October I’ll do some liveshows. Berlin, Leeuwarden and than Amsterdam Dance Event
Moon Observations (2014, Atomnation / !K7)
High as the sun, as Haty Haty (2016, V2 records)
Spectators of the Universe (2017, Atomnation / !K7)
Singles and EPs
Royal Horticultural Society (2013, Atomnation)
Moon Observations Remixes (2014, Atomnation)
Lucine (2016, Kitsuné / Atomnation)