Hello David, thank you very much for your time. How have you been?
I`m good thanks, pretty tired; just got back from Italy last night, it was a long weekend.
You are pretty new at the scene. Is this difficult for brand new artist to catch on the UK scene?
Maybe, there seems to be an influx of artist going for a similar sound at the moment so its kinda hard to stand out.
You released two great records on Pictures label. How did the coopeartion start? You have known guys from the label or you simply sent them a demo?
It was mainly through friends of friends knowing the guys at Pictures. There were a couple of labels that were interested at the start but I think that Pictures really shone through.
Any plans for releases on Pictures Music for this year?
I`ve got lots of work coming through the pipeline; I’ve been playing with new sounds and ideas but in terms of label we’ll see what happens.
You are Welsh native, but currently living in Brighton. What led you to this city and how is the club scene like?
Club scene is pretty good in Brighton, and its also a very short train ride to London, so you get best of both. I moved here after finishing Uni as my brothers live here and I thought I’d give Brighton a go.
What track/artist blow your mind right now?
I have been really enjoying Kris Wadsworth at the moment, really gritty deep sounds that have so much groove. John Talabot’s So Will Be Now from his fIN album is pretty brilliant too, anything by Floating Points gets me, off the top of my head.
What can people expect from you at Sound:frame? :)
Some good music to dance to! I think I’m playing pretty late too, so maybe something different?
You only play DJ sets or do you have any plans for live acts in the future?
Iv been working on a live set for some time, but I’m waiting to come across the right sound before I start to play it out.
When you are DJing, do you prepare tracks before the gig or do you just go on stage and play according to your current mood?
I try not to prepare too much for gigs, I think its best to leave it to what feels right at the time. I sometimes use Ableton to DJ, which is often frowned upon by other DJs but with Ableton I can have a combination of a live set and DJ set, where I can bring in stems from my own work into my set, plus samples and FX.
Do you have any “composing rituals” or do you just sit down and make a track?
I take an hour long cold shower.
What makes you happy besides music?
Thank you very much and looking forward to your set in Vienna!
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