As well as Brazil being one of the world’s fastest emerging economies, so too is it one of the electronic world’s most quickly developing territories. Playing no small part in this development is the D Edge club run by Renato Ratier, who is also the place’s assured resident DJ. So too does his output as a producer form the backbone of the club’s eponymously entitled label. Last year he offered up his debut full-length album, Black Belt, which was a fine genre work, offering up funky disco, deep house and plenty of club ready grooves with sufficient charm as to stand out from the crowd. Now, the label and producer have hand picked 10 producers to rework tracks from the album, and all bases are covered from UK tech to deeper Berlin house with plenty in between.
Success, though a subjective matter, is sometimes based on talent, sometimes luck, and in rare cases, sometimes both. For Hamburg's David August, it's safe to say he's fared well with both talent and luck on his side. A pianist since age 5, David excelled at his craft for years before entering the DJ realm at age 15. By 17, David had already shared the booth with notable acts during his residencies and soon began releasing his first productions via Stil Vor Talent.
Today, the 22 year old Diynamic rising star continues to impress fans around the world in the studio with his latest release, Epikur, and on stage with recent gigs in Miami, Israel, Netherlands, Paris, Mexico and Argentina--and that was just in the month of March. In the midst of all this, David also recently released a new mix for Innervisions' podcast series. Recorded live, the mix includes the likes of Riperton, Boards of Canada, Curtis Mayfield, Flying Lotus and, of course, some of David's own work. In just under an hour, David directs us on a short but special traverse through his musical style and influences.