Out of Range
Double LP version. French producer David K presents his debut album Out of Range, an off-the-radar mixture of romantic melodies on drugs, rocking beats à la Parisienne, and sounds to turn you on, released on Tiefschwarz's ever reliable imprint, Souvenir. David K represents something that's all too rare in electronic music today: an artist who makes music first and club music second. For him, emotion is paramount, melody is important, the pop format has its perks and original material is always better than a sample. His roots are in Paris, where he lived his entire life until 2011. He started DJing in the late '80s on a makeshift set of gear, complete with a radio and tape deck, but once he hit his first rave in '91, he went straight for the Technics 1200s. Always involved in creating, composing, and mixing, he began his production career with the Boogabaloo EP on Sismic in 2002, a small Parisian house label. Not long after that he fell in with some key figures in Paris' underground club scene, such as Dan Ghenacia, who brought him into the Freak n' Chic stable. David has always worked conscientiously with the dancefloor in mind, though his sound has always dipped into the outer reaches of myriad genres; rock, funk and unashamedly straight-up pop, a confluence which draws on his honest inspirations. For this album he has also brought on board close friends, including guest appearances which only help add to the album's rich makeup: dOP frontman Jaw, frequent collaborator Opium (of La Boetie and Nouvelle Vague), and old friend and Italian producer Francesco Farfa. Like all of his records, the entire package is glazed in the quirky eccentricity, nonchalant percussion and irresistible hunk of sleazy and funk-fueled boogie that you've come to expect of his productions over the years.