01. Come Up From The Darkness -Francesco Farfa & David K Feat. Dr Felix
02. Come Up From The Darkness – Francesco Farfa & David K Feat. Dr Felix (David K’s SnowBall Version)
03. Come Up From The Darkness – Francesco Farfa & David K Feat. Dr Felix (Tool voice)
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. Late at night and early in the morning he dances alone in his studio, tapping away on his keyboards and throwing together arrangements on the fly (a pianist by training, he can’t bear to make music slouched over a mouse). His only goal is to make something that will keep himself dancing. David K’s 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. He was making a living as a teacher and graphic designer, but like some invisible cosmic force, the life of the full-time artist kept drawing him in. His first record came out in 2002 on Sismic Music, a small Parisian house label, and not long after that he fell in with some key figures in the Paris’ underground club scene, such as Dan Ghenacia, who brought him into the Freak n’ Chic stable, and Phil Weeks, who put out one of his earliest 12-inches, Yo Chicago, on Robsoul Recordings. Cocoon, Guy Gerber’s Supplement Facts, Tsuba Records, Visionquest, and, more recently, Tiefschwarz’s carefully curated Sounvenir and sub-label NAU. His new single, alongside Italian-born house and techno producer Francesco Farfa for Souvenir sees the pair draw upon their unique, shared skillsets. Initially Farfa contacted David to enlist him for remix duties on one of his tracks.
Artwork by Yugo Hasegawa