The Takeover (Radio Edit)
Dave.I.D likes to think for himself. Always has done. Its the reason why his debut album didn’t go quite according to his initial plan. He was going to make, to use his own words, something pretty simple and straightforward. But then he noticed lots of his friends were discovering new beliefs. Some even tried to convert him.
The cerebral inspiration catapulted him into musics outer rim. He beamed back a dark, dense sometimes confrontational sound, but ultimately compelling sound. But, in the end, it turned out to be a happy accident because the resulting record, called Response appropriately enough, is mind-bendingly inventive, brilliantly off-kilter and constantly surprising. Crucially, the tough sonics are paired with killer melodies: this is deep, heavy music you can hum.
Ask him about the future, and he responds instantly. ”My dream is for this to be an option. I’m ambitious. I want people to like what I do. The difference is that Im not going to sugar coat it for you. I don’t have that need. I really just like pleasing myself at the moment. It’s more of a passive statement than a modern update of Suicides confrontational stance. Thing is, while pleasing himself hes made an album that fizzes and pops with creativity”.
He’s going to have to get used to other people being pretty pleased with it too.