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Dave Ellesmere

Dave Ellesmere

Dave Ellesmere


After years of playing in punk bands and a brief flirtation with acid house during the the so-called "Summer of Love" it wasnt until Dave heard the exciting sounds of the new electronica sound coming out of detroit and Berlin during the early 90's that he truly converted to electronic music. Having run his own label [emergency broadcast] for a while with releases from steve stoll, freddie fresh and steve rachmad, the label stopped due to problems with manufacture and distribution. Read more on Last.fm
After years of playing in punk bands and a brief flirtation with acid house during the the so-called "Summer of Love" it wasnt until Dave heard the exciting sounds of the new electronica sound coming out of detroit and Berlin during the early 90's that he truly converted to electronic music. Having run his own label [emergency broadcast] for a while with releases from steve stoll, freddie fresh and steve rachmad, the label stopped due to problems with manufacture and distribution. Dave started to create his own tracks and began to upload them to the now legendary MP3.COM. To his utter suprise utter surprise within one week of uploading the tracks Derrick May had picked out one of his tracks in his internet top 10.

At the same time the staff at mp3.com had chosen one of his tracks tracks to be a featured item which resulted in over 30,000 downloads in one month .MP3.COM is also where Dave met Diego, with whom he exchanged some remixes. Diego suggested that perhaps his friends label in Switzerland might be interested in releasing something. He sent a demo but it was not for them. However label owner Stefan Reisen passed the demo onto to Brixton @ Holzplatten Records which is where he eventually released a number of 12 inches across the various labels.

Dave also met other artists via MP3.COM and this resulted in collaborations with wide ranging artists such as Geoff White for Force Inc and Facet labels, and DJ BOSS for DJ Rush's Knee Deep label. During this time he and Diego had started a net project together and Diego [already releasing through Kanzleramt] let Heiko Laux hear some tunes they had done together over the internet. Heiko later released these on Kanzleramt as "diego & voco derman" and on K2o as 'shapes and forms ' Voco Derman was my alter ego for creating music. They also agreed to release some music on a fresh new canadian label called Restructured run by Greg Gow.

a shapes and forms collaboration and a 12 from Dave under his guise of voco derman. His voco derman record fell into the hands of Ronny Krieger [A&R Kanzleramt]. He liked the release and asked to hear more of Dave's own music. He sent some demos which resulted in the debut solo release for Kanzleramt "Angry Young Computer" lp/cd.

The record received some great reviews and support from techno dj´s like Laurent Garnier, Francois K, Kevin Saunderson, Fabrice Lig and others as well as rotating on the decks of world famous house and nu-jazz dj´s. Talking Loud founder Giles Peterson took a track 'a new constallation" for his latest dj mix cd, Michael Reinboth (Compost) and Peter Kruder (Kruder and Dorfmeister) also had the record in their charts. His second album "Rites of Spring" was also released by Kanzleramt and it's was well received by a host of Dj's far and wide. Dave has been luck enough over the years to perform his liveset all over Europe. Ostrava - Czech Rep, Geneva - Switzerland, Berlin - Germany, Oslo - Norway, Madrid , Bergara, Vitoria- Spain, In 2004, via Shinedoe he met Dylan Hermelijn of 100% Pure records.

He passed him some music which he liked and the first 12" "four symbols" was released in Nov 2005 has just come out to a positive response from the worlds dj community...playlisted by the likes of Ben Sims (August chart), Josh Wink, DJINXX, Vince Watson, Michel de Hey, amongst others. Dave performed his liveset at the 100% Pure label night for the 2005 ADE (amsterdam dance event), Here he played a number of new unreleased tracks. 2 of these tunes were immediately snapped up for release on Intacto Records and will now be released sometime in February 2006, and for Intacto Beyond (ltd edt experimental, dub and minimal) there will also be an ep in 2006. Dave has just started a mnml collaboration project together with Dylan Hermelijn [2000 and One] titled Microfunk...

expect vinyl release really soon. Dave has just started to DJ using Ableton live. You can expect to hear alot from Dave in 2006, with releases coming up [under various names, chronolux, ronin, microfunk etc] in the very near future. Read more on Last.fm.

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