This installment of Around the Clock features the headliner of the first edition of Scala: our new semi regular club concept that will be organized once every so often in EKKO or TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht). Dave DK is a perfect fit for EKKO, since his atmospheric brand of house fits perfectly with the intimate vibe of such a historic place in Utrecht. Read all about what he listens to in his off time, to get inspired to make his special kind of music.
“I don’t really have a daily routine when it comes to listening to music. It all depends on my general feeling, if I’m in the mood for music or not too much. There are days full of listening sessions, especially when I’m doing some office work or have the time to check out new stuff looking for ideas to get inspired. I would like to focus on this kind of day in-between studio time.”
10:00: Bat For Lashes – A Wall
“I’m not a morning person at all, only sometimes when it’s inevitable. To kick the day off I love to listen to a nice pop production. Natasha Khan is one my favourite singer songwriters, I’m also very much in love with her voice. Her choruses convey such a happy energy that the day just can turn into a good one.”
14:00: Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
“After some e-mailing mania here comes another artist that inspires me since quite a while now. Dan Snaith aka Caribou surprises me with every album again as he always turns into a new thematic direction with every escapade. I’m a fan of his new album “Our Love”, the song “Can’t Do Without You” is probably one of my favourites this year. Lush production melts hypnotic melodies with glamorous vocal design at it’s best.”
18:00: Lusine – Forks
“Time to do some sports, my preferred city action is biking. I don’t usually listen to music when I’m doing sports, if I would, Jeff McIlwain could easily deliver the soundtrack for it. I love his sound design and feeling for details and harmonies.”
22:00: Apparat – Song Of Los
“Time for an all-time favourite and ambassador for great emotions Sascha Ring. His compositions combined with his discreet vocals are timeless pieces of music that are one of a kind. I can listen to his music anytime anywhere I am in this world and never get bored as he woves feelings of happiness and melancholy at the same time to an high extent.”
02:00: Bibio – Mind Bokeh
“Time to sleep. Can be earlier or later, depending on my rhythm at the time. It’s difficult to choose one artist as there a lots of great ones that I’m following. One of them is Bibio. I’ve always been into ambient music. This piece comes from his 2011 album “Mind Bokeh”. Pure rich and organic bliss. Absolutely timeless from my point of view, I can listen to this loopy atmosphere for hours.”
Don’t miss out on Dave DK playing in EKKO next Friday and be sure to buy your tickets right here.