We were lucky enough to catch Player Dave Sunday morning at Lightning in a Bottle a few weeks ago as he was grabbing some breakfast after his Saturday set at the Pagoda Bar. We sat down and asked him some quick and simple questions, asking for rapid responses. Thus, the answers range from both simple and quick, to deep and thoughtful, giving us an insight into the mind of the 20 year old artist. We learn a bit about the rising producer’s upbringing, inspirations, and finally find out exactly how he is creating such a unique identity through his sounds.
What's Player Dave's formula for production and success in such an incredible community? Read more below to find out.
Beautiful Buzzz: Let’s do it. We out here with the Player Dave. First question, where are you from?
Player Dave: San Clemente, California
Beautiful Buzzz: What was your favorite thing to do when you were growing up as a kid?
Player Dave: Playing guitar locked in my room by myself.
BB: What is your favorite part of your career as an artist?
PD: Being able to give back to the community that gave so much to me.
BB: Who were your biggest influencers throughout your career, both initially as well as now?
PD: Jimi Hendrix, Dave Tipper, and Sam Gellaitry
BB: Any artist or artists you’re hoping to work with this year or in the near future?
PD: Sam Gellaitry, CharlestheFirst, and Medasin
BB: Most memorable show you’ve played thus far for you personally, and or most memorable
PD: Lightning in a Bottle
BB: What gets you out of bed in the morning?
PD: Birds chirpin’
BB: What keeps you up at night?
BB: Just listening to it?
PD: No, no, no, no, no, getting deep in making music...like getting weird in my thoughts and staying in my room. When everyone goes to sleep, I take all of their energy while their sleeping and just transform it straight into my sounds.
Player Dave definitely found success in his sounds at Lightning in a Bottle as he kept the entire crowd enthralled during his set which ranged from both chill and laid back to heavy and deep. By intermixing his original work with chiller artists such as Fla.mingo and harder hitters such as Chee, among various others, Player Dave proves that he has done his homework on the plethora of diverse music that exists in the industry’s space. Lightning in a Bottle is definitely an incredible stage for any artist, which only proved true for Player Dave as well. The combination of Player Dave’s promising set at LiB 2018, divergent range of inspirations, late night hard work, and incredibly original style, all with his his young age definitely makes for a promising future.
You can check out Player Dave's unique sound on Spotify, Soundcloud, and also connect with him on Instagram here: