Introducing the Newest Member of OWSLA: David Heartbreak
Adding to their powerhouse line-up of artists, OWSLA’s newest addition is Brooklyn-born, David Heartbreak, who I took the opportunity to chat with this past weekend. Heartbreak is no new name to the EDM community, having early support from artists like Diplo & Bassnectar and being featured multiple times on the prestigious BBC Radio 1. With previous releases on Atlantic, Sony, Ultra, Smog, and Mad Decent amongst others, I asked Heartbreak about why exactly OWSLA:
“OWSLA was the best place for me because they’re the most positive and best energy I’ve experienced in the music business. It’s a family; OWSLA is all about making what you love and being yourself, and thats important. I’m not expected to sound like Sonny, Alvin or Zedd… I can just be David Heartbreak and thats the most important thing…”
With an official remix for Skrillex of “Make it Bun Dem” just last year, Heartbreak touched on his relationship with Sonny:
“I’ve known Sonny for a minute. When I met him a few years ago I was nice, but I didn’t really know what I was doing; I was just making tracks, touring and having fun. A few years later, I found my sound & my lane, and it just worked out.”
Heartbreak’s influences include a wide range of artists including Goldie, The Prodigy, King Tubby, Flying Lotus, Skrillex, and Timbaland with Dub and Reggae being in his blood. His upcoming EP on OWSLA titled ‘The Foundation’ features seven tracks and seven genres:
“The EP is Reggae, Hip-Hop, Electro, and heavily Dub-influenced, but each song is a different genre. I’m all about making good music and not being constricted. This EP, like my past work, is based off my emotions. Honestly, it’s my best work to date and I can’t wait for the world to hear it.”
The Foundation EP will be released mid-May on OWSLA and you’ll want to keep your eye on David Heartbreak these coming months. He’s one of the more forward-thinking and limitless producers in the game right now. With genre walls rapidly being torn down, multi-genre producers like Heartbreak are the future of electronic music.
In closing, Heartbreak can be summarized in two words:
— DHBK (@Davidheartbreak) April 11, 2013
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