David Douglas (NL)

With its powdery blocks of chords and swathes of treated vocals, David's single 'Higher' gained support by Pitchfork, Xlr8r, Electronic Beats, THUMP, 3voor12, BBC e.a; hailed because of the funkiness, porous synths and the slow-building atmosphere. Inspired by the stories of namesake David Douglas (1799), a Scottish plant hunter who explored North America collecting seeds of plants and trees unknown to mankind at that time, David Douglas (1983) started looking for his own musical roots. The greatness of nature, the sublime mountain landscapes, Icelandic lupine fields, Arctic coastlines and Californian fir forest invigorate his music. With collaborations by Dutch pop legend Blaudzun and Norway's finest Petter Carlsen, his debut album 'Moon Observations' offers a well produced genre mix of electroncia, house, ambient and pop. This years favorite pick by fans of Caribou, John Talabot, Nicolas Jaar, Röyksopp and Tycho.
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