Truncate (US)


After being introduced to electronic music back in the early 90's in Los Angeles, a teenage David Flores wstarted DJing across Southern California on the DIY warehouse, backyard, desert, and rave circuit. His style then was as varied as the local scene - a myriad of sounds ranging from house to acid to techno to hardcore. After a few years solely DJing, he began releasing original music under the monikers David F & Audio Injection, which landed him on labels such as Monoid, Stimulus, 4 Track & LA label Droid Recordings. His association with Droid Behavior began in 2003 as resident at the now defunct yet infamous and internationally acclaimed Interface event series alongside Drumcell and Raiz. He currently runs a new event series together with Drumcell and Oktaform named “Observe”.

In early 2011, he started the project Truncate to focus on the deeper, raw side of techno. His Truncate releases early on gained critical acclaim from world class underground talent such as Modeselektor, Ben Klock, Steve Rachmad, DVS1, Luke Slater, Josh Wink, Eats Everything, Joris Voorn, and many more. Since then, he has provided remixes for artists across the musical spectrum including Kink, Slam, Loco Dice, Ben Sims, Josh Wink, Ellen Alien, Miss Kittin, Carl Cox & Nicole Moudaber. He has also released original works on 50 Weapons, Ultramajic, Blueprint, Ei8ht, Figure, Token and of course his own imprint Truncate. He has also collaborated on releases with Jimmy Edgar, Chambray, Catz & Dogs, James Ruskin and with Ben Sims as ‘ASSAILANTS’ Truncate tracks have been featured on Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto and on Vice Documentaries. In 2020, he launched WRKTRX focusing on jackin club sounds, bespoke and from up-and-coming talent.

A rigorous international tour schedule has included stops and regular appearances at the most prestigious venues and events, including Berghain in Berlin, Fabric in London, Concrete in Paris, Movement Festival in Detroit, Womb in Tokyo, Dimensions Festival in Croatia, Awakenings in Amsterdam, Output in New York, and many more.

Truncate currently co-hosts DJs & Beers, alongside Dubfire, Chris Leibing, Radio Slave, and Drumcell. Launched as a weekly video hang during the pandemic, the series tackles topics serious to playful in the spirit of bridging conversation between the various spectrums of techno music and industry. Guests have included Laurent Garnier, Ellen Alien, Carl Craig, Douglas McCarthy, Rebolledo, Benny Rodrigues, Lauren Flax and more.

With his heavy remix, production and touring schedule there is still no slowing down for David. He continues to shape an evolving sound and to champion the Los Angeles underground.

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