July 18, 2018

Seismic Activity : 'Basement', Dave Summit (Fradulent Records)

The third release from Fraudulent Records alerted our sensors... and for good reason!

By: Hanz Ford

Dave Summit is an aspiring Bass House DJ/producer residing in Quebec City (QC). Having played one of Canada’s top venues ( Beach Club, Pointe-Calumet, QC) three times, he earned the support of noted artists like Platter Pushers, CastNowski, Freddy Mac, Kayliox, Drezo and Bombs Away. This undoubtedly lead to his debut release on Aural Sex Records bringing us to his latest release with Fraudulent Records. Huge achievments for someone only 17 years old!

Summit stands for his desire to bring music to an all new level. Blending elements of Hip Hop with crazy bass lines, Dave strives to carve out his own sound and is well on his way with a handful of excellent tracks. His first upload to SoundCloud a year ago was Reaching, an incredible blend of classic house vibes and modern bass house lines. Following this was a mind-bending remix of Post Malone’s ‘Congratulations’.

Dave Summit kept the heat coming with three more fantastic tracks. The speaker pumping ‘Virus’, followed by a shining example of his blend of hip-hop and bass house ‘Don’t Complain’ featuring Cole the VII, and a bootleg of Boombox Cartel’s ‘Moon Love’. The steady stream of top-notch music, on top of gathering steam in the DJing world brought forth Dave Summit’s debut release ‘Vicious’ on Aural Sex Records. Which brings us to ‘Basement’

Starting off with tight percussions and and vocal samples that “make me want to dance’, the energy rises in classic bass house fashion to a blazing drop. Bass crawls around the kick and hi hats, accented by subtle pianos and vocal chops. Giving our ear drums a brief rest with a lush breakdown. Dave brings the heat right back solidifying his status as an up and comer to keep a close eye on!

I had the fortune of getting some words from Dave to get a better idea of who he is and how the this track came together

Hanz Ford: Tell us a bit about yourself, what got you into producing/ DJing?

Dave Summit: My name is David (Dave Summit is my artist name), I am a 17 years old DJ and Producer from Quebec City in Canada. I’ve been producing and Djing for around 6 years now, I tried some instruments like guitar and piano when I was 10 and I was fascinated about everything in music and every style (I was also a big fan of Linkin Park, Deadmau5 at this moment). When I was 12, my mom asked me to do a playlist for a family party and I had so much fun finding music for the playlist and seeing the people enjoying the music. So I bought a Numark IDJ Live and started messing around with it. A couple months later I discovered the Ultra Music Festival and I watched the set from Hardwell (his set was the one in 2013) it was at this moment that I started production in FL Studio and that I knew that I wanted to do this everyday of my life.

HF: Flash forward 4 years and you’re playing Beach Club, what was your first time playing like and how did you land that gig?

DS: It all started when I saw on Facebook that they were doing a contest for 14 to 17 years old DJs. So I jump on the opportunity and did a video of me while I was Djiing and producing. One month later, I was a finalist for the competition and I had to do a 30 minutes set at their place with “judges” (owner and some resident djs). They took everyone (10 Djs including myself) and we performed at the 14 to 17 event in the summer. June 9th 2017. They called me back a month later to do the opening set for Kayzo (One of my favorite DJ and a role-model for me). It was the first time in their history that they had a 16 years old DJ in their club. I was very happy and honored to be there and had the chance to meet some people including Kayzo.

They called me back around a month ago (this summer) to open for DVBBS, so it was a great way to start the summer! The vibe is so unique and the crowd is insane. I love playing there, its always a very good time and everyone in the staff is super friendly. For me, its one of the greatest place to play and I thing a lot of djs will say the same.

HF: How did you link up with Castnowski?

DS: I met Castnowski last year at Beach Club in Montreal (We were both opening for Kayzo) and then we stayed in contact. After I released my track Don’t Complain in March, he ask me if I wanted to do a track for his brand new label that he was working on. I accepted directly!

HF: How did your track ‘Bassment’ come together?

DS: In the beginning, I had the idea to do a hip-hop/bass house style of a track like Don’t Complain, but I had some trouble to find the right vocalist on it, so I started a new bass house-only project and then the idea came up when I found the vocal. I had the idea to glitch up my drop to make it more unique and still make it fit with my sound and my vibe.

HF: What cant we expect from you for the remainder of the 2018?

DS: For the rest of the year, I have some collabs on the way with some very good producers that I admire, I also have a couple of originals and a EP just before the end of the year. The EP will include Hip-Hop, Bass House and a combination of both.

We are excited to hear more from this promising producer! To stay up to date and be the first to hear about up coming shows follow him on all his socials!

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