David Heartbreak proves originality is possible in music
If you’ve never checked out David Heartbreak’s music, then there are two things I have to say: I’m sorry you haven’t and you’re welcome for this post.
I’m pretty sure we’ve all done this before. When you get bored of the music you have on your iPod or laptop, you go on Soundcloud or YouTube, and you set out to be the Lewis and Clark of EDM. More often than not, your searches will turn up unsuccessful, but there are those times where you strike gold. You’re like, “Did I just discover a musical gem? Am I gonna go down in EDM history for this?” That’s how I felt when I found David Heartbreak. I was the true internet explorer. In a musical age where originality is nearly impossible, this Brooklyn native has managed to create his own sound and style. The guy can also pull off so many sub-genres of EDM that his EP’s always leave you wondering what he’s going to do next. Heartbreak’s bio from his website explains why he’s so versatile; his love for traveling really influences his growth as a DJ. He began his career in hip-hop, but he says that his “… inspiration comes from hearing different art form and music…abroad, being around different talent, I learn what they do and add to myself.” Basically, he’s fucking brilliant and humble about it…. the perfect combination of success.
Inspirations include DJ’s like Afrojack, Toddla T, Skrillex, Datsik, and others. He’s worked with other great DJ’s such as Munchi, Annie Mac, Laidback Luke, and most recently, The Partysquad. I’m gonna stop gushing about him and let his music speak for itself. I obviously can’t post every track he’s made on here, so here are really contrasting tunes of his. He’s a king of moombahton (which is what originally drew me to his music) so, here’s his track “THAT HEARTBREAK” from his EP M7.
Although he has his own signature sound, Heartbreak is innovative with his remixes too. His latest is a play on “Cinema”. Let’s take note of his ingenious use of orchestral instruments in his trap version.
Most recently, his EP Cloud 9 was released. The way I describe it? Ethereal. Atmospheric. Beautiful. Slow jams of the century. Here’s his track “Reasons” from Cloud 9.
So different from “THAT HEARTBREAK” and “Cinema of Trap”, and yet, still so damn good. This whole EP is actually downloadable for free (he’s THAT nice), and I highly recommend it. I also recommend you check out his SoundCloud for more free tracks, because he’s getting big really fast. He’s also on Twitter (follow him!) and Facebook. Heartbreak has never felt so good.