Having previously worked as a renowned video director David Douglas switched his attention to music in 2012, and has since gained a reputation as one of the most expressive and all- encompassing electronica producers around. Over the years he released music on several labels (Atomnation, Kompakt, !K7 and Kitsuné ) and is always writing and producing new music and projects.
Inspired by the stories of his 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 (1983) started looking for his own musical roots. The greatness of nature – the sublime mountain landscapes, Icelandic lupine fields, Arctic coastlines, Californian fir forest – invigorate his music. He creates waves of celestial melodies, intertwining them perfectly with crisp, driving beats, swerving through the cosmos, leaving a shower of arpeggiated synths and hypnotic vocals in his wake.
Both his 2012 ‘Royal Horticultural Society’ EP and his debut album ‘Moon Observations’ (2014) were warmly received, gathering support from the likes of Pitchfork, i-D Mag, Electronic Beats, THUMP and XLR8R and many more. ‘Moon Observations’ was nominated for the 3voor12 awards 2014 and ‘Higher’ was adopted by the Cafe del mar Compilation. In 2016 David collaborates in his side-project ‘Haty Haty’ with Dutch songwriter Blaudzun. Their debut album ‘High as the sun’, with guest vocals from Anne Brun, was released March 2016 by V2 records. Douglas released his second solo album in 2017 named “Spectators Of The Universe”. Douglas continues to perfect his interstellar sound, taking the listener on a polyrhythmic, technicolour journey through melodic, sun kissed disco and electronic music.
‘If Moon Observations was an organic, earth-bound collection of songs, Spectators Of The Universe is the funk-filled, technicolour voyage to the stars.’
David played festivals like Pitch festival, Best Kept Secret, Amsterdam Dance Event, Eurosonic, Lovebox, opended for Chet Faker and Jessie Ware and did an european club tour. His music got airplay on BBC1, BBC6, NTS and many more. His latest album got a serious amount of syncs like Louis Vouiton, Channel, Fiat 500, Ikea, Nissan and a Netflix Dreamworks production. Besides that his music is used in the 2018 catwalk show for Givenchy.
Douglas will release his third album ‘Escapism’ on 10th of september 2021.
- Moon Observations (2014, Atomnation)
- High as the sun, as Haty Haty (2016, V2 records)
- Spectators of the Universe (2017, Atomnation)
- Escapism (2021, Atomnation/!K7)
SINGLES AND EPS
- Royal Horticultural Society (2013, Atomnation)
- Higher Remixes (2014, Atomnation)
- Moon Observations Remixes (2014, Atomnation)
- Spectators of the Universe Remixes (2017, Atomnation)
- Mountain Pink (2018, Atomnation)
- Lose Control, TOTAL20 compilation (2020, Kompakt)