We’ve got something special for everyone today courtesy of our friends over at Cosmic Concepts. The New York-native and Los Angeles raised DJ/Producer David Dann has decided to make his debut album, ‘To Each His Own’ available for Free Download (for a very limited time only) on his Soundcloud page! This 10 track collection, released last spring, landed Dann at #6 on the iTunes charts, further paving the way for his already promising music career. Having held residencies at some of LA’s most elite venues since he was 16, Dann certainly isn’t a stranger to house music, nor its production. Listen and Download ‘To Each His Own’ below…album review after the jump!
From the very start, it doesn’t take long to realize that ‘To Each His Own’ is a lot different than what your typical 20-something year old American producer is releasing. Throughout the album, rolling bass lines, deep grooves and big time kicks combine to get your body moving. Dann also appears to have a unique attention to keys, he clearly didn’t just mess around with the piano when he was kid – this guy knows what he’s doing. And while he’s certainly well versed in terms of composition and constructing a universal sound, I think what I like most are Dann’s almost-trademarked sounding short, pulsing melodies that emerge from each of his breakdowns.
Another thing that separates To Each His Own from the masses are the vocals in Dann’s original productions; now not all the songs have vocals, but when they do, they’re perfect…so beautiful and even more crisp. Diving deeper, just the percussion in his tracks alone show that Dann has done his homework; drawing from rhythms that reference minimal to more progressive house and even tribal-like influences. You gotta love it when someone from the states can produce an album that sounds like it should’ve been made overseas.
Everything is very well put together, not a single note or instrument is out of place and the most refreshing thing of all is that none of the songs on the album are ever too loud. Overall, ‘To Each His Own’ is an epic album – it’s relaxing, feel good, ambient and well-rounded dance music that’s probably best enjoyed day-drinking by the pool on a hot summer’s day, but could just as easily be a hit while doing work or trying to escape.
- Barry ß-
Compliments of PB&J.