David Alvarado does with space other
people do with sound. With his fourth artist album, Transfiguration,
David reveals yet another period in his development as an artist.
If his prior periods were early West Coast house, then Minimal,
and a brief flirtation with the Ovum Philly Sound, his music has
definitely tranfigured the nature of house music right before you
We had a chance to talk to David about his album, moving from analogue
production to all digital, while maintaining the same depth and
warmth he strives for in his work. Join us as he "rediscovers
a canvas in the back of his closet" and click below for our
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OFFICIAL BIO - American underground music possesses a spirituality
and depth that can only come out of the cultural and social melting
pot that is unique to this country. As someone who has spent more
than a decade interpreting his life experiences into music, David
Alvarado has mastered the art of creating music that truly touches
peoples souls, not only here in the U.S., but around the world.
He uses every sound, every image that comes in to his life as his
inspiration to make music that evokes the spirit of an underground
culture of music that has existed for the last century.
While growing up in Los Angeles David forged an appreciation for
music that was quickly being changed by technology. His early experimentation
lead him to produce the "Las Americas Project", a single
that captured the attention of Plus8 records Richie Hawtin and John
Acquaviva, who at the time were in the process of developing a new
house imprint by the name of Definitive Records. Through this relationship
David was introduced to other up in coming artist's and labels such
as the Toronto based Stickman Records and Philadelphia DJ Josh Wink.
His experience and exposure to the growing house music community
led him to begin his own imprint, Bomb Records, which further contributed
to helping David expand his audience and develop his signature sound
as an artist. Bomb Records not only was the vehicle by which David
increased his global audience, but also featured then up and coming
artists Kenneth Grahm, Eddie Amador, and Derrick Carter.
The foresight that David exhibited with his own production and
the selections for his label quickly sparked international interest
and created a tour schedule that grew increasingly demanding. Despite
his hectic travels David has remained focused in the studio and
completed an impressive body of work for his own label, and for
highly respected labels including Ovum, Ultra, Strictly Rhythm,
Yoshi Toshi, Plastic City, and Peace Frog. In addition to his work
as an artist he has created a catalog of highly acclaimed mix CDs
for Chicago's Guidance Records, Madrid's Deep Sessions Vol. 2 and
United DJs of America Vol. 15. All of which are now considered classics
in there own right.
This amazing producer whose tracks have been described as having
the longest shelf life of any releases a record shop could carry
is still hard at work capturing the hearts and souls of a new generation
of electronic music fans. He has also developed a new record label
Sunchildren which brings an amazingly beautiful, sexier twist to
the already established West Coast house sound. David asserts that
the label will incorporate eclectic Latin, Brazilian, and African
elements to bring a much welcomed warmth & sensuality to the
genre. If this new angle proves to be as influential as his previous
projects it will no doubt keep West Coast House and David Alvarado
right where they belong, in the center of the world house arena.