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  DJ & Percussion



Since 1991 David has been mastering the art of DJ mixing. Admittedly he is not Carl Cox or Tiesto however, he is possibly one from only a handful of creative dance music artists who can successfully DJ and play a music interment at the same time. In 2012 together alongside DJ, Producer & Promoter Jamie de Rooy, David invited ‘Wrong!’ an after-hours ‘Tech House’
party which is still the longest running after-hours party in Vauxhall, South London.


“David's DJ sets have to be heard to be believed” said Jamie, “He DJs whilst he simultaneously plays percussion, although he denies rumours that he has a second pair of hands!”.


Mr C describes David as a ‘Live Music Performance Artist’, “Not many people are talented enough to mix (DJ) and play (drums) simultaneously”.


Being a musician David loves to play all styles of House Music, from the current fashion of Tech-House, Techno & EDM right back to Hardcore Rave. His personal favourite is Drum-House.


David regularly updates his Drum-House podcast with sets mixed by himself or with him playing alongside another DJ available to stream, download & buy. You can listen & purchase

his music from iTunes & Beatport.

 

  More than a world famous percussionist



When he does stop for any length of time, he's producing, remixing or DJing! David produced the huge clubland smash hit ‘Passion’, released in 1996 on EMI/Feverpitch and remixed by no less than the late DJ Tony De Vit. Under the pseudonym Subsola, David H produced the massive dance floor smash ‘So Pure’, released in 1998 on Pete Tong's London FFRR label and remixed by trance guru Ferry Corsten


Remixing under ‘Pure Seduction’, David now has many credits to his name, including Victor Imbres of Acatraz, The Real McKoy and System F (Ferry Corsten). Working with many different artistes, his collaborations include Mazona Maley, Second Voyage, Lippy Lou and Nicki Mac.


David H was first introduced to recording

when he was featured playing drums on a \1985 album which was recorded in front of a live audience. Naturally, everyone who heard it loved him!

So he decided to give the people what they wanted and,

having been inspired by the British rave/hardcore and underground dance scene, a few years later

in 1991 he released his first four-track EP, ‘Execute’.


By 1994, several of David’s underground dance tracks were being played by all the top club and

radio DJs in the UK dance scene. Releasing through his own Planet 10 and Indalo imprints, it was only a matter of time before he produced a massive club anthem. The BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Rampling’s release of ‘Love Groove’, the dance party compilation album, featuring a David H ‘Pure Seduction’ remix of ‘Passion’ won a silver BPI certified award.

 

  Playing drums since 1977



UK-based and affectionately known as ‘The Bongoman’ (or, when in Ibiza, ‘El hombre timbale’), David’s past major British club residencies include Pussycat Club, Brighton (2001-2002), The Syndicate Superclub, Blackpool (2002-2005), The End, London (2002-2004) and Fire, London (2002-2011). Since 2011 David has been the resident percussionist at Popcorn in Heaven Nightclub, London.


For David, it’s all about the ‘live’ performance, he has a style and consistency that is completely unique: “I never know what the DJ is going to play… you have to feel the vibe… organically I connect the DJ to the dance-floor.” And connect he does! David has won the trust and respect of the club scene’s elite DJs, his pure improvisation of rhythm is simply infectious.


While continuing to wow crowds all across the globe, David has played alongside all the present and past BBC Radio 1 dance DJs, including the legendary Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Dave Pearce,Danny Rampling, Fergie and Seb Fontaine. His phenomenal and rare talent combined with a very innovative ability of pure improvisation is recognised by everyone who hears him. His performances have been broadcast around the world during live Radio 1 shows including Pete Tong’s ‘Essential Selection’ at Syndicate Superclub in 2004. 

The ‘Ibiza Essential Selection’ which was transmitted live from Manumission in 2002

And in 2005 with accompanying the Sharp Boys, live from Regents Park during the Radio 1, ‘London Pride’ weekend.


During 2003, David regularly accompanied international superstar DJ, Mr C  (Frontman of The Shamen & co-owner of London’s infamous nightclub ‘The End’) who whilst playing his Superfreq parties has been quoted as saying, “I’ve played with a few percussionists and they’re all shit!” David though was the exception, with Mr C heaping praise on his talents. “I love David to perform alongside me – he’s the only drummer with passion, feeling and understanding. He adds a magical edge to the vibe, dancing with the beats with amazing crowd interaction. He posses a unique stage presence, plus he knows when to stop!”


 

  Inspiring a whole new generation of ‘House Music’ percussionists



World-class DJ, producer, remixer and international dance music percussionist David H has performed at the biggest, best and coolest dance events on planet Earth. His unique and extraordinary talent to complement any DJ and all styles of ‘House Music’ is the reason for David’s renown. He is one of the most experienced professionals in the business, playing drums for more almost forty years and has a very high reputation amounts his peers.


Naturally gifted, you only need to witness how he understands, connects and excites the crowd, taking them to another level, fusing the groove between DJ and dancefloor, to appreciate this – just ask the hundreds of thousands of people he’s performed for at events like Manumission, Space Ibiza,

the ‘Essential Festival’ and both the London & Brighton Prides.


As a dance music percussionist, David is all about the live interactive show and has thrilled millions of clubbers across the globe, playing alongside the world’s top DJs including the late Frankie Knuckles, Ferry Corsten, Pete Tong, Tall Paul, Erick Morillo and Fat Boy Slim to name but a few. He's held top flight residencies in Ibiza’s Manumission, Space, DC-10, Pacha, El-Divino, Eden, Amnesia and Underground. He's played the top venues in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia and has worked with the biggest brands in dance music including Hedkandi, Ministry of Sound and Cream. David’s biggest capacity was playing in front of 15’000 dancing people at the Bacardi Blast ‘Full Moon Party’ in Goa, India.

 

“It is easier to write a list of who he has not    accompanied than list who he has”.


Chris Selby Promoter of Popcorn, Heaven.


“Very talented Man” DJ Tall Paul.


All the other ones are shit. David is the ONLY percussionist I’d ever let play next to me”.  Mr. C.


“He makes it look so easy”.  Judge Jules.



“Reliable, punctual, sounds good and customers love him, what more does a promoter want?”   Ministry of Sound.