NAME : L.A. DAVE
CREATIVE ACT : DJ
GENRE : HOUSE/ TECHNO
L.A. DAVE is a DJ and Artists & Repertoire at Groundid Music. He is the resident DJ at Kenya Nights & MUZE Club. He also used to run his monthly Liver Pâté show on Hoxton FM and is the Co-Founder of Temple Nairobi which is Kenya’s leading monthly Techno/House party.
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L.A. DAVE has been putting Nairobi on the map for over seven years with a heady mix of minimal house with an occasional Afro house flair. He’s lived in Serbia, London, California and Tanzania where he was exposed to many different scenes and sounds, helping him build a foundation and an idea of what he wanted to do in Kenya.
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Experience a Masterclass in Minimal House / Techno from none other than Muze Club resident L.A. Dave on the Muze Mix Live
Enjoy Afro House & Deep House Mixes by L.A. Dave
Dave is an A&R of Groundid Music. Groundid started off as a streetwear boutique by his friend Moria in Long Beach, California. Unfortunately, the boutique closed down in 2008, but he wanted to continue spreading what Groundid stood for. “The meaning of Groundid,” Dave says, “is to be humble and to stay true. This was always the ethos Groundid stood behind.”
The significance his label has is that it truly stands for something, and he tries to translate this directly to the music he puts out, the way he operates and the label’s overall image. Although for him, his main focus is to develop new emerging artists who are looking to release music on a strong platform. Dave wanted to discover new talent and present it in a way where the artists would integrate into the already thriving and established scenes.
Realizing that no promoters were consistently pushing a truly underground rhetoric, which focused on educating a crowd in an intimate setting, Dave co-founded Temple Nairobi, a party which has for the past 3 years been a key building block in developing the more serious side of electronic music in the Kenyan capital—inviting artists such as Oliver Deutschmann and Per Hammar to showcase their sounds.
Temple focuses on an underground techno and house sound, born out of a deep passion for underground electronic music, and is held at The Rooftop above Crooked Q’s in Westlands, Nairobi—the perfect location for their sonic ventures and endeavors.
Temple was featured on the Techno Traveller Map created in November 2016—showing that so far in East Africa, Temple is the only underground techno party. The end of 2019 saw Dave mark his Sixth year of Temple, and his continued mission is to create a party that’s all about the music and the people coming together.
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