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David August


Artist Biography

Real Name: David Nattkemper
Monikers: David Nattkemper


"Not many people can say for themselves that they have played alongside Carl Craig. When DAVID AUGUST was just 17 years old, he could already claim that he had not only played with Carl Craig, but DJed alongside big names such as Format B, Troy Pierce or Oliver Koletzki, to name a few. DAVID AUGUST, now 19 years old, is the new face of Stil vor Talent, Oliver Koletzki’s prolific imprint. It is in 2007 that DAVID AUGUST starts to move into electronic music. It is then when he starts DJing in Hamburg’s BKI club and to produce his first tracks on the home computer. However, the young producer can already look back on a long career as a classical pianist, a skill and a passion that one can hear in his productions and DJ sets today. When he is 5 years old, he starts to take piano lessons, first forced by his parents and then because he starts to love the music he plays. In 2005, he begins to DJ.

It is only two years later that he starts to produce his first electronic tracks, releasing his first track only one year later, in 2008, on Dimmer Records. DAVID AUGUST’s productions reflect his true love for good music and his knowledge of the structures of music. They are full of harmonies, melodies and – soul. First he produces a few tracks together with Falk Bachert as August and Bachert. After having seen Oliver Koletzki DJ in Hamburg a couple of times, DAVID AUGUST decides to sent the tracks of the “Praha EP” to him with the subject: “Attention, this is not a demo”. His direct and cheeky approach is successful and the track is released on Stil vor Talent Digital in April 2009. Also as August and Bachert the duo releases the “Rampenfieber EP” part 1 on 2 on Konkret Records, both records climbing to the top 10 of decks.de. But DAVID AUGUST’s addiction to music is not satisfied and he decides to now focus more on his solo project. The first very memorable result is “Trumpet’s Victory”. And again: Oliver Koletzki immediately likes the track and plays it at every festival and club in the summer. It quickly becomes one of the underground summer hits of 2009, getting plays by Lexy, Karotte, Monika Kruse, Tiefschwarz and many more. Of course, Koletzki also signs the track to Stil vor Talent and “Trumpet’s Victory” is released with great anticipation in October 2009 and directly charts in the Top Ten of decks.de, we-records and deejay.de, even climbing to number two at decks.de and web-records.

As a DJ, DAVID AUGUST is a very charismatic and enchanting figure. His knowledge in music production and his passion for soulful music gets him to combine old electronic classic with the freshest releases in tech-house, house and techno creating a soulful symbiosis that always focuses on the dancefloor. His mixing has already led him to play clubs such as EGO Hamburg, Romy S Stuttgart, Rote Sonne Munich, Berlins new hot spot Horst Kreuzberg or the prestigious Watergate, among others. In the lingo of music journalism DAVID AUGUST would probably best be described as techno’s new ‘wunderkind’. Whatever you want to call him, the young and talented musician DAVID AUGUST is more than one to watch." (diy-booking.com)