David is one of the fine few artists that has two highly regarded and respected aliases in today’s Techno climate. Known as Truncate and Audio Injection his signature grooves and raw funk are in constant demand. The somewhat midas touch has seen his outstanding tracks land on elite labels like Sven Väth’s Cocoon, Chris Liebing’s CLR, Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver and his Los Angeles stable of Droid ran by Drumcell.
The eponymous Truncate label project has featured the likes of Dustin Zahn, Ben Sims, Len Faki, Mark Broom and ROD as it continues to be a source of supersonic productions of the greatest order.
We had the opportunity to grab a word for the latest DT:Feature…
> 01. Which artists and genres inspired you to start producing music?
When I first started getting into this music it was a lot of the ghetto house/chicago house/techno, so a lot of stuff on Dance Mania, Relief, Trax, etc. and then into the more techno sound from guys like Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Surgeon, etc… too many to name!
> 02. What production hardware or software do you get the best results from and what does it bring to your work?
Lately I’ve been buying more hardware but I don’t think it really matters what you use. I can get some great sounds from my little modular system, Moog Sub37, Roland boutique synths etc, but I can also get great results from just VST’s. I work mostly in the box but it really depends on my mood, I can record most of my material from all hardware or stick to strictly plugins. I get different results every time. I think a lot of people these days focus too much on the tools they’re using.
> 03. Which tracks from your own back catalogue are a staple in your DJ/Live sets?
This is always changing because I’m constantly producing new tracks and testing out new tunes so it’s hard to say! But I guess I still drop my old track “Transients V1” frequently.
“Transients V1” [Truncate] (2012)
> 04. What aspect do you enjoy the most from working in music?
I think its the freedom to do whatever I want. People know me for releasing Techno but that doesn’t mean that’s all I’m producing in the studio. I like to mess around with different genres. Experiment with different sounds. Creative freedom.
> 05. What would you change or improve about the music industry and/or club culture?
I wish there wasn’t so much politics involved in the scene sometimes, but that will never change.
> 06. What’s your passion outside of making music?
A lot of people will know this about me, but it is beer… but don’t assume I’m an alcoholic lol. I’m really into craft beer and trying different and new beers from all around the world. I’m just starting to get into brewing as well so we’ll see where it goes from here.
> 07. Where has been one of your most enjoyable gigs to date and what made it so special?
It will sound cliché but recently I did a 10 hour closing set with Drumcell at Berghain and I gotta say it was the most memorable set I’ve had to date. The club itself, as a lot of people know is special and unique. Being on closing duties gives you the control to go where ever you want to go in your set. I got to play a lot of tracks I normally don’t get to play it was amazing.
> 08. Which track by another artist has really caught your attention recently?
It’s not a specific track or artist (I think?) but recently been getting these tracks from a label called Paling Trax and they’re really killer, been playing them out a lot recently.
Lenson & Stranger - Paling Trax 1 [Paling Trax] (2015)
> 09. Which artists do you keep a close eye on and rate highly for the future?
I get asked this a lot but to be honest it’s hard to single one person out, I’m getting so much good music these days from so many producers its really hard to keep track!
> 10. What forthcoming projects or releases are we yet to see?
There’s another Truncate record in the works that will contain a remix from Jimmy Edgar, it will be more on the Jackin’ House vibe. I have some remixes coming out over the next few months on Phantasy Sound, Edible, Eternal Drive, Motech and more… and also an EP on Australian label Gynoid with remixes from Slam… lots of stuff still in the works just keep an eye out!