20 Jul 2016
David Heartbreak Talks New EP “Skyline” and Plans For Future
Brooklyn-born David Heartbreak remains accredited as an innovative leader in electronic music. He began his musical journey in hip-hop but his eclectic evolution of sound translates from his love of traveling and interest in different cultures. Having performed in over 30 countries, he draws inspiration comes from listening to different genres of music from all around the globe. Some of his direct influences include world-renowned producers such as Timbaland, Afrojack, Skrillex, Dada Life, and Burial. Heartbreak goes knee-deep into the world of electronic music by weaving a wide range of elements such as dubstep, electro, trance , future bass, kuduro, dutch house, and dancehall. He proves to be a mastermind by always being groundbreaking, taking risks and adding his own unique Midas touch of genius to anything he touches. We had the opportunity to sit down and chat with him below..
1) Hey David thanks for taking the time. Can you tell us how you first got into electronic music and what inspired you to create music?
A: I got into electronic music because it was a way to express without having to speak. I love being able to express an emotion and strike a feeling in a person without having to say a word.
2) What artists would you say have influenced you the most in your career?
A: Hmm.. thats a broad question, but In the electronic music world. I would say Bassnectar, Knitgritt, Burial, and Moody Good. My influences change because I don’t listen to the same type of music over and over again. Im mostly influenced by what I’m listening to at the moment.
3) So, it’s been a little while since you were last seen on OWSLA and released ‘The Foundation EP’ and ‘Rose Colored Bass’ what have you been up to these past few years?
A: I took a year off from music, I had some personal things going on, and I needed a break from music. I switched coast and went back to Brooklyn. I was gone for so long that I forgot how beautiful the city was. I went back and just feel in love with music again. New york changes my sound, anytime I’m there. I write differently and I like that.
4) Can you tell us a little bit about your new EP ‘Skyline’ on Uprise Music? What was the inspiration behind it?
A: The inspiration behind skyline is New York City. Skyline was written in a uber on the FDR drive. I just had a lot running through my mind, and it skyline just was perfect for where i was at, at that time.
5) What do you have planned for the remainder of the year, anything you’d like to share?
A: Im working on a few side projects. Im doing a lot of collaborations. Im just back to having fun again, making music for the right reason. Im going to be putting out a few more singles this year, and then at the top of the year , Im going to drop my Full Length album #yayv, which is going to blow peoples minds. Im a humble dude but this album is going to be crazy, its just who ive evolved into as a person.. be on the lookout for that.