VANCOUVER - Deathno | Death Step | Techno
A veteran of sound design and electronic music production for well over a decade, Dave King (Longwalkshortdock)'s music has stepped into a genre of its own. Heavily influnced by early 80s video game music and vintage analog synthesis, he stacks layers of melody in his tracks until they implode and reform. Heavy drums and aggresive synths join forces with rolling grooves and melodic lead lines to create a wide variety of slamming dance floor originals.
Not limited to dance music, his music crosses into many territories. His vast catalogue of hundreds of songs dives into ambient, IDM, electro, acid, house, big beat, indie rock, drones, electronica and down tempo. Dave holds two degrees from the Art Institute of Burnaby for Music Recording and Production. Playing songs and remixes he wrote and produced, longwalkshortdock performs live PA with live vocals, synthesizers, drum machines, guitar, effects, toys, computers and even some of his own strobes and lighting.Know for his increadably "enthusiastic" performances, longwalkshortdock creates an undeniable stage presence and visceral experience at a show.
Longwalkshortdock has performed live with the likes of Phil Western (Download, Skinny Puppy, Kone) and opened for talented artists like, MSTRKRFT, Junkie XL, Vibesquad, Alex Patterson (The Orb), Mimosa, Adam Freeland, Shout out out out out and Matt the Alien. In addition, LWSD's growing reputation has earned him frequent sell-out shows in Victoria, Vancouver, Courtenay and elsewhere in the BC lower mainland. Groundbreaking performances at last years Soundwave, Astral Harvest and Shambhala music festivals have started to move LWSD's career quickly into high-gear.
His side project, "Containment Unit" has a debut release out on "Live to Tape" recordings and their remix of Lazy Riches "Freight Train" was the number one download on play-digital for a week earlier this year. Longwalkshortdocks debut self-released record, "Casual Tea" is out now and he would be happy to deliver one to you personally. Did you know they found him in a cave on the moon? Thats what i heard...