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Dave Barker
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Dave Barker is an electronic music producer and composer. His recordings reflect a wide open approach to music making that varies from stark experimentalism to melodic pop. As a toddler in Berkeley, California, he grew up surrounded by music and musicians. He loved piano music, and briefly took p
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Dave Barker is an electronic music producer and composer. His recordings reflect a wide open approach to music making that varies from stark experimentalism to melodic pop. As a toddler in Berkeley, California, he grew up surrounded by music and musicians. He loved piano music, and briefly took piano lessons. His father directed the Berkeley High School choir, and would routinely tour with his students all over California and Europe. By age seven Dave had traveled to Europe with the choir three times and had heard countless concerts and recitals. These experiences would shape his musical life for years to come. During his teenage years in San Antonio, Texas, he took an interest in the guitar and practiced constantly. He also played cello, mandolin, and electric bass, sang in the choir, and acted in plays, but he always came back to the guitar. His stereo played a mishmash of late 80's hip-hop, heavy metal, classical piano music, and alternative rock. In the funk rock band he formed with friends during his last year of high school, Dave sang and played guitar. After high school, Dave attended the University of Texas at San Antonio with the intention of studying guitar. But when the concert pianist Valeri Grohovski--who had studied piano in Russian conservatories from age two--offered Dave piano lessons, he jumped at the chance. Valeri was a demanding but encouraging teacher, and Dave took full advantage of the lessons. After a year of practicing four hours a day, Dave successfully auditioned as a piano principal at the Butler School of Music and made the move to UT Austin. At UT, Dave studied piano under Danielle Martin, and after hearing some strange and interesting noises across the hall from the piano studio, enrolled in Russell Pinkston's electronic music composition classes. These classes would give Dave a foundation in synthesis, recording technology, and sound design. His electroacoustic piece "Instability" was selected for a modern dance competition and was performed during the "Ears and Feet" recital. Meanwhile, a friend introduced Dave to house music, and when he heard Derrick Carter's mix CD, "The Cosmic Disco," Dave knew exactly what kind of music he wanted to start producing. He purchased a sampler and a keyboard, and his first record "The Chips y Salsa EP" was released in 2001. Highlights of his career include collaborations with Dallas producer Brett Johnson, with such underground hits as "Stucco Homes" and "Temptation and Lies," and solo projects like "Rocococoa" on Classic recordings. After a hiatus, Dave has returned to the recording studio and 2010 is proving to be an exciting and productive year. With his wife Kayo, he co-owns Studio Zosan, a publishing and production company.
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13-05-2013
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Rob Mello's No Ears Mix

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Brett Johnson's Boogie Down Mix

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Brett Johnson's Tech Mix

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08-04-2013
Deep House
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On The Highway

Pezzner's Remix

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On The Highway

Joyce Muniz Remix

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On The Highway

Pezzner's Dub

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16-05-2011
Chicago / Detroit
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What I Meant Was...


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Honey


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Rocococoa


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The General


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25-04-2011
Chicago / Detroit
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Stucco Homes

Freaksrevengeoftheblumeanyspeakeasy

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Stucco Homes

Return Of The Ghost Remix

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D’s 12 Inch Edit

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