A couple of months ago, we announced the re-launch of our Ask the Experts series, and invited you to get the answers to everything you could possibly have ever wanted to know from Gerd Janson; earlier this week, we followed that up with a session in the hot seat from Mathew Jonson, and now we can announce that our next guest expert will be DeWalta.
Berlin-based David Koch (a.k.a. DeWalta) has been a favorite of ours at XLR8R for some time now. The minimal maestro consistently impresses in whatever endeavor he applies himself to: in terms of studio work, his stripped-back production style is forever making magic happen (with a wealth of high-quality releases on the likes of Indigo Raw, Meander, Haunt, and Hello? Repeat). It's a unique style—one which manages to balance instrumentalism with electronics, and one that is both contemplative and rousing. To get more of an idea of his sound check out his track "Jog Trot," a cut that he offered up for free download with us a few years ago.
He's equally credible behind the decks, whether that be alone or with contemporaries Mike Shannon, Tobi Neumann or Enzo Siragusa, for example. You'll regularly catch him spinning in his home city at the likes of Club der Visionaere and Hoppetosse, as well as countless other clubs across the world. The result of the whole package? A true expert.
Don't be afraid to think outside the box when preparing your questions—Ask the Experts was designed to get our favorite artists talking, on subjects that they might typically not do otherwise. All questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; we'll pass them along to DeWalta who will select his favorites, and at the end of the month, we'll publish his answers.