FM presents | Dave Eleanor

Zurich-based project Dave Eleanor (led by eclectic producer Dave Jegerlehner), presents their dreamy and “Weird, Weird, Weird, Weird, BASS” pop world…

How are you Dave!?

Hej Fabrizio. Thanks, all good here. We played in Zurich yesterday and killed quite a few bottles of Pfeffi, so I’m kinda glad that I don’t have too much to do today.

What is the idea behind your new track ‘Say’ and the accompanying video…

‘Say’ is from my new EP, 6 ‘. Instead of long promo phases and big plans, 2017 is the year I simply slap out what I have. This applies to tracks, EPs, remixes as well as videos. There are also some things to follow through the year. Anyway, ‘Say’ is already the second video of this EP (after ‘It’s Not You’) and is a collaboration with a good friend, Sasa. She’s a dancer and we have worked together on different projects, so the idea was obvious to create a video for ‘Dave Eleanor’. After several sessions, we shot this video spontaneously during a photo-session for my Collective BlauBlau. ‘Say’ tells of confession and is an appeal to the inner strength. I think that Sasa with her honesty and the intimacy in the video represents this initial point perfectly.

Tell us everything we should know about your new EP ‘6’

First of all, it is my sixth EP, my seventh release, if you count my LP ‘Monologues’.
‘Monologues’ was created during a stay in Berlin and is very intimate and personal. , 6 ‘is more direct and forward. It reflects my musical and personal development and is a good successor.

What were your influences and vibes whilst writing it?

Uhh, there’s a lot. Personally I listen to mostly hip-hop, but I’m in touch with very much different music through my activities as a techno-live act and booker. Especially the influences of English music are very audible. To always name the same names, but certainly my main influences: James Blake, Nicolas Jaar, Bon Iver … something like that.

Describe your sound in 5 words…

Weird, Weird, Weird, Weird, BASS

How has your music developed since you first making music?

Its been a long journey. I studied classical music and worked as a booker and live musician. I believe that I am always very intensely involved with the musical themes that interest me. Over the years, the music has always been more sophisticated, individual and more detailed. Perhaps also more accessible and pop, because I also deal much with pop music.

Which animal would best suit your personality?

Difficult question. Maybe a fox, I’m always driven and cheeky, surely not lazy.

What kind of music are you listening these days?

Soooo much. From classical music to jazz to hip-hop, trap and of course all kinds of electronic music. My favorite record at this time is the debut of ‘Noga Erez’: Off The Radar.

What was the first album you purchased?

Ha! Don’t remember. I was definitely on this crossover-trip when I started listening to music. Probably something American.

Are you planning any live shows and what will they be like?

We have been playing live for a long time. This is a major part of my work. I play with my brilliant Brother-In-Crime MRK and partly with Visual-Artist. But I can’t answer the question more accurate than this video of our very recent session:

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By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FM