Listen to David August’s ‘A Golden Rush’, released now as part of “The Spell / A Golden Rush” EP, his second for Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint). Representing David August’s first officially released co-written song alongside hitherto unknown singer-songwriter Nelia Kit, the track utilises her vocals to full effect. On working with the fellow Berlin-based artist, David says:
“Nelia and I have been friends for a while. She was telling me about her songwriting, so one day she came over to my studio and brought these lyrics with her. We jammed on the guitar to it and recorded it right away.”
Both tracks find David August displaying the same dynamism and classical-meets-cutting-edge sensibilities that have seen him combine performing an original composition with the 50-piece Berlin Symphonie-Orchester for three sold out nights in partnership with Boiler Room, headlining his own live show at London’s KOKO which sold out in a week, playing festival dates all over Europe including Roskilde and a rapturous set at Sonar and curating his own 15 date DJ tour with guests including Leon Vynehall, Axel Boman and Gerd Janson all in the space of six months, performing in front of over 100,000 people this year alone.
The release of the follow-up EP to “J.B.Y. / Ouvert“ on Counter Records rounds off a chapter and marks a turning point in David August’s work. “The Spell / A Golden Rush’ to me personally closes a musical chapter and sets an end to a certain way I have been approaching production and writing music in general…What the future holds will be of a different nature. One I have come to embrace, but have not fully explored yet.“
The Spell / A Golden Rush EP is out now: https://DavidAugust.lnk.to/spell