Hello David. You’ve got heavy few months ahead of you, starting with your new EP ‘Pure Intentions’ on the colossus V Records in a couple of weeks. It features Harry Shotta with DJ Chap on remix duties. Tell us more!
Yeah things are crazy at the moment! This next single is the second release taken from my forthcoming album on V Records and it’s something different as it is a Hip Hop Soul track; the first time V Records are releasing something on this genre! Shotta is on board with great skills as usual and DJ Chap has provided us with two great Drum and Bass remixes!
How do you find the collaboration process when working with other vocalists? Do you meet up and work in unison or exchange stems and acapellas over the net?
I do both to be honest but I really enjoy meeting in the studio and catching a vibe with the other vocalist. I think it adds another dimension to the project. When two artists link in the studio and the vibe is right you can feel the energy on the finished track.
As well as the EP, you’ve got a full length LP dropping in April. What can we expect from that? Any big remixes or collaboration tidbits you can divulge?
Yeah man I’m very excited about the “Pure Intentions” EP but even more excited about the debut album; “One World Many Cultures” . There are some big collaborations from Aries and Gold, Serum, Sly and Pacso, Cotti, Dramatic and DnB Audio, Tenor Fly, Harry Shotta, Serocee Juxci-D’Nero YT Solo Banton remixes from Von D, Kinzy, Cotti, DJ Chap, Killa Kutz and many more.
You’ve had a pretty huge career in music. Looking back over your time in the industry, what’s been your standout moment?
I don’t know if it’s been huge but I have been kicking around for a while… It’s difficult to pick a standout moment as I feel so grateful whenever I get the opportunity to perform to an audience, big or small. I have had some great times on stage with artists and friends on many occassions: Glastonbury with Codebreaker, Madrid with Congo Natty, Daddy Freddy, Tenor Fly and Codebreaker, Lithuania with Jacky Murda, Switzerland with Aries and more.
Having hooked up with V Records, it’d be fair to say you have a wide interest in the full spectrum of bass music. Have any up-and-coming producers or vocalists caught your interest as of late?
Yeah I have always expressed an interest in most genres of music and that’s why my album is such a mix of genres. However I’m glad that this didn’t put V off the project. With regards to newcomers there’s plenty of talent out there… I’m loving vocalists like Jah Mirikle, K*ners, Nanci and Pheobe, and producers like Aries, Gold, Blynk, Kinzy, Digid, Hylu and Jago, Acuna… The list is endless really!
Besides the April LP, what does 2013 hold for David Boomah?
Well we are planning an international “One World Many Cultures” tour at the moment and have gigs lined up in the UK, United States, Canada, Guatemala, Switzerland and a number of other places… So that should keep me busy. I am also working on some live shows with a full live band so we can give audiences a real showcase of Bass music and I am launching my own label “Forward Ever Recordings”, so lots happening musically.
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Any closing words?
Look out for me all over the place. I am determined to reach out and connect with people musically, emotionally and spiritually this year. Advice to newcomers; believe in your talent and push yourself as though your life depended on it. There is so much talent out there so if you want to be heard, you have to go the extra mile but try not to sell your soul in the process.
Pure Intentions EP
Released 11th March.
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