Born in New Jersey and raised in NYC, David’s built up his reputation in the city having become a regular at popular Brooklyn club Output. His unique take on House saw him earn releases on labels including Cuttin’ Headz and Play It Say It, and had huge success last year with the massive ‘Doctor Zouk’ EP alongside Jamie Jones on Hot Creations.
Having played 3 shows at Miami Music Week, David returned to Hot Creations with his first solo EP on the label “Airplanes to Madrid” last month, which has been heavily supported by Marco Carola, Martinez Brothers and Jamie to name a few.
With David playing sets at Paradise In The Park LA at the start of June, Park Life in Manchester, Paradise at Off-Week Barcelona, Fabrik in Madrid and 5 sets at Paradise in Ibiza, it’s a breakthrough summer for him outside the US. We caught up with the “Hot Creation” to talk music, festivals and bars.
Can you please intro yourself in a few words about David Berrie and when you first got into music production?
My name is David Berrie and I’m an electronic music DJ and producer from NYC. I got into production after my first trip to Ibiza when I was 22. At the time, I was mainly a hip-hop DJ, but after being immersed in that atmosphere and vibe I knew I wanted to produce that music.
How’s the start of the European summer festival/clubbing season going for you? Is it too early to ask for highlights?
Summer touring has already been great. One of my highlights was definitely playing Parklife festival in Manchester. It was my first big show in the UK, and I loved it. The Manchester crowds just really go for it.
Can you tell us a little about your home city of New York? What’s the clubbing/electronic music scene like?
New York definitely has one of the most unique and eclectic scenes for electronic music. Whether it’s a 4000+ capacity mega structure like Brooklyn Mirage or a sweaty illegal warehouse party like Resolute there really is something for everyone.
Can you recommend any clubs/bars?
Nowadays it’s harder than ever to recommend a good club/bar because unfortunately the scene has been slowly shifting away from clubs/bars and into these big stages like Brooklyn Mirage and Knockdown Center. However, I have high hopes for a couple new spots that just opened like Public Records and Basement. Both venues are run by people who show a true passion for the music culture.
Do you have a favourite restaurant or cafe?
The Middle Eastern Gem Cafe Mogador in Williamsburg is one of my favorites.
Where’s the best place to party during the day? Do you have any good day clubs or annual festivals?
Actually, Members Only have been throwing really nice Sunday parties on the rooftop of the Williamsburg hotel. The rooftop has an amazing pool area and one of the nicest views of the city.
This year you’ve joined the Hot Creations family, Can you tell us more about your sets this summer with Jamie Jones and the Paradise crew?
I’m super excited about joining the Hot Creations fam for 4 dates at DC-10. That being said, I can’t tell you much about my sets, but it’ll definitely have lots of new upcoming music.
Where else outside of Ibiza will you be playing this summer in Europe? What are you most looking forward to?
I’ll be hitting Barcelona, London, Portugal, Miami, and New York, but one of the sets I’m probably looking forward to the most is returning to play Burning Man for my 2nd year. The atmosphere there is surreal.
Can you give us three recommendations for clubs or festivals our readers should visit this year?
My top three must go festivals would be Sunwaves Festival in May, Houghton Festival in August, and Amsterdam Dance Event in October. For the music minded only.
Anything else you would like to add/plug?
Stay tuned for my upcoming releases on Play it, Say it! and Vatos Locos coming in the fall.