Dave DK is an alias of Berlin-based techno producer David Krasemann, whose atmospheric, detailed, minimal techno tracks have been released by notable German dance labels such as Kompakt, Pampa, and Playhouse.
Krasemann began producing techno tracks as a teenager in the mid-'90s, and released his first singles, under the simple moniker Dave, on German minimal techno labels such as Müller Records and Raum...musik. He became a resident DJ at Berlin's legendary Tresor/Globus club in 1999. Dave's debut full-length, Sensory Overload, appeared on Müller Records in 2000, displaying his knack for creating swirling tracks with intricately programmed beats. Dave briefly changed his recording alias to DK in 2002 for a collaborative EP with Jaxson on the Cadeaux label. He then switched to the name DK Berlin in 2004 for the release of the "Swing" 12" single on Regular. Finally, he settled on Dave DK that year, releasing several singles on Television Records, and signing to Moodmusic in 2005. Dave DK released the Rainshower EP, his first of many collaborations with Holger Zilske, on Playhouse in 2006. Lights and Colours, his first full-length as Dave DK and a further refinement of his accessible yet tightly crafted minimal house style, appeared on Moodmusic in 2007. The label also released Retake One, his first continuously mixed CD, in 2010. Dave DK signed with Cologne minimal techno/pop ambient powerhouse Kompakt in 2013, releasing the Palmaille EP on the label that year. He also released a split 12" with Ricoshëi on DJ Koze's Pampa label in 2014. Full-length Val Maira appeared on Kompakt in 2015. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi