Biography of D Schmalz
|Real name / ||David Schmalz|
Calling Milwaukee home, David Schmalz is a classical pianist whose love for rhythm and groove snatched him for the cause of the house music legacy. Vibrant and fresh, his experience and instinct is in step with the revitalizing force that turns the revolution of the sound.
Growing up in training as a classical musician, David spent his childhood discovering the infinite shadings of color in music, and its power to move and unite people. While championing the classics, he found within himself a hunger to boldly step out and create, the same hunger that drove his heroes to write the very music he studied, and he learned to improvise in order to express himself. This path lead through Jazz and World idioms, and when friends in school introduced him to electronic instruments, he stepped across to a new continent of expression. While most DJ’s play records and then approach the intricacies of production, David performed ambient live PA sets long before he had a clue what a DJ’s job is all about.
Living firmly in the present, his journey has brought him firmly to the point where studio work is realized in the art of the DJ, where playing records is as potent a vehicle of improvisation as playing the piano. Earning his place in a global community of producers is the process he lives out, and that community is taking ear.