The LA producer is the latest addition to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label.
Described as a "willowy figure with wide smiles," David moved to California from the American south and quickly got involved with local collectives like Dublab and Low End Theory. The upcoming record will be his most conventional yet, at least in terms of format; his catalog so far includes a 10-inch, two cassettes (one with the artist Sun Araw, the other with Nanny Cantaloupe) and a limited edition CD-R packaged in a hand-painted floppy disc, which he released through his own imprint, Leaving Records.
The sound of his new album appears perfect for Brainfeeder: fuzzy, washed-out ambient passages interspersed with broken hip-hop beats. Label boss Flying Lotus makes a guest appearance, along with Niki Randa of the Long Beach duo Blank Blue and an artist named Dogbite. The album is due out in April.
01. Los Angeles Is Beautiful
02. Noche y Dia / San Raphael
03. Prayers at Bedtime
04. International feat. Dogbite
05. Group Tea feat. Flying Lotus
06. Like You Mean It
07. Epic Swan
08. Floor Music feat. Niki Randa
10. Today, Same Way
11. Being Without You
12. No Need To Worry / Mean Too Much (Suite)
Brainfeeder will release Matthewdavid on April 18th, 2011.