Anyone else ever just crave an insane bass drop? Well with up-and-coming EDM artist, David Manceor, you get all of that and more. His new single ‘Body’ featuring Madison Applegate is a certified banger. For the first 30 seconds of the track, David builds the hype like only a real EDM star could do. His production leads right into the stunning vocals of Madison Applegate who carries the verses and chorus right to one of the best drops we’ve heard in awhile. David has lived across the map at this point, from Detroit to Texas to California, and we have no doubt he left his musical mark in all of these areas. Stop wasting time and go download ‘Body’. You won’t be disappointed. While you’re listening, get to know David more:
Who or what helped get you into music?
Started playing guitar at age 14, all self taught.
How long have you been DJing/producing?
Djing Since 2005. Started in High school doing graduation parties, house parties, school events. Then in college moved to frat parties and more house parties. Started producing in February of 2011 after seeing Skrillex play at a sold out Austin Music Hall (this was right after he released Scary Monsters). It inspired me to take the next step in my journey.
What’s your favorite part of that lifestyle?
All the amazing people I get to meet.
What’s been something that’s been difficult for you in this profession, and what has helped you get past it?
Being consistent and not being a perfectionist. Consistency releasing music is so important and I’ve struggled with perfectionism. The truth in art is nothing is ever perfect and sometimes you have to just let go and move on to the next thing. No one is going to notice that the snare sound “isn’t just right”. It’s all in our head at the end of the day. Building good habits is always the solution. A habit of releasing music consistently, it’s something I’m still working on to this day.
Do you play any instruments?
Guitar for 14+ years. Bit of piano and working on my singing voice.
What was it like working with Madison Applegate?
It’s great. She is an incredible vocalist.
Do you assist in the songwriting process with your music as well?
Yes, although it does vary song to song. Madison is an outstanding top-line writer. It’s very easy for her to craft melodies. We then typically work on the lyrics together.
What’s something you want our readers to remember about you after this interview?
I have the letters GTTF tattoo’d on my wrist. GTTF stands for Get To The Front. Life motto.
I have a lot of amazing music in the pipeline, so stay tuned.
Any other new songs or albums coming out soon that we can look forward to?
On Friday, May 11th I have a song coming out called ‘Destiny’. Fun track that takes the listener on a little ride. I also have another song in the works with Madison Applegate that will be coming out near the end of May.
Where’s your favorite place to perform?
NOS event center was amazing. Would love to play at Academy (the revamped Create nightclub) in LA in the near future.
On the topic of performances, what’s a venue you’re looking forward to headlining someday?
Academy. Main stage EDC 2020.
What artists inspire you and your music?
Deadmau5, Linkin Park (RIP Chester)
Who’s an artist, living or passed, that you would love to work with?
Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington (RIP), Skrillex.
What keeps you motivated to do what you do on a daily basis?
Constant learning. Every time I watch a tutorial, play around on guitar, play around in Ableton and learn some new trick it inspires me.
Why have you chosen music and what do you love most about it?
Creating music just makes me happy. DJ-ing makes other people happy and I love that. It’s so awesome to be on stage and know that you are helping people in the crowd let go of their problems and worries just for one night. We all need a little of that from time to time.
If you’re not performing or recording new music, what’s your favorite thing to be doing?
I love rock climbing and surfing. Fortnite has also been a recent obsession.
If you could go back 10 years, what advice would you give yourself knowing everything you’ve accomplished now?