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Performer: David August
Genre: Electronic
Album: J.B.Y. / Ouvert
Released: 2016
Style: Abstract, Downtempo, IDM, Drum n Bass
MP3 version ZIP size: 1201 mb
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WMA version ZIP size: 1371 mb
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1 J.B.Y. 5:16
2 Ouvert 5:05


  • Artwork – Linn Kuhlmann
  • Composed By – David August
  • Mastered By – Hans-Philipp Graf
  • Mixed By – David August
  • Producer – David August


Half way through ‘J.B.Y.’ - the lead track from David August’s new release - the spiralling arpeggios, treated vocal refrain and tumbling syncopation fall away, breaking down to a swirl of freeform ambience and splintered piano, as the sounds take shape the vocal returns coupled by drums - the ear anticipates "the drop". But this isn’t house music, this isn’t the clubs, this isn’t the places August has been hitherto. ‘J.B.Y.’ resolves not with an explosive “moment” but with delicately beautiful Erased Tapes-esque piano introspection and the evocation of tape-hiss drenched ambience.

Through this subtle act of the sort of sonic defiance noticeably absent in an increasingly conservative and by-the-rules electronic music scene, August not only marks his debut on Counter Records (the Ninja Tune imprint) but signals another new chapter in a musical journey that, at just 25 years, has continually refused to conform. Born in Hamburg, David now lives in Europe’s capital city of forward-thinking dance music Berlin. He has released music on labels spanning underground hothouse Innervisions and Diynamic; remixed the likes of Max Cooper and The Acid; won 4th place in Resident Advisor’s best live acts of 2014 and 2015; embarked on a PHD in sound design; worked on politically charged music with Greek harpist and singer Sissi Rada; and performed a Boiler Room live set that has been watched by over 2.5 million people.

Excelling in the live realm, David played a string of live band shows in 2015 including sold out dates at Amsterdam’s Melkweg and a stripped-back performance at Hamburg’s Planetarium. August also recently performed with the 50-piece Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for 3 consecutive sold out nights. It is clear he is part of a vanguard of artists expanding the ambition of electronic music. Experimenting with form, and writing songs with real emotive depth, August’s music has something in common with fellow innovators Nils Frahm, Caribou and Jon Hopkins.

'Ouvert' takes its name from a variation of the complex German card game Skat. A song built in the formal movements August loves, it touches on R&B, before things take a darker, elemental turn midway through. The unification of these aspects for the song’s soaring finale neatly epitomises August’s deft skill for weaving dancefloor euphoria with headphones intimacy in a way that challenges, rewards and obstinately subverts the rules of the game.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
COUNT087P David August J.B.Y. / Ouvert ‎(12", EP, TP) Counter Records COUNT087P UK 2016
none David August J.B.Y. / Ouvert ‎(CDr, EP, Promo) Counter Records, Ninja Tune none Germany 2016
COUNTDNL087 David August J.B.Y. / Ouvert ‎(2xFile, MP3, 320) Counter Records COUNTDNL087 UK 2016