David Desmont a.k.a. Davedecks (formerly known as Dave Decks) was born on July 18th,
1976 in the North of France. When he was very young, probably three-year-old, he fell in
love with music. He still remembers the day he had heard Lipps, Inc.?s «Funky Town» on
the radio for the first time, more than thirty years ago. As a very first revelation, these
female voices, saxophone, violins, funky guitar and synthetic sounds on a disco tempo
framed the beginning of an endless passion, an unfinished love story with all kinds of
tunes. After having tried to play some guitar and keyboards all alone without any real
ambition circa 1983, he started to compose, write and record some songs on tapes with a
magnetophone and enjoyed every lo-fi-quality track like a simple amateur (more exactly as
a young boy) could do. Then he discovered the acid/new beat/house/techno wave
(between 1987 and 1991), gave himself up to these styles with devotion and decided to
buy some material for DJ?s and producers a bit later. In 1993, instead of working on his
school program (he finally got his diploma), he learned to mix with turntables and started to
buy more and more house/techno vinyl items. So, his growing collection of seven/ten/
twelve-inches formed quite quickly a typical kind of playlist, which made appear his own
sound. He began to play at private parties until he created the monthly rendezvous
«Planet Omega» with his friend DJ Spax (1997-2001), going from deep house to hard
techno, that was the main concept. Between 2000 and 2004, he used to play as a guest-
DJ at clubs like H2O, Lagoa (Belgium), Eden (France) and tried to put forward something
different, techno music that didn?t sound like what he was doing as a producer. Actually, his
items as General Roban, Monday?s Vida or Katrin Lewis Project were E.P.?s made for a
pure clubbing spirit and didn?t reflect really what he was fond of and looking for as a DJ.
Later, he managed to impose a more specific sound with projects like Judge Lawrence,
Malix EQ-Lizer and his final release, «Gutter Groove» as Shink Ariol, in december 2004.
But every story has an end. In 2004, a heavy ear accident prevented Davedecks to go on
deejaying and producing, so that he could never start playing again, complained to
practice other kinds of activities. Nevertheless he had kept unreleased material in a secret
attic and the french label Banging Records decided to release some of them these days.
Some early fans might hope to hear some real new material one day... Isn?t this waiting
useless? Juste future may say...