Dave Aju

Dave Aju

Real Name:
Marc David Barrite
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Dave Aju is an American producer and DJ from San Francisco. Coming from a family of a jazz musician, Marc had some formal training and played drums for five years and piano for three years, also trying out a few other instruments. His biggest inspiration came through a brother, though, who introduced him to mixing and beatmatching, and Marc finally saw a sampler as a superior artistic tool combining all sounds and providing a creative freedom not available with a full commitment to one particular instrument. Largely influenced by hip-hop, Dave often mentioned such artists as Pete Rock, KRS-One and The Pharcyde alongside with anyone from Cajmere to Moodymann amongst his influences.

Dave Aju released his first full-length album Open Wide in 2008 on French label Circus Company, which has been releasing most of his records since the debut The Unorthodoctor EP in 2003. Every single sound on Open Wide originates from his mouth; no other sources were used. The album became a huge success, highly praised by critics and nominated for the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.
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Dave Aju Discography

Albums

CCS032 Dave Aju Open Wide (Album) Circus Company CCS032 France 2008 Sell This Version
Cccd010, CCCD010JP Dave Aju Heirlooms (Album) Circus Company Cccd010, CCCD010JP Japan 2012 Sell This Version
CCCD015 Dave Aju Black Frames (Album) Circus Company CCCD015 France 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CCS 005 Dave Aju The Unorthodoctor EP (EP) Circus Company CCS 005 France 2003 Sell This Version
TEXT_14 Dave Aju Dive And Lie Wrecked context TEXT_14 US 2004 Sell This Version
CCS 013 Dave Aju The Tables Turn(12") Circus Company CCS 013 France 2006 Sell This Version
CCS021 Dave Aju And The Invisible Art Trio Dave Aju And The Invisible Art Trio - Love Always Circus Company CCS021 France 2007 Sell This Version
CCS030 Dave Aju Crazy Place Circus Company CCS030 France 2008 Sell This Version
CCS049 Dave Aju & The Sol Percussion Ensemble Dave Aju & The Sol Percussion Ensemble - Two Tone Circus Company CCS049 France 2010 Sell This Version
LZD-019 Fred Everything & Peter Christianson Feat. Dave Aju Fred Everything & Peter Christianson Feat. Dave Aju - Feel(12") Lazy Days Recordings LZD-019 USA & Canada 2010 Sell This Version
CCS060 Dave Aju All Together Now Circus Company CCS060 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
AC31 Dave Aju Listen To Your Heartbeat(12") Accidental AC31 UK 2012 Sell This Version
CCS069 Dave Aju Heirlooms Remixes(12") Circus Company CCS069 France 2012 Sell This Version
NEK09 Dave Aju & The Invisible Art Trio Dave Aju & The Invisible Art Trio - Look Out Above (EP) Nuearth Kitchen NEK09 US 2013 Sell This Version
CCS081 Dave Aju Maybeso(12") Circus Company CCS081 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
CCS092 Dave Aju Black Frames Remixed(12", EP) Circus Company CCS092 France 2014 Sell This Version
MFFV15004 Dave Aju Free Lover EP(12", EP) Music For Freaks MFFV15004 UK 2016 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

SMP034 Dave Aju Sgustok Magazine Podcast 034(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 320) Sgustok Magazine SMP034 Belarus 2012

Miscellaneous

CCS092 Dave Aju Black Frames (Remixed)(3xFile, MP3, 320) Circus Company CCS092 France 2014

Reviews

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v404

November 10, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
So far so good, Dave Aju has released nothing but gems. Uniquely gritty minimal tech stylings perfect for the Circus Company & Boogizm fanatic. Minimal but memorable. It maintains a distinct identity amongst the plethora of upcoming minimal artists.

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