Justin David

Justin David

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Justin David first started DJing in the late '80s at the Grasshopper in Surrey, along side the likes of Colin Dale and Fast Eddie. His first foray into production was a collaboration with Sir Lord Comixx in 1990. In 1995 he went on to produce, remix and engineer for Ugly; while simultaneously running and producing on his own label, Future Monument. These tracks gained support at the time from DJs such as Derrick May, Noel Watson, Colin Faver and Andy Weatherall. More recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in his material due to the likes of Zip and Theo Parrish.
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Justin David Discography Tracks

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UGM 003 Justin David Geeks 'N' Freaks EP(12", EP) Ugly Music UGM 003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
FMT 001 Justin David Untitled(12") Future Monument FMT 001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BLUBQ003 Justin David It Can Be... (Over)(12") Blue Basique BLUBQ003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SCR 017 Justin David Monument Tracks Vol. One(12") South Circular Recordings (SCR) SCR 017 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Justin David Messages Future Monument UK 1997 Sell This Version
Justin David Acoustic Mass Future Monument UK 1997 Sell This Version
Justin David Light Years Future Monument UK 1997 Sell This Version
Justin David Micro Cosm Future Monument UK 1997 Sell This Version

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DiscoEater

DiscoEater

June 29, 2017
is this guy still around ? i hope someone re-presses all his releases ! would love to have them all. amazing and unique music ! peace
DanC690

DanC690

September 29, 2016
This guy is seriously talented - like the UK's equivalent to Gemini - imagine if he had as many releases as Spencer Kincy! Imagine if Gemini kept going too! Of course people move on and life takes turns which cause people to leave the scene behind but i don't think anyone would disagree that if Justin David got back in the studio and churned out music like he did in the past that it wouldn't have a good impact. One can only wonder why he was so productive to suddenly just stop - hopefully its for good reasons! : )
kompressorkanonen

kompressorkanonen

March 10, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
Justin David released nearly all his records in just three short years - 1995-97 - and then all but disappeared. Alongside other UK-based producers such as Aubrey, Mark Ambrose and Jamie Read, he made his mark with a series of releases that loosely fit the "tech house" cathegory; lush chords, jazzy keyboards, lively basslines and busy percussion. Eminently pleasing to the ear, and great to dance to as well, although I've never actually heard a DJ play any of his tunes. My one gripe is that his attempts at more Chicago/Relief-styled tracky stuff are less successful, such as the A side on FMT 001.

Most of Justin David's records were issued on his own Future Monument label, which folded after just six releases. And it seems mr. David himself withdrew from the scene entirely around the same time; he hasn't released any more music, anyway. There's one strange exception, though; a record credited to his Fifth Level alias suddenly appeared out of nowhere in 2002, but the original version isn't on it, just two (dreary) electro house remixes by Ewan Pearson. I've no idea what the original sounds like, seems it never saw the light of day.

So, another "whatever happened to...?" story, then. Hopefully nothing sinister, perhaps he lost the itch to put stuff out? Solid discography, anyway; I can recommend all the releases under his own name, and the first Fifth Level record; good tunes to be found on each and every one of them.

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