Dave I.D.

Gangs

by Dylan Nelson

9 May 2011

 
cover art

Dave I.D.

Gangs

(!K7)
US: 1 Feb 2011
UK: 1 Feb 2011

London producer and DJ Dave I.D. may see himself as some kind of rebel outsider, but on his EP Gangs he sounds more like a misanthropic metalhead than a hero of the underground. With a mixture of rapping, singing and looping, Dave I.D. wails over a shuddering and monotonous cacophony of apocalyptic noise. His churning, industrial beats and belabored, fervent vocals are more likely to foster impatience than outcry. “It’s only me I can save / But then it’s me on my own,” he sings with an uninspired sneer on “Only Me I Can Save”. Dave I.D. is undeniably “on his own”, and if he doesn’t make an effort to get out of his head a little, he’s going to stay that way.

Gangs

Rating:


//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

READ the article