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Born in New England, davesimon (AKA Dave Simon), started his musical journey at a young age when his artistically-inclined parents immersed him in classical, jazz, and rock classics. Through high school and into college, Dave found inspiration across the musical spectrum – from classics to jambands to electronic music, following around Phish and moe., while soaking up the drum and bass sounds of LTJ Bukem and big beat vibes of the Chemical Brothers.

It was during that time that he began to understand how music cultivated community, bringing people together through dancing and shared experience. Upon moving to California, Dave found himself immersed in the Burning Man and Bay Area dance culture and witnessed a whole new dimension of what’s possible when community forms through their shared love of music.

Feeling inspired, Dave took up DJing and in March 2013, debuted ‘davesimon’ to a packed dance floor aboard the USS Hornet aircraft carrier. He played a blistering set of Liquid Drum and Bass to a joyous and sweaty crowd and was hooked! Since then, Dave has played numerous events both locally in the Bay Area and at Burning Man, including the Rhythm Society’s All-Night Dance Celebrations, Frolic Campouts, Decadent Oasis, Friends and Family Campouts, and countless living rooms with friends. He plays a variety of House, Drum and Bass, Breaks, and Techno, and currently calls Oakland his home.


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