MEET ASSERTIVE1 ARTIST

UNITED KINGDOM
Trance Melodic Techno

"When everything comes together musically, it is a feeling that words can't adequately describe." - David

For the past 7 years David Hattingh has been in search of the perfect sound in his productions creating tracks of a multitude of genres. David’s debut uplifting trance release “Blueshift” was picked up by Sasha Vatoff’s (of Cosmic Gate fame) label RISE Recordings and received early support from Giuseppe Ottaviani and played on a multitude of radio shows worldwide.

David then went on to self-release a number of singles, as well as on his label Trance Records. A further release "Protostar" in collaboration with Corrie Theron was released on Redux 138 in early 2019 received support from Ori Uplift, Rene Ablaze, Paddy Kelly, Nitrous Oxide and many more. 2019 and 2020 saw "Bridge of Sighs" released on TID Recordings and as well as a hard hitting techno remix of Nautica & JOLO feat. Die Tuinslakke - Olke Bolke.

Growing up in the 80s David was influenced by bands such as Depeche Mode, New Order and OMD among others. After leaving school and travelling to Israel and the UK David was introduced to the sounds of psy trance, hard house and hard trance which have had a profound impact on the music he produces today.

Music is David’s life blood and his release for any pent up emotions.

David made his debut on international radio as a on the Barcelona radio station GUM FM with Jordi Casas playing 2 shows a week featuring the best of EDM, Progressive and Trance. As a founding member of the Truth in Dance Radio Show with Paul Angel, David continues to be a regular guest on both South African and international radio shows including The Friday Night Party with DJ Tazz on Jou Radio, Tempo Radio Mexico, Deep City Sessions, UCAP Argentina and more.

David is currently working on refining his uplifting sound as well as having a few other projects up his sleeves which he has yet to reveal.

On his latest musical journey - David's Alter Ego is called HATTRICK, a brand under which he produces and plays Melodic Techno.