Atnarko (Formidable Force, 2020 Vision, Tango, Doubledown)
Canadian native Dave Atnarko is a veteran of the dance music industry, he has continuously proven himself as an essential DJ, producer, and remixer. In 1988, Atnarko moved to Orlando and began his love affair with electronic music. Over the next 15 years he would go on to write numerous club hits and DJ across the nation.
His first works as Atnarko Bear reflected the breaks sound of the early 90’s and included projects for labels such as Astralwerks and DB Records, however it is his more recent house productions which have been getting him international recognition. Daveâs stellar production has landed him spots recording for the top US labels such as Tango, Detour, Movim Recordings & Doubledown.
A highly personable figure, Atnarko has an incredible ability to work with other artists in a combined effort to achieve studio greatness. Collaborations with British house legend Huggy as “Formidable Force” for the 20/20 vision label have been championed by the worldâs best DJs. He also has received much acclaim for his work with Patrick Turner as Explicit Theory. Their “Sonar Sessions” EP was considered the top promo of Miami Winter Music Conference 2005. Atnarko has also worked with a number of other artists including drum and bass DJ AK1200 and house diva DJ Heather.
Most recently, Atnarko and âQ Burns Abstract Messageâ have been working closely on a multitude of projects. Their monthly event “Club Queso” is Orlandos most debaucherus house night. In addition, the two have launched a new record label called Eight-Tracks. The imprint will serve as an outlet for their favorite artists and their own productions.
Atnarko is a true DJ/Producer — One whom has toured all over the US and Canada at that. You can tell this from his productions as they are composed with a DJ mentality in their arrangement and club-friendly EQing. Strapped with impeccable music selection and precise mixing skills, Atnarko has been moving dance floors from behind the decks for over 10 years. Headlining at nightclubs and events along side some of the most respected names in the industry, including Ralph Lawson, Huggy , Joshua , Hipp-e , Garth , M3 , and Q-Burns, as well artists like Afrika Bambaataa , Crystal Method , and Interpol, Atnarko has slowly acquired a reputation as part of the new breed of underground house heavy hitters.