When you hear one of his productions or see him deejay live, the music Dave is creating & playing is a reflection of his soul speaking to you – showing you the passion, love & respect Dave has for music.
Dave Manna has gained a reputation as one of the most dedicated & hardest working deejay’s/producer’s in Australia. Responsible for countless productions, which show Dave’s diverse style, he has produced and remixed countless club hits with 2 Top 10’s under his belt on the ARIA Charts recently. These include his remix with Marco Demark for “Albin Myers – Times Like These” (peaking at #4) and his most recent collaboration with Full Intention & Marco Demark – I Love America (Peaking at #8) which had great feedback and support by industry heavyweights Axwell, Roger Sanchez, Tom Novy, Dabruck & Klien, TV Rock and Denzal Park to name a few.
Dave has gained the respect of his peers in the industry from within Australia & around the globe. Those peers include support from the world’s number one deejay Tiesto on his radio show ClubLife for Dave’s remixes and original productions including ‘I Love America’ (Full Intention Vs Marco Demark & Dave Manna).
So how did this soul develop a love for music? At the tender age of 6, Dave Manna began to explore the wonderful world of sound by banging on his parents very expensive set of pots & pans. The journey had begun. This method of “playing the drums” was Dave’s way of showing everyone what he had installed for the future. Through his teen years, Dave continued his love affair with music, listening to his parent’s old vinyls of different music styles from classic rock to disco & learning to play the guitar and piano. But after buying his first set of turntables, Dave began to display & share his love of music through deejaying. Dave didn’t stop there however, he now wanted to make his own music and further share his love of music – his way!
Having toured around Australia with a string of releases under his belt, his deejaying style is totally reflective of his attitude towards his productions; rather than dedicating to one style or genre of music & following trends, Dave likes to keep his sets as varied as possible, playing a span of music, from Progressive, Bigroom & Minimal House with a hint of soft trance tones which leads to Dave creating new music trends.
Dave Manna is constantly in his studio, producing killer originals and remixes for his legion of fans. He has now linked up with Marco Demark (hit single “Tiny Dancer”) and the two of them are always working on numerous projects. Dave (& Marco) have gained enormous support from Australian duo TV Rock & their record label ‘Neon Records’ & German heavy weights Dabruck & Klein’s with their label “We Play” with their work being signed by these labels. To further stamp their mark on the industry, Dave & Marco have started their own record label, “Made Music”, where they will be releasing their own work and other artists in the second half of 2010.
May 2010 see’s Dave’s (and Marco’s) remix of Denzal Park – Ascension being released. This is sure to be another top ten hit on the ARIA charts here in Australia and a hit overseas.
In the coming month’s keep you eye out for remixes produced by Dave (& Marco) especially Patrick La Funk – Next to you and Dabruck & Klien & Albin Myers – Lonneberga with more in the pipeline to be announced.
As we move into the second half of 2010, Dave (& Marco) will have two new original tracks for release with both being signed to Dabruck & Kliens label “We Play”. The first, called, “Do you believe”, features vocalist Terri B (you will know her powerful voice from track’s she has collaborated on with Roger Sanchez, John Dahlback & D.O.N.S to name a few).
The second, called, ‘I’m not losing you”, see’s a joint collaboration with Dave, Marco Demark and DJ/Producer Rob Kay from Cabin Crew (hit song “Star to fall”). Also thrown into the project is vocalist Michael Feiner (you will know his distinct voice from track’s he has collaborated on with Axwell, Eddie Thoenick, Albin Myers, Markus Gardaweg & DBN). The release dates for these two singles are to be announced shortly – so stay tuned!
Dave’s list of remix work for international & Australian big name artists grows bigger and bigger by the week! Some of the artists Dave has completed remixes for include: Albin Myers, Dabruck & Klien, Syke & Sugarstarr, D.O.N.S, Patrick La Funk, Brown Sneakers, Marco Demark, Denzal Park, Nicola Fasano, The Stafford Brothers & John Morely to name a few!
Dave Manna is a DJ / Producer / Singer / Songwriter who continues to push musical boundaries to the limit in a scene & industry he is so passionate about. From playing and producing music, inventing his own distinctive sound, remixes and original productions, to performing live, it can all be summed up in three words, which Dave has uniquely tattooed on his arm, “music is life”.
Updated June 201