(HIGH on SOUL / MAAD SOUL / Chicago)
David Sabat was quickly captured by the uplifting spirit of House Music as a teenager growing up in Chicago during the birth of this new genre. His taste in music was forever molded at live events that featured the pioneers of House Music and its future legends. Over the next several years, David continued to develop his DJ skills and expand his music collection. He landed his first nightclub residency at the age of 19 and paid his way through college DJing at several nightclubs and college events exposing the Chicago House sound to his peers while focusing heavily on breaking new music.
In the early 1990s Sabat coordinated large music video dance shows across the United States which consisted mostly of popular music. He eventually found his way back to the Chicago House Music scene and in 2003 launched ChicagoSoundSource and showcased some of the best DJ talent Chicago has to offer. He built shows, promotion, and bookings for this highly select group of all-star Chicago DJs/producers along with rising talent and fused them with incredible free-style musicians. This unique blend of DJs and musicians were the building blocks of ChicagoSoundSource.
In 2004 Sabat co-founded the Chicago House Music Association (CHMA), a not-for-profit organization focused on unity within the Chicago House Music community. CHMA hosted an annual Chicago DJ Softball tournament featuring several legendary and internationally recognized Chicago House Music DJs, producers, and vocalists. The tournament was supported by industry sponsorship including RANE, Numark, and SURE. It became one of the most anticipated and unique House events in Chicago for three years.
Working with so many talented DJs, producers, vocalists, and musicians gave Sabat new influences and motivation to revive and revamp himself as a performer and in 2006, Sabat found his way back to the DJ booth. He has performed all over Chicago as well as cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Toronto, Atlanta, Paris, and Amsterdam. In December 2007 Sabat performed for the first time with the House Music band MAAD SOUL and was invited to join the group as their resident DJ in June 2008. MAAD SOUL has taken off and has become one of Chicago’s hottest live House acts.
Sabat finally found his way into the studio and has produced several edits and remixes. In May 2009 he founded HIGH on SOUL, an independent digital record label focusing on Deep and Soulful House Music. After nearly two years of R&D the first release came in March of 2011 featuring his original work, collaborations, and remixes by other artists. HIGH on SOUL now distributes on Traxsource, iTunes, Amazon, AfrodesiaMP3 & more.
Let it Go – David Sabat & Global Niche Movement (HIGH on SOUL)
Loving You – David Sabat & Global Niche Movement (HIGH on SOUL)
Stong Man – David Sabat & Global Niche Movement (HIGH on SOUL)
Park Place South – David Sabat & Global Niche Movement (HIGH on SOUL)
Sacrifice (David Sabat Deep Vocal) – Sol4orce feat. Sheree Hicks (House 4 Life)
Falling Transitions – DJ Kent vs. Dennis Ferrer
Change Ya Thang (David Sabat Mash) – Oliver $ vs Erro
Brighter Skies (David Sabat Merger) – Dajae vs Dennis F
Where Are You Now vs Power of Music (David Sabat Merger) – Andre Lodemann vs An-Tonic
Hey Its Time to Jack (David Sabat Merger) – Dennis F vs Chip E
I Got The Feeling (David Sabat Edit) – Two Tons of Fun
Pipeline (David Sabat Edit) – Bruce Johnson
Superman (David Ssbat Edit) – Herbie Mann
Baby I’m Scared of You (Sabat Edit) – Womack & Womack