CD of the Week: EAVESDROP "Pins & Needles"
Written by Admin on March 6, 2013
After a string of underground singles, remixes and EPs, David ‘Eavesdrop’ Wood is finally coming to the fore to release his debut album, Pins & Needles on LOOP.
Busting onto the scene in the early 2000’s as a dominant, young DJ, Eavesdrop won accolades taking out the first Rumble in the Jungle competition and performed the midnight set Gathering NYE 00/01 under the alias Filthy Forum (Dj Subtrak & MC Unknown). But, it wasn’t until nearly 10 years later when working on his first EP ‘Air On Fire (2011)’, that his dedicated time in the studio started to cause sparks.
While stealing spare moments to learn the art of producing music, hone his craft, and build his studio to achieve his matchless sound; Eavesdrop has steadily built up an underground reputation for both the music he produces and the live show he creates.
With the formidable duo of himself, and vocalist and long-time collaborator Soulyric (formally Willie C), as the pinnacle of each show, a myriad of guests are often incorporated around them, to create a diverse and explosive live performance.
This reputation has seen him play live consistently this summer, with break through performances at the likes of Northern Bass festival, Secluded Sounds and Shotover Festival After party. It also saw him win out the main support slot for the NZ tour of veteran drum & bass DJ, Asides.
Of late his remix of Yes King’s “Overproof” has been a huge success with over 4000 downloads; and his remix of Goyte’s Somebody That I Used To Know Feat. Kimbra has had well over 5 million views on YouTube.
The result of dedication, talent, hard graft and organic collaborations, Eavesdrop’s debut LP Pins & Needles is the perfect introduction to any music lover; proving his might as a talented and versatile artist.
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