David Bay surprises with his rendition of Love Will Tear Us Apart

The German DJ/producer creates a dystopian dance floor shout-along out of the Joy Division classic.

His name is David Bay. He is from Hamburg and in his 20’s. Started off in music with his band Pool, when being just 13 years old. The band played the whole of Europe, USA and opened for bands like the 1975 and released on labels like Kitsuné and Diynamic music.

He also runs a disco-label together with his friend DJ Dreams called Zissou records; where they are hosting parties in Hamburg and Berlin, releasing vinyls by up-and-coming house-producers and been featured on channels such as Majestic Casual, Houseum and many more. 

David has been working as a record-producer for artists from almost any genre and been busy developing his solo-project for quite some time that we happily introduce to you today!

David says; ”My passion has always been disco-music and synth-sounds. The point where analog meets digital, where retro meets modern and funky meets lazy. The approach to my own productions is to get to that point! Up to this point I have been putting out a few remixes and edits. For example, I’ve remixed NY’s Phenomenal Handclap Band on Toy Tonics and Les Loups on Too Slow to Disco.

His very first original release is a cover-version of Joy Division's legendary ”Love Will Tear Us Apart'.

The video was directed by the critically acclaimed Faraz Shariat, who's debut-movie ’Futur Drei' is gaining a lot of attention at the moment.

David continues; ”I slowed the track down over 20 BPM and twisted it into my thing. Always loved their music, Ian Curtis’s lyrics and perspective on life. When i watched Anton Corbijn’s “Control” I somehow ended up doing my own interpretation of their sound. I did this track back in 2017 and since then releasing it was super complicated. All that music industry stuff can be quite overwhelming sometimes. To me the cover-version somehow feels as old as the original now… haha, but we did it! I’m super excited about this and cannot wait to hear how you all feel like it compared to the classic original. We sent it over to their publisher and shortly after we were allowed to release it by all remaining members of the band; Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook - crazy!"

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