David Lindmer is a UK born artist based out of New York. It was in 2018 David really found his signature sound characterized by driving, powerful techno that is rich in melody and cinematic drama. Having worked within the VFX industry for many years, David’s passion for sound design and cinematic scores also led him to explore the relationship between audio and the visual arts.
David is also the co-owner of Melodic Techno label Running Clouds founded in 2018 and the Chromia Sound collective. With recent high profile support from the likes of Tale of Us, Mind Against, and many more, David continues to develop as an artist and push the boundaries of immersive audio.
With new single Omen, David delivers his signature driving melodic techno, rich with emotion and charged with a melancholic atmosphere while maintaining enough low-end punch to absolutely work on the dancefloor. Luscious pads grace the breakdown and create a comforting blanket, wrapping around Johanson’s evocative vocals before resolving into a highly distinctive, synth-heavy, 80’s influenced finale.
With Omen out now, David has put together a playlist featuring 10 of the tracks that shaped his own artistry, including buts from Bicep, Mind Against and Nils Frahm.
Bicep – Glue
I will never get bored of this song, it reminds me of that special moment of being at a house party or at a rave and getting messy with some of your best friends. Always puts a smile on my face.
Tale of Us & Mind Against – Astral
When I first heard this track in 2015 it gave me goosebumps and still does, it has really shaped me as an artist and a person. These lads are the masters of dark melodic techno. Astral is a timeless classic and no matter how many times I hear it, it will never get old.
The Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar
Quite possibly Tom & Ed’s finest hour, this is such a majestic record. It’s interesting to read how Tom originally wrote it on guitar as it really has the feel of a band playing the final song in their set and giving it everything.
Nils Frahm – Says
The emotional depth in Nils music is mind blowing. ‘Says’ is one of the most unique tracks I’ve ever heard and it is unbelievable the atmosphere he manages to create. It takes me to a different place every time I listen to it, pure art.
Daniel Avery – Drone Logic
This takes me back to 2013 when I was living in Dalston and hitting the clubs regularly there. Not only an amazing artist, but Dan is a wonderful man and gave me a kick start into the music world. I love the hyper-rhythmic minimalism of Drone logic that draws you in.
Recondite – Warg
I can only imagine what was going through Recondite’s head when he made this masterpiece but it’s unforgettable on so many levels. Insanely dark, inspirational and beautiful.
Massano – The Feeling
Apologies for picking something from my own record label but fuck it. Massano truly created something special with this record. It transcends all the modern genres and I have a huge amount of respect for him as an artist, bold and unapologetically hard-hitting.
Giorgio Moroder – Chase
A masterpiece of Electronica that still stands up to the tests of time. The synth work is incredible considering it was made over 40 years ago. I recently made an edit of this track as I love it so much.
John Hopkins – Open Eye Signal
John is an incredible musician, not many electronic artists can come close to this level of composition. Constantly evolving and captivating the listener. Beautiful!
The Prodigy – Your Love
The Experience was probably my first introduction to dance music as a young kid and I loved it. Fast, upbeat, driven I had never heard an album like it and it completely shaped my perception of music.