David knows that at parties he can often focus on 75% of the conversation and 100% of the music at the same time. He’s a diverse musician in addition to being a DJ—he plays guitar, bass, flute, keys and beatboxes, but mostly because he’s never had space for a drum set. He’s traveled the world and has an extensive resume of gigs and residencies both as a DJ and with a few bands, going places like Berlin, Tokyo, Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas, but his home base is in Brooklyn and NYC, playing in venues like the Beauty & Essex, Gansevoort Hotel, and The Jane.
He’s a Bronx native who lives in Brooklyn, but got his taste for music from his self-professed hippie mom. He started listening to rock and psychedelic hits from Woodstock as a toddler, and the first discs he spun were Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and “The Chain”—they just so happened to be played from a Fisher Price kid’s record player. Don’t worry, he listened to a fair amount of Disney records, too.
Nowadays, DJ Jams Bond still has that eclectic taste in music, leaning more into styles like nu-disco, house, techno, drum and bass, left-field, world, latin, brazilian, afrobeat, hip hop & reggaeton. But, don’t get him wrong, even though he tends to stay away from Top 40 in his everyday listening, it’s always in his mixes because he knows it’ll get a crowd going.
When he’s not spinning or playing, David loves comedy shows and comedy news (like Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah), taking yoga classes and considers himself a hopeless romantic—p.s. ladies, he’s single, tell your friends.
– I dream of having a laboratory wall of synthesizers and keyboards.
– I used to skateboard everyday as a teen in the Bronx, jumping large stair sets and grinding ledges and handrails—not so much now that I’m 30 and actually understand health insurance.
– Not afraid to try new foods, but it can take me a long time to like them. (Just ask me about brussel sprouts and mushrooms!) But I hate beets.
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