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Player Dave

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Player Dave is a force against calamity. Born Charlie Sahm of San Clemente, the luminous producer is a testament to the therapeutic profit of sound. Steeped in ambition and intrigue, Sahm was raised exploring a comprehensive array of instruments. Growing up surveying the wonders of piano, bass, percussion, violin, cello, and more, his larger-than-life aspirations were far more prodigal than the average teenager. Between a social slump and a spine injury, Sahm found solace in writing rhymes. But as a natural-born innovator, his penchant for poetic prose wouldn’t be satisfied until he had the instrumentals to match. This niche predicament ultimately forged the foundation of his magnum opus- Player Dave. Originally inspired by the golden age of SoundCloud, Player Dave distills beat driven hip-hop and psychedelic bass to define his signature bravado. To no one’s disbelief, the North American club scene and festival circuit took an immediate shine to his innovative drawl. Stupefying stages from the West Coast to the East coast, and appearing at festivals like Lightning in a Bottle and Symbiosis, so began Player Dave’s ascent to legend status. But in 2019, Player Dave retracted from music when creation was replaced with crisis. Following a series of rehabilitation, reformation, and redemption, Player Dave returns in 2021 with sober manifestos on recovery. The genesis of a new era for the producer begins with his forthcoming studio album Where The Wind Blew Me, where listeners will witness the transformation of a soul through sound. A riot softened by the blow of the human experience, Player Dave is anything but ordinary.