Who is Dave Richards
Dave Richards is a man of multiple worlds. He was born just outside of Chicago but grew up in the South. He became a lover of electronica during the early 80’s thanks to a few well-known movie soundtracks (Chariots of Fire and Tron to name a few), but he didn’t fully embrace it until the early 90’s while under the influence of artists like Moby, Oakenfold, Timo Maas, Steve Lawler, Medway and more. Today, his influences have expanded to include Saeed Younan, Chus & Ceballos, Robert Hood and Green Velvet. His all-time favorite record label is and always shall be Hooj Choons. Of course, his own MK837 label is a close second – which has over 300 releases as of early 2022.
As a producer his loyalties are torn between Chicago house sound and a much darker force infused by Atlanta, GA’s urban flavors. Usually, it’s that darker force that wins out in his productions. Unrelenting percussion, techie baselines and progressive top ends comprise the signature sounds of a Dave Richards’ production.
YOUR QUEST TO FIND SOMETHING UNIQUE IS OVER.
Each month, MK837’s label boss, Dave Richards, brings you some of the most unique house and techno out today. Each show bristles with upcoming MK837 tracks, the latest promos from deserving labels and some classic tracks or soon to be classics from Dave’s collection. In the end, Uniquely Yours gives you a power house of uniqueness only a lion/eagle creature such as Mark could appreciate… with a side of prime rib.
IT’S NOT JUST DAVE WHO's MAKING
UNIQUE HOUSE & TECHNO FOR YOUR SOUL
Since 2010, Dave has been seeking out unique artists and producers from around the world for his label MK837. The result is a cohesive multi-genre label that speaks directly to your soul through sound. Over the years, releases from the label have been featured in sets from Jamie Jones, Judge Jules, Markus Shulz, Berni Turletti, Matt Darey, JOBA, Aly & Fila and many more.
Over the years, MK837 has developed a reputation for taking chances on new artists and new sounds. Today, the label is starting to be recognized as one of electronic dance music’s best kept secrets. Now that you know this, you’re on the inside. Check out the label below.