David Lemaitre

Born 3,600 metres above sea level in the city of La Paz in Bolivia, the young ears of David Lemaitre met songs of the South American Highland. He played guitar and grew up speaking three languages. As a teenager David discovered his passion for psychedelic bands of the 70’s. The door to new cultures and music influences opened when he moves to Europe as a student.

Together with Philipp the Orchestra, a multitalented Berlin musician who plays cello, dulcimer and flute among many other instruments, David melts into his music and withal creates a blend of electronica and folk tunes. His voice sounds gentle and strong and the same time and it is often compared to the ones of Jose Gonzalez and Beirut. 2010 was a very successful year for them. They played at Melt!, the biggest electronic music festival in Germany, as well as a supporting act at the shows of the German artist Get Well Soon.

Writing on his debut album in Berlin David payed us a visit and played his song “In Your Own Sweet Way” at Maybachufer in Kreuzberg. A lovely place in summer where you can enjoy sitting in the grass, watching the Spree and drinking your beer.

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