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My Favorite Taco ~ Seven Davis Jr.

12:01 PM PDT on May 18, 2015


(photo by Marc Sethi)

Seven Davis Jr. is the musician your favorite producer listens to, because he pushes subtle but important boundaries in house music and beyond. On July 24th, he will release his long-awaited debut album, Universes, via Ninja Tune. The album is said to be deeply personal, bringing a positive message rooted in freedom, integrity and self-improvement: "Finding your place. Knowing yourself. Being where you belong." A mysterious figure who who quietly lived in Los Angeles for years, we got the chance to interview Seven over email last week to discuss music, travel, tacos, and happiness...

Favorite taco spot?
La Victoria in San Jose California

You've lived all over the world, what eventually brought you to Los Angeles?
Once upon a time I moved to Los Angeles to get away from a bad environment I had been in for years and to begin a new creative life. After almost 8 more (less harsh) years living in LA, I moved to Europe. I now live various places around the world. I still occasionally visit LA.

You seem to have a great relationship with Kutmah, how did that come to be and what does he mean to your life and work?
I actually never met Kutmah when we both lived in LA. We met in London and have been family ever since. Kutmah is my brother. He gets my music and gets me. He reached out to me during a time when I almost went full Jedi Sith. We both met after really messed up traumatic situations so I guess that's part of our bond as well.

Artists tend to find each other, have you had any surprising people reach out?
Yeah, it's a trip. I'm friends with most of my favorite artists now and have really good relationships with people from all walks of life worldwide.

What's your favorite hidden corner of Los Angeles?
If I tell you then I won't have anywhere to hide when I want to disappear for a bit in LA.

If someone is just getting into your music now, where should they start?
They've arrived at the best time. My new album coming out is really the result of my evolution. If they want to try and "trace footsteps" then start with "The Lost Tapes Vol 1" on Kutmahs IZWID label and work your way up to now.


Do you have a lucky number?
I don't believe in "luck". I believe good things happen on purpose.

When and where were you most happy?
I am the most happiest I have ever been now.

What is the most beautiful thing in the world?
Unconditional love.

Seven Davis Jr.

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