North Coast Artist Management
Atlanta native David Timko had a natural ability to create music since early childhood and was raised on classical piano. He left home at the age of 17 and fell in love with dance music culture in Pittsburgh’s rave scene where he stayed for several years. Inspired by DJ’s he met there, he learned to spin records and everything clicked. In 2011, he began to teach himself production and quickly gained a regional spotlight during the uprise of American dubstep. During the following years, his work was featured on major outlets such as EDM.com, Dubstep.net, and High Chai Records, while he grew his own local event culture in Ohio as Rapture Entertainment.
Through this work, SLAVE landed an official remix of Liquid Stranger, opened direct support for a massive roster of tours including SKisM, Doctor P, DJ Craze, 12th Planet, Savant, Pegboard Nerds, Kai Wachi, Adventure Club, UZ, Levitate, Dieselboy, Blockhead, Bleep Bloop, Dr. Ozi, and many more, played on major regional festivals, had his work featured on national TV, and created events with upcoming talent such as Levitate, um.., and Pedestrian Tactics.
Today, David is picking up the pace. In 2017, his music was supported and played nationally by Bassnectar, and he has recent releases featured on Pantheon and Headbang Society with more names on the way. In January of 2018, his team launched their imprint branch, Rapture Studios, with a broad showcase of top bass music producers from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Montreal, and beyond. With a slew of new content on the way and a whole team behind him, 2018 is going to be a massive year for SLAVE.
The name SLAVE represents our network of friends made family through our shared struggle to exist within the confines of a society that fosters division while suppressing free thought and acceptance.
We acknowledge our collective enslavement and fight each day for a more expressive and unified world using the weapons of music and love.