David Heyerman AKA Hohme. For the majority of his career, he has just been a really good DJ, mixing some great tracks, spinning at clubs across the country. Now, after teaming up with Producer Odmark, he is starting to make some original sounds, which are absolutely great.
Music’s been a huge part of my life as long as I can remember. My mom used to come into my pre-school and teach basic music theory and rhythm to my classmates and I.
What does “Hohme” mean?
HOHME has a bunch of different meanings…and it’s intended to be interpreted differently by different personality types of people. Some people might just call me homie, some identify with the three letters in the middle, representing either the unit for electrical resistance between 2 points of a conductor or the meditational mantra within Buddhist and Hindu scripts…others simply feel “at home” when listening the the music I make and share. I rather like to ask people what it means to them.
Describe the iPad Application you made that helps you mix your music: When I started out DJing, I quickly realized how inefficient to my process having to rely on/transport turntables/cdj’s was. So I found this open source midi-control app called Touchosc, downloaded the software dev kit and designed an interface of my own with the intention of replacing turntables/cdjs completely. I basically just took all the features I use the most (pitch control, looping, effects, filters, etc.) and mapped them out in an easy to interpret left deck/right deck fashion. It helps me tremendously as it lightens my load big time, allows me more specific control over the software, all the while pushing the definition of a DJ into a more progressive standpoint, technologically.
In this digital age where numbers don’t lie, I believe the best will rise to the top organically. Like digital grassroots.
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