As one-third of the team behind the Hessle Audio label, David Kennedy a.k.a. Pearson Sound has become more than synonymous with the cutting edge of UK dancefloor music.
Working under the alias since 2008, David has released several acclaimed singles, including 'XLB', 'Blanked' and 'Thaw Cycle'. He has completed remixes for artists such as Radiohead, Depeche Mode, the XX, Disclosure and M.I.A, on labels such as XL, Warner Brothers and Columbia, and was voted by the public as one of Resident Advisor's top 100 DJs in the world in both 2010 and 2011. In releasing his self-titled debut artist album in 2015, he skilfully capitalised on his astoundingly solid run of single and EP releases since 2009, producing a hypnotically enveloping LP that really found its feet in its willingness to experiment.
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Four Tet Presents: Four Tet, Anthony Naples, Chloé Robinson & Hamza Rahimtula • 15 Years Of Hessle Audio: Ben UFO & Pearson Sound, Pangaea • Young Marco • Saoirse • Batu • HVOB (Live) • Sherelle • Grandbrothers • Vieux Farka Touré • DJ Masda • DJ Fart In The Club • Elsewhere In India: Murthovic & Thiruda (Debut)
Onra (Sounds Of Asia & India - Exclusive) • Nate08 (Live Debut) • Resident Advisor: Jossy Mitsu & Kohra B2B Sunju Hargun • Fieldlines: The Forgotten Songs Collective X Vinayak^a X Biate • Dj'J • Sijya (Debut) • Chrms (Live) • Tyrell Dub Corp 'Futurhythmachine' (Debut) • Disco Arabesquo • Kiss Nuka (Live) • Sapta • Seasonal Affected Beats 2° Feat. Parizad D • Hashbass (Live) • T.ill Apes • Aaguu • Girls Night Out & Friends: Girls Night Out, Bast & DJ PANTS • Jay Pei: Interlude (Ensemble) • Rafiki • STAIN • Prismer • Anushka • Shantam • Dreamstates • The Fully Automatic Model x Kaleekarma • Electroson • Rudy Mukta • Alina • Nida • Sodhi • Mary Ann • Zionwolf • Lady Ruffelin • Pagal Records • Export Quality Records Showcase: Dohnraj & The Peculiars , Sunflower Tape Machine, Tribemama Marykali, Dappest x adL, Ranj + Clifr & Curtain Blue (Live Band Debut) • Social Isolation Showcase: Pale Blue Dotter, Subhas Mazumdar , Subhojyoti Sen Sharma, Hybrid Protokol, Spiralynk