Take A Daytrip
Take a Daytrip, composed of Denzel Baptiste and David Biral, are Grammy winning DJ/producer duo based in LA. Their roots are in hip-hop and NY nightlife, but their music pulls from a wide range of influences reflected in their eclectic group of collaborators.As teenagers, Daytrip’s David Biral and Denzel Baptiste found inspiration in the music and culture of New York; both raised outside of the city, they met at NYU’s Clive Davis institute where they began collaborating. They dreamed of traveling the world through their music, but also knew they needed to hone their craft in their adopted hometown. After graduating, they started working in a tiny basement studio in Soho.Their studio became a hub of activity for out-of-towners (6LACK, YBN Cordae, Denzel Curry) and locals (Sheck Wes, Smooky Margiela) alike. Daytrip’s dedication to the city that raised them creatively started paying off in 2017. After Sheck Wes stopped by their studio and freestyled for 30 minutes, “Mo Bamba” was released to Soundcloud with little fanfare. Months later it would become one of the biggest rap songs in the world, spurring collaborations with an array of bigger artists and breakout stars: Juice WRLD, YBN Cordae, Kevin Gates, Cousin Stizz, G-Eazy,69, DaniLeigh, The Scotts, Dua Lipa, Kid CudiBig Sean. More recently, the duo has gained notoriety shaping the sound of breakout star Lil Nas X, producinghis most successful singles "Panini" and "Rodeo (feat. Cardi B)& Montero". Their tendency to deliver signature records with up-and-coming artists highlighted a summer of electrifying live setspre Covid, with the duo bringing their show to Europe for Lovebox, Splashfest, and a Places + Faces-hosted Boiler Room, as well as a headlining slot in MoMa's PS1 series.