"Inspired by his stints with Me'shell N'degeocello and Steve Coleman, and the solo turns of Marcus Miller, Dyson(layering his fretted and fretless MTD fives and NS Design electric upright, amongst others)creates deeply funky, sonically rich groove meditations. Sweet spots range from the go-go goaded skank of "Le Le's Lah Lah" to the fretless flights on "In The Midst Of". (Chris Jisi)
Growing up in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Dyson was exposed to a variety of styles including it's indigenous go-go funk. His matriculation to Berklee College in Boston opened him up to even more musically diverse situations to absorb. Upon graduation, saxman/ vocalists/recording artist "Walter Beasley" asked David to join his band. In 1989, He auditioned for "Maurice Starr"(producer/creator of "New Kids On The Block")Landing the gig and soon became the musical director for "New Kids On The Block". Dyson helped to take their show to an unprecedented pinnacle.
When the "New Kids" took a two year hiatus, David moved on to tour/record with a vast selection of artists spanning from the eclectic jazz fusion of the "Hagens/Belden Band" (in which they received a grammy nomination two years in a row for consecutive recordings) to the R&B fame of 1997 Downbeat Poll winner "Me'shell N'degeocello". In December 1999, David released his debut CD "Soulmates" on his "Lohandfunk" label(which was eventually picked up and distributed worldwide by Warner Brothers-WEA). "Soulmates" met critical acclaim and is now followed up by Dyson's release "The Dawning".
David recently occupied the bass seat with "Chuck Brown" and "Jonathan Butler" for 3 years and is currently with "Lalah Hathaway", "Pieces Of A Dream" and "Peter White", but does spot dates and studio work with various other artists as well. Fast gaining a reputation as a producer/songwriter(checkout "Pieces Of A Dream's" release "No Assembly Required" and "Tim Hagan's" grammy nominated "Animation/Imagination"), David has just finished his third release "Unleashed!" and continues to grow as one of today's most prolific artists.
01 - Blazin' 02 - The Dawning 03 - Frantic 04 - Hold On 05 - Le Le's Lah Lah 06 - Donovan James 07 - The Narrow Path 08 - Skippin' 09 - Yesterday's Smile 10 - I Won't Complain Again 11 - Thief in the Night 12 - In the Midst Of 13 - Slingshot 14 - Slingshot (Reprise) 15 - Nicki's Groove