Great Time, AddE
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Donovan Edmund Duvall aka Mr. Daywalker, born June 5, 1994, is a DC area based producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and art director. His music is a blend of jazz, hip-hop, soul, indie, with added electronic elements. Inspired by J Dilla, John Coltrane, Fleet Foxes, Bill Withers, Flamenco and his Cuban roots. Mr. Daywalker carries the tradition of his relatives who toured around the world playing Cuban jazz in the forties and fifties, sharing the stage with icons such as Dizzie Gillespie and Miguelito Valdés . Mr. Daywalker joined his school’s orchestra at the age of nine playing percussion. During high school, at Sidwell Friends in DC, he played in the jazz ensemble, while at home he began creating and producing house music.
In college as a jazz percussion and performance major, he played with a jazz/hiphop fusion group, The Blue Roots Experiment, which sparked his interest in hiphop. This started his transition from house music to making beats. Making beats was the first step for Mr. Daywalker, and soon he was inspired to transition from beats to recording live instrumentation. He found that recording live instruments captured a more genuine sound, missing from just making beats. This discovery spurred Mr. Daywalker to teach himself piano, bass, guitar, and mandolin. Mr. Daywalker’s mission is to generate empathy and to create spaces that are beyond fear through music. He seeks to capture the human experience through his perception of reality.
Mr. Daywalker has performed on stages in NC, DC, NY, VA, WV, and OH including The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Serendipity Music Festival, and The Black Cat, and he has shared bills with Baauer, Beau Young Prince, DJ Inferno, Jordan Clark, and Space Captain. Mr. Daywalker is fresh off releasing his debut EP “Warmth” and busy working on his next project.
GREAT TIME is excited to present their long anticipated release GREAT ALBUM. One listen front to back will have you forgetting whether you’re couch surfing or crowd surfing. At their live shows, GREAT TIME's range inspires a kaleidoscope of emotions not to mention dance moves. Their music attracts all types of ears, and is influenced by artists that go as hard as Nirvana, as gentle as Sufjan Stevens, and as dancy as Little Dragon. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, GREAT TIME built a recording studio on a farm outside Philly, where they live and produce themselves and other bands. They will tour their new record throughout the U.S. this summer.