College is French EDM producer David Grellier, and he happens to be coming to San Francisco in December. He launched his blog, record label, and artist collective Valerie (which includes Minitel Rose, Anoraak, and Outrunners, among others) in 2007, and the following year, he released his debut album Secret Diary as well as his Teenage Color EP. David’s next EP A Real Hero, features his groundbreaking track by the same name which was used in 2011 film Drive; College actually collaborated with Canadian duo Electric Youth for this track. The same year, College released sophomore album Northern Council. College’s sound is more on the electropop side of the EDM scale, with a strong 80’s flare, somewhat evocative of 808 State, Van She, and PACIFIC! College’s most recent album, Heritage, was released March 2013.
Influences include Aphex Twin, Alan Braxe, Daft Punk, and Jeff Mills, and David has also performed under stage name Mitch Silver in French electroclash group Sexy Sushi.
Get your tickets while you can- Rickshaw Stop is an intimate venue, so tickets will sell out fast!