Dave Slote was born in southern Ontario in the mid 1960’s. A creative from the start, his musical upbringing included piano, woodwinds, and percussion. In his early teens he performed with the Dofasco pipe and drum band as a piper, but has since embraced the drums as his main instrument of choice.
Over the course of years of involvement with various bands and musical projects, Dave earned himself a reputation as the band member ‘who did the sound,’ and discovered his love for sound engineering.
Dave is the founder of the Hot Sole Alumni Association and also assisted Kevin Williams and Garth Richardson with developing the curriculum and the initial set-up of Nimbus School of Recording Arts.
Compelled to “follow the dream”,He began construction of his full-suite private recording and production facility, The Grassy Knoll Studio.
Dave sought the services of award winning Acoustician Jeff Hedback of HD Acoustics, and in 2011 established his private record label L8R Records Inc.
In 2012, The Grassy Knoll Studio was named one of Mix Magazine’s Top 10 Studios of the Year.
In his free time, Dave is engaged in the local arts community and enjoys pursuing his musical education. A true purist, he is known for being ‘Mr. Analog;’ as he would say: “serve the song, serve the project,” and “don’t fix it in the mix, get it right from the start!”