Dave Kim is the first five string electric violinist to perform in the San Francisco nightclub dance scene since his arrival to the Bay in 1999. Born in Montana to Korean parents and raised in Reno/ Tahoe, Dave started playing the violin and piano at the age of four. Classical music has always been a part of Dave’s life as his mother was a concert pianist. Dave’s father was the warden and forced him to practice four hours a day when he turned ten. When Dave received his first cassette recorder, he would record the first two hours of practice, and then play it back freeing him up to gain two hours of his life back every day as he mentions in his presentation on TEDxSF. As long as his parents heard music, they would not disrupt him. He never got caught. This process actually made him become a better musician and was the start of him becoming a one man band and symphony with looping technology.