David Fredrick Thompson also known as Thirteen, was born in small town just outside of Seattle,Washington. Thirteen started out making his beginnings in college, where he would DJ for local clubs and radio stations. After attending the University of Washington State, Thirteen found his background of mechanical engineering to have helped give him a sense of his creative style. He explored new genres and always worked towards building enticing new sounds for the crowds he would play for. Throughout Thirteen’s career he has been influenced by some of the biggest names in the dance industry included Oakenfold, Trentemoller, Steve Lawler, Sasha, Nick Muir, Marc Mitchell, Weekend World, and of course, Digweed and all of Bedrock.
Over the past few years, Thirteen’s interests branched out from DJing to Producer & Sound Designer. Thirteen passion is what driven him as an artist, “A great DJ can play several styles but can still have an ‘Unmistakable’ sound”. Thirteen residency at Fenix Underground was legendary and got quite a buzz for his intense beats and style throughout Seattleand the Northwest. Thirteen’s performances have rocked crowds with flawless mixing, timeless track selections and to him its “my art that I love to do”.
Now residing in Los Angeles he can be heard at Avalon Hollywood and Vanguard mixing his incredible talent. He’s also been featured on the premiere issue of Vicious Magazine, a global music and nightlife publication; if that’s not enough he’s mixes for Proton, XM Radio, Digitally Imported, Transmission FM and even on iTunes; he just seems to mix life up just as he does his music, flawlessly.
Thirteen also currently works for the infamous Marshank Sales and as a representative. He deals with some of the world’s largest music brands like RANE Co., Mackie, Monster Cable, Genelec Inc., PreSonus, Auralex, Ampeg, BBE Sound, Blackheart, Create, EAW, Gator Cases, Martin Audio, Powersoft and Switchcraft. His dealings with these monster brands also have attributed to his enthusiasm for music and the industry itself.