David Wilde moved to LA in 2009 to compose for tv and film after years of multi-platinum success producing records in his New Jersey recording studio.
He grew up with his older brother's rock band rehearsing in the basement and his dad driving the band to gigs in his pick up truck. Music was always around him and he started taking piano lessons at the age of 8, but it wouldn't be until he heard Miles Davis as a teenager that his switch would truly be turned.
Dave majored in Jazz Piano at William Paterson College with mentors Rufus Reid, Dave Samuels and Barry Harris, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music degree and was awarded Most Valuable Jazz Musician by his class. Immediately after graduating Dave landed major touring gigs with Blood, Sweat & Tears, CS&N, Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks and latin star Louis Perico Ortiz. After a round of touring the world Dave decided what he really wanted to do was to write, record and produce his own music, so with the help of his dad, a construction worker, he built Marion Recording Studio. In that first year, while starting work on his jazz record a young hip-hop band asked Dave if he would work with them on their debut record for Tommy Boy Records. Dave produced, wrote, played, programmed and recorded the entire record in his home built N.J. studio with the band that would become an anthem of the hip-hop generation. Naughty By Nature's self-titled debut with the hit single “O.P.P." would go on to sell over 3 million copies blasting Dave and his home studio into the hip-hop, pop and rock music scene virtually overnight. The second NBN hit quickly followed with "Hip Hop Hooray” with more hits to come from Zhane's "Hey Mr. DJ", Queen Latifah's "Nature of a Sista", Kool & The Gang's "Never Give Up", Michael & Janet Jackson's "Scream" re-mix, Theory Of A Deadman's "Bad Girlfriend" re-mix, records by Coolio, Hall & Oates, Taylor Dayne, Patty Smyth & Scandal. Dave’s record success would transition his music into the film world with the "Juice" soundtrack for Paramount Pictures as well as rock and hip- hop underscores for TV shows Life of Ryan, Run's House, Daddy's Girls, Life In The Fab Lane, Candy's Girls, TV song placements in NCIS, Justified, Lie To Me, Charmed and the award winning trailer song "Change The World" for the Disney/ Dreamworks hit film "The Help”. Disney came calling with their new show “I’m In The Band” leading Dave to make the move to Los Angeles to compose the underscore as well as write, play, record and produce all the songs and theme song for the show. Dave interviewed with LA composer agencies and decided to sign with Christine Russell and Seth Kaplan of Evolution Music Partners who now represent Dave as a composer and administrate his vast song and cue catalog.
Now living and working in Los Angeles, immersed in the tv and film world, it's history and community and with his love of film music, like John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Bernard Herrman before him, David's roots in jazz and classical composition have taken him full circle, from jazz, to hip-hop and rock, back to the instrumental music that was always his passion and his destiny.