Producer David Eng started his early career as a guitarist playing with bands such as Dorian Zero in New York's legendary rock clubs like Max's Kansas City, and CBGB's, often sharing cramped stages and dressing rooms with up and coming talent such as Blondie, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Television among others.
Eng founded Bayside Sound Recording Studios in Queens, New York City in 1976, where he recorded his own music while developing artists for his punk-rock label, Daven Records. Some of the artists on Daven were The Blessed, Walter Lure, Howie Pyro, The Hedonists, The Reverbs, Billy Rath, and others. Eng has also collaborated on various projects with producer Jimmy Miller where he learned to hone his skills. Miller is best known for his work with The Rolling Stones, Blind Faith and Traffic.
During the 1980's, Eng purchased a building to expand Bayside Studios. Many of Billboard's charts toppers were recorded at this new location by artists such as Kiss, James Brown, Anthrax, Marshall Crenshaw, Chaka Khan, Salt N Pepa, Kid N Play, Full Force, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Eddie Palmieri, Whodini, MC Shan, Marley Marl, MC Search, UTFO, Kwame, The Real Roxanne, and The Weather Girls among others.
In 1984 Eng made it onto the Billboard charts as producer and co-songwriter of Paula Anderson's dance hit, "Four Year Battle" on Atlantic Records. In 1985 Eng made it onto the Billboard charts again with the song "Inspector Gadget" by the Bad Boys. Soon afterwards, Eng produced "12:41" the first recordings of Kris Parker (KRS-One) and DJ Scott LaRock who would go on to gain international fame as 'Boogie Down Productions'. Some of the other artists of note he produced during the latter part of the eighties were Earth Wind Fire's Jessica Cleaves, Buster Poindexter, and Marky Mark who later gained fame as Hollywood leading man Mark Wahlberg. Following, Eng was approached by industry giant Clarence Avant to produce and write songs for Kid Flash's 1988 debut album, "He's In Effect" released on Tabu/Columbia Records.
Eng's work as a musician, songwriter, producer, mixing engineer and label owner soon expanded into management and consulting. In 1992 'Motor Jam Records', a record label and management company in partnership with Steve Salem, with distribution by Elektra Warner Bros. Records, would enable Eng to achieve his first international hit after discovering Canadian pop/reggae phenomenon, Snow. Snow soared to the top of the charts with the single, "Informer" which held the prestigious number one spot on Billboard's American pop charts for seven straight weeks, would go on to sell over eight millions records worldwide, and make the Guinness Book of World Records twice as the most successful reggae single in U.S. history. Then, in 2019 Daddy Yankee, featuring Snow and Katy Perry, re-recorded the song under the Spanish title Con Calma, racking up 2.5 billion views on YouTube, topping many international charts.
Expanding internationally into Toronto, Canada with a new branch of Bayside Studios, and offices in Jamaica during the mid 90's, Eng executive produced the All-Star Remix of Snow's "Anything For You" featuring Beanie Man, Buju Banton and Nadine Sutherland which reached number one on the Jamaica charts, and became the country's top-selling single of 1995. During that time, Eng was also managing other artists such as Chaka Demus & Pliers, and Dominica, among others, in both locations.
The next expansion was in Asia, where Eng established Dimsum Entertainment which produced a million seller debut album for Thai pop artist Joey Boy. Following that success was an album by Thailand's most prolific songwriter and artist, Boyd Kosiyabong. Shortly afterwards, he produced and managed Venus Butterfly, the famed Asian all female rock band. Dimsum also began producing music festivals, including the famous Chang Beer Reggae festival featuring Inner Circle, Big Mountain, Diana King and others.
Eng later returned to the United States, joining AV8 Records, and Eightball Records as consultant and adviser. Eventually he joined Little Steven's Underground Garage where he introduced, and established their syndicated rock radio show for the Asian market, and headed up their Asian division. In addition, Eng assisted with the Underground Garage music festivals, and in finding new artists for their Wicked Cool label. A few years later, Eng, Michael 'Eppy' Epstein along with Alex Ewen re-opened the legendary "My Father's Place" in Roslyn L.I., a venue responsible for launching the careers of such artists as Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, The Police and Billy Joel, among many other major artists.
Currently, David Eng is building two new audio/video studios in Nashville TN, USA, and another in Thailand for his upcoming productions and streaming ventures.