Over the course his career, Danny Avila has managed to hit a lot incredible milestones and has achieved many amazing things. And considering the fact that he’s only 22, that is just simply phenomenal.Â With a feisty production sound and an unique DJ style, he is a breath fresh air in a world where many artists are happy to stick to the same formula. Danny Avila is passionate about music, and it shows. His music has been released on major labels including Interscope, Musical Freedom, Spinninâ Records and Ultra Music.
This year has been a huge one for Danny, who has dropped some brilliant singles, hasÂ made the highest re-entry on DJ Mag Top100 DJâs 2017 poll at number 52, has performed all over the world, plus he’s done many other great things. We’ve recently had the chance to speak with the young producer, so make sure to check out our exclusive interview below!
- Hello, Danny! How have you been lately?
Hey! Great thanks. Iâve had a crazy time since signing to Sony International with new releases and shows , my schedule has been non-stop! Itâs been a really exciting time for me and Iâm always chasing the next new project.
- So, letâs kick f. You were the highest re-entry on this yearâs DJ Mag Top 100. How do you feel about that? Were you expecting this?
Not at all! Music has been my greatest passion since a really young age –Â just having the ability to practice it as a career is a dream come true, let alone receiving this kind acknowledgement. Iâve worked hard this year and have pushed myself to achieve my goals, but you never expect to see it pay f so wellÂ when youâre in the midst it all. Iâm so happy to be back in the list. I hope to continue impressing and improving, I canât wait to show everyone the things Iâve got planned!
- Youâve recently dropped a track with the NERVO twins âLocoâ. How did your collaboration come to be and how long have you been working on it?
Iâve had a great friendship with the NERVO twins for years and working with them was super fun. Since we always have such a good time together (weâve all played UshuaÃ¯a Ibiza two years in a row now and DJâed on Richard Bransonâs Necker Island), we decided to collaborate and combine our energy into one track. I originally conceptualised the idea, then we all pitched in with our own touches and after a few months we had âLocoâ. Iâm so pleased with the reception the tune so far!
- What do you look for first when creating a new track?
I guess I just try to find inspiration. Whenever Iâm playing shows in new countries I listen out for interesting sounds and styles that can be integrated into my music. I like to think that I have a fairly eclectic sound, so listening out for new ideas is really important to me. I use thatÂ inspiration to create either a drum pattern or a melody line, then I go from there!
- And speaking about music, can you tell us what would be on album or artist youâre listening to now that people wouldnât expect?
Well, I have been listening to Post Malone for a long time way before he got this big. âStoneyâ’ is one my favorite albums ever. I love it!
- Another great project yours this year was your âStyle Sessionsâ. How did you come up with the idea to start doing the sessions?
Thanks! âStyle Sessionsâ was such a great project, definitely one my favorites so far. I guess I came up with the idea after realizing that there was a simple way to share with everyone my passion for all types electronic music. I wanted to find a way in which I could highlight the incredible artists and genres I listen to, as theyâre all a part my own personal journey. Iâm also constantly working to improve and evolve my own technical ability, so putting myself in that particular spotlight felt like a good way to flex that techy muscle.
- With 2017 being almost over, can you tell us what has been your most memorable moment this year?
Itâs been such a crazy, incredible year… I think itâs impossible to pick just one! Iâve toured 3 continents this year (Europe, Asia and North America), which has been a real eye-opener and an awesome experience. Playing alongside NERVO at UshuaÃ¯a Ibiza is also up there, working with those girls is always fun.Â The whole summer season this year was amazing, I canât wait to do it all again next year!
- And last, but not least, what else do you have in stores for the fans in the following months?
I canât give too much awayâ¦ all I can say is watch this space for upcoming releases. Iâm currently finalizing some bits with Sony International which Iâm very proud .
- Thank you for your time!
Thank you for having me!
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