INTERVIEW: Dannic (ADE 2013)

Daan Romers, aka Dannic, started- like most DJs- making mashups before moving into original productions, and just as his mashups were played by all the big name DJs, his tracks quickly were as well.  From his contest-winning debut, remixing Funkerman’s “Automatic,” to the solid string of club hits (“Doster,” “Wop,” “Pipeline,” “Tombo”), his productions are highly regarded.  His partnership with Dyro yielded their first headlining party at the Amsterdam Dance Event 2013, which was a sold out success. With a packed release and tour schedule, you will definitely be hearing a lot more from Dannic.

DJ Ron Slomowicz: So how was your party last night?
Dannic: Really good and really hectic. I got surprised by Tiesto, Martin Garrix, W&W, and Hardwell all came to say hi. It was beyond what I expected.

RS: Was this your first time headlining a party by yourself with Dyro?
Dannic: Yes, it was my first time headlining at ADE with my own concept, Front Of House, and I was with Dyro who is one of my best friends.  It was really nice.
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Notable Dance Podcast #025

Crystal Fighters – LA Calling (Designated Remix)
Tensnake ft Fiora – See Right Through (Yaaman Remix)
Andrew Bayer – Need Your Love
Funkerman ft I-Candy – Wine Roll (Future Funk)
Botnek – I Know
Chrizz Luvly & Rocket Pimp – Speculate
DOD – Bananas
DJs from Mars – Rock n Roll
Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Stop In My Mind
Patrick Hagenaar ft Moises Modesto – My Love
Fridge Magnets – Feeling Grows (Stonebridge Luv Gunz)
Empire of the Sun – DNA (Calvin Harris)
DJ Antoine vs Mad Mark – Sky is the Limit (Joachim Garraud)

SONG OF THE DAY: Andrew Bayer – “Need Your Love”

If songs have seasons, “Need Your Love” is a lazy summer day. AnjunaDeep-signed producer Andrew Bayer has fused chilled-out beats with symphonic chords, a guitar line straight out of a ’60s rock record, and mystical chanting. So kind of like yesterday’s song of the day by Funkerman, a melange of random elements combine to make something that is unique- yet innately familiar. I can imagine hearing this in a cool, off the beaten path lounge, an ultra-hip boutique, or at a clinical spa where you would normally be forced to endure endless Enya; it would work anywhere. Since it wouldn’t work on a big room dance floor, there is also a club mix which keeps the spiritual elements in place as the break for a quite special stadium house track. The original would fit perfectly in a film score, especially with the music video feeling like a trailer to next summer’s big blockbuster family-friendly popcorn movie.

Image Courtesy of Anjuna Beats.