(Rules of The Gauntlet: The artist (Like in this case the Eclectic Italian Music Producer Danny Darko) is sent a butt ton of questions ranging from standard to stupid from which they must choose at least 12 to answer and return them to us with a minimum of tear stains.)
Tell me about your new album. The writing, vibe, production/producers, etc.
YOUTH is a voyage between chill, tropical , deep house and indie-dance sounds. There are seven different singers, and it took a few months to produce it. Most of the tracks are “light-hearted” with an overall happy and sunny mood, so, even if some of them are really different , they are fresh, full of energy and sun. Strangely enough for me, in this album there is maybe one or two track that are a bit melancholic, but absolutely nothing “dark”. I wanted to express the joy of living and feeling still young like a kid even if I’m now over 30
What are you working on right now?
I am working on a new sound, but it’s top secret, hehe. If Youth album was full of “sunny” tracks, i’m taking the opposite direction for the next couple of tracks. More dull, dark, melancholic. One will be a remake of my song against animal cruelty, “Silent Cries”.
Why do you make your style of music? Why not polka? or Japanese symphonic folk metal? or..?
I was born with dance (electronic) music in my blood – I’ve been producing this music since I was 15. One day this love may end and I’ll maybe decide to do rock music instead, but this is not the day. This love is still strong
How often do you work on your music?
What was the last song you listened to before this interview?
I was actually watching the latest Kygo music video, “Raging Ft. Kodaline”
Why should people experience your music?
Because it comes from my heart
What musicians should quit forever and never be seen or heard from again?
Lots, especially in the electro (EDM) scene, but don’t ask me the names – I would get loads of enemies in a second hehe.
Where do your song names come from?
Most of them com from my life experience, situations, thoughts and feeling
What’s the stupidest thing you have ever heard someone say?
A newbie dj at a festival who didn’t know me and asked me to bring his baggage. Lol.
Peace or freedom? (You can’t have both.)Why?
Freedom, even at cost of peace. I am born free and can’t even imagine me in chains (whatever kind of chains they may be), that’s it.
How many unarmed but very angry 4 year olds would it take to kick your ass?
One?? Kids are terrible; when they’re angry, they’re even more scary! hahaha
If you won a chance to kiss Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber how would you escape to the space station?
If I had a chance to kiss Miley Cyrus, I would just do it, no need to escape. I can’t really run from kissing such a sweetie , regardless of the music she makes hehe