Aug 05, 2016
Dannic At Tomorrowland
Dannic's summer has been jam packed with tour dates including a Tomorrowland set on Laidback Luke's Super You & Me Stage. He joined us to discuss his experience and tell the story behind his ID filled set!
How was your Tomorrowland experience overall?
It was good! The last two years I played on the Mainstage and this year I had the opportunity to play on Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me stage. It was incredibly hot and I of course was playing in a costume! I was Superman, but I felt more like Superhot instead of Superman.
How’d you feel about your set and track selection?
It was cool! I’ve never played that much new music in a set. In a way it’s always difficult to do that because you never know what people are going to think of the new music and obviously they expect me to play all the classics as well. Tomorrowland for me is always that one show in the year where I have to premiere all of my new music. I only had one hour so it’s almost like a showcase.
Let’s talk about your Merk & Kremont collab. That song has been around now for a little bit, hasn’t it?
Yeah, six months or so. It’s getting a release on Fonk Recordings. I’m really happy about that. The song took so long to actually finish because we weren’t happy with it for a while. My tour schedule has been so hectic and it was hard to find the time to finish it in my studio. That’s actually what I did the week before Tomorrowland in my studio. It’s now 100% completely finished and we are really happy about it. The reactions so far are amazing. It has a disco feel to it and that’s something I love. Duane Harden’s vocals are amazing, he adds so much soul to the song. I just love the breakdown as well.
Is that a follow up collab to “Anubi”?
I actually met Merk & Kremont a year before “Anubi” when they were just starting out. I really love their style because it’s groovy, but super energetic, and I initially just noticed their talent. They were big fans of me as well so that was a big plus. They wanted to do a collaboration so we sat down in the studio during Amsterdam Dance Event and made “Anubi” in like two days. I only do collabs when it really works - when I can add something to the track and they can add something to it too. In this particular case, we have styles that blend together really well.
Can you talk about your ID collab with DBSTF?
I’m really happy with this one too. It’s more of a festival kind of track, but still has the groovy influences. I think that is kind of the maximum hardness I want to go to right now for my style.
Can you tell us anything about the ID track at 27:00?
I can’t tell you much about this one. It’s a track I made in six hours and it’s not finished yet. I had some inspiration the night before Tomorrowland and I actually was in the studio until 5am, but I had to finish it just to play it out.
What can you say about the more melodic track with the big vocals following your “Apologize” remix?
I’m really proud of this one. It’s something totally different. I only can say that in two weeks you all will know what it is and I hope it will do something big on the Internet as well!
Your ID collab with Mako - you’ve been playing that track for a while!
I actually did a remix for them for “Into The Sunset” which is coming out on Ultra. For our collaboration, I think we have already had like 20 vocals for that song. I’ve been playing the instrumental for a long time. I’m only playing one drop and we are still searching for that one vocal that is really going to finish the song, but it’s been so hard to find a vocal that we both like. I think we will finish it in the next two months. We made this song in LA when I was in the studio with them. They are super talented, but have been so busy with their album that it’s been hard to combine our schedules. They just finished the album up though, so I’m hoping we will get this done in the next two months!
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