Apr 12, 2019
Danny Avila's Exclusive Mix
It’s been a busy start to April for Danny Avila. Celebrating his 24th birthday with new single “Thinking About You” while also simultaneously launching his own imprint NUMB3R5 with the release, it’s an important milestone and start of a new chapter for the Spanish star. To celebrate, Danny delivered an outstanding Exclusive Mix filled with IDs and private edits, and we bring you inside his world in our interview.
Danny, what an exciting time for you! You just celebrated your 24th birthday and dropped your new single “Thinking About You,” which is also the debut release on your own imprint NUMB3R5. What has the last week been like for you?
It's been amazing! I've really loved celebrating my birthday doing what I love and it was like a full week of birthday celebrations this year haha. As the first release on my new label, I wanted to make it extra special for all of my fans.
What made “Thinking About You” the right track to kickstart your label? Can you tell us some more about your plans for the label and how the single may be a good representation of what we can expect musically?
I think that “Thinking About You” is the perfect track to start with because it encapsulates my sets. It's exactly what I've been loving for the past two years. I want to release more music like this through my label, music that people love to hear when I'm playing, and that I love to play. Obviously I am still releasing stuff on the key club labels as well as on Sony Music for my more dance pop releases.
We’re thrilled to keep the celebrations going with your huge Exclusive Mix! It’s packed with IDs and exclusive edits, and we hoped that you could shed some insight on them for us. Can you highlight any tracks or mashups included and what makes them stand out to you?
Thanks so much guys! The ID tracks are obviously very special for me since they will be my upcoming singles, but honestly can’t say too much about those yet ;)
The mashup with “Too Good To Be True” – my release with the Vamps and Machine Gun Kelly – is also very special for me as that was my first release on Sony Music when I started my global deal with them. So will always stay super special!
Last month you dropped a massive collaboration together with Will Sparks. Thinking back a bit, do you remember the first time that you met Will and/or heard his music?
I’ve known Will for a long time, he is such a great guy and it was always super fun to play shows together and to hang. That made it all the more epic to make such a hard hitting track. When we both played Airbeat One Festival last year we decided to make a nice collaboration together and here we are!
What brought you guys to work together on “Fat Beat” and how do you think you’ve managed to find a good synthesis between your sounds?
It was pretty organic really. When we met up we just couldn't stop talking about music. I had an idea in mind so we got working on the track pretty soon after.
What’s been one of your favorite gigs so far this year and which are you most excited about as we heads towards summer and festival season?
There are so many stand out gigs. I always love the shows in Asia as the crowds are so excited for the music. South Korea was amazing, India was surreal and my first time in Pakistan was unbelievable.
I'm particularly looking forward to Tomorrowland, Untold Festival and Airbeat One Festival, as they are always epic.
Even at your age, you’ve already had a longer career than most in dance music. What is one career accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Getting the highest ever spot on the DJ Mag Top 100 for a Spanish DJ was incredible! It meant so much to me, and to my family – they are the most important to me.
You can stream Danny Avila's latest single "Thinking About You" on your platform of choice today! https://dannyavila.fanlink.to/ThinkingAboutYou
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