Daniel Orpi creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases.
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?
I’m originally from a small town near Barcelona, when I was around 18 years old I started to go raving at some of the clubs in the city and discovered electronic music. At that point I was playing around in my house but few years later I decided to go for it as a career.
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
I could say that my sound is going towards a more underground and unique one in terms of elements and how all my music sounds the way I want. I always loved Old-school, hip-hop and RnB, Jazz, and more. I Like to mix music from artists like The Martinez Brothers, Mason Collective, Fletch, Jean Pierre, and a lot of emerging talents that are killing it right now.
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
I feel people enjoy to dance to my music for what I experience during my DJ Sets, I try to put my soul in every track I made, because at the end my goal is to make people dance and have a good time.
What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job?
I’m currently working for my next releases and gigs. My last job was my EP “Angel De La Guarda” released on Whippin’ Records a couple weeks back. We did really well, got a #1 on Beatport Releases Overall and is sitting currently at #25 on Beatport Tech House chart. It’s so special for me, because this track is dedicated to my grandma, who I still feel is with me every time, specially when I listen to this track.
Where are you and what have you been doing now?
I’m currently in London, working on some new music with friends & amazing artists, playing few gigs around UK and preparing my next tour for South America soon.
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?
Yes, a lot. My music has much more richness in terms of musicality and how all the elements glow, as well as a more unique underground one that sounds less generic than what I use to make a few years ago.
Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?
I always felt that to stand out any artist has to take risks, so I like to experiment with new ways in my sets but also keeping certain coherence.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?
Definitely yes, although I don’t feel it as a problem for me. I’m always making music and enjoying the process a lot, so I try to see the bright side of it.
Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?
I have an album of edits coming out soon on Bandcamp under my upcoming label Diggin’, a single coming out on new label from Mixtank and an EP on Elrow music in December. Also getting ready for a tour around South America, more info will be out soon.