In order to speak about Dani Casarano’s artistic side we do not need to get deep into his history, we only need to listen to one of his sessions or productions and appreciate the reflection of each of his so many enriching experiences with music. Since very young, he started nourishing himself in Switzerland, his homeland, collecting influences that inspired him to begin his own path and which awoke his curiosity into vinyl and turntables.
His character is organic, he sounds fresh even when intense, which makes him a very particular producer that has managed to express his creative impulses in the most original way, faithful to his roots. Regarding his DJ side, it is worth going back to the basic task the profession proposes… “Setting”, which is something Dani does by far, given his receptiveness and connection with everything around him and which makes him an all-terrain Dj who enjoys the synergy he makes with the audience, the records, the energy and the space.
As a result of his initiative and continuous movement, he has grown exponentially all along his career and has proven his commitment with the stage, resulting from all the challenges he has found on his way. Today is no exception, since he is in the lead of Melisma Records, a record label he manages together with Felipe Valenzuela, his lifelong brother with whom he has always worked and shared the pleasure of launching and giving their music to the world. About Melisma, Dani states: “It is a reflection of Felipe and I. We feel when a track has to be in the label, regardless the style, which can be techno, house, deep, breaks or electronics… if it’s good, we’ll express it”.
Today, after going a long way and after having participated in events, labels and artists groups that have changed the way to see music, Dani has a lot more to give and we are certain music has a lot more for him as well.
Tzinah Records: So how did all begin for you? Tell us a little about how you started Djing/producing
Dani Casarano: I m start really young with the music i leave all the 80’s new wave music then hip hop till start to listen house and techno on the earlier 90’s .
Tzinah Records: What role does the artist have in society in your opinion? Why do you do what you do?
Dani Casarano: Definitly a very important role because art is an essential element of our life. Artless people would be off thats why we enjoy it so much. I m do what i do because music is my life and after 20 years is still my first motivation.
Tzinah Records: Describe a real-life situation that inspired you.
Dani Casarano: When with my brother we baptize my mother Rex the police dog because she was always find our hideout for grass
Tzinah Records: If you could pick one place you would like to play where would it be and why?
Dani Casarano: I think i have still to many place to visit to answer this question properly
Tzinah Records: If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry what would it be?
Dani Casarano: I think time put the things in the right place i m not the kind of people pretend change things, i just want to show my music
Tzinah Records: How do you see yourself changed over the years, both personal and music-wise and what did you learn?
Dani Casarano: I m really happy about my evolution, my sound is getting better and better and is exacticly what I expected from myself last in time. I learn i have to believe more on myself and focus my energy on productive things
Tzinah Records: What computer/gear do you use?
Dani Casarano: Tower mac
Tzinah Records: It sounds quite easy to make music today, with the amount of software programs/synths being readily available for everyone.
18. Actually is there a lot of possibility’s to do music today is not like 20 years ago, i think this is really promising for the future
Tzinah Records: What do you think about this evolution?
Dani Casarano: Is good why some people can do music and others no ? if the talent is there…
Tzinah Records: Dark electronic music has been never as “popular” throughout the scene as it has been in the past few years. Why do you think there is this newfound fascination for darker music?
Dani Casarano: Music is cyclic, comes and goes from one trend to another i dont really care about it i follow my own music choice.
Tzinah Records: What are you working on at the moment? Any present and future projects that you want to share with us?
Dani Casarano: Yes now i will launch the vinyl number 4 of Melisma a single from Felipe Venegas with a remix from birdmakingmachines and on the digital side of the label a new release from Nima Gorji with the remix of Dubsons. I have some releases and remix in coming on labels like Cadenza, Drumma, Cumpa, Tzinah and of course Melisma. And some surprise events in Berlin to be announced :)