With a new EP on Rudosa’s Moments In Time imprint, we put Dahryl through the paces with our QnA.
Natural path, escapism.
If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?
I’ve worked in fitness so probably something to do with that again.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t feed your problems with thoughts. Starve them with action.
What inspires you?
Family and a proper good yarn.
What’s the next big thing?
My forthcoming releases 🙂
Best club experience?
Has to be 2004, Chris Liebing The Coach Banbridge. The only clubbing experience where I could wring my t-shirt out after with sweat. Miss them ones.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Apprentice barber when I was 16.
How do you know when a track’s finished?
This is tricky enough when starting out but with experience, you’ll soon find that less is more.
If the project file name reads something like “Mixdown 12 version 9” it’s probably time to move on.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
The Police ‘Walking On The Moon’ 🙂
What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?
Not sure there is one. Guys like SeeDJ put together lots of cool stuff that could potentially make it less difficult. But there’s no such thing really, if it’s a passion it will happen.
What’s the worst track you’ve ever released?
I will say I’m my own worst critic but proud of everything so far, thankfully.
Recommend us a film.
Has to be Forgetting Sarah Marshall watch this every flight, proper feel good & funny show.
Recommend us a book.
Super Life by Darin Olien.
What or who is underrated?
What or who is overrated?
What are you addicted to?
Food and cappuccinos.
What do you lust over?
My forthcoming 2023 releases.
What is your greatest regret?
When I’m hungover.
What one thing would most improve your life?
What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?
They all showed support 🙂
Collaboration: rich creative experience or pain in the ass?
What’s the secret to a great mix?
Have the most fun.
If you could only listen to one more track, what would it be?
How do you relax?
Loads of ways but Epsom bath salts & chill-out apps are game changers.
What one piece of software/kit could you not do without? Why?
Ableton… it’s the heart of my art!
Art or money?
Ronaldo or Messi?
Strangest place you ever wrote a track?
Must-visit record store?
Belfast Underground Records, so many memories here growing up in my bedroom DJ days.
What’s your single biggest frustration in the music industry?
Probably up-and-coming artists not getting enough clout for their music when it’s used by other artists on socials. So, that and the ability to buy fans/success.
What’s your favourite label? Why?
Perc Trax. Consistent quality control & its roster is driven by an extremely passionate & humble boss.
What’s the worst thing about making music?
I’ll try to keep it positive. It can be a cruel mistress, but extremely rewarding.
What’s your motto?
KEEP IT REAL!
Name something timeless
Fergie’s Radio One Essential mixes.
Tweet us a tip. What’s the best production advice you can give in 140 characters or less?
Take your time, find your sound & don’t be afraid of rejection, learn relentlessly, stay true, avoid trends, be consistent & do it with passion not want.
Complete this sentence: At heart I’m just a frustrated …
big fart that loves dogs more than humans hahaha.
If someone saw one of your performances in 1,000 years’ time, what would it tell them about the year 2022?
That they slept in & missed out.
Can music change the world?
Of course, it can. It has.
What are you listening to right now?
What should you do before you die?
Dahryl – ‘Back To Basics’ EP is out on Dec 16th on Moments In Time.
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