MusikZombie: Exclusive Interview with D3FAI!
When I first heard of D3FAI, it was 2014 and I was playing his Dannic Remix on my radio show In Barcelona. Six years later and he has played all over the world, shared the stage with Deorro, which culminated in a collaboration with the master himself.
He has featured regularly on Hardwell on Air & his latest track is currently being spun by David Guetta, having had tracks on the biggest dance labels such as Hardwell's Revealed Recordings, Steve Aoki's Dim Mak and more, whats next for this musical ace?
We sat down (socially distanced) with the man himself
to find out.
What advice do you have for anyone wanting to become a DJ/producer?
My advice would be stick to what you like to produce, what defines you as a DJ and artist, the style, the type of tracks, sounds, etc. Get to know people who are positive, think, manifest your future and be patient, that’s one of the keys, don’t rush on yourself, everything will come in the right time if you work hard for it!
You played your collaboration with Deorro at Lollapalooza, can you tell us about your experience? How did the collaboration work and how did you find each other?
Playing my collaboration with Deorro at Lollapalooza was one of the most epic moments of my life and career. It was the best feeling playing a track in front of so many people, it went crazy. Deorro been playing my ‘Lethal Industry’ remix for so long that one day he tweeted me “Let’s Collab”, and I was in shock but took action and start making something for him, the first concept was done in a week or two, then Deorro worked on the track and we finally had the first version to play. I knew he was going to play at Lollapalooza in my country (Argentina), and I texted him saying if I could meet him, and he said to me: Come with me to Lolla, we gonna play the track together!
I was definitely in shock, but that’s what happened! After Lollapalooza I flew to Miami for Miami Music Week and the crazy thing was I played 3 days in a row with Deorro on the shows he had that week!
What are your plans for the future? As a DJ it must be really hard to see when club shows are coming back.
My plans for the future will be focusing on the music I wanna make, what defines me, what I’d love to show to people and bring the most energetic sound possible! The right time will come, then I’ll start putting all my new music out. In the meantime will continue making music and experimenting!
Can you tell us some of your musical influences? and how long have you been producing?
I’ve been producing for 4 years now. My biggest inspirations at the beginning were Hardwell, Tiesto, Afrojack, Deorro, David Guetta, Blasterjaxx to say a few! For what’s coming in the future I take as inspiration Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, Enrico Sanguliano, Adam Beyer, Wehbba also to say a few! There’s lot of artists I take as inspiration!
D3fai shows us that if we stick with music and really persevere nothing can stop us. He's currently being played by the biggest DJ's in the world, the only thing that's stopped him this year was the lockdown, we believe D3fai will go right to the top and as soon as he can I'm sure he will be touring the world again!
Check out Deorro & D3fai - Titan