Renowned blogshere and house star Dani Deahl has touched down on Canadian soil for her appearance tonight at the Electric Owl Social Club.
OMG ITS PRIDE!! is scheduled to be an all night house and electro banger party where select a handfull of the city’s finest female DJ’s have come together to show their support and get the crowd to bruk out.
Dani Deahl, amidst her busy schedule, has come through with the following interview. Blog lovers and blogsphere historians bookmark this ishh and get on dem Twitter @danideahl Further your knowledge by listening to Dani’s latest single, ‘Pocket Porn,’ featuring remix’s by some of the recognizable names in electro right meow.
Full event details HERE. Doors at 10!
Describe yourself in five words or less.
Workaholic. Music junkie. Pink haired gremlin.
Describe your ideal first date for us.
Hows life lately? You excited for your upcoming Vancouver appearance?
Life has been awesome lately – just wrapped shooting for my latest video for “Pocket Porn,” I’ve been on the road a lot, collaborating with great people…livin it! I’m very excited for tonight, especially with it being pride weekend. Fest weekends are always nuts – people are in a party mentality even before the sun goes down. We’ll see if I make my flight home tomorrow.
Will this be your first show in Vancouver?
It will! I’ve played several other cities in Canada but never Vancouver.
If you could have any super power what would it be?
Invisibility. I feel like flying would be overrated.
How long have you been DJing and blogging, and which came first? Also, how did you get into blogging?
I’ve been playing professionally since I was seventeen years old. The blog I started a few years ago, and I viewed it as an outlet once my editorial position with URB ended because the magazine went digital.
Let’s pretend for a second that your blog didn’t take off as well as it did. What you would have been doing had that been the case?
To be honest, I never thought about it. I had a day job for one year once I was out of college because I felt like I had to and was so miserable I quit so I could work on all aspects of music full time. I didn’t, and still don’t have a plan B though, but not intentionally…I guess I just figured if this was what I wanted to do, then why would there be a plan B?
Has blogging afforded you any opportunities that you might not have had otherwise? DJ or media related.
I’ve been surprised at the cult following that my blog has and the names that follow and download from it – Flosstradamus just told me they go to my site. It’s been an outlet for me to interview great artists, push music from up and coming people and yeah, I definitely get booked because of the popularity of the blog. #nerdtalk
How quickly do trends, or new genres move through today’s internet driven EDM world?
It depends. I think not as quickly as some people believe. A lot of songs that are released are still a year or even two years old. Trap is blowing up in the states but it’s been around for years. Moombah is still catching on in a lot of markets. Think about how long house and electro were around before pop artists decided to pay attention. There’s always the illusion of things happening overnight in music but the reality is that there is usually a history or legacy that can be traced for that ‘overnight’ moment to happen.
If you could go back in time and change any event in music history what would it be?
I’d make sure Paris Hilton never dated Afrojack.
What has been the most surprising thing to happen with the merging of EDM and pop music in your mind?
With the watering down that’s been happening it’s also exciting to know there are people representing pop music who truly have an interest and respect for where EDM came from. Yes, there are the Madonnas of the world hopping on the “have you seen Molly” bandwagon, but Calvin Harris and Rihanna together – brilliant. Will.I.am in interviews has a genuine thirst for wanting to learn more about EDM. David and Cathy Guetta have opened so many doors for EDM artists wanting to gain more exposure. I’m always a fan of cross pollinating in music and there’s a lot of focus on the negative right now without thinking about the people making a positive difference and creating headway for all of us.
Welp. Thanks for your time. Is there anything you’d like to sign this off with?
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