Hailing from McCallen, rising star Dangerouz has had an extraordinary 2015, putting himself on the list for artists to watch out for in 2016. Whilst making a name for himself as a producer, Dangerouz has managed to release some remarkable efforts, putting his name on quality projects like: ‘Happy Faces’, ‘Kingpin’, ‘Feel Alive’, ‘Evolve’, ‘Criminal Mind’, ‘The ‘Purist’, ‘Brenessy’, ‘Afterparty’, ‘Puma’, ‘Candyman’, ‘Bounce It E.P.’ and a Top 100 ‘Electro House’ chart entree – ‘Dynasty’. Whilst keeping constantly busy in the studio, cooking up his next hits, Dangerouz has also been warming crowds behind the decks, supporting artists like Alex Peace, whilst bringing his unique sets into the mix.
Having followed Dangerouz through his busy schedule, we’ve decided to sit down with him and have a chat about his daily routine as a DJ and producer and get to know the secrets behind his consistent top-notch form.
Hey, thanks for having us. First of all, at what time do you wake up?
On days aimed toward production I will wake up at about 8:00 AM.
Give us an overview of your first activities in the morning?
I always make sure to eat a nice healthy breakfast along with a cup of black coffee with a bit of sugar. After that I shower and then head to the studio.
At what time do you usually head to the studio?
I am usually in the lab by about 9:00 AM.
Do you have a ritual of things you do before getting started on actual production?
Personally I like to play a few scales on my midi piano, sometimes I’ll play a short ballad as a warm-up. I’ll also play some chords as well…
What do you drink when you’re working in the studio?
Black coffee in the morning and cold beer during the late afternoon.
Do you take walks, have snack breaks etc. to help you get inspired or restore energy levels?
I usually just sit outside for a good 30 minutes during a break. Occasionally I’ll make a cup of green tea.
Do you like to switch off your mobile phone and other electronic devices whilst working on a track or do you prefer to stay connected?
I usually switch everything off and just get lost in the music. All the social media will really distract you during a prolonged session and you might start to lose interest.
On the day of a big gig, how do you prepare?
I mainly just practice for about 45 minutes sometime during the day. That is about it.
What’s the very first thing you do when entering the venue before the show?
I like to head to the bar and grab a shot of tequila before my set.
What’s lunch/dinner like before an important gig?
I’ll usually have a medium-well steak before I head out to a gig.
Do you head straight home after a show or do you like to hang out?
I always stay after a show and have a few drinks to make the trip worthwhile.
How do you spend your days off?
My Sundays are usually the days off and I value them for being lazy and just being around the house.
Anything you’d like to add?
I have a pretty sick album coming out soon called ‘Corrupted’ – be on the lookout for that. Also a dope collab with my boy ElectroWeb called New Life.