Behind The Scenes Of Dirace’s ‘Alchemy’

Spanish DJ and producer Dirace is hot on everyone’s lips in his native country thanks to his fresh and impressive Progressive gems – taking inspiration from artists such as: Martin Garrix, Borgeous, Tchami and Borgore.

His latest record ‘Alchemy’, which was released by Hypnoz Records, has been making huge noises in the Dance music scene and we had the pleasure of sitting down with the multitalented artist to talk about all things behind the scene’s of the record.


Hi Dirace, thanks for taking time to answer these few questions. For those who aren’t familiar with you, can you tell us a bit out yourself?

Sure thing. My name is Daniel, 20 years old, and I’m from Galicia, Spain, where I’m still living.

How would you describe a typical Dirace track using only five words?

Energetic, melodic, original, progressive and catchy.

You have recently just released your newest single ‘Alchemy’. How did the track come about?

I started the track in 2014 when my production techniques weren’t as strong as they are now. I began by building the melody with help of my piano, and with that as a base, I kept adding sounds like drums, finding the bass notes and doing some corrective EQ.

‘Alchemy’ was released on London based label Hypnoz Records, Can you tell us a bit about the story behind signing the track to the label and why did you decide to sign it to them?

I saw that Hypnoz were looking for tracks to sign so I just sent ‘Alchemy’ and they agreed to sign it. After some changes to the production it was officially released. I decided to sign the track with Hypnoz because of the strong marketing experience they have which I think is something really important.

Can you tell us a bit about your workflow when producing ‘Alchemy’? How did you start the production?

I started working on ‘Alchemy’ on a summer’s night in my studio, playing some chords on the piano. That night I created the core of the song, the drops and builds, but the hard work came later when I had to make the record sound well. When I’m inspired, I usually work fast, creating melodies, programming drums and then following days are spent EQing, filtering, automating and mixing.

What do you enjoy the most about producing? Programming drums, writing melodies?

I like writing melodies the most, as well as mixing. I love to hear the mix when I have it done and when I realize that it sounds good.

Do you mix and master your own productions or do you get help from an engineer?

I always do the mixing myself. When I was working on Alchemy, I had a sound engineer doing the mastering.

How long did it take to produce the record?

Around 40 – 50 hours.

Will you be doing a production walkthrough of the track?

I didn’t think about it but that actually could be fun to do in the future with one track. I like to help other producers, and this is a great way to do it.

Where did you get your inspiration from when producing the track?

I listened to a lot of music (not only electronic). Sometimes I hear a sound, a chord, or a rhythm that I like and later, in the studio, I use that as inspiration and try to use it in a different way.

Can we expect a follow up to ‘Alchemy’ in a similar style?

Yes for sure! I’m actually working on something new that will be released on Hypnoz Records.

What can we expect in terms of future releases and plans from Dirace?

My plan is to continue to grow and deliver stronger productions each time. I’m working hard on my music so that people enjoy it. Music is what I love and my passion makes me grow as an artist.


Dirace Online


Hypnoz Records Online

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