NU-GEN PRESENTS: DANNY AVILA
SATURDAY 19TH APRIL 2014
THE TUNNEL NIGHTCLUB
FEATURING: DANNY AVILA + HOST OF SCOTTISH TALENT
At the grand old age of 18, Danny Avila has become one of the hottest acts in the world of EDM. From winning the ‘Best Newcomer DJ’ at the prestigious 2011 Vicious Music Awards at just 16 through to touring Asia, North America and Europe at the side of Tiësto at the close of 2013, Avila has risen through the ranks of the dance music elite based on his searing ability to demolish the world’s most prestigious dance floors and a talent for music production that has seen him snapped up by the likes of Interscope Records, Big Beat Records, Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom and more.
It’s a story that smacks of hard graft, pure talent and an undeniable passion for music. DJing from the age of 12 and producing from 13 using money earned from playing friends’ birthday parties to buy rock-bottom equipment, at 14 the young Avila – whose work ethic borders on the fanatical – left his home, friends and family in the Spanish resort of Marbella to move to Madrid, focusing on doing the unthinkable and scoring as many DJ gigs as possible in the city’s clubs.
They say word of mouth is the biggest form of support, but when the mouth of Eddie Dean speaks to the ear of Scott Greenstein, head of Sirius XM in the US, you’re entering a whole new ball game. Without one single date in the USA, based purely on the music and the level of buzz that was emanating from Ibiza about Avila, the young Spaniard found himself the station’s youngest ever prime-time resident with his ‘Ready To Jump’ radio show broadcasting both afternoons and nights across the North American continent.
Supporting his live gigs have been some incredible pieces of production that have garnered support from A-list artists including W&W, Dada Life, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Calvin Harris, Fedde, Deniz Koyu, Bingo Players, Tiësto of course, and many, many more. Building from those second-hand pieces of hardware he bought aged just 13, Danny has, to date, released debut track ‘Breaking Your Fall’ on Big Beat, ‘Voltage’ and ‘Rasta Funk’ on Spinnin’ Records, ‘Tronco’ and upcoming hit ‘Poseidon’ on Musical Freedom, remixed Skylar Grey’s ‘C’mon Let Me Ride’ on Interscope Records and Krewella’s ‘Live For The Night’ on Sony Music/Columbia Records, plus mixed compilations for two of the biggest dance music institutes going – Ministry of Sounds’ ‘Ministry of Sound presents: Danny Avila Live’ and ‘Ibiza Calling’ from the legendary night at Space Ibiza, with whom Danny has been so closely associated with in recent years.
There is, it seems, absolutely no stopping Danny Avila at whatever he turns his hand to. The future beckons, and it’s practically blinding.
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