Daddy’s Groove have been pretty prolific in the last year, releasing cuts like ‘WOW!’, ‘Back To 94’, ‘Tribe’ and ‘Scratchin’, as well as collaborating with French stars Bob Sinclar and David Guetta on the Euro 2016 show.
Despite all that, they still claim that being voted into our poll is “one of the best things that’s happened in our career” and are quick to thanks fans for their support. As for the reason for their success, they have a clear answer.
"We almost changed everything,” say the Italian duo of Carlo Grieco and Peppe Folliero, “starting with our DJ set right through to the producing side. We are going back to a more house and percussive sound — this is what we feel more at the moment, and this is what we love to do now."
On the immediate horizon for the group that has remixed everyone from Whitney Houston to James Blunt is a new track with Bob Sinclar, ‘Burning’, that is already making waves, and after that they will be in the studio with Kryder. “At the same time we are keeping on developing our own party called TRIBE, with some plans for events in Miami and Ibiza."
What have been the new frontiers for you this year?
"Our new frontier was basically a back to the roots approach, we came back to a more groovy and sexy house sound, with tribal influences.”
Is electronic music taken seriously enough as an art-form?
"We guess so, it has evolved a lot during the years, getting even more visibility in the generic press, throughout festivals and above all through the people all around."
What’s the best new bit of DJ/production technology, and why?
"We consider Maschine as a new creative and innovative tool to perform in a fast and excellent way — keeping a lot of freshness at the same time, both in studio or live."
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be?
"Probably we’d switch to a proper punk rock band with a lot of noisy guitars!”
As a fan, what is the top price you would pay to see yourself DJ?
"Maybe 50 bucks is fair enough."
What can be done to prevent drug-related deaths at dance music events?
"It’s very important to keep the people always informed about the risks and how the drugs can make damages over our body. As DJs we’d love to keep people passionate for the music and the vibe of the party, so they cannot even think to add something bad to increase the fun."
How can we increase diversity in dance music?
"Improving their own personal taste listening to every kind of music, opening their own minds to more influences and creativity, avoiding to be close or limited to the same pool."
WORDS: DAVE JENKINS