Last Friday we jumped on twitter to do a quick pre-show chat with John Dahlback! Easily regarded as on of the most prolific and diverse producers in the game, we got the low-down on his newest release, “Life (Diamonds in the Dark)” feat. Agnes on Big Beat Records, his North American tour and what we can expect for 2013 (it’s gonna be a big year!) Catch the action after the jump!
Gotta Dance Dirty (GDD): Hey @john_dahlback, ready to do this thing?!
John Dahlback (JD): YES SIR
GDD: Rad! Where you at dude and how ya doin this fine friday night??
JD: Right now I’m in Austin, Texas where I’m playing at Kingdom tonight!
GDD: Currently on your North American tour, yeah? How’s that going? Any crazy stories?
JD: Yes! I’ve been in the US for 2 weeks now, I have LA as a base. It’s been really good! Done 4 shows so far and got 7 left!
GDD: Haha that’s great to hear! Any chance you’re going to add a NYC show?
JD: Haha I would love to but I have to go straight back to Europe for a couple of shows there.
GDD: Aw man, all our dudes out in LA will have to treat you to a drink for me! By the way, kinda GDD tradition, what should we order you?
JD: Order me water and I’ll be happy!
GDD: Haha noted! You’re about to release “Life” on Big Beat, congrats! How’d it come about?
JD: “Life” has been out for a while as an instrumental. now it comes in a great vocal version!
@wearebigbeat: Yes it does!!
GDD: Yeah, with Agnes right? What was it like working together?
JD: She’s amazing. This may be a little outside her usual genre but she nailed it!
GDD: Awesome, can’t wait for it to come out officially! Now, you maintain a pretty insane production schedule, it seems like you’ve always got new tracks out! How do you do it?
JD: I’m quick in the studio! I know what I wanna do pretty fast and I know my keyboard shortcuts very well!
GDD: Haha nice! What is your favorite production tool/software?
JD: I still re-discover Massive over and over again! It’s endless!
GDD: Awesome, so what are a few tracks that you’ve had on repeat recently?
JD: I just LOVE the new Jeremy Olander “Let Me Feel”!
GDD: Haha such a good trick right?? Ok, only a few more! So we were wondering – how long have you been sporting the pony-tail?
JD: For a couple of years! I used to different hairstyles but in the end: fuck it. It’s sooo convenient
GDD: Can’t have your hair getting in the way while DJing right?
GDD: LOL love it – So to close out what’s next for you after the tour and any hints on tracks you’ll be releasing next?
JD: So for the weekend I’ll be in Austin, Seattle and Edmonton and then its Orlando, Tallahassee, Philly and Vegas. Regarding music, I have so many tracks in the pipeline. I’m pretty set for this year to be honest haha!
GDD: Woww, well we can’t wait to hear em! Thanks again for taking the time to chat with us!!
JD: Thank you! This was fun! take care!
Catch John live at these dates:
FEBRUARY 19 – NETT
FEBRUARY 21 – COLLISEUM – TALLAHASSEE, FL
FEBRUARY 22 – LIT ULTRABAR – PHILADELPHIA, PA
FEBRUARY 23 – XS – LAS VEGAS, NV
MARCH 18 – XS – LAS VEGAS, NV
MARCH 20 – SET NIGHTCLUB – MIAMI, FL