Living and working in London, Daddy Russell is an on-the-rise electronic DJ and producer from the South of Italy. He came to London in 1999 for work… and to partake in the UK’s underground dance music culture. With a huge love for House and Tech House, Trance and Psytrance, Daddy Russell wants to contribute to the surrounding scene with his own music an live performances.
Holding a coveted residency for Love United, he plays once a month at Ministry of Sound. On their busiest night no less. He also has a weekly live internet radio show on exposedbeats.com and up-coming gigs for Trance Sanctuary, Club 414 and Gallery (Ministry Friday Nights).
Apart from DJ’ing and building experience behind the decks, Daddy Russell has been busy in the studio producing his first EP, ‘Space Revolution’. A number of tracks have received several release offers and deals are waiting to be signed. With a flurry of new releases listed below he is one to watch. Expect to hear a lot more over the coming year…
SO TELL US, WHAT GOT YOU INTO MUSIC?
One day, when I was around twelve years old, I just turned on the radio and started switching between the stations. I came across a Techno one and I’d never really listened to it before so I left it on. I really liked it A LOT. I’m so glad God led me to that station and became hooked. The music helped my stress, almost like therapy.
WHAT IS YOUR PRODUCTION PROCESS LIKE?
I always make sure that there is extensive knowledge of audio recording techniques, and knowledge of the best ways to use studio equipment. Often I’ll collaborate closely with other artists to create the kind of sound that I desire. I use microphones and computer software to engineer the quality recordings. Record companies and music industry professionals then help me to achieve the best exposure for my music.
YOU CURRENTLY HAVE SOME STABLE RESIDENCIES IN LONDON AND YOU PLAY IN EUROPE? WHERE CAN WE SEE YOU PLAY?
People can see me playing every weekend either at the Egg London or Ministry of Sound. I have residencies under London Sound Academy at Ministry of Sound, and the Egg London. I’ve also played in Germany a few times, and once at a festival in Brazil last year.
WHAT HAS BEEN A HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU SO FAR?
My daily highlight is to have the opportunity to make and play electronic music every day. This makes me a happy man.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TRACK TO PLAY AT THE MOMENT?
My latest Beatport release, ‘Catania With Love’ EP, ‘Don’t Touch It’ and ‘The Get Down’.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?
There are lots of releases on the pipeline. I’m aiming to play in Vegas and at a few festivals in the near future.
Click the links below to buy Daddy Russells recent E.Ps