Dberrie has become a familiar at the Flamingo label. After releases like Voices and Aquarius, Zenith is his latest release on our label. A few questions for this American DJ..
Could you please tell us something about yourself? Where do you live and how did you become a dj/producer?
I grew up in Englewood, NJ and I live now in Manhattan in the Meatpacking District. I started producing about 4 years ago, building a lil studio in my apartment and self taught thru youtube videos and future music magazine interviews.
With “zenith” you have a new release on Flamingo Recordings. Could you fill us in about how you produced this new track?
The inspiration of Zenith came mainly from wanting to create a festival style track. Something simple and driving. Most of my originals and remixes before have been very melodic and uplifting but recently my style has moved to be a little more harder and groovier.
Do you have any other new tracks which will be released the next coming months?
There is one track with no name that I am currently finalizing that Fedde Le Grand played at Ultra this past weekend. This will most likely be my next single. No label yet.
If you can remix your favorite classic track, which track will it be and why?
I would love to remix ‘Big Love’ by Peter Heller because it has such classic good feeling vocals. I used to always play this track when I first started DJing house music.
If you had to choose would it be DJ’ing or producing and why?
So many names I could say for big musical influences while growing up, but as cliche as it sounds, my first electronic album and major influence was Daft Punk. As far as newcomers I’ve been really impressed by my friends from Toronto, Dzeko & Torres. They have been putting out quality club tunes and have great work ethic.
Music is obviously your passion, but is there anything else that you equally enjoy?
I was big on soccer, when I was in high school. Even travelled to played in the Gothia Cup in Sweden. So I still try to play pickup games in NY when its nice out, but I’d probably get schooled in the condition I’m in now lol.
Do you have any advice for upcoming producers or dj’s?
Best advice I could give is learn your own way. For me it was youtube videos and future music magazine interviews. All you need is a computer with internet to really figure out how everything works. Also, you only receive the rewards depending on the amount of time you put in more or less, so put in the work!
What’s the next thing for you to do?
The next thing for me to do is move apartments in NYC and build a new studio which I’m not looking forward to do!