“He’s going to be big… the next mega-superstar” Tiësto (Las Vegas Weekly)
“It’s crazy to see how good and talented Danny is! Just amazing.” Fedde le Grand
“One To Watch!” Dancing Astronaut
“One to watch” MTV Clubland
“21 Under 21: One To Watch” Billboard Magazine
To have achieved what Danny Avila has at the age of 20 is phenomenal enough. But to have done it with such integrity and passion is something even more special. With a feisty production sound that has seen him release music on Interscope, Sony/Columbia, Spinnin’ Records, Dim Mak and Musical Freedom and a similarly varied unique DJ style that takes in techno, house and EDM, he is a breath of fresh air in a world where too many artists are happy to stick to a single formula. Danny Avila is passionate about music, and it shows. In Danny’s eyes, dj’ing is a form of art, and a way to take people on a journey. This mentality has been a rewarding one to say the least; his #60 position in the revered DJ Mag Top 100 2015 is the perfect validation. What’s even more remarkable is that Danny is the only Spanish DJ in the entire list. On top of that, he’s one in three of the list that’s under the age of 21, alongside Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens.
After starting DJing in his native Marbella at 12 and producing from the age of 13, Danny moved to Madrid aged just 14 to cut his teeth on the city’s club scene, with the prodigious talent scoring gigs before he was legally allowed into clubs. “I knew it was going to be hard,” he says “but there was just nowhere for me to get any real experience playing out in Marbella and I’ve never let my age stop me doing anything. My older brother spoke to local promoters for me and that’s how I started getting my very first gigs.
Tiësto soon followed suit, personally requesting Danny to play alongside him at Pacha Ibiza. “He’s smart, respectful, knows his music and most importantly knows how to give the crowd what they came to hear” says the legendary DJ. “He’s a super talent dj and he knows how to read the crowds. He can play any style of music, playing for 1 hour, playing for 10 hours. doesn’t really matter. I see in him how I was when I was his age. He’s a burst of energy!”. It’s this exact mentality that remains an integral part of Danny Avila’s talent. The combination of a high amount of energy and a unique skill in reading the crowd have created a performance unlike any other, taking the crowd on a journey through different genres and emotions. Together with Tiësto, Danny toured across Asia, North America and Europe, and later again alongside Calvin Harris on the ‘Greater Than Tour’ arena series – which sold-out tens of thousands of tickets in a matter of hours. He was also part of a bus tour through the US, during which he headlined 28 gigs over the course of just 30 days.
He continues to play a staggering diversity of shows across the world, from mega festivals like Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, EDC, Electric Zoo, Creamfields, TomorrowWorld, ZoukOut, Parookaville, Mare Nostrum and Nature One, to LIV Miami and Space New York, and the legendary Life In Colour shows. Danny’s presence in Las Vegas has been outstanding to say the least, he’s had residencies in the biggest venues in town, from Hakkasan to SLS, performing his first shows with only 17.
As if Danny hasn’t been keeping busy enough, his ‘MORE’ side-project has been kicked off last summer in Barcelona. Hosting a three-month residency at Pacha Barcelona, he showcased his genre-bending concept. With MORE, Danny takes the attendees on a musical journey with no boundaries in genres. MORE stands for multiple genres, seamlessly mixed together as if they were one and Danny Avila perfectly executed this feat. Combining the residency with a staggering amount of fifty separate shows during the summer of 2015 is more proof of Danny’s resilience.
After becoming Sirius XM’s youngest-ever prime-time DJ with his ‘Ready To Jump’ show, his monthly MORE show is gaining plaudits thanks to its eclectic programming. He also counts three compilations to his name: ‘Ministry of Sound presents: Danny Avila Live’, Space Ibiza’s ‘Ibiza Calling’ and DJ Mag UK Danny Avila’s Big Room Mix. Danny was the youngest artist to ever make the cover mount CD for DJ Mag UK. Space Ibiza and Ministry of Sound, two internationally acclaimed brands reaching out to Danny Avila at such a young age is truly an unparalleled accomplishment. The rousing ‘Close Your Eyes (Parookaville Anthem)’ has made a major impact in 2015, having also released his top track ‘Cream’ together with Tujamo at Spinnin’ which garnered over a million views within three days and held a Beatport Top 10 position for over six weeks. To top of his extremely long list of musical achievements, Danny Avila has collaborated with world-renowned fashion brand tigha, who approached him due to his extravagant style.