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rBeatz Exclusive Interview with Dan Bravo

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Dan Bravo is an artist from Oslo, Norway, currently signed to Disco Wax and Sony Music. I’ve been intrigued with his remixes for a bit now. His ear for melodies and arrangements is a bit more “house” than your standard pop music. He uses a lot of pop/hip-hop style vocals. The groove this guy works with is something I was immediately drawn to. The playlist below is all Dan Bravo’s music. This would be great for a pregame if you normally put on rap-type playlists.

We had the chance to interview the rap remixer below. Below I have his newest remix of Lumidee – Never Leave You (Uh Oh) along with the entire Dan Bravo interview.

 

 

INTERVIEW: 

Where are you from and how has that shaped the musician you are today?

A small town in Norway called Larvik. It’s know for a lot of hiphop events, but I grew up with family where everyones into music. From 80s disco to drum & bass, from my Father to my brother music has always been a big part of my everyday life since i can remember.


Are there an instruments that you currently wish you COULD play?

The guitar and piano


Tell us the story of how you started creating music on your computer?

Its always been something that I really wanted to do for ever, but I never dared to start. One day, I decided to quit my current job three summers ago and started taking piano lessons, from then I slowly started to learn Ableton.


What do you like to do when you’re simply hanging out – aside from music?

Friends & foods!


What DAW do you use and why?

Ableton. It’s just the most used thing at the time and still is for new producers.


Do you have a typical music production process? If yes, can you explain it?

Usually pick out a scale and go through chords within it. Then I build off of that.


What is your favorite MIDI Controller or instrument to produce with right now?

Komplete Kontrol for sure!


What is one of your favorite or go-to VST Plugin?

Usually my 2 go is some standard grand piano plugin or Omnisphere for some quick synths.


What is your biggest accomplishment to date?

To be number 16th in the world on Spotify’s Viral List .


Do you have a key production tip for our young producers out there?

Learn scale, chords and bass 🙂


What is next for Dan Bravo?

Hopefully lots of new music, different genres and producing for a lot of other artist. I want to expand the brand and crossover to a more pop/urban market, I believe.

Chris Stack

Chris Stack is one of the founding members of rBeatz. After graduating from Kenyon College, Chris joined a branding and marketing startup, BrandYourself (as seen on SharkTank), in New York City. After leading the company to grow past profitability as a leading account manager, Chris set his sights on his passion: music. He currently runs his own LLC in New York City, helping musicians in the city with their online presence and marketability. A native of the Washington DC area, Chris Stack's passions and hobbies include music production (8 years on Ableton), marketing, baseball (Mets), football (Ravens), Netflix n chillin, and the experience economy.

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