The Daddy’s Groove sound waves between house and electro, confirming them as an absolute market music mover. Their highlight spots can be stretched in a bunch of goals that sustain their solid of work over the years. Being a part of David Guetta production team and entered the DJMAG 100 as first time ever on 2016, they has given a chance to have co-produced and remixed music for Artist like Axwell to name one out of top 10, have a chance to release a lot of tunes alongside Bob Sinclar, Kryder, Tom Staar, and way more ones. The boys didn’t stop there, they have scored several top10 positions on Beatport in a few months and more collaborations and work with the A list artist such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Sia, Nicki Minaj, Celine Dion, Bruno Mars, Sean Paul, Usher and more. Right now, they are signed to SPINNIN’ Rec as leader world wide Independent Label. Every summer, they use to perform at Pacha in Ibiza plus world tours all over.
First things first guys, why did you choose the name Daddy’s Groove?
It was more of a joke, something like the Godfather of the Groove.
When did you first decide you wanted to work in music?
I (Carlo) decided when I was at school, I saw a dj working in a club where I usually went to dance and I spent all night looking at him, after that night I decided that it was the job of my future. Then I met Gianni, who started one of the strongest record store of the south of Italy, Test Pressing, and Peppe who was a very young producer and since then we started together the Daddy’s Groove project, dedicated to our fathers that didn’t believe too much in this kind of job.
What was the very first track you released as Daddy’s Groove?
We did a track called “Rendez Vous”, but it was really many years ago and the sound was very different.
We heard your new track “Street Life” is stored on the last 19th of December 2017. Can you tell us more about your new track?
Of course! We were listening to some rough beats in our studio with Kryder. At the early production stage this was the one we loved the most and decided to work together on it sharing some ideas in the studio and remotely… By the way, the latin-funk sample was in both our minds for a long time!!
How did you decide to do collaboration with Kryder, and how was it?
We sincerely appreciate what he’s playing live and his released stuff. It’s a groovy sound we always been into since day one in our career, so it was pretty ‘natural’ to get in touch with him… This happened specifically during a gig in the US where Carlo was playing as headliner next to him which resulted in a funny b2b!
You first met David Guetta in Ibiza around eight years ago now having been introduced to him by Sebastian Ingrosso and have since collaborated with him. What are your thoughts on David behind the decks? Have you learnt anything from him over the years?
I have learned a lot from David Guetta, but to be honest not behind the decks. I have learned that you have to work 24/7 none-stop to do this job. You have to be really respectful with everyone because word spreads fast and you can go down the drain real quick!
How do you get the inspiration from when producing music?
Inspiration comes from everywhere: a gig in a club, a track you hear on the radio that has nothing to do with the music you produce, a special kick sample, a dinner out with your family/friends… very often your own culture is the main inspiration.
Do you have any pre gig rituals?
Yes, while we are going to the club we decide together just the first track to play and who of us will start. And then from there we’ll see step by step.
Tell us a story from tour that shocked you?
One really good one was in Milan couple years ago, we were the opening act of the David Guetta show and he came 1 hour late… it was a shock for us, because we were starting to think that he wouldn’t come at all, so you can imagine how scared we were with 15.000 people there waiting for him!
Since DJ Mag started to vote “Top 100 Clubs”, I want to ask you what are your favorite clubs and why?
Pacha Ibiza overall, we always have such a great time there, and we are lucky to play there since years, we really feel at home with Francisco and Jessica and all the rest. Of course we also love Ministry of Sound in London and the Sky Garden in Bali is great as well. Another amazing club we love for the atmosphere is Club Vision in Tokyo.
What is DJ Mag to you as a DJ and producer?
It’s always been a kind of ‘reference’ about what is happening in the biz, also something we look at for discovering big talents in the production context that maybe we missed for some reasons!
What advice would you give to fans that want to become like you?
We don’t have many advices actually, the only one is to work a lot doing this job with heart and passion as we do. If you can dream it, you can do it!
Do you have a special message for DJ’s Life!?
I wanna thank all of you for the opportunity you give us to talk with your audience and for the amazing support! See you soon!