Dom Dolla continues to increase in value as Australia’s most in-demand DJ/Producer – only a few short years since establishing himself as a mainstay in Melbourne’s underground, Dom’s sound has gained traction internationally, earning support from the likes of Pete Tong, Chris Lake, Duke Dumont, Danny Howard & Sonny Fodera. Dom received a coveted ARIA nomination for best dance release in 2017, his grinding basslines and energetic jackin’ house sounds have resulted in over 30 million Spotify streams. Dom had his first taste of single success with “Define” – a collaboration with label-mates Go Freek – in 2015, toppping of the Aria Club Chart for nine weeks and featured in a Hollywood film. Succesive realease “You”, “Be Randy” with Torren Foot, and Beatport No.1 ‘Take It’ cementing his status as a producer. Dom has continued honing his technical skills, which are evident in his remixes of Flight Facilities, Peking Duk, PNAU, Rufus, Monkey Safari, Madison Avenue and Sneaky Sound System. Dom’s career has seen him tour across Australia, playing headline shows as well as notable performances at Splendour in the Grass, Lost Paradise and as a drawcard for the wildly popular Beyond The Valley festival, where he has performed the closing set for consecutive years. His initial international success, which saw him appearing at EDC Las Vegas, Splash House Palm Springs and ADE Amsterdam, has continued into 2019, during which he will return to the USA to play at some of the country’s highest profile spots.
First show experience?
Growing up in the Northern Territory, I had little to no experience when it came to dance music as a teen. Everything I was exposed to back then was folk or roots music oriented. I moved to Melbourne around 15 years old and soon found myself sneaking into clubs every weekend. In those days I was digging through Myspace and music blogs pretty heavily, which probably would have made my first gig experience a Classixx show at Sorry Grandma; I had the absolute time of my life.
Go-to places for new music?
I still dig pretty deep through SoundCloud, listening to live sets and mixes. But I’d say my preference would definitely be harassing my friends for their new productions via Facebook Messenger haha.
Guilty pleasure record?
“Moonlight Party” by Fonzerelli.
Dream B2B partner?
The legend himself Juzzy Martin, he was nice enough to let me sample him on an upcoming record of mine. I’m getting closer!
Piece of gear you always need on the road?
My housemate’s USB Condenser Mic. I definitely need to return it to him one day soon.
Biggest misconception about dance music?
That all DJs do is party. Some of the hardest working and dedicated people I know are DJs and producers. I’m not one of them, but that’s beside the point.
What’s one track that fans always lose their mind to?
A remix I did for my friends Flight Facilities of their track “Arty Boy.” I had no idea how well that would translate when I wrote it, thanks for the great stems lads.
What was the first album you ever bought?
I bought Rooty by Basement Jaxx as a 9-year-old in Bali. Not sure if it was a legitimate copy or not, but gee I gave that album a rinsing.
Name one remix that you think is better than the original?
Love Henry Krinkle’s “Stay” but I think the Justin Martin remix tips it over the edge, such a great mix.