The name Daniele Davoli will, no doubt, be familiar to you. Maybe you cannot place it, but you will definitely have heard his music. Daniele was one of the pioneers of the Italian House sound and had major success with Black Box, who were responsible for one of the biggest dance tracks of all time – Ride On Time. At one point Daniele had three tracks under three separate guises in the UK Top 10 in the same week with Black Box, Starlight (“Numero Uno”) and Mixmaster (“Grand Piano”)! No mean feat I’m sure you’ll agree.
Born in northern Italy, Daniele started DJing at the infamous club Starlight in his hometown of Bologna. He first came to the UK on the back of the success of Black Box, who sold over five million records world-wide, and was soon honoured by being chosen as resident of the legendary, ground breaking club the Hacienda in Manchester where he began wearing his trademark hats. He went on to become one of the biggest and most popular names on the UK club scene playing everywhere from Renaissance, Cream and Hard Times and so on, you name a place and he’s been there…
Since 1995 Daniele is been playing in Ibiza where he has become one of the veterans of the island playing every summer at all the main clubs from Manumission and Pacha (being resident for Perfecto for 3 consecutive years) to Amnesia, Eden, Space and Es Paradis.
Daniele was also the resident tour DJ on the Paul Oakenfold live tour supporting his album “Bunkka” taking in dates in Italy, Ireland, France, Greece, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and Brazil. The 2003 dates on the Heineken Thirst tour started in March taking in the rest of South America then back to Miami for the Winter Music Conference. The rest of 2003 saw him playing alongside Tiesto ,Pete Tong, Deep Dish, Roger Sanchez in South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, China, KL, Japan, the US and Europe. He also played alongside Oakie at Madonna’s massive concert at the prestigious Slane Castle in Dublin in August 2004…….an experience he will never forget!
Daniele has his own club brand “Rockdaworld,” where you will hear him spinning a diverse mix including breaks, rock and electro tunes!!
You may have seen him playing at various festivals, from Snowbombing, to Beachbombing, from Ibiza Rocks to Secret Garden via the Carling Reading Festival.
Despite such a hectic schedule of worldwide gigs Daniele has made the time to get in the studio and concentrate on his music. His latest production/writing collaboration with the band Y.O.B, which brought them to support, the Prodigy live on their UK tour!! Then being featured on MTV series A-Cut, and playing festivals through the summer…Check on the band website, videos and music…
Daniele musical talent and knowledge, often gave him a connection with the movie and advertising industry, where his songs and recordings have been used in several movies, tv programs, adverts and major events, like the opening of the American Bowl (to mention one), and Daniele provided the music, as a consultant, for the multi million dollar Warner Bros movie V-VENDETTA.
2008 sees the release of Everybody Everybody – remixes come, courtesy of: Davoli & Kinky Roland, Benny Benassi, Fuzzy Hair and whiteHEAT and the early feedback has been amazing…. thanks to the likes of Pete Tong and Judge Jules who have wasted no time and got to business right away, playing the track on to the radio.
One of the most stylish DJs on the circuit, his other passions, besides playing and producing records are cooking, fast cars, and politics (you would not be surprised if he runs for mayor one of these days!)
So is Daniele Davoli your average Italian? Well if average means selling millions of records, DJing across the globe and being a regular feature in lifestyle and music magazines then yes!!