In 2013, D-Unity debuted on Dancepush with his release of “El Dragon” EP, and is scheduled to release a number of remixes for the label throughout 2014. With releases on labels like Universal Music, Toolroom, Yoshitoshi, Great Stuff, Stereo Productions, Ultra, Armada and Star 69 Records, besides his own Beat Therapy Records and Unity Records, D-Unity’s work speaks volumes. He has been supported by the world’s major artists such as Armin Van Buuren, Eric Prydz, Sebastian Ingrosso, Carl Cox, Sharam, Mark Knight, Pete Tong, Danny Tenaglia, Richie Hawtin, Sasha Carassi and many others. Dancepush had the privilege to shoot some questions at D-Unity about his upcoming and past work:
Next month you will release a remix to Peter Rauhofer and The Pet Shop Boys “Break 4 Love” on Star 69 Records, how did you get the remix opportunity?
I actually got started on the remix some time ago. The remix came to me with a proposition of a remix album idea for Star 69. Other remixes were for artists like Butch, Filterheadz and “Break 4 love” track was one of the remixes that got approved.
What was your reaction to Peter Rauhofer’s passing and was he a supporter of your music?
It was very sad when I heard the news. Peter was a very influential person. I have worked for him and his label in the past.
Not that long ago you released a 1 hour mix on Dancepush called “Mix Session One,” please talk about your track selection for that particular mix?
In regards to “Mix Session One” The idea was to get some of the best tracks from my label Beat Therapy records and get a mix going that progressively escalated till the end. I had to make sure the vibe and flow is consistent throughout the whole mix with finally reaching some peak time tracks near the end ;)
Have you considered launching a new moniker or do you think its not necessary?
I thought about it, but I personally think its not necessary at the moment. I am running 2 labels at the moment and those already take a lot out of my free time on top of my regular D-Unity activities. Launching another name would be a bit of an overkill at the moment…..but who knows ? ;)
What do you like most about being a DJ and producer?
I guess it’s the freedom of expressing yourself either through production or DJ’ing. Producing was always there for me since day 1, then it later on got me into DJ’ing.
Please talk about your Unity Compilation series from your very own Beat Therapy records, what do you hope to accomplish with these compilations?
The idea is to release some of the best exclusive and non-exclusive tracks on both Unity compilation – Unity Records and Beat Therapy compilations – Beat Therapy Records, there’s so much clutter in nowadays in terms of digital retailers, labels and weekly releases, it is good to feature some of the tracks from previous EP’s onto the compilation to get some extra exposure for artists. Compilations generally attract more attention than just regular releases due to so many great artists featured under one release.
You released a number of remixes for Dancepush, which remixes have been your personal favorite?
I really enjoyed working on “De Grecia” remix. I thought the vocals of Anna Maria would fit perfectly towards a more underground D-Unity vibe. :)
What do you hope to accomplish in 2014 and what should the fans expect from D-Unity?
More banging originals, remixes for Butch, Matt Sassari and many others on the way!
And of course more gigs with the first one taking off in Tokyo @ Womb in a few weeks.