T.H.E Interview – Dorian Craft

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Dorian Craft talks about how he got into dance music, his sound, new EP and more.

Dorian Craft Interview

T.H.E – Hey Dorian. How are things? How has 2021 been for you?

Dorian Craft – Hey Guys, thanks for having me! 2021 has been full of surprises, and way better than 2020…

T.H.E – How was the pandemic for you and what affect did it have on your music taste and style?

Dorian Craft – I took the pandemic just as a small break. Of course at some points it became worrying as the futur was very uncertain (and I feel it is still a bit now) but I managed to focus on studio activities which took me plenty of time.

T.H.E – Tell us about your journey into dance music, when did you first fall in love with it?

Dorian Craft – I’ve been djing for 12 years now and producing music for 8 years. First love was of course with the french touch as I was born and raised in Cannes. My passion became my full time job in 2012.

T.H.E – And when did you start making it, what sounds and DJs and labels and parties inspired you?

Dorian Craft – In my early days as a DJ, I was really into the english label defected who brought to house music with their compilations and label showcases. Then through them, I discovered strictly rhythm, subliminal records and of course his label boss Erick Morillo. Erick Morillo opened my eyes on how to keep a crowd focused for hours and how to give them this passion.

T.H.E – What is your own sound, what makes your music unique?

Dorian Craft – My music is a combination between melodic and afro / organic sounds. With my 8 years background I have developed a production flow that you can recognize in my tracks, with some structures and drums you can recognise.

T.H.E – Tell us about hooking up with Connected and what inspired your new EP for them?

Dorian Craft – I’m very happy I have signed with Connected for this ep. Nick and Rob have done a great job on the release and left me all the control, from the remixers to the cover design and the promo strategy. All of my words was produced during the summer 2020, and I wanted an hybrid track, listenable in 10 years because it doesn’t really follow the trends. My idea was to combine the acoustic and electronic world, the live and studio recording to get this track you can listen at home while cooking, or at a beach club watching a sunset… and the folk / underground pop of Jono mixed into the organic / afro drum kit does perfectly the job I think!

T.H.E – What is the ideal way for you to spend new years eve, where and with who?

Dorian Craft – This year I will play in Tulum.. so for me it’s the best way to jump into another year by a sunny 30 degres weather. I love to share this special moment with my crowd, it gives me power for the new year !

T.H.E – What are your favourite records to open and close a set with?

Dorian Craft – It depends, of many factors: set times, crowd, location… when I play long sets, I like to start with groovy tracks, then slowly moving to into some melodic stuffs and techno, then I always finish with a classic.. the last one was this track juliet « Avalon »

T.H.E – Who would be your dream collaboration, dead or alive?

Dorian Craft – I’d love to have a vocal from rufusdusol

T.H.E – Are you working on anything else at the moment or have any plans for 2022 that you can tell us about?

Dorian Craft – I’m actually working on a new ep but I want something special, so it take me time. It’s already 80% done, but you know, the polishing process takes time… Also I just got my O1 visa, which allows to play in the USA, so of course we are working on a tour there!

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