Ever since he came out with his first track back in 2007, Dash Berlin’s release “Till the Sky Falls Down” has left the dance music world longing for that signature “Dash Berlin” sound. With some of the biggest hits in the dance music industry, Dash Berlin continuous to lay claim on the minds, ears and hearts of so many electronic dance music fans around the globe. AscenDance Radio had a chance to interview this extraordinary and easily one of the most down to earth artists we have yet to interview, and here is what was said:
Dash Berlin Interview:
Now arguably the trance Anthem for 2007 “Till the Sky Falls Down” is also the track that introduced the world to Dash Berlin. When you first listened to the finished version, did you have any sense of how big it was going to be?
Dash Berlin: Not at all. The funny story behind “Till the Sky Falls Down” was that it was just not a track we did. Actually, the real story behind is that it was lying around on the shelf, and while we were listening it to it again we were like okay. We were pointed out by a friend as well to send it out as a promo to a record company which eventually became Armada Music. They picked it up, they really liked the song, they put it on Captivating Sounds, one of the labels of Armada Music and Armin started supporting it almost every set. That’s kind of the start, how people became a little more interested on what Dash Berlin was doing.
Dayanna Guerrero: You debuted on DJ Mag Top 100 at number 15 then the following year you smashed your way through to the top 10. Your success is unprecedented. With all the fame though, you’re still one of the nicest & sweetest artists around. How do you keep from getting a big head?
Dash Berlin: (Laughs) that’s so sweet of you to say. Well I just see myself as the guy next door. I’m just a really fortunate, alucky guy meeting friends at a record store and got this opportunity to do something you really love on a full time basis. I don’t want to call it a job, but to explain it you would say your hobby became your job and I like it so much and I’m so happy with everybody granting me the position on DJ Mag- coming to the parties, supporting my music, it’s just amazing. I’m just another guy who is really happy and really content with everything that’s going on and my friends keep me grounded as well.
Dayanna Guerrero: Oh that’s cool!
Dash Berlin & Dayanna Guerrero: (Laughs)
Dayanna Guerrero: Your latest song with Jonathan Mendelsohn, “Worlds Fall Apart” is the follow up to your smash hit “Better Half of Me”. Artists have a hard enough time creating one song, nevertheless two. Were they both made around the same time and if so, how was this decided?
Dash Berlin: Yes, they were made a little bit in the same time period. First working with Jonathan was a great privilege because he is a really talented singer and I’m just another fortunate producer who is able to work with him. We have good chemistry, a good way of working on “Better Half of Me” that it was just a matter of time coming out with a follow up. We were quite lucky regarding tour dates and stuff like that, that I got some extra time in the studio as well to get creative with my team and to make sure that the track came out. Actually, there was a follow up which was a little bit quicker than my former singles but still, it’s growing on everybody, I’m really happy with the result. Also, the connected video to it, it’s like a movie kind of approach for two separate videos which are “Better Half of Me” and “Worlds Fall Apart” and that’s another cool creative thing which kind of closes the circle for me.
Dayanna Guerrero: In about an hour’s time you’ll be taking the decks for yet another State of Trance celebration, as this isn’t your first, even for this year. Do you still get goose bumps being part of such historic events?
Dash Berlin: Actually you should ask me that question after but I do think so. Just a couple of weeks ago I played in Moscow and after the stage, even being interviewed by Armin in the radio studio (and its hot at those parties) I had goose bumps and I still was a little bit shaky. I think yes, because you cannot predict what’s going to happen and everything, it’s still a live thing you know. You have a human factor involved which is still really exciting and getting feedback of this crowd here in Miami; it’s something I’m really looking forward to. I can’t wait, really.
Dayanna Guerrero: You’ve been playing some of your newer tunes during your sets such as “Ticking Clocks“, “The Funeral” & “Go It Alone“. What else can Dash fans expect to hear from you and where will you be going after Miami?
Dash Berlin: Well I just Tweeted a couple of days ago that my album is due. It’s going to be released at the end of April, April 27th to be exact. So I’m really happy that I can share that with everybody. There’s going to be quite some new music on there, really Dash Berlin. It’s really something that took me quite some time to get together but having that finished it’s just awesome. I can’t wait to share that with the world and maybe today I’m going to share a track (one or two) from that album as well. Who knows?
Dayanna Guerrero: Awesome!
Dayanna Guerrero: It’s a surreal experience getting to meet the man behind so many hits that you can frequently hear on both of our radio stations. We wish you nothing but the best in the future and we know you’ll deliver the same in your productions, performances and everything else you do. Thank you!!
Dash Berlin: Thank you so much for having me.
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