A Madrid artist who’s been doing his thing for some time now, Danny Serrano is undoubtedly one of his country’s most exciting DJs and producers. Famed for running Serrano’s Kitchen, his studio in Madrid, he also runs a label of the same name. Most recently that label (and indeed, studio) have come to the fore courtesy of Serrano’s latest endeavour, the brilliant Craft. An LP full of enticing sounds, it goes some way to explaining Serrano’s wide-ranging appeal — while also undoubtedly showcasing his many talents to a new audience. We caught up with Danny recently, as he gave us the lowdown on some of his favourite Back 2 Mine tracks. All things considered, it’s safe to say he’s a fan of Knee Deep in Sound!
1. Hot Since 82 – Buggin´(Feat Jem Cooke) / Knee Deep In Sound
This album is one of my favourites. Have been a big fan of Hot Since 82 for a long time now.
Danny’s fantastic new album was created in his Kitchen, the artist’s own recording studio and label. After having worked for big labels such as Desolat, Truesoul, Circus Recordings, Saved Records and more over many years, the album finds Danny switching up his sound and broadening his horizons with new depth. It shows he has grown in the studio and is not only pigeonholed as a tech house artist. Instead he is someone who can do real melody, work with vocals, bring warm grooves and take you on a trip on the dance floor.
Really building a personal and mature sound, Serrano delves into several different styles including progressive house, melodic techno and techno but always focused on the club. The lead single talks about the daily life of any person in this crazy world, trying to change something in his boring life. It is a track with a catchy vocal and deep melodies where the theme plays with the voice and the melody ad is underpin day a killer groove dedicated to the dance floor.
The second single The Future is more afro house – techno with powerful percussion and catchy bass. The third single Bimba is a progressive track with a female vocal and a deep base, and is dedicated to his pet of the same name. Elsewhere the album ranges from darker and more heads down to more melodic, cosmic and uplifting, always with real class.
This is an accomplished album that proves Serrano is an artist who is always bettering himself and his skills, resulting in a vital record that is his best yet.