Kitsuné resident Danglo is releasing a new EP on his Underscore Four label, we sat down with him to discuss music and more.
Where did your love for the underground scene begin?
What motivates you to create music?
Is there any meaning behind your DJ name ‘Danglo’?
You’ve released music on a few different labels over the years and most notably on French house label Kitsuné. What was your experience of the french house scene and how did it compare to the London scene?
Your upcoming EP is being released on your Underscore Four label. Any other exciting releases are coming through for the label?
I’ll be releasing tracks off this EP from now till early July, then I’ll be putting out a new one with Ivan Franco. It’s a kind of breezy happy lofi-house thing but with a full verse/chorus pop structure. I think that’ll be out in September or something. It’s called ‘Strangers Eyes’.
Can you tell us about the ‘For Real EP’ and how does it differ from your previous releases?
This is the first music I’ve done since 2013 that hasn’t had a verse/chorus pop structure. This is more straight up club music. Though each track has a slightly different mood. One feels very 2012 ‘deep house’ the next feels quite ‘sad romantic progressive house’ and the third, has a sort of naive childish ‘lo-fi house’ vibe. Also it feels like an age since I’ve made music completely on my own. I’ve often collaborated with vocalists and other producers, whereas this EP is just me on my todd! I made all three tracks in a ten days 2021 coronavirus isolation so that makes sense I guess.
Over the years you have remixed and played alongside some of the biggest names in the scene including Elderbrook and RUFUS DU SOL to name a few. If you could play B2B with any DJ, dead or alive, who would it be?
I’d b2b with D’Angelo, Django Django and Diplo. Then I’d finally drop the ‘D’ in Danglo so it’s easier to find me on the internet.
Obviously, you’re a London boy, so what is your favourite venue in the big city?
Phonox hands down! It’s the architecture of the place. They smashed the bookings of course, but the layout of the place is perfect. It’s laid out like a church. A raised altar and raised sides with a disco ball in the middle. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!
Danglo ‘For Real’ is out now on Underscore Four