Behind the Beats: Interview Danny Eviza on His Latest Single and Creative Process


Experience ‘Gone’ by Danny Eviza: a blend of dark tones and heartfelt melodies, inspired by dawn’s tranquility and featuring collaboration with Jordan Grace.

HMWL: Hi Danny, it’s great to catch up with you again. Let’s dive into your latest release, “Gone.” The track has been described as having a dark and sentimental sound, could you tell us about the inspiration behind this track? Are there any personal narratives or experiences that influenced the creation of this track?

Danny Eviza: First of all, I would like to thank you for being here on HMWL again. I have to say I love it when it is a calm and relaxing atmosphere. On the other hand I also love it when it is gloomy and profound, as it makes me dream.
“Gone” starts among the dawn that filters through my study window. After writing the baseline I tried an arpeggio, which didn’t have this speed at the beginning. then, once I listened to it again I found the key to make it work.

HMWL: Collaborations seem to play a significant role in your music journey. Can you share with us how your collaboration with Jordan Grace, also known as Jetason, for “Gone” came about?

Danny Eviza: I like featurings and I love sharing my music with other artists. Seeing how they can interpret what I write is amazing. Moreover, I think Jetason did it very well. As it happened with Ruben Arthur in the song and I appreciated his voice in some songs and I immediately contacted him online. Fortunately I had an immediate response and I sent him a demo and he was excited about working on this single. He’s a complete artist who has collaborated with the greats like Martin Garrix, then I also followed his selections for The Voice. in my opinion it was amazing!

HMWL: You’ve mentioned a passion for music production since your childhood. Can you elaborate on what that entailed? How do you think those early influences continue to shape your music today?

Danny Eviza: My father loved listening to music from the 80s. Electronic music exploded those years, especially in engineering departments where they developed truly unique synthesizers. How could I not fall in love with all this? Powerful leads, acid sounds and hypnotic reverb are some magical instruments that are recalled, in part, in my productions.

HMWL: In terms of your creative process, how do you typically approach making a new track?

Danny Eviza: Every track has a very similar process. In general, I start with a drum and a bassline looking for the notes that inspire me. It is important to me to find the right drop loop, then I develop an intro by adding rhythm parts. It happens sometimes that I listen to what I have created after few days in order not to get tired of it. In order to have a better outcome, as long as the arrangement phase is involved, the best is to find inspiration from what comes from the outside, not just our comfort zone.

HMWL: Looking beyond “Gone,” can you give us a glimpse into any upcoming projects or collaborations that you’re excited about?

Danny Eviza: There are many projects, I have have been working on a song where I sampled and transformed some vocals taken from some videos. I would also like to try other genres, slightly more progressive house, minimal productions with few but high-performance sounds. Then, there is another ”badass” song that when the kick drop starts one shall start the party! I would be thrilled to let you listen to it then.

HMWL: Given your experience in producing music for advertising, how do you balance commercial considerations with artistic expression in your music projects?

Danny Eviza: Working with commercials is not so easy and you must be within a range beyond which you cannot go. Over the years it has happened to me many times that I have had to resubmit a job from scratch. Often artistic expression can be asphyxiating. But luckily, I have found my balance. Working on my own music is a whole different

HMWL: Can you discuss a project you completed under tight deadlines and limited resources?

Danny Eviza: The last project was for a famous company that produces suitcases. I was contacted directly by those who work for the video production who were looking for something original rather than using an already famous song. In this case I would have also had to take care of the sound design part, with the off-field effects.At first, they sent me a demo video with an audio reference and immediately I started composing something that observed the guidelines. They were looking for something rhythmic and dynamic.

The timing was very tight, I had to deliver the work in less than 5 days and I remember working even during the night, until I managed to send the outcome. The management was immediately excited, even though they later made me change a lot of things. Nevertheless,they were so happy to work with me. In fact, they asked me to work with me again on the next project. To be honest, nowadays, for many companies It could be cheaper and easier to rely on the A.I. platforms rather than a music composer.

HMWL: What advice would you give to aspiring electronic music producers who are looking to carve out their own path in the industry?

Danny Eviza: eh eh eh I don’t think I’m the right person to give advice… maybe the advice should be addressed to me “LOL” . I have always been “behind the scenes” and I could answer you about what I perceived.

You definitely need to know the tools you use well, so you shall be your own technician; I liked reading composition and music theory manuals. One should Maintain humility, but at the same time the honesty of the potential one has. After that, just produce music… if it’s possible every day and every night, until you find the style which suits you.

Then share it as much as you can…social media is a key contribution. Send a billion emails to let everyone know about your music and take care of every aspect of the image.

HMWL: As an artist who enjoys experimenting with different sounds and genres, what excites you the most about the current state of electronic music?

Danny Eviza: The way I perceive it, I see it as a very free world. The great potential is the variety of sounds and styles. I like this very much. In this atmosphere, there is no negativity, only good vibes. In recent years I have had the possibility to appreciate many different sounds starting from deep house, progressive, tech house or the tribal one too.
Another thing I really like, in this environment, is the presence of many labels you can get in touch with. The approach is more direct and more practical. For this reason, I really would like to thank the guys at Teamwrk and Clubwrk Deep label.