Dancing Astronaut Interviews: Sandro Silva
At the ripe young age of 18, Sandro Silva continues to come out with huge tracks. His tunes such as ‘Told Ya’, ‘Prom Night’, and ‘Yearbook’ have done amazingly well. If Laidback Luke thinks you have talent…then you probably have massive amounts of it. All of us at Dancing Astronaut believe that Sandro will be at the forefront of EDM sooner than later!
Prom Night (Laidback Luke Remix)…
Dancing Astronaut (DA): Sandro all of us at Dancing Astronaut love your track ‘Resurrection’. What made you put your touches on this track? Was this one of your favorite EDM songs in the past?
Sandro Silva (SS): Thank you for loving my new single! Back then(summer 2010) I made a quick beat when I had some studio time and it went really good. The beat was punchy and solid, you could really feel it in the studio. So I thought; the riff from PPK is perfect for this one so I played the melody and it was perfect indeed!
The PPK song was definitely one of my favorite dance tunes at that time. I was really young but I thought; damn, such a minimal tune but so good!
DA: We know you have many different styles when producing tracks..what would you describe your style as?
SS: This is a really difficult question, many people are asking the same question but let’s put it like this. I hate it when I have to put myself in one specific direction. If my inspiration goes to another direction, I go that way so every studiosession (and every single) is totally different from all other things.
But if I have to describe it I would say tribal orientated progressive electro-house
DA: Artists from Holland are completely taking over the EDM scene..what is the reason for this?
SS: I think the standard in Holland is really high, because there are so many dj’s and producers out here. You have to be outstanding good to rise above the others and make a name for yourself in the worldwide industry.
DA: Laidback Luke has been a huge supporter of your work. How has his influence helped your career out?
SS: This influence helped me a lot! He released a lot of my stuff, supports a lot of my new tracks and that really builds up a certain hype around you. Really grateful for this.
Another person that really helped me out from the first beginning was Graeme Sinden. He supported me also from the beginning and helped me getting a name and getting connected!
DA: What are you currently working on in the studio? Any big tracks/EP’s we should know about?
SS: I’ve got a lot of originals lined up. Those are going to be released in the coming months. My most recent release next to Resurrection is Push Push, a track which is out on Laidback Luke’s Mixmash Records. Also one of the biggest record labels in the USA is interested in my works but can not tell much about that yet :). I am also working on remixes for Laidback Luke and Calvin Harris at the moment.
DA: What is your favorite song to play live? (We are guessing it is your own track ‘Told Ya’)
SS: Ha ha Told Ya is doing great yes! But if I play live I would play Drowning (Avicii remix). Avicii is really hitting the spot with his tunes, emotional and progressive at the same time. I love it, it’s so musical and different from the other stuff that’s released nowadays.
DA: What are the advantages/disadvantages of being so young (18) while embarking on your DJing career?
SS: I think there are almost no disadvantages. Sometimes there are people and so called ‘friends’ who wanna make disadvantage of you because you are a dj.
I don’t feel like I have any advantages, but it gives a good feeling when you are young and rocking big parties worldwide!
Special thanks to Sandro, Tom, and Laidback Luke for allowing us to conduct this interview. It is truly an honor. If you are as big a fan of Sandro as Dancing Astronaut is follow him on Twitter!