The 35th episode of our 12 Questions segment features Thanos Dallas aka T-Dallas. The Greek producer has a new track entitled ‘False Love’ out now on Stellar Fountain’s ‘Signals From The Void Volume 2’. Please enjoy our 12 Questions segment with T-Dallas below.
1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?
T-Dallas: Because of my small age, 22 years I had influences mainly from music producers like Sasha, John Digweed etc. I think that the track who affected me the most is the “Wavy Gravy” by Sasha from his album Airdrawndagger, produced with Charlie May and Simon Wright which released in 2002 when I was 10 years old! 🙂
2. What was your first and last DJ gig?
T-Dallas: I was 16 years old when I played in a formal DJ gig, and I remember that was my first Ep release party that night. I was very excited playing in a night club with a bit of crowd down there. My latest DJ gig was a couple of months ago, that I was guest in a local night club in my hometown Rethymno (Crete) here in Greece where I live.
3. What was the first and last record you purchased?
T-Dallas: Hmm, yeah I remember that day it was back on 2001 when I bought a record of the UK based legend producer James Holden called “Horizons / Pacific” on Silver Planet. I love the track “Nothing’’ on this 12’’ with the sweet vocals of Julie Thompson. The latest record that I purchased, is the 12″ Vinyl sampler of “1000 Words” by Guy J (Bedrock Music).
4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
T-Dallas: The highlight of my career I think is the support from Matt Fax on Anjunabeats Worldwide of my track “Subculture” which released on 2013.
5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
T-Dallas: Well, I produce music 5 years now without having theoretical knowledge of music production. I’m a student of political science at this time. I never study music technology and production. I think that everything in the music is “the ear” not the books of music. That statement might surprise people as well the crowd believe that music production premise studies.
6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?
T-Dallas: Good question. A lot of talents are buried on Beatport. Well one name that comes from my mind now is D.M.P aka Robert R. Hardy. Great tunes with promised music future from this guy.
7. Which producers consistently inspire you?
T-Dallas: The producers that inspires me more this time is definitely Silinder, Marc Poppcke, Sahar Z, Jamie Stevens, Luis Junior and many many others. I’d love listening deeper and progressive sounds with atmospheric soft basslines, the guys I mention are my inspiration when I produce music.
8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?
T-Dallas: Guy j is the one. His music is like “speaking’’ to me. So Guy J is the artist that I love to remix more. On the other hand I would love to be remixed by Hernan Cattaneo. Hernan, I think is the “Godfather of progressive house” which I love more.
9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days and the majority of people feel most of them are mediocre music factories. Which ones if any standout for you?
T-Dallas: Yes that’s true. Most of the people want quality sounds as well bombed every week by thousands releases. I agree with this. Few releases, more quality, although there are a lot of great labels out there like Sudbeat, Lowbit, Bedrock, Sound Avenue, Vapour etc.
10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?
T-Dallas: Hmm difficult question. Well I like a lot of compilations but I remember one.. Nick Warren — Global Underground 003: Prague. EPIC MIX.
11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)
Drink: Cuba Libre
TV Show: Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad
Video Game: Football Manager
Album: Pink Floyd – The Wall
Track / Song: Depeche Mode – Enjoy the silence
Producer / Band: Younger Brother
Record Label: Armada Music I guess.
Nightclub: Cavo Paradiso (Mykonos/Greece)
DJ: Cattaneo b2b Warren
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
T-Dallas: Two tracks on my mind : Rennie Foster – Devil’s Water (Reprise) or Trentemoller – miss you.
T-Dallas’ ‘False Love’ is out now on Stellar Fountain, you can purchase the release: here