LABELS: Get Physical, OFF Recordings, Sincopat, Upon.You
A charming french look and charismatic sound, inspired by various genres of music and combined with a great love for details. This is what makes Darlyn Vlys unique. While studying filmarts in Montpellier he got more and more fascinated by artists from the electronic music scene. He went to Valencia and created his own sound, which is although tech-house, but rather special due to jazz and latin influences. Darlyn is known as a great producer. No wonder that he was signed by well known labels such as GET PHYSICAL, UPON YOU, AVOTRE, SUARA or KLING KLONG. His latest releases are available on AVOTRE, UPON YOU, GET PHYSICAL, TERMINAL M, REMOTE AREA and SINCOPAT. In addition to his career being a DJ, Darlyn is also working on several projects with fellow colleagues and travels around a lot. A Frenchman on a musical journey around the globe.
Dieser französisch charmante Blick, dieser charismatische Sound, inspiriert von verschiedenen Musik-Genres und gepaart mit viel Liebe für Details. Das ist Darlyn Vlys, das macht ihn aus. Schon während seines Studiums für Filmkunst in Montpellier haben ihn Künstler der elektronischen Szene (nachhaltig) fasziniert und beeinflusst. Er ging nach Valencia und kreierte seinen eigenen Sound, der zwar Tech-House ist, aber durch Jazz-und Latin-Einflüsse zu etwas speziellem – hörorganbetörendem – wird. Als Producer ist Darlyn geschätzt und bekannt. Kein Wunder dass ihn Labels wie GET PHYSICAL, UPON YOU, AVOTRE, SUARA oder KLING KLONG releasten. Aktuelle Release gibt es auf AVOTRE, SINCOPAT, GET PHYSICAL, TERMINAL M, und AREA REMOTE. Neben dem DJ-Sein verfolgt Darlyn auch einige Projekte mit befreundeten Kollegen und kommt ziemlich viel rum in der Welt – ein Franzose auf musikalischer Reise um den Globus.
Hello Sylv! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hello Lars, thanks to you for inviting me!
Today I will work early on the studio and after that I will spend time with my little baby.
He takes so much time and love but also inspires me so much!
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
2015 has been amazing, after signed on OFF Recordings, My Favorite Robot or Still Vor Talent, I recently released my new EP on Sincopat. This is the third release I make with Forrest, his voice always brings a characteristic touch on my tracks.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
I guess „Hero“ on Sincopat is without no doubt the track that hit the higher top. Lot of dj’s play it and chart it. It is Sincopat top sellers EP.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned in 2016?
Yes, Beginning 2016 I will release my own EP on Upon You, it will includes 2 great remixes from Ruede Hagelstein and Tim Engelhardt.
Looking forward to show you this one!
I have also some others surprises for coming, but not confirmed yet 🙂
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience around the globe. What is your favourite city or country and why?
Last months has been crazy, I had the chance to play in some new places like Mauritius, Kiev, Mexico,…
Every country or city of the planet has a different vibe but recently I had a great experience with the Indian clubbers, they were open minded and really loved the music.
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
I don’t remember something in particular but meeting new people and seeing different cultures always surprise me.
You are very close with AFFKT and SINCOPAT. What does these collab mean to you?
AFFKT is a brilliant producers and also my partner in crime for our new duo project « You & Oui «
I know him since my first steps in the productions!
It’s always great to meet him because you can feel he has a really good culture about the music electronic.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Barraca @ Valencia
The Wood @ Bruxelles
Hostel 3B @ Paya del Carmen
Weekend @ Berlin
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Maceo plex – Mirror me feat. Car (Dark dub)
Agoria – Independence
Terranova feat. Stereo MC’s – Tell Me Why (Danny Daze Mix)
Odd Parents – After Glow (Original Mix)
Tale Of Us- Silent Space
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
Baio – All the Idiots (DJ Tennis Remix) GLASSNOTE ENTERTAINMENT
David Mayer – Bold feat. Sooma KEINEMUSIK
Third Son – Faucet EINMUSIKA
Alice Rose Jaap Ligthart – I Know Change (SHOW-B Remix) SELADOR
Francys – Pandora Scream (Original Mix) OFF RECORDINGS
Agoria – Independence (Stephan Barnem Remix) ELLUM
Pete Oak – Synesthesia (Original Mix) PARQUET
Rafael Cerato – THe WHite SHadow feat. Jinadu – Moments EINMUSIKA
Clarian – Fear and Self Loathing (Hunter/Game Remix) RUMORS
Darlyn Vlys – HearthuG – Atoms SINCOPAT
Jamie XX – Loud Places (Barnt Remix) YOUNG TURKS
Zombie in Miami – The end of the beginning CORRESPONDANT