Dvniel cranks up the heat and electrifies our summer with “Electric Currents”
Dvniel, welcome to VQS! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
Behind “Dvniel” is the Los Angeles based singer, songwriter, and producer Daniel Capellaro, who is an amalgamation of musical genres including Pop, R&B, and Funk. Born in New Jersey Daniel and his family moved every few years across the United States to places like New York, Tennessee, Virginia, and Philadelphia finally settling in Los Angeles. He is signed Internationally to Angry Mob Music Publishing. His recent Summer bop “Pink Lemonade” which was released in June of 2020 is quickly rising in on the playlist and radio charts Internationally and it’s first remix by Mexico City based DJ’s “ANG” was featured on a “New Music Friday” in Mexico. Daniel has been collaborating with DJ’s Internationally writing and being the featured performer and is working on his upcoming EP “Nightside A” which will be out later this Summer. Daniel’s writing and worked with artists and bands such as Lifehouse, Maxwell, P!nk, Pitbull, Chris Brown, and Boyz II Men. He works internationally with Artists and Producers collaborating with Producers such as Emile Ghantous (Charlie Wilson Boyz II Men, Now United), Philip Arron (P!nk, Mary J. Blige) Steve Horner (2019 Academy Award Nominee “One Small Step”), The Chapters, Max Billion (Violet Skies, Mahalo, Jovani), Schmarx and Savvy, and JBlu (Mrkts). Daniel is also the paternal nephew of Lee Ving, infamous lead singer and creator of the punk rock band FEAR. He’s written for Pitbull “Hope We Meet Again” off Pitbull’s platinum album Global Warming featuring Chris Brown, and Boyz II Men “As Long As I’m With You” off their album “Collide.” He handles all of his own marketing and promoting and has built his own team with some of the most successful and talented writers, producers, and engineers in the business.
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration for this song?
Released 7/31/2020. When the pandemic first hit I was forced to stay inside like everyone else which limited any chance to hop over to the studios I work in to record. I decided to test out my own setup at home and begin a project with some teammates of mine that at its core was about going out and having fun with my friends and family! Electric Currents is all about that; getting back to the people you love and bringing back that electric energy. Electric Currents is definitely inspired by the late 1970’s disco-pop club scene and has a fun dance quality to it without it feeling EDM or House.
What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
My hope is that people feel good right from the top of the song. The song starts with the chorus and immediately follows with a top-down sunshine on your face melody and beat to the verses. It’s meant to bring the listener on a trip and something you could play with your friends while enjoying the Summer and a cold beverage by the pool or in your living room.
What is your favorite part of the song? My favorite part of the song is the bassline and the melodies. I made a 7 song EP (due out later in September) with a few of my dearest colleagues with whom I’ve written a lot of music. I wanted to include a funky bassline on all the songs and have that be one of the main characters of each song on the EP. The melody of “Electric Currents” is easy to sing along to and was important to me to have that come right out from the start, I mean why not start with a hook! Most of these songs on the EP do just the same.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? Upcoming events?
I have my 3rd single “Bad Girl” coming out on August 31st which is more a nighttime funky pop song that incorporates a throwback feeling and pays tribute to some of the greats like, Prince, David Bowie, and Stevie Wonder. The song is structured around a modern hip/hop beat with contemporary production elements. The EP “Nighttime [A]” will be out sometime late September.
When you need to let go and and feel empowered, start streaming “Electric Currents”