'Most Innovative Remix' at B-Side Project Awards 2016

Many thanks to the judges at this year's B-Side Project for awarding me the 'Most Innovative Remix' with my remix of Barcelona, by Adrienne O.

My remix, along 9 others will be professionally mastered at Metropolis Studios and released as part of a compilation album on the B-Side Recordings label, distributed by Republic of Music and available to download via numerous online retailers including iTunes. The remixes will also be available for publishing through Metropolis.

My approach from day one has always been to challenge some aspect of the production in a remix; sonically or by arrangement, so I am very grateful for this special recognition. 

Many congratulations to the other winners: Loomis (Most Imaginative Remix), Chemikal Recipe (Public Choice), DaftFader (Best Arrangement) and Boy Martel (Best Remix). 

Thanks also to MissChivers for setting this project up! To Graham Boswell and everyone at Prism Sound, all at Metropolis Studios, Estelle Rubio, Krystalroxx, Roni Size, Normski, Jen Armstrong and NoiseWander all other contestants and judges I met on the night, James Wiltshire and everyone else who've supported me and the track along the way. WhoSampled, ACS Custom, Electronic Sound Magazine, Soundcheque and Hoxton FM.

Adrienne O's Elevation EP is out April 22nd, and includes the original version of Barcelona. If you are in Denver, Colorado area, you can buy tickets to the launch party on April 23rd HERE. 

B-Side Project 2016 Remix Finalist

I've remixed the song Barcelona by Adrienne O for this year's B-Side Project and happy to announce I have made the shortlist for the awards ceremony at Metropolis Studios in London on the 14th of April.

There are four award categories up for grabs: Best Arrangement, Most Imaginative track and Most Innovative track, with the fourth going to the track that pulls in the most votes from the public. A big thank you to the judges and everyone who voted for getting me this far!

Listen to the 2015-2016 B-Side Project shortlist below:

The final top 10 entries will also be released as a compilation album on the B-Side Recordings label, distributed by Republic of Music and available to download via numerous online retailers including iTunes. The ceremony at Metropolis Studios will be streamed live via the Prism Sound website www.prismsound.com.

Adrienne O's EP Elevation is released April 23rd.

Orbits - Out Now

1. Weightless (feat. AAA+)
2. Midnight

February 9th 2016,

After a string of acclaimed remixes, UK-based Dan Villalobos announces his debut digital release Orbits, a 2-track electronic project - the first in a series of original releases for 2016. Blending a contemporary sound with industrial accents, Orbits embraces Villalobos' sound of the past three years. An international effort, the project features a collaboration with singer-producer AAA+ from Adelaide, Australia. 

Orbits is a juxstaposing journey through minimal, industrial electronica, exploring natural cycles of light and darkness, beginnings and endings. 

Weightless (co-written with and featuring AAA+), brings a powerful message of hope and joy to the dance floor with determined vocals reaffirming the human desire for a brighter reality; our never ending quest to work side by side. 

With pulsating layers, Midnight weaves dark, mechanical undertones, setting the scene for an underground world, crescendoing into an uplifting experience, as we ready for the new day ahead.

Orbits is available now via Bandcamp.

Produced by Dan Villalobos
Mixed by Dan Villalobos
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering
Photography -  @dasha_cs


Stream: Maddison Wilson - Birds (Dan Villalobos Remix)

The physical release of Maddison Wilson's latest single, Birds, will feature a remix I recently produced. You can stream & pre-order the physical copy below.

Photography by Ben Colson


“When I got the remix back from Dan I was blown away! I was captivated from beginning to end - the elements; the layers. It was clear that is was more than just a remix. He has included a handful of sound design elements and techniques, but they’re still dark and twisted, and emotive. I really wanted to give my audience something different, and I felt that releasing both versions was the best way for everyone to get the full 'Birds' experience.” - Maddison Wilson

Order CD single HERE

Birds Video HERE [Directed by Nayomi Pattuwage of NMP Projects]



Producer's Toolbox: Artist's Spotlight (October 2014)

Producer's Toolbox: Artist's Spotlight (October 2014)

Each month, its Artist's Spotlight series highlights the success of its emerging producers and composers and I'm honoured to be featured this October.

Remix for Age of Giants

Apartment's former frontman David Caggiari has assembled another force of international musicians. Fresh out of Brussels, Age of Giants has released their debut album The Wolves of Winter. I've had the pleasure and honour to remix 'Cold In The Water', which has been the first promotional feature from the album. Cold In The Water (Dan Villalobos Remix) is available on Bandcamp. Enjoy!