When you've already killed it with head-turning remixes for the likes of Armin van Buuren and Sander Kleinenberg, you know you're ready for the next big step. BORDERLESS has done exactly that and now, after dropping a slew of infectious singles, he is ready to let his next endeavor set sail. Released on Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music, this is the debut album of BORDERLESS: 'One'.
Listen to BORDERLESS – One: https://Borderless.lnk.to/One
Brimming with fifteen songs that defy genres for breakfast, 'One' is the next step in dance music evolution. An enchanting mixture of progressive, ambient and simply all-around sonic beauty, the album goes down a nonconformist path and could get even the most headstrong of haters to join the side of dance music.
Hailing from the Netherlands, BORDERLESS is the new alias of Daniel Wanrooy, who has been one of Trance Music's hailed acts since the early 2000s. After embarking on the scene, he remixed tracks for the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Deadmau5, W&W, Sander Kleinenberg, Super8 & Tab and Conjure One, dropped two internationally acclaimed albums and performed in front of crowds of over 15,000 strong. Now going down a different route under his BORDERLESS moniker, he is more than ready to conquer another part of the dance music industry in similar fashion.
Please talk to us about your latest release and the inspiration
" I am normally releasing under my own name "Daniel Wanrooy" for my more progressive trance sound. These tracks I make for my gigs and in that case you always work on how they would work during a gig, the drop has to be good, the build needs to be a certain way so it works. In that case you always adapt the tracks somehow that they "work" the best. And believe me, it's so good when they actually work when you play them live! But, as a producer I like to keep challenging myself and doing different things sometimes. So besides my own music I produce a lot of tracks I just love to make and listen to. They don't have any rules, no borders, just how I think they are nice. Some are 90bpm, others are 120bpm. That's how I came up with BORDERLESS. When I showed a couple of tracks to the A&R manager of Armada he liked it a lot and we came up to release an album with these tracks. The album BORDERLESS - One is now available, you should definitely try it out if you like to have a journey in dance music.
For next year I have new tracks signed on Armada, Black Hole, High Contrast and Dancepush, so 2018 will be great!"
What do you feel has been your biggest achievement?
"My tour with Tiësto, my 4 tracks on his In Search Of Sunrise CD compilations, my In Trance We Trust mixcompilation, my artist albums, and of course my recent BORDERLESS album. Of course besides that my gigs all over the world. I have had a fantastic time so far, and more great things coming for next year!"
What about your future projects?
"Like I just told, I have signed new tracks on Armada, Black Hole, High Contrast and Dancepush. These are some the biggest labels in the dance scene and I am proud to work with them. Besides this I have some nice collabs coming in 2018 as well. Early 2018 I will be in the USA, Cyprus, Norway, Finland and Spain for music. I hope to add a new Asia tour with that of course as well."
Any advice for the youngest producers and DJs who wants to build a
"Well, first advice, have patience! The competition is tough nowadays. Try small steps at a time, don't expect to be the next superhero DJ next week month or so. I am still learning every day, that's normal. The DAW's and VST's are constantly evolving, the bar is raised higher and higher. The quality has to be good. Compare your song to the sound of the big releases. Does it sound as good as them? If not, try to make it better. Maybe you can't make it sound 100% as good, try to get as close as possible. If you are convinced your song is good enough, it's time for the next step. It's time to send it out your demo to a label. Be sure the label fits your genre to start with. Send a trance tune to a trance label. Send out your demo with a short introduction to the label. Make it easy for them to listen. A dropbox link or a soundcloud link is always good. ALWAYS BE POLITE! I get a lot of guys and girls that want me to listen to their song, some of them are like: "Hey, listen to this...".... well, I won't listen to that.
If you have sent it out then we go back to point 1, have patience. Give the label a while to listen, they get 100's of demos a day, most of them have one "demo listening day". Bear in mind that they just can't reply to everyone. "
Please say something for your fans in ASIA.
Thank you all for your everlasting support and I will
definitely see you in 2018 again :)
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