Interview: DJ Danielle Moore of Crazy P
Member of in-demand electronica act set for free Edinburgh DJ set
As one fifth of Crazy P, Danielle Moore has spent most of her summer behind the decks. From festivals to clubs, the group are one of the most in demand acts in electronic music, and when The List catches up with Danielle ahead of a special free party with Rendez-vous in Edinburgh this month, she is recovering from a big night at Ibiza’s legendary DC10.
Contemplating how the club experience influences Crazy P back in the studio, she is clearly still buzzing from the previous night’s action. ‘It’s the adrenaline you feel from certain tracks that inspires you to experiment with new sounds and new orchestrations. Seeing what makes a crowd react emotionally and also being a keen amateur dancer, you feel quality tunes throughout the whole of your body - that’s what makes you move, and it’s those experiences that keep the love of writing new music alive and strong.’
That love for writing new music has seen Crazy P grow to become one of the hottest live dance acts on the planet, with their irresistible blend of house and disco attracting the likes of Huxley, Appleblim and Wolf & Lamb for a recent remix album. Of course, with their sound so deep rooted in the club, it’s easy to appreciate Danielle’s love for DJ’ing. ‘It’s a completely different buzz you get as mainly you’re playing other people’s records, compiling and programming a set totally for the dancefloor. We don’t feel constrained by bpms or a particular genre of music. We move between new and old, just as we mix between genres – it keeps us and the crowd on their toes!’
99 Hanover Street, 15 Aug, 9pm, free entry.