We are ecstatic to have Danielle Moore joining us for our size? sessions Mix #27 this Friday; Moore is renowned for her hardened DJ skills and performing as a member of the electronic group, Crazy P, a collective who are globally renowned for their enthralling live shows.
Danielle Moore indulges in a plethora of genres, ranging from old school disco to Afro-house, as well as having a love for Prince.
Find out more below, with an interview that we secured before she joins us later this week!
Tell us about yourself; where you are from, what you do and what is your shoe size?
“Hello, I’m Danielle, I am from North Manchester, now living in Birmingham, and my shoe size is a 7 UK, 40 Europe. For a 5’7″ and a half gal that’s average I believe.”
How did you get started in the music industry?
“So, I have always been into my music, whether it was taping the top 40 or dancing in the front room with the curtains shut when my mum and dad were at work; I was always that front room performer, and I always wanted to dance. I met Jim and Chris, the founder members of Crazy P, at an after-party where I was apparently entertaining a room playing records and impersonating Shirley Bassey. They asked me if I would like to audition, I said yes-hey presto!”
How would you describe your music style?
“My music style ranges from old disco, rare groove, new disco, Afro-house, house – whatever I like rhythmically I suppose. I don’t necessarily slot totally into one genre. Collectively, I suppose Crazy P’s music is similar to that description.”
What has been your record of the year so far, and what are you looking forward to hearing for the rest of the year?
“Well, I love Mildlife – Vapour from the album Automatic. It’s a builder, they are a fantastic live band, just interesting and refreshingly new. There’s a Manchester band, ACR, who have a new album out, they are stalwarts of the scene but still so very relevant.”
Have you been making much music recently and can we expect some releases soon?
“It has been a tricky process through lockdown, I’ll be honest. We’ve had a couple of inspiring sessions and have a bucket of songs-we are finishing them off to release an EP, there is a remix album in the offing and also some new shizzle being worked up by myself now. I just need to get back into a positive gear and look at what I can do rather than what I can’t. It’s been a weird old time.”
Has there been a particular event/party that has stood out for your career?
“We have been fortunate to have travelled extensively with work, and I know I will miss out a whole number of incredible gigs as there have been some special moments. So I’ll go for one of the most recent ones which was the Sugar Club in Dublin for our Age of the Ego tour last year. The energy in the room was mind-bogglingly amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever felt that force from such an intimate gathering.”
And looking further ahead, who should we be looking out for in 2021?
“Well, we are just hoping to get playing live again. It’s the connection with people in the audience that inspires and fuels our fire, so all the gigs we had booked in for 2020 have been moved back a full year, all we can do now is hope the venues and the scene survives.”
On Friday you’re broadcasting an exclusive size?sessions Mix for us. What can we expect to hear?
“Oh, I’ve not decided yet, but I imagine I will be pulling out some CrazyP/Ron Basejam and Hot Toddy stuff alongside some disco, house and chuggy groovers. If that’s not selling, I don’t know what will.”
Outside of the music industry, where do you look for inspiration?
“People watching, walking in the hills, travelling, new experiences, changing emotions and sometimes a bottle of tequila.”
What are your top 3 records of all time?
“This is really tough:
Prince – Sign of the Times
Maze – Twilight
The Cure – Love Song“
What are your top 3 trainers of all time?
“My first pair – Reebok Club C 85 White
Nike Blazer – red swoosh
Saucony – Jazz”