Daniel Diaz De Rivera


I'm a Music Major studying in College of Saint Benilde, hoping to make music my career and lifestyle, I love performing, writing, composing, recording, simply creating music. I'm open to any sort of thing, as long as it's something i can actually do. I'm 21, been playing the guitar since i was 12, and i play similarly to my influeces. But i'm satisfied with my guitar capabilities and skill. But i'd more than love to improve my playing. Though i'd prefer to stick to my punk rock roots! Kudos!







What is music to you? What does it give you?


What is your music dream?

Why would i be majoring in music if it wasn't? Come on, man! hahaha Music's what i want in life. I can imagine myself doing this until death takes me.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The people. Start with the people. If the people dont change. Nothing ever will. Ever heard of the phrase, The people make the place. So if you look at everything now, as it is. People are assholes. Most... Thank God that there are still decent people out there. Shout out to you guys!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Green Day - Time Of Your Life! S*** ton more, but you can be sure that most of it are by Green Day! For real.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The holy trinity of 00's pop punk!

What inspires you to make music?

It's my strongest calling. only above film. What made it my calling? It's just the most fun thing i've ever done. And i feel uncontrollably happy when i play or listen to music.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Insignificant question. There i no one message when it comes to music. You can tell the world whatever it is you wanna say. It's about having a voice and a story to tell. And what those stories are, depends on the songs that you write.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

all the best shit are underground. MOST of the mainstream shit are about blowjobs and doggy style. sex and all that senseless bullshit. How can we improve it? Write about other things other than sex and shit. It's becoming unbearably boring. Mainstream music has become so fucking sexualized.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think it's pretty epic.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Cocky assholes.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I guess, yeah... Uhm. By listening to them?

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Connections, Resourcefulness, and talent

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Simon & Garfunkel, Carpenters, The Replacements, Husker Du, The Romantics.