Daniel Velasquez


I'm a chilean law student, but music is my real passion. My childohood was poor, today my situation has improved a little bit.







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

Music is my passion, my reason to live, to improve myself. It gives me the motivation to learn, experiment and become the best version of myself.

What is your music dream?

To be able of composing a symphony that mixes classical music and jazz with rock, and be the orchestra director of it's premiere.

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

I would start with the ethic of everyone, erradicating capitalism, patriarchy, homophobia, racism, sexism and any kind of violent believe of the people hearts and minds. A change in that field would move the people to change everything by themselves, it would move the world to become a better place to live on, by itself.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Another one bites the dust, by Queen.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Actually i don't have a favorite, but ultimately i'm attached to listen Kuervos del Sur, Plini, Queens of the Stone Age, Chopin andBender Bucowski.

What inspires you to make music?

Injustice, sad stories, happy stories, social challenges, love.

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

Fight the injustice, the violence and don't give up.

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

Nervous, happy, excited.

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

Here in Chile the musicians' reality is doomed. The musicians are undervalued, except for the big ones, people don't value the new talents until it's too late or the musicians have demonstrated their value through excessively tough and large road, the radios don't support the national scene, and the bar owners that give oportunities to new or small artits/bands don't pay them how it should be. If you ask me what could be improved i'll say straight away that i would change the way people sees and perceives the new or small musicians, that would improve their reality.

What do you think of Drooble?

Until now t has been a great platform to discover new music and i think it would be an awesome place to promote my music.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not been able to play the music my head/imagination creates.

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

Yes i do. I go to many local presentations, purchase the albums of my favorite local bands and their merchandising, and also i promote their music everywhere i go.

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

As musicians they should be able to captivate people whit their music, through the emotinos their music transmit. As promoters or managers of their music/musical project, they should been able to connect with their fans through the experience of their company, after all the fans are the ones who spread their music to larger audiences.

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

Kuervos del sur; Mangoré; Bender Bucowski; The Litros.