Manuel Bayer’s ‘Cool Dancer’ is out via Daisy Dans Records on 8th April

What equipment in the studio do you most utilise when making new music.

I use the program Cubase for producing, which I am very enthusiastic about. Most of the basses I create with the Moog Subsequent 37, an incredibly versatile synthesizer whose sound I love and appreciate very much, in addition, breathtaking melodies can be created with it. For my drums I prefer the rythm composer ”Roland TR09” and among other things I like to work with the Machine from Native Instruments.

What’s the aim with the Daisy Dans Records imprint – when did you start it and how has it been so far?

We live for beats and bass and have made it our mission to make people happy with our music. The whole team is proud of their work and consists only of people who are fully behind the product and the message of the label. We convince not only with passion for techno, but also with professionalism. Daisy Dans embodies technology, experience and ambition with only one goal: to share their own enthusiasm for electronic music with the world.

Daisy Dans Records is a German techno label based in Freiburg im Breisgau and was founded in 2018 by me ”Manuel Bayer”. The company stands for passion and dedication to electronic music. The name of the label is composed of the English word “Daisy” and the Danish word “Dans” dance. Just like the popular flowers, the spirit of Daisy Dans blooms all year round. 

In 2018, we took off with Daisy Dans Records and it went over the top with the release ”Summer Bells” at that time. Unfortunately, like everyone in the music industry, we were fully slowed down by Corona and their restrictions. But I used the time and spent a lot of time in the studio to produce music and to think about my label. That’s why I want to expand the label in the next few years. It’s important to me to give young, fresh artists the chance to release through my label.

What are you most proud of in your musical journey so far?

I’ve been producing music for a few years now and over time I’ve developed my own style of music – DaisyTech, a mix of techno and tech house. Since my music can’t be pigeonholed, I quickly realized that it would be difficult to find a suitable label. So I simply founded my own label Daisy Dans Records, which is of course my pride and joy and which I built up with heart and soul and a lot of work. 

Furthermore I am very happy about my last releases: ”Summer Bells with Stella von Lingen” and the tracks ”Hibiscus” and ”Rocket” which I am very proud of. Every track I have produced brings a unique experience and a great journey, which I enjoy every time.

Cool Dancer is the latest music to come from you. What inspired the release, where will you next play it out?

The upcoming track ”Cool Dancer” will be released on April 8, 2022.

The sound is meant to inspire people to go out again and experience something, just forget the last years full of restrictions and leave them behind – that’s the ”Cool Dancer”. He strives for change and wants to storm the dance floor again with his friends. 

The lyrics in the track “Let’s dance with me” are a cry for change. This is joined by an incoming melody and a driving bassline. In addition, the track impresses with synthesizer sounds that invite you to dream. Let yourself be carried away by “Cool Dance” and make your soul dance. Since everything is fortunately back to normal at the moment, I hope that I can soon perform again and enchant people with my music.

Share with us one track or release that got you into dance music!

I remember it like it was yesterday, for me it was an incredible experience with the track ”Blade Blood Rave – New Order – Confusion”.

When I heard the sound of this track for the first time it was like I fell in love with techno music, I felt my whole body overflowing and dancing. Since that day techno music flows through my veins and it is one of the greatest things in this world. I hope with my music ”DaisyTech” I can inspire other people to love techno just like it happened to me.

You have hosted your own parties in the past, tell us about one that stands out the most and why?

Yes, of course I have already organised countless parties, and I would like to tell you about one project: In the difficult times of 2019 with ”Corona”, we wanted to bring joy and love back into people’s lives with music! So FROM HOME WITH LOVE was born to bring the party home to people via live-stream and give them a great time. Daisy Dans Records loves beats and bass and wants to make people happy with our music. That’s why we live streamed FHWL every Saturday from 7pm to 9pm to be close to our fans.

The livestreams were awesome, there were always lots of people visiting, having a great time together, just feeling free and having fun, that was FHWL’s motto.

How do you balance being a promoter, producer and label owner?!

It’s not always easy to run a label and produce music at the same time.

But with a lot of love and dedication, no work is too good for me to realize my dream. Sometimes I would like to divide myself to realize everything I want, but unfortunately this is not possible. Luckily I work with an unbelievably great team who support me energetically and with full passion to realize my vision with Daisy Dans Records and DaisyTech. So a big thank you to my team who are always there for me.

My team is not big yet, but I have my own great graphic designer (Julia) and my marketing manager (Jonathan) who can take a lot off my shoulders. With digdis I have found a good distributor who distributes our music worldwide and with my booking agency Omega Artist, which is based in the Netherlands, I have also found a good partner.

In any case, it is important to me that everything I do is professional. I do nothing half-heartedly, but always everything with 100% of my energy.

What future projects are there in the works, anything you can share on them?

In May 2022 my latest project ”Jumping” will be released.

This track by me is pure joy of life. Behind the title “Jumping” is the desire for freedom and a better world. The bright seasons of spring and summer bring light back into a gloomy time. The warmth is reflected in my positive sound. The track is cheerful, invites you to dance and sends love into the world. The vocals “Jumping to the DaisyTech” are striking. DaisyTech is my own style of music, which is a mix of techno and tech house. 

My individuality is also reflected in this release. Friendly synthesizers and a powerful bassline make my sound something very special. Perfect for sunny hours and extensive parties.