Up-and-coming Brazilian trance producer Danilo Ercole was born in Curitiba City on August 8th 1981. He started DJing at the age of 15, when he was playing dance music at friends' parties. His music taste developed over those years & in 2000 Danilo began mixing trance. Now seven years later he is one of the top few DJs in the genre in Brazil, having played at all of the major clubs & events. His sets encompass progressive, uplifting & tech-trance, always with plenty of energy.
In 2004, Danilo began producing techno/electro influenced tracks under the alias 'Dec D', which found favour with various DJs across the world. However 2007 has proved to be the year of his break-through into the global trance scene thanks to a variety of stunning productions. The first of which was his bootleg mix of Jose Gonzalez - 'Crosses', which was played by Armin van Buuren on his 'A State Of Trance' radio show three times! It was also played by Judge Jules on BBC Radio 1, with further support coming from Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Marcus Schulz & many more.
Danilo immediately followed up the success of his ‘Crosses' bootleg by producing 'Sea Shadow', which again found favour with Armin on ASOT, subsequently being licenced by Five AM Records in the UK for release on September 20th 2007.
Danilo is now in demand as a remixer & his first release on a major trance label was his progressive mix of Acute vs Aimar - 'Still Waters'. This has just come out on Mike Koglin's label, NOYS. Danilo has also recently remixed Global Illumination - 'Tremble' for Armada Records, due to Armin's appreciation of his work. Lost Witness also commissioned a remix of their latest track ‘Dreams', which is forthcoming on the new Slinky label.
Danilo's productions have three main ingredients; groove, melody & lots of energy, fused together with a variety of influences! Keep your eyes peeled & listen out for this emerging Brazilian, his future certainly looks bright.
Coming from the one country that seems to have invented partying, Brazilian DJ/Producer Danilo Ercole was brought up with the right basis to work towards a successful musical career. With the Brazilian vibe running through his veins and plenty of talent to translate it into music, he expressed himself through some strong remixes and productions.
Making his way to the top over the years releasing quality music on big labels and being one of Markus Schulz Coldharbour Recordings favorite producers, 2015 was a big jump on Danilo’s carreer when released his first mixed compilation called Trance in Brazil featuring only the talent of Brasilian trance/progressive producers by the Black Hole Recordings imprint also have a tune featured on the legendary Ministry of Sound Trance Nation compilation among others and releases reaching the top 10 on music portals, on the DJ side he have a pleasure to play on the first edition of the Tomorrowland Brasil festival on the Full On Ferry stage along side of Cosmic Gate, M.I.K.E Push, Aly&Fila, Heatbeat, and the legend himself Ferry Corsten including a Back2Back on the end of the set, also shared the decks in Brasilian parties with some of big acts like Paul Oakenfold, Mark Sixma,Ben Gold and others, on the international side he was a headline dj on Argentina making his debut there, 2016 is looking ever more brighter as already have some debuts over Canada and more, lined up some big releases, remixes and collabs, and started to host a Big show called AfterDark Sessions on the world famous DI.FM on the progressive channel where he feature the cream of the dark twisted and rabbit hole progressive and techno, keep your ears open to the dark side of the trance.