The Deli LA Artist to Watch: Daiza

Danielle Thwaites, or better known as Daiza, is blowing up in the local electronic scene. With roots in both Dallas and Boston, Thwaites brings years of writing and self-taught music production to her own rare style of electronica. After listening to all of Thwaites’s music on her sound cloud I instantly became a fan, and truth be told, I usually don’t seek out that style of music; it’s just not for me. However, she does an amazing job at transforming the imagery of her music into what she is feeling by incorporating guitars, synths, drum pads, Ableton and trigger sounds, creating a dark, twisted and fascinating story inside my own head. You can watch a captivating visual to her single, “Here,” on YouTube that definitely captured my focus for the whole 4 minutes. (I recommend watching it in the dark.)

Though all the music I have heard thus far from Thwaites was beautiful, single “Metal Mouth” has taken gold. Both lyrics and instrumentals come together to create a nostalgic and relaxing vibe that I was not expecting from an electronic artist. Thwaites’s talent is simply astounding, and up until recently, all of her shows were performed solo: “A friend of mine, Michael, is a real fan of my project. He co-wrote a new track with me, and now I’m bringing him to the stage for a few songs where he will sing, play keys and trigger whatever it is he needs to.” And with a show at Amplyfi coming up on January 12, Thwaites is determined to make every show different for her audience: “It’s never the same setlist, always a new song or two, and I’m always trying new ways of performing songs to have control of more parameters.”

Daiza is available on all social media platforms, so you have no excuse to not check her out and fall in love. Kayla Hay