‘Buttons’ includes Donatachi’s own vocals, and was born in a realm of visually stimulating futuristic technology, all inside a dream state.
“The lyrics and melody for ‘Buttons’ literally came to me in a dream,” Donatachi says. “I was enveloped by walls of tech and surrounded by screens with flashing buttons.”
“It's the first time I've ever felt like the artists I admire. For the longest time I've aspired to be like the artists I grew up listening to. I've watched interviews about their creative processes and often felt inadequate not being fluent in any instrument or music theory.”
A genreless musical utopia moves closer and closer on the horizon, and Donatachi continues to stand at the front of this movement – boasting a who’s who of musicians with big dreams and big praise among their collaborators and showing a reverence toward the pop stars of the new millennium as well as modern boundary pushers in the club scene.
The past year has been one of reflection and refinement for the producer.
“I’ve spent so much time to reflecting and reevaluating what Donatachi means to me and to the people that listen to my music. It’s always been about creating a world that’s fresh and in some ways alien, but never alienating. Now more than ever I want my music to feel hopeful and aspirational, like a flash forward into a bright and exciting future.”
To reference an artist Donatachi has toured across Australia with, the future starts now. . . With ‘Buttons’.
‘Buttons’ is out now.
What do you do in your day-to-day life?I work in retail at Lovisa, I’ve ranged from a casual all the way up to assistant manager, but now I’m settled part-time. Besides that, I’m always planning performances for the future, and also supporting my fellow performers. And eating. Ooft!Read more: