Phenomenal DJ DLMT joined us at Nexus Lounge Miami, where he talked about his upcoming projects and Miami Music Week shows and participated in our Take 5 series!
Dan Balamut, better known by his stage name DLMT, is committed to making music that “moves” both physically (on the dance floor) and emotionally (in the listener’s heart). The Canadian producer boasts groovy drumming, captivating melodic voices, and driving bass lines thanks to his drums and metal music expertise, giving his music a distinct vibe and element.
After debuting “So Cold” on Armada at the beginning of 2019, it became a massive smash and established a new standard for his musical direction. The album dominated the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart for 15 weeks and topped the US Dance Radio Mediabase Chart.
And while 2020 was a challenging year for many musicians, DLMT’s success remained undeterred. Soon after Dim Mak Records released his debut EP, “Restart,” DLMT dropped “Wish You Were Here,” a collaboration with Afrojack and Brandyn Burnette, to round out the year. There has been no slowdown in interest in the record, which has already racked up over 3 million streams in its first couple of months.
DLMT sure made a significant mark in the Future House scene, and now he’s back and better than ever, with plans to break new ground with house music. “So my last release in January on Tchami’s label was kind of my last record in that realm of sound. A lot of my new music is a bit more underground and pushing the boundaries if that makes sense,” DLMT explained. The DJ has been working on a whole new addition to his sound, complete with visuals and a live-show feel!
When you add his extensive touring history—including support for Tchami, DVBBS, Elefante, and many others—along with his tremendous streaming success in commercial and club lanes, it’s easy to see why DLMT is quickly becoming a global sensation. This can be seen in his recent endeavor during the Miami Music Week, where he performed in three shows and slayed every performance. He even posted some snaps of it on his Instagram page with the caption: “What a wild week that was, feeling more inspired than ever.”
As we got to know DLMT better, we had the chance to discover his greatest fear. “My biggest fear or phobia is plugging my USB, and there’s nothing on my USB,” the DJ jokes.
To learn more about DLMT, including the weirdest thing he has ever eaten, listen to our full interview below.