Nata in Brasile, cresciuta a Colonia e stabilitasi a Berlino, Dominique Dillon de Byington, alias Dillon, ha sempre avuto una chiara visione della sua arte. Con due album alle spalle – che considera parte dello stesso lavoro dato che raccontano una storia coerente – Dillon torna per presentare il disco “Live At Haus Der Berliner Festpiele”, pubblicato a fine settembre su etichetta BPitch Control/Audioglobe, e i nuovi brani che vedranno la luce nel 2017.
In vista delle due date in Italia –09.03 all’Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma e 11.03 a BASE, Milano– le abbiamo chiesto di raccontarci i suoi album fondamentali.
Although i can confidently say that i have never looked for inspiration in music, looking back i can see how different voices, words & sounds, have triggered my need to express myself musically whilst giving me the courage and strength that i often lack. Here, in no particular order, some artists, whose works have & continue to guide me.
Lauryn Hill – The miseducation of Lauryn Hill
I don’t think a day went by without me listening to this album for at least 3 years after i first heard it.
It’s vulnerability & simultaneous strength will touch me forever.
Jeff Buckley – Grace
His lyrics & his voice have always moved me more than anyone else’s. To me. Listening to this album feels like watching a waterfall.
The Cure – Wish
This is one of my favourite the cure albums & doing the unstuck is one of my all-time favourite songs. I love everything about it. The romance, the sadness, the humour. It gives me hope.
LFO – Frequencies
Hearing this album for the first time was a revelation to me. The poetry in the production gives me goosebumps. It came out in ’91 and I still listen to it regularly today. This is the album that planted a seed in my brain & is one the reasons why I became more and more interested in techno & electronic music & producers.
Billie Holiday – Lady sings the blues
I grew up by lot of different music in my parent’s house & billie holiday was & remains a big part of the soundtrack accompanied by childhood & youth. Listening to her voice & her stories is what made me want to hear my thoughts sung out loud. Lady sings the blues is one of my favourites.