The Sound of New York City®

About danyb
Music has always been a major part of the life of Danilo Braca aka danyb. His father was an avid record collector of rock & roll and r&b from the 50’s and 60’s, and a collector of vintage musical instruments. He founded the first Hi Fidelity magazine in Italy in the early 70’s and was an obvious influence on Danilo’s choice of a career path.

This early exposure to all things musical led Danilo to build his own music collection very early on, and to confidently start mixing for parties in Perugia at the age of13, just around the time of the burgeoning popularity of house music. Many opportunities followed until he found himself playing at major local clubs like Etoile 54, Bibos or DejaVu. His career then moved further along, allowing him to play in Rome, Bologna, Florence, Treviso and many other cities around Italy, followed by international credits such as Cuba, Dominican Republic, Canada, Spain, France or the famous Air Club in Tokyo.

An autodidact with an obvious passion for new technologies and a gift for mastering computer programs, Danilo also became highly skilled in the field of Sound Engineering (live mixing and studio recording & editing) and Music Production.

The combination of his depth of music knowledge and technical skills led him to design and create a continually operating web radio station, TSoNYC, The Sound of New York City. The name of the radio refers to a specific genre of dance music, that Danilo always had a keen interest and taste for, based on the history of New York’s clubs like Paradise Garage and The Loft (with their protagonists Larry Levan and David Mancuso) and by extension the influence of Chicago (with The Warehouse and The Music Box, where Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy created the house music movement). The sophisticatedly elaborated radio program combines a large selection of rare Disco, Funk, Soul & electronic music representing Danilo’s unique collection, as well as guest DJ mixes. Some of TSoNYC’s collaborators and featured artists include renowned DJ/producers like Frankie Knuckles, Ashley Beedle, Sadar Bahar, DJ Spinna, DJ Rocca, Hector Romero or LTJ Xperience

Through the creation of TSoNYC, Danilo hopes to bring various generations of music and people together and spread the discovery and rediscovery of quality sounds through events and podcasts.