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Los Angeles, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Los Angeles, CA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Electronic Indie




"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. - The Deli LA

"The Weekly Roundup 17.09.17"

Last up this week is Here by Daiza – the third single from the American songwriter and producer. She describes her music as ‘art electronic’ and that is a good summation of her sound, and the song Here in particular. The track has the classic song structure yet incorporates left fields sounds and influences that put me in mind of the genius that is Anna-Varney Cantodea. It’s a song that doesn’t sound goth, yet has a gothic feel – dark, majestic and slightly brooding. - Electronic North

"Newcomer Daiza shares trippy debut track “Metal Mouth”"

After working for a few months into her debut track, newcomer Daiza is ready for the big leap. The result is “Metal Mouth” inspired by a drug experience.
After looking for her sound for a while, the artist got the inspiration by some of her young experiences. Reminding the likes of Anna Of The North, the young artist took some time to answer our questions about her debut, her inspirations and what we can expect from her in the future.

Highclouds: Can you introduce yourself to our readers who don’t know you yet?

I’m Daiza. I’m a songwriter and producer in Boston.

How did you start making music?

I’ve been singing the majority of my life. My dad bought me a guitar when I was about 13 and I’ve been writing music since.

What can you tell us about your debut song “Metal Mouth”?

I wrote “Metal Mouth” around this time last year. Once I got into producing my own music, this was the first song I started to develop. It’s silly but this track was actually inspired by a MDMA trip where I was feeling quite detached. That’s why it’s sonically hazy and lyrically loose.

How did you pick your artist name?

My mom’s boyfriend and I were driving down the PCH listening to the Beatles and spitballing pseudonyms until “Daiza” just stuck.

Where do you find your inspirations?

I love getting inspired by my surroundings – places and people and dope music.

What can we expect from you in the future?

New single coming out April 13th.

You can follow Daiza over Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Instagram. - Highclouds

"The Weekly Roundup 26.03.17"

Metal Mouth is the debut release by American artist Daiza. Such is the confidence and maturity in this slice of hazy, summery electronica that I initially found that hard to believe. It hits a sweet spot somewhere between Slowdive, the Cocteau Twins and Durutti Column if they all got together to drink some cocktails and make some music on a beach. - Electronic North


Still working on that hot first release.



Daiza (AKA Danielle Thwaites) is an electronica producer, musician, and songwriter currently based in LA. Originally from the Dallas area, Thwaites grew up creating her own songs as a child just learning to write. It wasn’t until her time at the Berklee College of Music where she began to get her stride as a producer while studying Electronic Production and Design. Her love of experimentation and her distinctive writing style gave birth to the persona Daiza.


Her first several releases gained strong appreciation from listeners and tastemakers alike, resulting in thousands of listens and features on several blogs. After her relocation to Los Angeles in September, Daiza was soon to be recognized for her talent by acclaimed blog The Deli, and was subsequently chosen as their Aritst to Watch just three months after her move. The article comments on Daiza’s ability “[to transform] the imagery of her music into what she is feeling, creating a dark, twisted and fascinating story inside [the listener’s] head.”


Daiza’s production approach, which has been compared to producers like FKA Twigs and Grimes, showcases an inherent balance between aggression and tenderness. Characterized by her strong, independent attitude combined with the fragility and intensity of her emotions, her writing creates a unique and human perspective that further compliments her production style.

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