'Contact' is the first video I have created for 'Made of Silence', a new Youtube channel in which I will be publishing all my audiovisual projects. 'Contact', is an invitation to enter life without overthinking, without being victims of the crazy mental hustle and bustle that so often takes hold of us. It suggests that when it is necessary to think, we should think, but when it is not essential (which is most of the time...), we should have direct contact with life, our attention should be where we are, not lost in some remote mental nook. The world can be a wonderful place, and it deserves to be fully lived, not thought.

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  • Dani Valdés
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    July 5, 2019
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Director Biography - Dani Valdés

I was born in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona on September 27th, 1974. Since my adolescence, I have been especially interested in music. When I was 13, I acquired a surround sound mixer, two plates and a second-hand bobbin tape recorder. I practiced tirelessly and, soon after, I became very good at all facets of being a Disc-Jockey. In the following years, I managed to sound my mixes in the most outstanding dance music radio programmes of that time. That was my opportunity to start my career as a DJ. Afterwards, when I was 15, I became the resident DJ of the trendiest nightclub of my city of residence. Since that time, my career as a DJ progressed and I played in some of the best discotheques of capital Barcelona (I have amazing and exciting memories of that time!).
Nevertheless, it was not all about night life. When I reached my 18s, I received a phone call from a record company; they offered me to record a mixes’ disc. However, the unknown anecdote is that I refused that offer because the phone woke me up and I only wanted to continue sleeping at that very moment. Fortunately, once I hang off the phone, I said to myself 'Am I stupid?'. Then, I phoned them, I appologized for my behaviour and I started my career in the discographic industry.
As I am a restless person (not only in the creative aspect), I also felt seduced by the possibility of creating my own music. In sum, even though my career has shifted its direction, I have more than 60 records in the music marketplace, including not only megamixes, but also my own productions and productions made for other artists.
Since my teen years, I have always been interested in the Zen Philosophy and in Martial Arts. This aspect of my life and thinking had been a good way to contrast the hustle and bustle of the night life. In 2009, this became also determinative when, due to the crisis that suffered the discographic industry, I took the decision to abandon the musical production. At that point, during the following year and after being creatively inactive for a while, I wrote a
book called El Disc-Jockey del Silencio; it is a book that reflects my spiritual bagagge in a simple, clear and spontaneous way.
Later on, in September 2011, El disc jockey del silencio came out as a published book and, after a long and intesive period of marketing, I decided to go a step further regarding the transmission of my ideas; that is, my point of view about spirituality, the depth of human beings and happiness as an intrinsic part of them. To carry out this transmission of ideas, I went in depth into what we could call 'Inspiring Photography'. Then, I travelled around and captured scenes in several European countries, combining photography with my deejay career, I created my own web page. Afterwards, in May 2014, I wanted to show my photographic collection called: 30 Pauses between Space and Time; I organized my first photographic exhibition in the city of Barcelona.
Nowadays, I am working on different photographic projects that I combine, as far as I can, with the special requests that people ask me to do. And, in all these projects, either if I take photographs to human beings, other kind of beings or mere landscapes, I have two essential purposes: I want to be happy doing my job, and I aspire to capture the natural beauty that can be found here and there in this wonderful planet. Everything done from a really personal perspective :)

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