D.J. Walde

Danilo ‘DJ’ Walde is a composer, musician, consultant, DJ and performer, and is a Music graduate of Brunel University.

Theatre includes: Dick Whittington (composer, arranger and music production); The Suicide (composer); SYLVIA (composer and arranger) at the Old Vic; Pericles (composer and arranger) at the RSC; The Little Mermaid (co-composer/co-musical director) at Bristol Old Vic; The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (composer, musical director and performer) for the Royal Ballet Studio programme, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and the Roundhouse; Some Like It Hip Hop (composer, musical director and performer) for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company at Sadler’s Wells and on UK tour; Into the Hoods (arranger and remixer) for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and Phil McIntyre at the Novello; Into the Hoods Remixed (arranger and remixer) at Sadler’s Wells and on UK tour; Tales of the Turntable(composer) for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company at the Southbank Centre; Message in a Bottle (music associate and additional arrangements) for Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK; Animal Farm (composer) at Royal & Derngate; Nora; She Persisted (soundscape composition) for English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells; You & I Know (soundtrack editor and arranger) for Arlene Phillips and Candoco at Greenwich Festivals; Blaze: The Streetdance Sensation (music supervisor and editor) on world tour for Anthony Van Laast; Against Time (music director and arranger) on UK tour for Flawless and English National Ballet.

Other work includes: stadium DJ for Paralympic Opening Ceremony London 2012 Olympics; POP Circus (composer) at Circus Fest 2016, the Roundhouse; Big Dance 2006, 2010 (arranger/composer) for Big Dance; The Happiness Project (music director) at the Roundhouse.

As a performer: Downhill: Hitchcock 9 and Moscow for the British Council Russia; Vocal Orchestra 2013 Canada for Just for Laughs Festival, Montreal.

As the leader of the Roundhouse Experimental Choir (REC) he has collaborated with the London Contemporary Orchestra, The OAE, The Tate Collective, and with contemporary artists such as Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Ghostpoet, Deptford Goth, and Ana Silvera. Danilo ‘DJ’ Walde also leads and performs with Some Voices, a London wide choir, performing at venues such as Printworks, Troxy and Clapham Grand.

The Holloway Laundrette: Fall into You (co-composer); Big Commonwealth Dance 2014

Founding member of the band Royal Treatment Plant (RTP). TRP albums include Hope Is Not Enough and Halfway To The Sun.

Some Like It Hip Hop – Olivier nomination for Best New Dance Production 2012; Black British Theatre Award nomination for Best Dance Production 2020

Royal Treatment Plant – nomination for Debut Album of the Year 2008 on XFM

(Published November 2020)