Name: Daniel Nathaniel Portal
THE SPOKEN WORD:
Things have been all over the place as of late and with the world changing right in front of me, I thought I’d change a few of my approaches to what I’ve been putting out. This is you Captain Gonzo #reportingforduty once more with a fresh take on my “In Black & White” feature, showcasing South Africa’s psychedelic jet-setter PORTAL.
Having the opportunity to really get a feel of what Portal does is no easy task as he tends to have his hands full, on so many platforms at once. His attention to detail in everything he does is one of the reasons he has grown into the professional he is and has been out and about all over Europe (seen in his blog with partner Ally: Gypsy Tips) has only made his bond with home even stronger. A Portal tour around SA is always a welcomed treat as he brings a fresh and unique outlook on his journey through music. A man of many talents and still lightyears away from the peak of his career, we can expect even more magic from Portal in the coming years. He will be at Rezonance & Into The Wild come 2018. I’m sure you all as excited for this as we are.
1) Summarize yourself as an artist into three words
Portal: Energy Trance Dance
2) Favourite event/club of all time that you have played
Portal: Universo Paralello 13’ Brazil. One of the best festival experiences on Earth!
3) Dream booking
Portal: The big BOOM
4) Artist, we should look out for
Portal: Got two acts for this question, first one being Sawlead Ground, these boys are going to do great things in the progressive scene, they’re pushing the limits and they’ve only just begun. The other act is another duo called No Comment, all I am saying is look out for these guys.
5) Advice to up n comers and the youth
Portal: Plain and simple. Do what you love and NEVER give up!