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Dom Dolla reveals his one ritual for writing a song ahead of Grammy Awards


Dom Dolla has to turn his phone off to create a song.

The 32-year-old mu producer has enjoyed huge success with tracks like ‘Take It. Take It’ and ‘Pump the Brakes. Pump the Brakes’ but admitted that whenever he needs to feel “inspired”, he has to tap out of social media and pour himself a cup of coffee.

He told Billboard: “A lot of the time, it’s turning my phone off, having a coffee, going through — I have a folder of inspiration of things that I love, whether that’s moods or vocals that I like or certain tones or sounds that I really enjoy,” he explains. “It’s just every song that I ever listened to that I was a fan of growing up put into a blender that in my brain and spat out the other side.”

The ‘Saving Up’ hitmaker – whose real name is Dominic Matheson – has been nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Clasal at Sunday’s (04.02.24) Grammy Awards for his remix of ‘New Gold’ and explained that when he got the call confirming his first-ever nod, he was just waking up in his bed and immediately started swearing upon hearing the news.

He said: “I was in bed, I woke up, checked my phone and started swearing It was a weird morning. Honestly, back home in Australia, it’s the only award that all of my Australian friends and family understand is the highest national honor of mu. It’s been the coolest part. I was back home in Australia and all my friend and family were bugging out.

“I was thinking of inviting my mom over and bringing her to the Grammys. I enjoy sharing those moments with family.”

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