The true identity of Heroes+Villains, the production entity responsible for creating the go-to tracks for the world’s biggest DJs and the buzz of influential music blogs, has been one of the music industry’s biggest mysteries. Finally, the answer has come, revealing infamous Atlanta bred producers, DJs, and anarchists Daniel Disaster and Pete H as the men behind the moniker. They are taking the blame and pleading guilty to all charges related to the subversive dirty south bass project accountable for a decade of premeditated blood, sweat, and bass. Daniel Disaster may be best known for his work with superstars such as Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, T.I., Young Jeezy, Young Dro, and Yung LA. Spending his days as one of Grand Hustle Records in-house hit-makers, he has been the invisible hand facilitating the “Swag” Hip-Hop movement’s infiltration of commercial music the world over.
While Disaster spends his days working on the front-lines of the music industry, Pete H works in entirely different fields unrelated to beats and bass. Unassuming coworkers and customers who deal with Peter H on a day-to-day basis have no idea that behind his quiet smile and efficient work habits cranks the gears of a production machine. Little do they know that his soft humming may be the beginnings of the next dance floor banger.
When night comes and Daniel and Pete abandon their daily routines, the duo retreat into the studio. There they become Heroes+Villains, uniting to produce an eclectic variety of house, punk, dubstep, electro, rap and hardcore. Their growing discography includes official remixes for hip-hop colleagues Roscoe Dash’s ”All the Way Turnt Up” and Waka Flocka’s “Oh Let’s Do It.” Their latest mix of Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade” was pushed by fans all the way to number one on the internet’s most popular music aggregators Hype Machine, after being included on Diplo and La Roux’s smash mixtape, Lazerproof.
When not in studios, Daniel Disaster stays busy playing as one of Atlanta’s premier Dj’s. In order to distribute their emerging sound directly to the streets, Disaster headlines his own monthly party, appropriately named “HEAVY”. During these events he releases Heroes+Villains tracks exclusively, making HEAVY the can’t-miss opportunity for industry tastemakers to hear the latest in new music in real time.
Clearly Daniel Disaster and Pete H are complex and busy guys, and it is from their manic, multidimensional identities that the paradoxical success of Heroes+Villains emerged. Uniting the archetypical personifications of good and evil, the power generated by their polarity is harnessed as incredible new energy; intense, primal, and unbiased. By commanding the skills that drive seemingly opposing lifestyles and musical genres and bringing them together in a unique yet accessible sound, Heroes+Villains embodies the contradiction that may join the ears of the world. It’s a whole other meaning for conflicting interest, not to mention alter-egos.