Daniela Carpio, known by her stage name “Di WAV”, is a Guatemalan – Swiss Latin Alternative artist. At a very young age, she developed her creative side by showing an interest in art and music. At the age of 14, she wrote her first song and began exploring the world of modeling and acting. A music lover with different influences, Di recalls her perception of music was changed by artists such as Gustavo Cerati, Depeche Mode, Nirvana, and Madonna, among others. With over 500k streams to her name, Di WAV has released 2 conceptual EP’s, “Masoquista” (2019) & Despierta (2021), establishing an artistic identity in the Latin Alternative scene. Her love for music merges rock, goth, indie, pop, electronic and experimental influences.
The project Di WAV was born in 2018 when she met Latin Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Marthin Chan. She began to write her third album and adopted the stage name “Di WAV”. With a dark and deep tone, she developed a very unique sound that reveals her emotional state in the songwriting process. Inspired by the new wave movement, and electronic music, and with no fear of experimenting, she creates a mystic distinctive style. She releases her first single “Dominos” in 2018 under the label Afonico Music / Sony Music Latin, led by Chan. She also writes and performs the song “El Otro Lado Del Cielo’ for the soundtrack of the feature film “Nebaj”, showing her diversity as a songwriter and performer.
On December 6, 2019, she released her conceptual 6-track EP “Masoquista”. Her song “Vampira en La Luz” is chosen as part of Billboard’s playlist “Viva Friday”, a compilation of the best Latin songs chosen by the curators of Billboard Latin. “Masoquista” lands #18 of 2019’s most-streamed Guatemalan albums on Spotify.
Inspired by the Pandemic and the current state of the world, in 2020 Di WAV worked on a new EP titled “Despierta”. She works once more alongside Marthin Chan & Grammy winner Reuven Amiel. The first single”Mente Criminal” charts No. 4 on Guatemala’s National Chart. She releases “Ellos” collaborating with the Argentinean band “Linxes” and “Cristales de Hielo” by the end of the year. She also covers the song “Precious” originally performed by one of her biggest inspirations, Depeche Mode. She produces and directs the videos for the EP “Despierta” giving her all her creativity in this project.
On August 8th she released “Zodiaco”, the first single of her upcoming album produced by five-time Latin Grammy nominee and winner Marthin Chan and Grammy winner Reuven Amiel. In 2021 she released a Livestream concert on FB Watch, soon releasing a new single “333” and will begin her tour, focusing on US Hispanics, Mexico, and Guatemala. Di WAV’s new album will be released in 2022.