Like most individuals, Daniel was a young child when it all began. He could annoy you with nerdy details and arrogant details about the people he has collaborated with, but it wouldn't matter. The fact that you enjoy your song once it is finished is what matters to him.
His work ethic and objective are the same whether he is representing a huge company like Universal Music Group or a tiny independent artist—to elicit an emotional response from the audience. Most engineers are more concerned with the tools or machinery than with the person.
He wants the song to take you on a journey and leave you with a lasting impression. His intention is to maintain the spotlight on YOU, the song's most important component. He doesn't want additional musical elements to divert the listener. That, in his opinion, is the audio engineer's secret.