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Danny Daze (Omnidisc/Kompakt)
Charles Green & Momo
Chris Headcount & Øvre (UPSTAIRS)
Heavily praised for his versatility, DJ and producer Danny Daze continues to smash expectations with an omnivorous groove rooted in Detroit Techno, Italo Disco, and Miami Bass. Daze’s freeform selecting and mercurial mixing guarantees the only thing audiences can expect is a musical experience where everything is up for grabs. Combined with his entrepreneurial acumen, Daze’s touch has made him one of his generation’s most compelling artists.
Daze is quick to point out the various colors in his sound pallet. “My music production is synonymous with my DJ sets, which range from Electro to Italo Disco, to playing some sort of downtempo instrumental right in the middle of the set. The wider the spectrum, the better,” says Daze, himself inspired by artists as diverse as folk crooner Jose Gonzales, industrial rocker Trent Reznor, hip-hop pioneers Outkast, synthpop darlings Little Dragon, dub-punk icon Andrew Weatherall, and Icelandic electronic musician Ruxpin.
Whether spinning solo or in back-to-back sets, as he often does, Daze’s own risk-taking maps a unique journey through music’s full spectrum, reaching far beyond techno and house. This dedication to innovation resonates with DJ culture’s experimental roots and, more importantly, it is the essence of what it means to be a musician for Daze. “As an artist, I've always believed in doing what you do and not conforming nor being influenced by what others think about you. I'd like to be doing projects that are completely outside the box, whether it’s creating a single recognizable noise for the new MacBook, or a more ear-friendly vocal album with popular artists I truly respect,” says Danny, who counts iconoclasts like controversial director Gaspar Noe and modernist painter Mondrian amongst his influences.