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There are many reasons why DJ Dan has been tagged America’s Hardest Working and Most Beloved DJ; since his start in 1989, Dan has been at the forefront of dance music culture. Beginning in the early days of the Rave scene in 1991 when Dan would play multiple parties throughout the weekends, ending it at his own legendary afterhours club No-Doz. He has been setting trends in dance music ever since.

In 1993, Dan sought to push the boundaries even further. After a move to San Francisco, he and two friends formed the now legendary group Funky Tekno Tribe. Through an innovative and clever approach to marketing double pack mixes of his live sets from the Funky Tekno Tribe, he was one of the first in the wave of mixtape culture that became dominant throughout the 90’s electronic music scene. This marked the start of the burgeoning Breakbeat craze that Dan pioneered by combining House, Breakbeat dubs and Techno into a psychedelic fusion dubbed as the “West Coast House Sound”.

As demand for his DJ skills continued to come in from the four corners of the globe, Dan began dedicating more time to original productions. His 1995 single, “Loose Caboose,” by the Electroliners (a collaboration with Jim Hopkins), proved one of the definitive tracks of the breakbeat era.


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