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Dan Curtin

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Dan’s lengthy musical quest began amidst the inception of the techno/electro phenomenon of the early 1990s. From his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio Dan experimented with a vast number of styles, producing innovative sounds of every variety: from Chicago to Detroit to the East Coast. Dan’s considerably impressive discography dates back to 1992 when his first releases on Detroit’s 33 RPM Records and Belgium’s Buzz motivated him to launch his own production hub: Metamorphic Recordings. His unwillingness to commit to a singular style was instrumental to his continuously fresh releases on big players such as Peacefrog, Strictly Rhythm and Sublime, while his forward-thinking approach brought him tremendous support from the likes of Carl Cox, Jay Haze, Efdemin and many more.

In 2003 Dan decided to focus on a “funkier” production sound while his creative instincts provoked him to make a quick change to a the more fast-paced music scene of Berlin, a city powerfully cranking out fresh ideas and young creations. This creative move soon triggered a string of new releases on young, happening labels such as Turning Spork, Klang Elektronik, Soma, Leena and mobilee.

Over 70 singles, nine albums and 17 years later Dan is just as innovative and fresh as he has ever been. His refusal to lock himself into one style as well as his unique ability to collaborate with artists from a variety of genres has helped him to maintain not only his status as an individual amongst a world of ever-increasingly like-minded musicians but also his status as a legend over nearly two decades.

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  • Djakedown

    The silicon dawn is probably the best techno album I've ever heard. Until I heard it, I'd never been able to listen to a techno album all the way through without it getting repetitive or losing energy. Extremely underrated work.

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • john-peter

    rm -r "Dan Curtin"

    5 Sep 2010 Reply
  • JoshWiniberg

    Top quality music.! Look forward to seeing you play in Berlin sometime.

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
  • gtmb

    Check out a DJ session on R.fm http://r.fm/artist/dan-curtin/

    8 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Theeboon

    Y'all shining.

    19 May 2009 Reply
  • funkstorung

    absolute fuckin genius! after the mills he's my fave

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
  • sinussquare

    never heard of the guy. love his composing and sound a lot. superb! gona buy some of his stuff

    16 Sep 2008 Reply
  • armklock

    deep sexy minimalistic

    23 Jul 2008 Reply
  • ray_tracy

    I with you there. Original,Innovative, Visionary. A guiding light.

    14 May 2008 Reply
  • Risingson

    To explain it further, he makes one song sounds acid, harsh, jazzy, intellectual and smashing at the same time. Yes. He's that good.

    28 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Risingson

    Dan Curtin's shoutbox is empty? Well, one of the most innovative techno producers... ever. I love, love, Deception. Love it.

    28 Aug 2007 Reply

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