Exclusive Interview: DJ Dan
We caught up one of house music’s biggest DJ/producers, DJ Dan, to get his thoughts on this year’s Winter Music Conference.
FunkyHouseMusic.com: Your personal favorite tune of the 2008 WMC?
DJ Dan: CLASSIXX – Cold Act Ill (Wolfgang Gartner Monster Mix). This is a personal favorite of mine and we heard it at almost every party we walked into.
FunkyHouseMusic.com: The overall biggest tune of the 2008 WMC?
DJ Dan: DJ Dan and Donald Glaude “Stick Em”
FunkyHouseMusic.com: Best party of the 2008 WMC?
DJ Dan: I’d have to say the AM Only party at Karu and Y. Just when you think you’ve seen every part of that venue, it keeps on going. I think there were 5 different rooms of music with some of the best talent in the world. Every room was going off. And I had the pleasure of playing a 2×4 set with my good friend Uberzone in the house room which went very well.
FunkyHouseMusic.com: Who rocked it?
DJ Dan: Well, my schedule was so hectic at the conference that I didn’t have that much time to see all the acts I had wanted to see. But I did have the pleasure of catching the Swedish House Mafia guys (Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, and Axwell) at Set and they really tore the roof off of that place. I also was able to catch a glimpse of James Zabiela’s set at the Beatport Pool Party and that guy can really put on a great show.
FunkyHouseMusic.com: What are your plans for the rest of 2008?
DJ Dan: I’ve got a very busy 2008 lined up. I’ve recently launched the 2×4 InStereo Tour with Donald Glaude and myself. We’re going to be having different InStereo artists opening in different markets to showcase the sound of the label.
I’m also working on my first artist album which I’m hoping to have done this year. It’s going to be an album of covers. I’m taking some of my favorite tracks of all time and completely re-creating them and putting my own twist on them. It’s a fun concept and I think people are really going to dig it.