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Born in Poona, India, Daso’s first club experience goes all the way back to cruising around his daddy’s disco’s marble dance floor – on a floor polisher! Now imagine this kid grown-up, having soaked up all kinds of musical influences on his “playground”, from Miles Davis and Hendrix to the day-to-day hit machinery of contemporary radio pop: he became one of the most talented acts in the electronic music circus.

Daso’s debut “Daybreak” (MBF Rec., 2006) was released only one year after his move to Cologne: one of Germany’s epicenters of techno culture. The a-side immediately became a peak time staple in clubs around the world. And it’s still being charted by the big acts – 6 years after its initial release.

Such potent talent was bound to cause a stir in the international dance music scene and soon Spectral Sound jumped at the youngster. The cooperation even topped his first in terms of “hit”: the modern techno hymn “Meine” is now regarded, for example by fans and DJs of the Panorama Bar, as one of the club classics.

After this second smash it became clear that the “kid” had found his way. And he continued on his eclectic path of smashed Italo Disco and positively charged hi-tech Trance with his next track “Thujon” from the Absinthe EP on Connaisseur. It was features as the musical climax on Dubfire’s Mixmag compilation.

High profile releases like these made Daso a sought-after collaborator. His talent was demanded for remixes for Butch, Oliver Koletzki and Jens Friebe to full-on studio collabs with Franklin de Costa, Juli Holz, Jin Choi and Pawas.

Through the years Daso became a well-established act in the world of electronic dance music. He decided to take his next step and move to Berlin.

After arriving in the capital of electronic dance music Daso continued to release tracks through cutting-edge labels. His first, the sunkissed deep house plateau “Why Try”, kicked off Richard Zepezauer’s Nsyde label, which by now, just after a handful releases, is already a fave among critics on both sides of the Atlantic. The remix by Underground Quality luminary Fred P. got featured on Cassy’s Mixmag CD, while Jus-Ed started his radio show with Daso’s original and Fred P.s remix – played back-to-back! – all in the same week of its release.

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His string of releases since includes tracks on Florian Meindl’s Flash (“Open Cage”), upcoming house label Yipiee (“Miu Miu”), John Digweeds Bedrock and the German electronic indielabel with probably the biggest crossover success in recent years: Stil Vor Talent (“Winterabend” feat. Juli Holz). Amazing feedback from his DJ colleagues never ceased, as one his most recent productions, “Dan Lyke” from the “All My People” EP got licensed by Tale of Us and was played by the likes of Nico Lah and Ewan Pearson.

Although this discography is by no doubt impressive Daso’s true talent lies in his live performance. Seamlessly switching from emotional house to rave hymns to hard-as-bones techno he sends the crowd from tokio to mexico city on a journey through perfectly timed changes in style every time he sets the stage – never boring, always fuelled by the spark of his spontaneousness and first-hand knowledge of dance floors on both sides of the booth. Above all, Daso is an extraordinary performer on a dandy level, with elegance and style.


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