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Dan Curtin

Berlin, Germany

House, Tech House

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Biography

Dan Curtins lengthy musical quest began in early 1990s Cleveland, Ohio, and continues today in Berlin, Germany, where the pioneering DJ and producer carries on defying conventions and pushing boundaries with mobilee records.

Taking original inspiration from the early eras of techno and electro, Curtin has experimented with a vast

number of styles, producing innovative stateside sounds of every variety. His fascination with electronic

music was sparked a decade earlier as he discovered the burgeoning hip-hop movement, along with

new wave, electro, and other sonic innovations of the 1980s. Further futuristic explorations of house and

techno prompted Curtin’s own studio-based experimentations, which soon became his primary focus.

Curtin’s impressive discography dates back to 1992, with his first releases for Detroit’s 33RPM Records

and Belgium’s Buzz Records. He soon inked his own production hub, Metamorphic Recordings, which

remains actively committed to quality techno and electronica to this day. Curtin’s unwillingness to

restrict himself to a singular style has been instrumental to releases like his albums Silicon Dawn, Web

Of Life and Art & Science on Peacefrog Records, and work for further influential imprints such as Strictly

Rhythm and Sublime.

In 2003 Curtin shifted towards a funkier production sound, and his creative instincts prompted him to

immerse himself within the fast-paced electronic music scene of Berlin. This relocation triggered a string

of well-received releases for labels such as Tuning Spork, Klang Elektronik, Soma, Leena and mobilee

records, which released his ninth opus Lifeblood in 2010.

All the while Curtin has cemented his international reputation as a DJ, appearing at many of the world’s

best clubs, and honing a style that is always aware of the vital give-and-take relationship between the

DJ and the dancefloor. Over 70 singles, 9 albums and 20 years later, Curtin is as innovative and vital as

he has ever been. His refusal to limit himself to one style, and his unique ability to collaborate with

artists from a variety of genres has helped him retain his individuality, and confirmed his legendary

status.