It All Started back in 1996, When Dan Kela went to events such as Dreamscape and Hysteria. When they reigned supreme, This is where Dan wondered how the DJ Could make two records continue in a seamless loop. This inspired Dan Kela to get the will to learn and find out why!
Dan’s Dad Worked for Roland Uk and was working on the R&D of the Roland Masters of the groove products.. Which Modern Day Dance music was based around. Dan purchased SL1210’s and learnt. A DJ For Roland by the name of Martyn Hopkins. Commonly known as DJ Mars Leant a helping hand in helping Dan Kela Find the basic elements of mixing.
Dan had basically all of the DJing tool’s required within six months. a setup consisting of 2 Technics Sl1210’s and a Roland DJ2000 Mixer, and A Roland Mc303. Continuing to learn Dan Got himself little set’s at Free parties. and warm up set’s at local events. in 1999 Dan Got his first proper gig at an Event for Roland Called Masters of the Groove @ The End Club London. Playin alongside Two Very Famous Names John Digweed and Sasha.
Dan became a Demonstrator for Roland UK. At Shows Such as Music Live and the AES. Playin infront of dance music’s finest artist’s such as Carl Cox, Charlotte Birch, Rebekka La Femme, and at the time HTFR DJs. Dan Entered a Competition at Oxygen 8 In Cambridge. where Dan Kela came 2nd. Taking it on the chin Dan Decided to go one better, Dan got the get up and go and made himself learn and become more confident, Dan Secured his first Residency @ BZRK @ the Zone, So Far Dan Has Had gigs @ The Escape Club Swansea The Matrix Reading The Brunnel Rooms Swindon Time Flies @ Lakota Bristol vision 2k, Cheeks Aldershot, The Palace Swansea, The Crystal Rooms Hereford, The End London, and most recently a set in the bar area of Ministry Of Sound! Dan Also got a set @ Dance Trap In Amsterdam.
Most Recently Dan Kela Has been sponsored by M-Audio. and Demonstrates new software from the mighty Proppellarheadz. Reason and Live. Dan Also Does Live Visualz. @ different Events in the form of Arkaos VJ.
Compared to other DJs Dan Kela’s Sets are combined of Uk-Nrg & Solid Hard House & Techno.& Using Technical Samplers and Accapela’s Dan Kela’s sets are perfected by his stylized scratching and Totally mind blowing mixing, Dan Caters for clubbers across the board. This DJ Strives on Originality and once again in the famous words of his Fellow DJ Maxmanic. And Keeps the crowd guessing. gasping and stomping to the early hours!
Expect to see more of Dan Kela in the near future!