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Starting on the local circuit, he discovered house music around 8 years ago where he start to spin at local bars and club.
Dan then spent 3 and half years in a dj/production duo, where he produced original and remixes, with his partner, for MOS, Skint, Ovenready, Minimal, AATW, Sony/BMG, Effin/USA to name just a few. And djed in such places as Kazakhstan, Washington DC (Bi – Monthly Residency), Switzerland, Las Vegas (LVMC), Germany, and also ran one off events in Newcastle having guests such as the Dub Pistol and Mint Royale.
Since going solo in late 2006 Dan has collaborated with Richard F, Thee O, Rita Campbell, Zimbardo (P&Z), Tom Kent (co-writer of My My My, Feel the Vibe), Jonathan Ulysses and Licious K, with many more in the pipeline, as well as doing many track himself.
Currently Dan has tunes signed to Slip N Slide, System (USA), Micro, Emotive, Grooved Music, Simply Recordings, Full Body Sound Systems, and Suburban Tracks plus he is constantly in talks with many more worldwide!
Dan is remixing the likes of Xpress 2, Studio B, Ciara, Mashtronic’s, Zimbardo, on such labels as Gusto, RCA/BMG, Simply Recordings, Slip & Slide, Joia, 1980 Recordings to name just a few. He is also published by Haripa Music (part of Kickin Records).
He has tracks licensed to appear on an up coming compilation on a label called Some Bizarre, (Same people who discovered Depeche Mode). Also on Petrol Records, on there Diet Naturally series.
And if that’s not enough!
Dan runs his own record label, 1980 Recordings; with 7 releases already under its belt from the likes of Tim Andresen, Dj Filip, Licious K, Danny Armstrong. The Label just keeps going from strength to strength with tracks from Licious K, Digital Filth and himself scheduled.
Dan continues to remix and produce top quality house music. That’s getting support from all the big players all over the world including Tall Paul, Andi Durrant, Judge Jules, Steve Lawler etc!! Plus had chart success with his remix of Energia on Biondi Records reaching No.9 in the Music Week Upfront Chart.
Dan is also enjoying Djing across the world at such places as Egg (London), Eastern Haze Festival (UK), Las Vegas, Russia, Greece plus many more to be confirmed!
Watch this space for more to come from Dan Mckie in 2007 in way of productions and gracing the decks in a club, bar or field near you!!