Dannic, the highly prodigious DJ and producer from Breda in the Netherlands – the hometown of Tiësto and Hardwell - is one of the hottest acts to have emerged from the new generation of Dutch artists breaking through in recent years. His phenomenal rise of 44 places to take the #30 spot in the 2014 Top 100 DJ Poll confirms to tastemakers that he is set to remain a driving force within the scene. Debuting in the 2013 edition of the Top 100 DJs Poll at #74, forcing his way to the forefront of the booming electronic scene, Dannic has managed to cast off previous associations and step forward as a respected artist in his own right, repeatedly blowing away fans with a slew of sensational releases, collaborations and of course, titanic DJ shows.
This talented selector drew the attention of the spotlight early in his career thanks to a series of amazing mash-ups. He has since gone on to demonstrate a natural understanding of audio arrangement and structure, alongside possessing an impressive prowess as a peak-time performer, whose technical ability leaves club and festival audiences wowed each and every week. With his music remaining a staple in the sets of Tiësto, Avicii, Hardwell, Feddie Le Grand and Bingo Players, Dannic’s positions amongst his peers continues to soar.
Daan Romers (in real life) won the Dancetour DJ contest in 2009 and a slot playing his productions to an audience of 10,000 people. Having started out as a DJ 10 years ago Dannic earned his stripes the old fashioned way, playing bars and small clubs, honing his craft. As Dannic says “It's funny because a lot of people know me as a producer but I like to see myself as a DJ who started producing”. It was only when he wanted to set himself apart from other DJs that he began experimenting with production and creating mash-ups to add something special and unique to his sets. By 2010 this level of dedication paid off.
Dannic’s first solo track on Revealed Recordings was called ‘Doster’ and received heavy supported from Hardwell and Nicky Romero. He then went on to release multiple records before catching the attention of the major labels. An early, but career path defining release, saw him go into the studio with close compatriot Hardwell to create ‘Kontiki’, a tune with went on to become a hallmark of many of that summers festival sets. Recently Dannic has left his imprint on projects for famed artists that include Chuckie, Example, Arty, Nadia Ali, Ciara and Sean Paul. Dannic has built his reputation to a point where his distinctive remix work is highly sought after by artists’ both in the underground and mainstream music scene. At the beginning of 2013 his track, ‘Clobber’, was released on the globally renowned imprint, Toolroom records. A fixture in many DJs sets during WMC, Dannic had delivered a hit that rivalled his previous peak time tracks ‘Flare’ and ‘Tombo’ both released on Revealed Recordings. Doused with Dannic’s distinctive style, ‘Clobber’ is a cool, dirty roller with a heavy groove that has illuminated the playlists of artists such as Swedish House Mafia. Danny Howard of BBC Radio 1 when discussing his music said “(I am a) Big big fan, been supporting his music since day one”, a sentiment which is shared by many..
Having been given his first big break by Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings imprint, Dannic has now, three years later, become an integral member of the Revealed family and seen his association with the label grow into a regular feature at Revealed’s global events and tours. From performances with the label at Amsterdam Dance Event to his fixture on the 12 date sell-out Revealed Recordings Canadian Bus Tour, that took place at the turn of the year and saw Dannic perform alongside label mates Hardwell and Dyro, as they took in the biggest clubs Canada’s club scene has to offer. Dannic’s profile has also soared in North America of late with him having played a number of prestigious shows at this year’s WMC. The panicle of which was, the Hardwell presents Revealed Miami at Mansion nightclub. It is undeniable that Dannic has moved beyond the tag of “one to watch.”
The Revealed Recordings North American Tour concluded in June and saw him destroy clubs along both coasts with label mate Dyro. During this tour, Dannic demonstrated to colossal audiences his skills and tight technique as a DJ. His ability to read the crowd shone through proving he can mix it with the world’s best, as he delivered sets varying from peak time madness to low slung, sexy, funky grooves. With the pinnacle of the tour being a main stage set at EDC Las Vegas, Dannic has undeniably joined the upper echelons of the dance music scene. This unrelenting schedule has been interspersed with dates across the globe and appearances at the summer’s hottest festivals including spell binding sets at Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Dance Valley and TomorrowWorld.
So far the year has seen Dannic wow audiences playing epic sets on the main stage of Digital Dreams in Canada, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Creamfields in the UK, Sunset Music Festival in US, Escapade Music Festival in Canada, Paradiso Festival in the US, Electric Love festival in Salzburg, Sunrise Festival in Poland, Veld Music Festival in Toronto, Chasing Summer festival in Calgary and an epic, home coming, show at the worlds oldest electronic music festival Mysteryland. Moreover his B2B show with Dyro at EDC Las Vegas had a capacity crowd going crazy from start-to-finish, whilst his sets at Ushuaia Ibiza across the summer as part of the Revealed Recordings residency and the I AM HARDWELL Ibiza editions ensured a new audience left the island with the name Dannic firmly placed in their hearts and minds.