Ruby Skye & Spundae Present a Special Sunday Independence weekend show with DJ DAN and GABRIEL & DRESDEN
Born in Olympia, WA, DJ Dan came from a large family where he had nine brothers and sisters. His love for music started at an early age, but was shadowed by his passion for fashion design. Dan moved to Seattle to attend the Thomas Edison School of Design, where he graduated at the top of his class. While in LA trying to get a job in the fashion industry, Dan began DJing for fun on the side. His DJ career began to take off so he left fashion behind him. By 1992 was one of LA's top DJs having launched No-Doz an after-hours club with fellow DJ Ron D Core. His career also took of in San Francisco where he became resident at Funky Tekno Tribe.
Dan's popularity grew and he began to produce. He has worked with such artists as Carl Cox, Keoki, and Cirrus, as well as Orgy and Freestylers.
Dan now tours the world and frequently graces New York City's Twilo with his exciting and energetic music
G & D
Gabriel & Dresden start off 2004 with a total of eight #1 Billboard Club Play Chart Remixes, a #11 UK Pop Chart Hit "As the Rush Comes" as members and producers of Motorcycle, and three Dance Star Award nominations for Best Producer, Best Single, and Best Break Through DJ. In addition, the duo is busy producing their debut mix CD, which will be released on Nettwerk Records this Spring.
Gabriel & Dresden met at the Winter Music Conference in 2001, when Josh Gabriel was giving out the white label of his first track "Wave 3" and Dave Dresden was scouting new music for Pete Tong. Dresden loved the track, and two weeks later it got played on Tong's BBC Radio 1 show. Tong soon offered Dresden the opportunity to remix New Order's track, "Someone Like You" and Gabriel was tapped to work on the remix.
Three years later the duo have produced 33 remixes, 2 original tracks, and have a world wide hit as Motorcycle with vocalist JES. Dresden also produces under the name Attention Deficit, and Gabriel writes and produces his own tracks, and has had two acclaimed singles as a producer and member of the group, Andain.
Both Gabriel and Dresden have been involved in music since they started their professional careers. Gabriel began writing and producing music after getting his first synthesizer in 1981. He eventually incorporated the computer into his music making with the addition of his trusty Mac Plus. Gabriel obtained a BFA degree in composition from California Institute of the Arts University and studied at the Institute of Sonology in Den Hague, The Netherlands. He then worked in various post-production studios, on projects for clients such as Sony, Disney, Sega and Oddworld.
Gabriel moved on to create Mixman? music software and acted as co-founder of the company Mixman Technologies Inc. for 8 years. Dresden's impressive career includes DJing for the past 15 years, while holding various high profile music industry jobs such as writer for artist interviews and music reviews, and driving A&R for Promo Only. Dresden has compiled mix CD's and compilations for several record labels, scouted for Pete Tong, has been a radio DJ and music director for both Internet and radio stations with a world wide listening base.
The duo live and produce in San Francisco , Calif