Danek tears up music scene

An aspiring DJ and producer named Dan Gherman (Danek) who has been working hard at gaining recognition in Electronic dance music. Dan is only 16 years old and a junior.

EDM has become increasingly more popular over the past 15 years throughout the world, varying into many different subgenres and styles.  His style is experimental, as he makes several different genres of electronic dance music such as House, Electro House and Progressive House. He has also released an EP titled “Cyber Reality,” on Sept. 22, which can be found on his Soundcloud page for free download or purchase.

“I started producing January 1, 2013. After being inspired by a producer/DJ that I met on New Year’s Eve, I determined myself to make the music that I wanted to share with others.” Gherman said.

For only producing for about ten months, Dan has acquired a considerable amount of recognition in the electronic dance music scene with almost 150 followers on his SoundCloud page.

“My inspiration is the feeling when you listen to song, and you like it so much, that you want to make something like it or even something better.  In terms of producing, I think that will remain as a hobby. Who knows, maybe down the road I’ll decide to take up Audio Engineering & Sound design. As for DJing, that’ll continue on because there’s no other feeling in the world that can describe when you see people lose their minds to the music you’re playing and mixing on. And collecting Vinyl is always fun, especially when you can scratch with it.” Gherman said.

Gherman knows that DJing is one of the best ways to make a name for yourself, and that it is very hard to progress your talents by producing alone.  He has even performed with his DJ set at night clubs and plans to continue doing so in the near future.

“I perform at a Nightclub Venue called Empire in Springfield. There will be soon an upcoming event called True Culture 5 where every one of all ages can come to enjoy the nightclub experience by dancing and losing themselves to the music.” Gherman said.

The field of electronic music is vast and expansive and Gherman looks forward to continuing down the path of manufacturing his own unique sound and further establishing himself as a DJ and producer.  Some of his newer tracks include vocals from well-known electronic songs and even collaborations with other aspiring producers.

He uses the Ableton production software to make his tracks while using Native Instruments: Massive and a variety of other plugins to modify basses and synth sounds.  Dan’s song “A Place Called Home” was played on GMR and his productions can be found at www.soundcloud.com/officialdanek, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/danekofficial.