|Location:||Canada, Quebec, Montreal|
|Description:||Hailing from Montreal, Dj Danika has not only begun to turn heads locally, but internationally as well. Being Quebec's newest talent to have emerged, with a delightful and respected recognition. "There is a conscious effort not to sound like anything else, " asserts Danika, whose complex character is reflected in the diversity of her creative output. Danika makes her own music as well. " Music is my way of being in the world". Her music, a blend of west coast, old school funk , disco and electro. |
The Canadian born artist was initiated into the universe of late night clubbing in 1990, devoted Business nightclub goer & after hours fan. Over the past ten years she honed her business skills as a special event coordinator, lending art direction & logistic management know-how to such events as Dance for life parties ( Groove Society, Sona, Playground), concert room tributes ( Studio 54 with special guest Gloria Gaynor at the Metropolis), theme nights at the infamous Nightbox, House of Blues events in Toronto. Her underground dance music interests continued to run in tangent with her commercial event planning work as she largely succeeded in crossing the dance club aesthetics over to the mainstream.
In 1998, Danika began her photography career, covering major events in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Her work has been sold, exhibited and published in several Dance oriented magazines. Her photos include those of: Felix the House cat, Danny Tanaglia, Mark Anthony, Deep dish, Mistress Barbara, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox, live acts such as Olive, Analog Pussy, Funky green dogs...to name only a few. Needless to say the immersion into house clubs heightened her passion for the music.
Inspired by the by the world class artists she would photograph, Danika decided that deejaying was the way to go. Since then she worked with house music diva Marie X, shared the decks with Proton Radio founder Steven Caceido, played clubs in Montreal ( Bluroom, Sisters, Mhotel, Nuevo, Jello Bar, Insomnia. Quartier pub latin, Paris (le VIP night club) and Cancun ( La Boom) & continued to coordinate major nightclubs & corporate events.
Danika's history demonstrates a restlessly adventurous spirit that was installed in early life. This spirit continues to drive her work. " Bassickly house" and Uturn sessions at Jello Bar with guests Djs, represents the latest chapter in her musical direction and crystallizes many diverse influences, her sets ranging from deep, instrumental & soulful house to pumping west coast vocal tracks. Danika's flawless mixing skills and unmistakable programming make her one of Montreal's most promising DJs.