Impressing the boss ain't easy. Especially when it's Diplo.
Few in electronic music do as much as Chicagos Dani Deahl. Counting credits as a DJ, producer, journalist and blogger, Danis reach within electro is all encompassing. Shes produced a Billboard charted track, interviewed heavyweights like David Guetta and Tiga for national publications, played Lollapalooza three times and currently runs a successful blog, garnering between 60,000-80,000 visitors a month. And thats just a sampling.
Born and raised in the city that invented house music, Dani was drawn to the genre at an early age, becoming a DJ and landing her first residencies while still in high school. Since then, shes expanded into production and quickly made her mark. Shes worked with vocal artists from Sue Cho to Oh Snap! and Whiskey Pete, who lent vocals to the Billboard featured Poppin Bottles, her songs have been praised by artists like Diplo, Smalltown DJs and Donald Glaude and signed to prestigious labels Red Stick (a Strictly Rhythm label), Royal One, Dirty Fabric, Atomic Zoo and more.
Dani hasnt just made her mark with music, but is an established writer as well. Beginning as a contributor for URB Magazine, she was later hired as the House Section Editor and branched out to write for other publications. Since then, shes also written for Chinashop (Red Bulls magazine), TimeOut, Mateo, BPM and more, interviewing the top artists in the world, reviewing albums and singles and writing feature articles. Dani also began her own blog, dsquared, in 2009. Featuring artist-approved, high quality downloads for free, she applied her journalism background to the site, offering detailed reviews for the audio posted. The format and music selection quickly garnered a worldwide fan base and the site now boasts between 60,000-80,000 monthly visitors with five staff writers.
2012 sees Dani with a host of announcements. Not only does she have new single, Diplo Hates You featuring Oh Snap!! on Calgarys Atomic Zoo imprint, she counts new residencies with Chicagos prestigious Porn & Chicken as well as a quarterly with Madisons Segredo and is also a Savior of Sound for SOL Headphones.
With a host of new productions forthcoming along with slated touring, live performance additions and continued nurturing for her journalism and blog, the future looks incredibly bright for this rising Electro star.