"NOT JUST ANOTHER" Dj/Producer from Canada's west coast. I am picky about my tracks, I never play filler, I have a demo on Galaxie Sattelite Radio across Canada and normal radio at www.cfsi-fm.com
107.9fm, at which I play live weekly (10pm-12am Thursday Night). Gimme a listen and judge for yourself. I play Drum & Bass mostly... here is an old resume of mine....thank you for your consideration <3 :
Dan Snakehead has been dominating dance floors for 13 years. He is a certified Rythme Institute DJ (now school of remix) trained under Dj Marvel in 2004. He was a night club, after hours and house party dj and competed in the World Dj Mix Championships by invite aka the DMC's (Whistler '05 and Victoria '05, '06 placing in all three events).www.thedjlist.com
(the worlds largest DJ directory) currently ranks him in the top 20 in Vancouver, and top 100 Canada.
Dan Snakehead discovered his passion for electronic music in 1999 and started organizing electronic music events in 2001. As an amatuer it was hard for him to find work other than spur of the moment house parties or volunteer events that only paid in exposure. He has since played thousands of events from house parties and night clubs to big name concerts and it shows. He has "come up the hard way and paid his dues".
He can play anything but normally plays Top 40, House, Hip Hop and Club music for night clubs. For outdoor events and massives he switches styles to dirty ellectro and Dubstep. He plays other stuff like Speed Garage, Trance, Breaks, Drum & Bass, 80's, Rock, Metal, 90's, electro swing, and of course scratch (the guy has invented scratch techniques). He is trained to play on anything : turn tables, cd decks, his laptop, even dvd players or cassette players, he's so versatile, it's sick. He says he spends about six hours a night checking obscure charts and researching online so that he always has the freshest tracks. His creativity shines through in his mixes and his microphone skills, to say he can get a crowd going is an understatement.
In September of 2002 he founded a independant non-profit organization called "Last Minute Productions" dedicated to fund raising for local charities and youth crime prevention in his home town community (Salt Spring Island). Charities in his community like his local youth center, high school, and skate Park are on the recipient list. Last Minute Productions is still a well respected, functioning, non-profit organization in his home town community to this day with a small group of very dedicated vollunteers (reference Nathan Valcourt P.R. 250-221-0871).
The last charitable events he was invloved with "Shake it for the Quake" (reference Mya Hardman) which raised thousands for the Haitian Relief Foundation. That show dominoed into more events including shake it for the quake 2 which again raised thousands for Japan. and tons more shows to for things like breast cancer research and other fantastic causes, see Erotica Electronica and The Frightmare before Christmas.
Jungle Room (Victoria)
The Local (Salt Spring Island)
City Limits (Abbotsford)
Rocky Creek Pub (Ladysmith)
107.9fm CFSI (Salt Spring Radio)
Smiley's Public House (Vancouver)
The Academic Public House (Vancouver)
"I have had horrid luck with regards to finding good placement agents, promoters, or really any kind of mutually beneficial situation to settle into" says Dan. "But you can't give up, you just keep trying. After all, success only come to those who never give up on thier dreams, right?" This dedicated Dj's dream is of regularly performing at stadium sized events. After September 4th's "Sound Clash of the Titans" an outdoor massive, Return of the Titans, and hosting the third of the Sound Clash series over christmas Sound Clash of the Santas, this dj's roster continues to build momentum. Though big shows are his dream, he says he will always crave the intimacy and sense of family with performing at smaller venues. Dan Snakehead has many unmentioned short term residencies under his belt all of which have ended on good terms but is still looking for the ideal sustainable, stable, situation.
From '06 -'09 he took a break from the dream to raise his son on Salt Spring Island as a single dad and performed for the local pubs. While there he organised more events and performed random house parties and outdoor events.
Pre-dating that he was at Barcode on Broadway (Vancouver) where he played hip-hop, breaks, and drum & bass wednesdays thru saturdays aswell as playing an after hours every night in Coquitlam (known only as the Glen House to a lucky few). Unfortunatey Barcode was closed down due to improper management.
Prior to that he was the resident DJ at the City Limits Night Club in Abbotsford where he opened and played with big named acts like the Trews and 2 Live Crew thru the generosity of Rockit-boy Entertainment..
Before that he was simultaneously employed as disc jockey for The Jungle Room and Monty's Showroom (Victoria, Vancouver Island). At Monty's Showroom on Wet T-Shirt Wednesdays he was also the Super Soaker Boy. He opted to leave the club due to the non-existant promotional team that is required to make successful nights. Before he left though, he refered the Jungle Room to Mother Bird Promotions (of White Bird Records) who took the necessary initiative and now The Jungle Room Night Club is flourishing under a new name.
He's played with everyone from Benny Benassi to The Sweat Shop Union, his gigography list is endless. Why he doesn't have more singles out is probably because he's always performing. Time for some label to scoop him up. He's got tons of demo's of really obscure stuff like Celtic Electronic Fusion, Rotterdam, Metalstep, Mash-Ups, Spoof Hip Hop, aswell as Quack Hits (his dirty electro series, hear the first of four and his first four of 15 Dubstep compilations here : http://www.ravevictoria.com/music/djset ... _Snakehead
Having just played Canada and USA's most notoriously prestigious events (Shambhalah and Burning Man) and recently moving back to Vancouver, after 13 years of solid dedication to this his passion and still doing charity events and shows for disabled kids, this dj is a different species all together from the rest.
Dan Snakehead = Dance Naked the most clever name in Djing 13 years exp. available for 1 or 2 more stage performances, Representing DJ's in a Box, Victoria BC Canada. I play EVERYTHING and LOVE being challenged with genres and improvised fusion.