DJ Dan preps Future Retro

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    Tue, 7 Sep 2010, 12:35
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  • The LA-based DJ's next artist album features original tracks alongside covers of house classics.
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  • West Coast veteran DJ Dan is set to release Future Retro, an album that combines original productions and covers of classic house tracks. A native of Olympia, Washington, Dan appeared on LA's burgeoning rave scene back in 1991 and has since become a perennial figure in the city's club world. Thanks to his ever-evolving style of DJing, he's stayed in demand nearly two decades after his debut, landing the #5 spot in DJ Mag's Top 100 poll as recently as 2006. On Future Retro, he aims to "celebrate 20 years in the business" by showcasing some of his new productions alongside reinterpretations of the songs that inspired him early on. The first half of the album shows Dan putting a contemporary spin on classics like Mr Fingers' "Can You Feel It," Midnight Star's "Operator" and Frankie Knuckles' "Baby Wants to Ride," while the second presents some of his new original tunes. Check out the video below to hear samples from the album, along with Dan's explanation of the concept. Tracklist 01. Operator feat. Blake Lewis 02. Can You Feel It? 03. Baby Wants to Ride 04. Tribute to Voodoo Ray 05. Your Only Friend 06. Fascinated (Late Night Mix) 07. Let Me Love You for Tonight feat. Dove 08. Come On & Get It feat. L.P. 09. Chop Shop 10. Drop Hits 11. N2O 12. Hit the Drummer 13. In Your Area 14. Disco Request 15. Fascinated (Radio Mix) Nettwerk Music Group will release DJ Dan's Future Retro on September 14th, 2010.