Daniel Savio, the maître d’art, the Jean-Jacques Perrey of Zinkensdamm, closes the shutters and turns off the radio. Hard at work among the last of the non-detuned hardware synths available to man, Daniel Savio remains restless and full of artistic zeal. From the sometimes-open window of his studio apartment in Stockholm, a humming and hissing sound brings the promise of spring. Indoors, the air lies thick with sequences reminiscent of turn of the century Flipmode Squad and some of the coldest waves to ever have spread from the Arctic Circle. All from the mind of what his management team and fans still consider the third original member of Kraftwerk.
Daniel Savio has grown a reputation as perhaps the finest, most mind shocking electronic beatmaker to come out of the Nordic countries. Widely regarded as the inventor of skweee music (as in “squeezing” as much as possible from lo-fi instruments), Daniel’s music continues to find paths beyond conventional hip hop arrangements. Leaving his laptop at home, his worldwide touring is an all-hardware, highly flexible live set – typically featuring brand new material. Still the only artist alive to be able to produce a lead single ("Revolt") using just one synthesizer, his three solo albums is a veritable showcase of doing something out of nothing, man's triumph over machine.
With family ties to both the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and Swedish psyché rockers Mecki Mark Men, it was only logical that Daniel would contribute studio work for Britney Spears (dialed in by Max Martin to assist with turntablist work on the pop icon’s second album), while at the same developing an uncanny skill at record collecting. It is therefore, in addition to being one of electronic music's talented synth ascetics, that Daniel’s inspiring DJ sets under the moniker Kool DJ Dust showcase unheard of private pressings from long forgotten synth demo bands. In its many forms, Daniel Savio’s DJing has been featured on the world famous Beats In Space radio show, as well as on his legendary mix CD “Disco Opera”, along with a series of white label disco edits. All of which have firmly cemented him as one of the top record dogs in Scandinavia - a talent equalled only by his pioneering work as an electronic music artist.
Daniel Savio - Daniel Savio (2012)
Daniel Savio - Nekropolis (2010)
Daniel Savio - Dirty Bomb (2009)
Awards and accolades:
Bleep: The Top 100 Tracks of 2009 (2010)
Grammy award winner (Club/Dance) with Hundarna Från Söder (2003)