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Daniel Martinez (Danny Skills) grew up believing music has a way to express his innermost feelings and deep embedded emotions. A Chicago native, Daniel pursued a college education at Columbia College of Chicago following in one of his industry leader's footsteps. He is ambitious of the reality of his dream from a rational mind set, he now attends Full Sail University in pursuit of acquiring the knowledge a professional must know to flourish in today’s music industry. Daniel has traveled several states to Disc Jockey at events and recently landed one of his instrumentals a placement with a well known rapper from Chicago by the name of GLC from Kanye West’s record label, G.O.O.D. Music.
Danny Martinez grew up on Chicago’s Southside. At the age of 7, Daniel taught himself how to play the piano—with no formal lessons, on a Casio Light. Later during his years spent in the Rachel Carson Elementary School band, Daniel competed in local competitions, fueling his passion for music.
Soon Daniel began experimenting with mixing music and DJ’ing. At the age of 13, Daniel became a young entrepreneur owning his own DJ services company and performing at private events. This has been a successful venture as Daniel still receives business opportunities DJ’ing to this day. During his years in high school he was introduced to the production and sound engineering side of music. It quickly sparked his interest in these areas and he explored the technical side of recorded music. Today, Daniel possess the skills in producing and sound engineering.