Taking the past decade to refine his sound and mixing style, Dan Lunsford has established himself at the forefront of the underground electronic music scene in Arizona. Over the years he has been honing a sound that speaks mostly for itself, combining elements of his past musical influences with the technology and sounds of the future.
Growing up, Dan and his father shared a love for Motown music, think: Marvin Gaye, Temptations, Al Green, or Smokey Robinson. With such a strong knowledge of music, Dan was always digging deeper to find his next inspiration. Thinking back, Dan remembers … “Even before I became a 'DJ', I was always spending a lot of time digging for music.”
Upon discovering electronic music in the late '90's he always had a penchant for the deeper side of the underground. In those days he began to find inspiration in progressive house music, most notably from artists like Sasha & Digweed. Later down the road he began to find inspiration from more of the deep and tech house type sounds. “While I still loved the progressive side of things, I couldn't help desiring something that really had a deeper and groovier sound. To this day Sasha is one of my biggest inspirations, but my sound has definitely evolved into something with more deep house elements."
Using those influences Dan has honed a sound that he likes to refer to as big room deep house, always delivering a massive groove and some intermittent soul shaking vocals. Being at the forefront of this deeper sound, Dan began showcasing his sound at events throughout the southwest while opening for acts like: Sasha, Maceo Plex, Blond:ish, Pete Tong, Fur Coat, Eats Everything, Dusky, Catz ‘N Dogz, Danny Howells, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, and James Zabiela.
Keeping up with the fast paced age that we live in, Dan Lunsford continues to evolve and establish himself in the underground electronic music scene here in the United States. In the coming year Dan will be spending much of his time in the studio, and without a doubt bringing his groovy basslines to many a dance floor.