Something Majestic, a.k.a. Dan Giuseppi, is a DJ and producer at the forefront of Winnipeg’s electronic dance boom, rapidly making a name for himself as one of the most energetic and explosive DJs on the scene and one of the very best producers of hardstyle EDM in Manitoba. Since starting his DJ career four years ago and experimenting and exploring different genres and approaches, Something Majestic has crafted a style and persona the crowds know and love today: a fusion of hardstyle, big room, electro, trap, progressive house, dubstep and Top 40 mashups, dedicated to creating not just a sound but an entire musical and visceral experience, to truly bring his tracks and his audience alive, on their feet and jumping in the air.
Something Majestic has taken Winnipeg’s electronic scene by storm, playing at some of its very biggest and best shows for Sound Republic, the former Underground Entertainment and now Serotonin Entertainment, the Dimensional Rift Festival, and some of the city’s best underground events. His live DJing and producing has brought him together with some of the biggest and best electric acts from across the world, from making remixes for S3RL, to opening for Savant, Bingo Players, Heavygrinder, and Headhunterz; and following Midnight Conspiracy, Legacy, Henry Fong and Myon & Shane 54 at their packed shows. Among his other claims to fame in his home town are a residency at Winnipeg’s Ranch Saloon bar in 2013 and shows with Winnipeg legends like Panda Phunk, Synthy Lox, Drux, Hallmark and DJ Hollywood Hype. This year alone Something Majestic has played shows in Brandon, Regina and Saskatoon, and is preparing to embark on a Western Canada tour, with performances in Edmonton, Calgary, Regina and Lethbridge as well as upcoming shows in Toronto.
To say Something Majestic loves making music, and loves making people dance, would be an understatement. He has been passionate about music since childhood; in grade school he went through every instrument in band learned them to proficiency within two weeks each. He was destined for a musical life. He entered the rave scene in 2005, realizing this was the environment and people he wanted to be with. He worked in UK hardcore and Happy Hardcore when he first started out before moving into his current hardstyle and big room milieu; he went from only understanding 180bmp to playing with big names in just one year.
His love and passion for hardstyle shines through in his music, mixing together fast paced beats and powerful drums with beautiful and intense melodies to create some of the very best hardstyle in the city. In an age when many DJs rely on technology to do their job, Something Majestic uses only CDJs: no sync buttons, no controller, no laptop; managing to dominate the scene while putting in real work, determination and talent. It takes practice, determination, and drive to make people dance like he does, but the results are undeniable. He skillfully blends and mixes tracks to craft dynamic and involving sets that move the audience like a roller coaster: not going banger after banger but taking his listeners on an adventure. A Something Majestic audience knows they’re not just watching a DJ, they’re watching a man who knows what he’s doing, and beyond that, loves what he’s doing. His passion and exuberance are put into every second of his music, and every moment he’s on stage. Using his ears and his hands Something Majestic makes the whole room dance and fills people with emotion, leading them on a physical journey, leading them to jump, clap, moving their hands, their feet, their whole body; it is this symbiosis between artist, music, and listener, a true physical and sonic synchronicity, that Something Majestic lives to achieve. He found his DJ alias when he was playing at a party early on and a friend of his witnessed this phenomenon; the friend heard the music and stopped dead in tracks, and told him he should name himself after the thing he creates: Something Majestic.
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