DJ Story #22: Dan Cook
 | UK

Hi Dan, when did you first become a Bali resident DJ?
Since 2014.

Tell us your background in music
In 1999 I got my first job in a recording studio where I learned the fine art of making cups of tea and how to wrap a mic cable like a pro! .. Soon I was promoted to sound engineer, I learned a lot and worked on some great projects. Then I moved into the label side of business and stated collaborating with major record labels in licensing-distribution, this led me to being offered a regular feature in DJ Mag, where I wrote a monthly tastemaker article. By 2007, I was picking up a lot of DJ work in the London club scene at venues like Ministry of Sound, Pacha, The Egg, The Lightbox. It was a pretty crazy time, juggling a demanding label job with DJ’ing every weekend till the sun came up! .. In 2011, I moved to Thailand and ended up playing at beach clubs for three years. Whilst DJ’ing everyday, I built a music studio and set up a production company composing music for film and TV. When I landed a big contract to write a soundtrack for a video game I decided to relocate to Bali to concentrate on production; after 6 months of hard work I had finished my project and returned to DJ’ing. Now I’ve been here for over five years and play all over the island.



Favourite styles to spin?
I love to play all sorts of Balearic stuff. I also play a lot of deep house and disco as well as afro/funk/soul based edits.

Current Bali residencies
Cafe del Mar, 40 Thieves, Oldmans, Karma Beach, Kilo, Bikini, Azul, Mama San, Billy Ho, Vue.

(complete the sentence) .. “I love to play in Bali because ….”
Those sunset moments.

Thankyou Dan, see you around the island. Where can we follow you?
mixcoud.com/djdancook
facebook.com/djdancook
IG: DanCook84

Curated by Tony Montana

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