MOCAMIX: DJ Daniel Wang

Thu, Dec 4, 2014 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm

 

Admission: $20/Adults; $10/MOCA Members, Students & Seniors

 

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Join us for a conversation followed by a special two-hour music set with DJ Daniel Wang as he takes us for a spin on the 90s Chinatown music scene, African American dance music, and New York’s queer club culture. Chill out and dance to melodic tracks with dance rarities from this internationally renowned DJ!

 

This public program is co-presented by New Forms Media Society (Vancouver, BC; Brooklyn, NY) and sponsored by Tiger Beer (Singapore).

 

About Daniel Wang

 

Enamored with New York’s gay nightlife, and closely acquainted with the House of Omni voguers in the African American ballroom scene, Daniel Wang founded the music label Balihu in 1993 and began to release “house records” which he humbly describes as “naïve combinations of samples from old disco records.” But it was not until he worked at Dr. Sound that Daniel believes his education in music production and vintage synthesizers really began, and in 1999 he released his first EP comprised of completely original compositions for Morgan Geist’s ENVIRON Records, a watershed moment for the label.


Daniel’s DJ sets are laptop-free and unashamedly melodic. Balancing well-known tracks with dance rarities, he plays “real” disco, house, and jazz funk, occasionally with a touch of salsa, German Schlager, or 80s Japanese pop hits - depending on the mood. In addition to performance and production, Daniel has also published interviews with pioneering DJs such as Tee Scott, and has numerous articles in print about the modern gay scene, club acoustics, and pop music.