Biography of Danton Eeprom
Danton Eeprom's musical path is the one of a music fiend who experimented with many styles since his teens, going from garage rock to pop to experimental to super underground warehouse beats. At this point he had no time for anything else, and devoted his life to music.
He has amassed a large body of work on labels such as Versatile, Rekids and Hypercolour, as well as remixes of Royksop, Radio Slave and Andrew Weatherall. Today as a DJ/Producer his sound is refined and house based, centering around sexy house beats and sophisticated rhythms but always eluding to the dark undercurrent in his earlier work. His live act is as experimental as ever but with the greater maturity that experience brings.
Danton's breakthrough was primarily due to the pre-minimal Berlin electro scene, who cheerfully welcomed his productions and attitude in 2005 and contributed to spread the word to the whole scene. That's when Danton started to bring on a different kind of live electronic music, playing guitars and singing/screaming on top of his beats, and started creating a crossover between styles, not willing to choose between the club and the stage, the dancing and the raw energy.
The process went on and on, refining his dark and moody compositions in the best rated european clubs in London, Glasgow, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Kiev.. The more it went, the more he gained consistency and simplicity until finding a trademark sound now appreciated by the best rated international djs and labels (Carl Craig, Andrew Weatherall, Matthew Jonson, Ewan Pearson, Ivan Smagghe, Chloé, Damian Lazarus, Agoria, Morpheus..). Somewhere along the line he got back to his deeply buried techno and house influences, going for the Chicago and Detroit origins, willing to scratch the surface too many people were happy with. Being too young to have lived it at the time he just did it his way, not forgetting to spice up his works and remixes with his rave, rock and pop influences.
In 2010 Danton pooled his influences together and dropped the acclaimed Yes Is More long player on Agoria's InFiné label. The follow up for this is pencilled in for fall 2011.
'As long as it's unpredictable and charming, it's fine'. No matter what path he had to take to get to the point, Danton is today an accomplished producer and a genuine 'one to watch'. He also runs his own imprint, Fondation Records, which will hopefully take his vision to new highs. What's for sure is that he's enjoying himself a lot and sharing a lot with the people he meets or attend his live appearances ; which is the best way to put an everlasting smile on everyone's faces.