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 - Dani Deahl

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Few in EDM do as much as Chicago’s Dani Deahl. Counting credits as a DJ, producer, journalist and blogger, Dani’s reach within electro is all encompassing. Her songs have charted on Billboard and appeared on MTV Clubland, MTVU, LOGO, MTV Latin America and other major networks. MTV Iggy named her as a Top 10 Female Producer and she headlined Lollapalooza 2011. Her work has been supported by the likes of Excision, Joachim Garraud and Chuckie, and Diplo himself has said of her, "she's awesome." Outside of DJing and production, she is a music journalist, interviewing heavyweights like David Guetta and Tiga for national publications like Magnetic, URB and Elektro and currently runs a successful blog, garnering between 60,000 - 80,000 visitors a month. And that’s just a sampling.Born and raised in the city that invented house music, Dani was drawn to the genre at an early age, becoming a DJ and landing her first residencies while still in high school. Since then, she’s expanded into production and quickly made her mark. She’s worked with vocal artists from Sue Cho to Oh Snap! and Whiskey Pete, who lent vocals to the Billboard featured “Poppin Bottles”, her songs have been praised by artists like Diplo, Smalltown DJs and Donald Glaude and signed to prestigious labels Manufactured/Black Hole, Red Stick (a Strictly Rhythm label), Royal One, Dirty Fabric, Atomic Zoo and more.Dani hasn’t just made her mark with music, but is an established writer as well. Beginning as a contributor for URB Magazine, she was later hired as the House Section Editor and branched out to write for other publications. Since then, she’s also written for Chinashop (Red Bull’s magazine), TimeOut, Mateo, BPM, Elektro and more, interviewing the top artists in the world, reviewing albums and singles and writing feature articles. Dani also began her own blog, dsquared, in 2009. Featuring artist-approved, high quality downloads for free, she applied her journalism background to the site, offering detailed reviews for the audio posted. The format and music selection quickly garnered a worldwide fan base and the site now boasts between 60,000-80,000 monthly visitors with five staff writers.With a host of new productions forthcoming along with slated touring, live performance additions and continued nurturing for her journalism and blog, the future looks incredibly bright for this rising Electro star.

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