Don Cartel was born on the 20th of July 1980 in the town of Viota, Colombia. At the age of 7 Daniel took piano/synthesizer lessons. At the age of 10, Daniel fell in love with his computer, the Commodore Amiga. From that moment on making music had become the great passion of his life.
When he was 14 years old, Daniel decided to pursue his journey into the world of midi. He bought a Roland s-760 sampler to make his first tracks. Hardcore was the main music he started to produce. His friend (Sonicdriver) taught him to create several hardcore tracks but these weren't good enough to release yet.
3 years later he finally released his first E.P. with DJ Chosen Few on the label H2OH recordings. In that same year he signed a publishing deal with Floor Control Music. Influenced by the wide musical expertise of the Floor Control Producers , he took his first steps in producing Club/Trance/Tribal and Groovy and Electro music. Don Cartels cd-single "The Party" was released by Mobizz Recordings/Digidance, Record company of the Klubbheads. The single reached the 8th position in the Dutch dance charts and the 4th position in the Fresh 40 charts. Daniel started to establish a name in the dance scene.
AFTER THIS SUCCES
He has also made some remixes for P.A Enhancers, DJ Attic & DJ Perpetrator vs DJ Acesone.,and got closer with friends like DJ Jurgen, DJ Jean, DJ Dee-D,DJ Jose ,Tony Cha Cha and other experienced dj's. On Dj Jose's label Terminal Traxx Talent he produced the EP "The Rebel" for DJ Dee-D and reached the top 20 of the Fresh 40.
IN THE BEGINNING OF 2004
Daniel contacted producer Roberto Zanetti (known as producer Robyx) because for 12 years it had been his wish to remix the Double You song "Please Don't Go". Daniel made some demo's and sent them to Zanetti. Zanetti liked the demo’s and agreed that Daniel could work together with Double You singer William Naraine. A friendship was born.
In 2005 - PRESENT
Daniel went to Italy and shot some video's with William Naraine. In that same year he also remixed DJ Jean's latest hit "Every Single Day"and a remix for Bass bumpers "The Music got me" on Patriott Records together with Patrick Thomass. The summer of 2005 the single Double You feat.Don Cartel "Please Don't Go 2005" was released by Record Company Triple b Records (Sony/Bmg) and it reached nr 48 at The Mega top 100 and stayed for 12 weeks in the charts.
From 2007 he started his own records company with Marcel Theunissen called Now Music.Working very closely with SONY-BMG Don Cartel’s releases his tracks on his own label.To name a few titels like I Control Your Body, City of Angels 2008, Rephonic- Stronger than ever and Remixing DJ Jose forever (gone forever) and House of justice 2008, Joshua Kardell ft emsymo – Typewriter and producing for labels like audio damage uk and sony-bmg etc dutchman Don Cartel is the last couple of years establishing in the dance.
In 2009 he started to bring back a legacy together with Sony/BMG on the dutch market.Don Cartel has mixed the new House Party 2009 the Ultimate megamix compilation volumes and started to tour with the House Party on tour events.
2011 was a new fresh start for him...a new studio was fixed so more tracks and Bootlegs will coming up from this man.With his dedication for his music...his story continues..