Have you ever heard the house beats coming from your speaker at such speed of sound? Chances are high it was one of Mischa Daniels’ tunes riding the sound waves at full throttle. The Dutchman, known for his groovy, sweeping mix of house and progressive, has been working his way up in music since his years of teenage. Time has gone by fast and swift, and the landmarks just keep on coming.
A young Mischa Daniels would soon discover another world within music. After learning how to play the trumpet and any other instrument he could get his hands on, Mischa was indulged by the beats of the EDM scene at the age of 12. Struck by this new passion, he taught himself all the DJ tricks by testing his skills dj’ing at school parties. Just 4 years after his newfound love for music and aged 16, he won a DJ contest on Dutch national radio, seeing his weekends filled with bookings all across the country. His dream to make music his fulltime activity and first priority, looked brighter with every beat he dropped down the clubs. But no fully-fledged DJ is complete without being able to play their own tracks. And so, Mischa decided it was time to introduce the crowd to his own soul-sketches of productions.
In 2002, his first release, ‘Pumping Groover’, paved the way for the slew of housy, speaker-rocking tracks that now fill his discography. Mischa’s very first Armada release, ‘So Strong’, was chosen to be the official theme of Dutch dance festival Extrema Outdoor. After that highlight, there was no stopping and everything went uphill fast. Not only did his ‘Take Me Higher’, ‘Are You Dreaming’ and ‘Disconnected’ turn into big club hits, they were also released on Fame Recordings, Mischa’s very own record label launched at Armada Music in 2005. Fame Recordings has proven to be a big success, hosting some of the hottest house tracks available.
The latest peaks in Mischa’s discography are his originals ‘Take Me Higher’, ‘Round And Round’, featuring Natasha Hamilton of Atomic Kitten, ‘Another Place’ with Dutch singer Crown, and De Nuit remake ‘All That Mattered’. On the instrumental highlight list, you’ll find Mischa’s Model Mansion Tool EP, with the catchy ‘Lost In Strings’ and ‘Tea Yes Too’, followed by the ‘Mega’ release just a few weeks later. Mischa has spent the last few years building the rest of his release repertoire in the form of remixes for the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Lil’ Wayne, John Legend, Sophie Elles-Bextor, Chicane, Natasha Bedingfield, Kaskade, Wamdue Project, Roger Sanchez and many others.
In October 2010, as the sum of all of his hard work in the studio, Mischa released his debut album, ‘Where You Wanna Go’. One of the singles taken from the album, title track ‘Where You Wanna Go’ feat. hip-hop wordsmith J-Son, headed right up the charts. Rocking the American iTunes Top 100 for weeks in a row, ‘Where You Wanna Go’ got high chart positions in the US, Belgium, Canada and France, as well as receiving major airplay on national radio. It reached the number #5 on the Canadian iTunes Dance chart, as well as being in the Top 5 of the most played tunes on national radio in Canada and #1 on BPM/Sirius Radio. Last but not least the track ‘Where You Wanna Go’ went GOLD in Canada for selling over 40.000 units. The official music video of the feel-good houser received more than 5,1 million views on YouTube, and the numbers keep on rising.
In the summer of 2011, Mischa was invited to host the infamous F*ck Me I’m Famous party in Las Vegas. The party concept of Cathy and David Guetta is highly acclaimed by the international clubbing elite and VIP’s. Since then, Las Vegas has been his place of destination multiple times a year, playing the world’s most famous clubs.
With the success of his latest productions – the golden record in Canada – the huge amount of sales in the USA and the #1 spot in the BPM/SiRIUS radio USA, it was only a matter of time until the next story of success would be told. And here it is: ‘Let’s Connect Tonight’. The highly anticipated second artist album of Mischa Daniels, out on Armada Music on September 13th 2013.
Embracing all shapes of diversity, the album brings oldskool, modern, eclectic, hip-hop and prog, residing under the house music sound. Clocking up more than 15 years of experience, there’s no style that Mischa can’t handle and that’s exactly what makes ‘Let’s Connect Tonight’ stand out. Including collaborations with Sharon Doorson, Jonathan Mendelsohn, Mandee, Nicole Jackson, King Louis, Craig Smart, Mugz & Rosette, U-Jean and many more, ‘Let’s Connect Tonight’ has a self-explanatory title. It’s time to connect.