Rollin Connection; a name that over the last decade has become synonymous with high quality music, supporting and headlining at some of the biggest events in Australia and overseas. Originally comprised of DJs Daniel Banko and Darius Bassiray, Rollin Connection took a new path in 2011 that saw Darius focus his efforts on a solo career. Daniel Banko continues Rollin Connection banner, entertaining Dance floors from far & wide around the globe, all whilst continuing to strengthen the Darkbeat brand, a name now infamous with underground music in Melbourne, and Australia, for putting on consistently unforgettable nights.
Since the first appearance of Rollin Connection at the dark underground Sunny parties in 2004 the name has managed to amass a resume filled with achievements that includes supporting mainstays of the international circuit such as Sven Vath, Lee Burridge, Derrick Carter, James Zabiela, Jamie Jones, Nic Fanciulli, James Holden, Carl Craig, Sasha, Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet, Joris Voorn and many more. All this without commercial releases to propel the name, Daniel Banko is a DJs DJ; uncompromising and focused on his art, Rollin Connection takes DJ sets to a deeper level. This ethos and passion has seen Daniel Banko play everywhere from South America to Asia, Europe to Mexico, as well as gigs right across North America. Playing such places as Pacha Buenos Aires, Qbar Bangkok, Flort Budapest, Fever Mexico, The Shelborne Hotel & Shine Miami just to name a small few.
Founded in 2003 by Daniel Banko, Darkbeat has become renowned for being Melbourne biggest underground party brand and home of Rollin Connection. Darkbeat has been at the forefront of bringing a seemingly endless list of the hottest and biggest internationals to Australian shores over the years such as Nick Warren, Seth Troxler, Hernan Cattaneo, Sven Vath, Carl Craig, Sasha, Steve Lawler and countless others.
As the Rollin Connection name grows in stature in the international scene, 2013 is set to be the biggest year yet for Daniel Banko – Having just come back from a tour of the United States Of America & with already taking bookings everywhere from South America to Mexico, from Asia to Ibiza, it surely is going to be his strongest touring schedule to date. To top that all off, Darkbeat won’t be slowing down in the slightest, with a string of high profile DJs planned for the coming year. It seems like even after almost 15 years in the industry, Daniel is still tirelessly finding more ways to occupy his time; as well as the launch of Darkbeat Recordings, which kicks off with an inaugural Rollin Connection mix CD alongside fellow resident DJs and good friends Anthony Pappa & Phil K for the 10th Anniversary celebration. He also has been making plans to open some new doors & start hitting the studio and work on some collaborations in the near future. 2013 really is set to be the biggest year yet for Daniel and Darkbeat.
Biography by Rysh Papriotta & Matthew Adams.