Dan Curtin

Real Name:
Daniel A. Curtin
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Dan Curtin began his music career in 1992. His fascination with music was sparked ten years earlier when he discovered the burgeoning hip-hop movement. Hip-hop, along with new wave, electro, and other sonic innovations of the Eighties began to loom largely in his life, and it was only a matter of time before Curtin began experimenting with music creation himself. When he finally heard the futuristic sounds of house and techno, everything changed. Drawing influence from stargazing evenings with a telescope and late night drives through nearby Cleveland, Ohio; music production became Curtin's primary focus. Cleveland, a city not known as a hub for house music creation, was initially isolating. However, Curtin was able to observe the more prominent scenes of other cities without becoming part of or being identified with any one of them. He began designing a new sound in techno and house music.

Curtin's first few records were released on Detroit's now defunct 33 RPM Records and Belgium's Buzz Records. Shortly thereafter, he started his own label, Metamorphic Recordings. Dancers and listeners alike began to take notice of his innovative sound signature, and before long Dan Curtin found himself being hailed as a key player in techno and house music. With his profile on the rise, he eventually caught the attention of Peacefrog in the mid �E0s. His releases under his own name and his Purveyors Of Fine Funk guises were welcomed with open arms by the worlds techno fraternity, many of which becoming key cuts in many a DJ's set for years following their release. Releasing three albums over a two year period 'Silicon Dawn, 'Web Of Life' and 'Art & Science', Dan Curtin has defined himself as one of the key players in the development of techno as we know it today
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Dan Curtin Discography Tracks

Albums

Dan Curtin - The Silicon Dawn album art Dan Curtin The Silicon Dawn (Album) Peacefrog Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Deception album art Dan Curtin Deception (Album) Sublime Records (3) Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Art & Science album art Dan Curtin Art & Science (Album) Peacefrog Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Pregenesis album art Dan Curtin Pregenesis (Album) Elypsia Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For album art Dan Curtin We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For (Album) Headspace Recordings (UK) UK 2006 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Lifeblood album art Dan Curtin Lifeblood (Album) Mobilee Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dan Curtin - 3rd From The Sun EP album art Dan Curtin 3rd From The Sun EP (EP) 33rpm Records / Sinewave US 1992 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Space album art Dan Curtin Space Metamorphic Recordings US 1992 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Parallel / Population II album art Dan Curtin Parallel / Population II Peacefrog Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Alive / Cascade album art Dan Curtin Presents Time Undefined Dan Curtin Presents Time Undefined - Alive / Cascade Strictly Rhythm US 1994 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Dream Not Of Today album art Dan Curtin Dream Not Of Today (Single) Peacefrog Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Voices From Another Age album art Dan Curtin Voices From Another Age (Maxi) Sublime Records (3) Japan 1994 Sell This Version
MET07140 Dan Curtin - Matter Of Sound album art Dan Curtin Matter Of Sound(7", Ltd, Red) Metamorphic Recordings MET07140 US 1994 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - I'll Take You There (Remixes EP) album art Dan Curtin I'll Take You There (Remixes EP) (EP) Sublime Records (3) Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - The Chase EP album art Dan Curtin The Chase EP (EP) Multiplex Denmark 1996 Sell This Version
FMD 002 Dan Curtin - Life In The Savage Garden E.P. album art Dan Curtin Life In The Savage Garden E.P.(12", EP) Fragmented Records FMD 002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PF072 Dan Curtin - Whisper To An Echo album art Dan Curtin Whisper To An Echo(12") Peacefrog Records PF072 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - New World EP album art Dan Curtin New World EP (EP) Sublime Records (3) Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - LP Sampler 2 album art Dan Curtin / The Cause Dan Curtin / The Cause - LP Sampler 2 Fragmented Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Orbital Love Triangle album art Dan Curtin Orbital Love Triangle Player Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Through The Nexus album art Dan Curtin Through The Nexus Elypsia Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Spatial Relationships EP album art Dan Curtin Spatial Relationships EP (EP) Metamorphic Recordings US 1999 Sell This Version
PAP 039 Dan Curtin - Key Of Soul album art Dan Curtin And Warren Harris Present Key Of Soul Dan Curtin And Warren Harris Present Key Of Soul - Key Of Soul(12") Paper Recordings PAP 039 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - When Worlds Align EP album art Dan Curtin When Worlds Align EP (EP) Starbaby US 2000 Sell This Version
Dan Curtin - Near album art Dan Curtin Near Metamorphic Recordings US 2001 Sell This Version

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AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

November 10, 2018
Dan generally has a very distinct sound that I don't think anyone else has or will ever have. Slightly higher bpms than what was/is the norm, frantic drum programming, lots of quick schizophrenic arrangements, the odd 8 bit distorted break and lots of (for lack of a better term melancholy) machine music emotion.
mandlefonk

mandlefonk

March 20, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
Mr. Curtin ... It is completely safe to say that this man is a musical genius. Everything he makes and has made is on the cutting edge, even the heavily dated material is still relevant (because he goes far into the past, for techno that is .After a career spanning as long as his ,he is still making incredible stuff. a must for people shaping their techno mind. I have never been blessed with seeing him live . I'm from the Midwest and seen a many a dj
BLEEP12247

BLEEP12247

July 10, 2008
Mr. Curtin is one of my all-time-favorite producers in the deep techno genre because of his unique ability to satisfy the intellect and the drive, the mind and the stomach all at the same time.
Almost everything he does is just so balanced, driving, never boring and full of surprises and atmospheres.
And he has a real distinguished sound as well.
Take any Dan Curtin record out of any year from 1991 to now and put it on and you will be able to identify it as a Dan Curtin record after a few bars. Unique and inspiring.

pressured

pressured

July 9, 2003
mr curtin is class, crosses genres etc.
the man makes electronic the way it should be done.
have a listen, no minimal nonsense, no kick hat mince(forgive the phrase it's a local thing).
music with a bit of substance for almost ten years, it must make some of you mills, hood wannabees blush.
sort it out.

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