Daniel Wang

Daniel Wang

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Daniel Wang
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Born in Northern California, Daniel Wang spent 8 years of his childhood in Taiwan, returned to California for high school, and attended university in New York and Chicago. Instead of finishing his papers, however, he ran out to underground clubs and danced all night to early house music and disco classics, befriending and learning from a few old-school voguers and DJ's along the way.
Dissatisfied with the increasingly unmusical soundtrack of modern nightlife, Danny started Balihu Records in 1993. The first release became a cult success. Danny moved back to NYC and eventually found a job at Dr. Sound Music Store, where he delved deeply into vintage production gear and synths, including the Theremin.
Balihu put out a range of unusual tracks from 1994 to 2000 in the spirit of Philly and Italo Disco, and Wang began producing for the Environ label in 1997. In the past years, he has performed around the world, and his originality is gradually being recognized.
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Daniel Wang Discography

Albums

Daniel Wang Idealism (Album) Environ US 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Daniel Wang The Look Ma No Drum Machine EP (EP) Balihu Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang Aphroasiatechnubian Balihu Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang The Morning Kids (EP) Balihu Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang The Probe, The Strobe Balihu Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang Cristal-Plastique Balihu Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang Mood Mylar Balihu Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang The Mechanical Birds EP (EP) Environ US 1998 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang Subtle Shuttle Balihu Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang Silver Trophies Environ US 2000 Sell This Version
ENV 013 Daniel Wang Nocturnes(12") Environ ENV 013 US 2001 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang "Deutsch-Chinesische Hemmungslosigkeit" EP (EP) Balihu Records US 2002 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang Panoramic Playhouse Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang / Carlos Hernandez Daniel Wang / Carlos Hernandez - Echo By Midnight / Roller Giggle Basenotic Records France 2004 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang Berlin Sunrise Ghostly International US 2004 Sell This Version
541416 501345 Daniel Wang / Rockin' Horse (2) Daniel Wang / Rockin' Horse (2) - Sylver Belt / Love Do Me Right(12", Promo, Smplr, TP) Eskimo Recordings 541416 501345 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
JS12S007 Daniel Wang / Nix (5) / Bassed On Kyoto* Daniel Wang / Nix (5) / Bassed On Kyoto* - 4 Season Sampler Vol. 1(12", Smplr) Jet Set (3) JS12S007 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang / Jamie Hodge Daniel Wang / Jamie Hodge - Balihu Sampler Rush Hour Recordings Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang The Balihu Bootleg E.P. (EP) Rush Hour Recordings Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
BAL 002 Daniel Wang Untitled(12", W/Lbl, EP) Balihu Records BAL 002 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Daniel Wang I Was A Disco Malcontent (The Best Of Balihu Records) (Comp) OMW (Oxygen Music Works) US 1998 Sell This Version
Daniel Wang The Best Of Balihu 1993-2008 (Comp) Rush Hour Recordings Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

IDCH-1012 Daniel Wang Sessions Vol. 3: Come On Let's Fly - A Special Disco Mix From Daniel Wang(CD, Comp, Mixed) Music Mine Inc. IDCH-1012 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
OTLCD5096 Daniel Wang Everybody Get Dancin' (Daniel Wang's Personal West End Records Megamix)(CD, Mixed) Octave Lab, West End Records OTLCD5096 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
OTLCD5083 Daniel Wang Orchestral Madness & Laughter (Daniel Wang's Personal Salsoul Megamix)(CD, Mixed) Octave Lab, Salsoul Records OTLCD5083 Japan 2015 Sell This Version

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sorenfissure

sorenfissure

March 12, 2016
Daniel just like Nu Groove etc seem to be one of those people or labels that all the uber "cool" crew seem to like and name drop.
That said he is pretty cool.
arkanalove

arkanalove

November 22, 2010
so luscious,,,metro area meets eurythmics...did we metion he is part ov thee queer massive??? X
manchester

manchester

September 12, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
I only discovered Daniel Wang recently & he has really given me a new sonic twist on the genre of house music that was my first love & that I still cherish so much. Daniel Wang obviously has his strong influences in quality underground disco & he has brought that love into his music, creating brilliantlly original spacey house music with beautiful percussive elements and NO cheesy samples. A true innovator.
toedawg

toedawg

August 5, 2002
Danny does no wrong giving the world an interpretation of disco music not heard in today's world of mediocre manufactured formulaic music :)
eiskristall

eiskristall

May 21, 2002
I want to put here an interesting essential statement for explaining the person Daniel Wang and his music, which I found on the web:

To label Danny Wang a purist would be too easy. His philosophies about dance music go beyond those of the average Garage-lamenter, making him one of the few outspoken producers walking the back-to-basics talk. Having fashioned his recordings "From frustration and love" in Chicago earlier this decade, Danny relocated to New York, where his understanding of underground club music and culture deepened through associations with the House of Ultra Omni and their voguing balls. Friendships with DJ/producers like Danny Krivit and Francois Kevorkian inevitably followed, reinforcing his faith in the classics, as well as his disdain for the majority of contemporary house music. -- M. Eugene Lemcio.

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