Every once in a while there is a DJ who suddenly draws a lot of attention. Nominated for "Best newcomer DJ of the Year" in the 2006 Cool Awards, the most prestigious prize in the Brazilian entertainment industry, Daniel Kuhnen is one of them.
With little more than a year in the business, he made the headlines of the Brazilian electronic scene when he was hired as the new resident of Warung Beach Club, one of the top five clubs in the world according to the renowned British publications DJMag and MixMag. Warming up the dance floor became his specialty and his sets are known as one of the best warm-ups in the country. “Very few DJs know how to set the right mood to start the party like Daniel", said Deep Mariano after playing with him for the third time.
His well earned reputation lead to great opportunities, such as sharing line ups with some of the biggest names like Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Danny Howells, Sander Kleinenberg, Satoshi Tomiie, Nic Fanciulli, James Zabiela, Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garcia, Phonique, 16 Bit Lolitas, Layo & Bushwacka, Luke Fair, Steve Angello, Miss Nine, Fatboy Slim, Deep Mariano, D-Nox & Beckers, Ferry Corsten and Paul Woolford just to mention a few.
The harmony and sensitivity of his music come from his musical background. Daniel has erudite music training and plays the piano and the bass. He also had a band in the 90s. Today it is the samplers, loops and original mixes which create a unique sound. Without any gimmicks, his style is a fusion of house, techno, break beats, funk and disco elements always seeking the utopian perfect night. Gui Boratto, the great Brazilian producer said: "Daniel has good taste and really knows how to get the floor going. It is always a pleasure to play by his side".
Daniel also produces and presents the radio show Warung Waves on Atlântida FM, the biggest electronic music radio show in the south of Brazil. Every week, more than 100.000 listeners tune in for two hours of new releases, exclusive sets by the greatest DJ's in Brazil and the world as well as complete listings of events at Warung and other clubs.
Besides his commitments to Warung and his tours, Daniel has played at the top clubs and events in Brazil, such as Creamfields, D-Edge, Pacha, Skol Beats Warm Up, Vibe, Eon, Confraria das Artes, Beehive, Ibiza, Republica de Madras, Kiwi, Chairs, Sunrise Salvador and Fatboy Slim Carnival Party.
Fueled by his success in Brazil, his international career is set to begin. His recent nomination to the "Ibiza DJ Awards 2008" was the credential which was lacking for Daniel to venture out towards the main parties around the globe. Read more