ANNELISE, Daniel Allen, Lleauna
ANNELISE (Denver, CO INTIMäT)
Annelise is an American DJ who in addition to the numerous performances across the nation finds herself busy collaborating and studying the real nature and progression of music. Her appreciation for electronic music started very young, which has now developed into a passion to be shared on every dancefloor she performs at. �
If you ask the Denver based artist about where her love for house music comes from she will say "It’s one genre she was always able to get lost in, grow through and be continuously fascinated with sparking her curiosity and creativity throughout her life". Her nightly (or daily) sets project a very contagious energy throughout its listeners that will leave them wanting more. With influences from Miami, Austin, Houston, Denver and worldwide travels to Colombia, Spain, Bali, and India she brings back a wide variety of sounds that are sure to create a unique setting with great energy throughout her sets. With her main focus in Techno including other elements in tech-house, and deep house, she is able to blend them into a memorable story to be told every time. As a Denver resident DJ, she wants to "make sure we all have fun in the end, and expand our minds musically every time a little bit more".
DANIEL ALLEN (Austin, TX BluFin Records, Denied Music)
Akin to the mysterious sea anemone, Daniel Allen's sensibilities extend from deep underground straight up to the glimmering surface. Since his breakthrough in '89, he's had his tentacles in everything -- 80s, drum & bass, house, techno, and all fusions thereof -- giving his DJ sets a riveting, tactile quality. Now the Austin-based Texas native is exploring the worlds of live performance and label management as he continues to churn out original works and juggle residencies.
Allen’s encyclopedic ear first took shape in Houston during the 90s while revelling in the city’s infamous after-hours spots. Consequently, young junglist Dizzy emerged, and the beginnings of a 25-year DJ career began to sprout. After pushing vinyl at Chemistry Records and roughly ten years in the game, Daniel dove into production through Backseat Bingo with Nathan Stewart, and alongside fellow Houston native DJ 0045. Within the last six years, his unwavering meticulousness has garnered the support of Bush Records, Uniform Recordings, Nightshade Music, Harmonious Discord, Capital Techno Recordings, Whiskey Pickle, Headset Recordings, Panhandle Records, NOICE!, and Planet East Records; recent releases include Dig Dug on BluFin and Land of Misfits on Grin Tech (2014), as well as a collaborative project debuting on Audiophile Deep (2015) with Just Like That. In conjunction with the Audiophile release, Slutty Cousin (Daniel Allen and Chiota) also kicked off their own misfit label - Denied Music. As if swimming deep in the leagues of A&R, event planning, DJing and studio time wasn’t enough, the evolution of Daniel Allen inevitably delved into live performance. Home front Austin sets the stage for his new act, and he has joined fellow Texas spontaneous beatmakers Convextion and Pointbender at two of his recent monthlies.
These nights, the artist can be found spearheading VAGABOND, a production crew and monthly residency entering its seventh year at renowned venue Plush or organizing SENSE, a pop-up dedicated to presenting arsenal-backed, established talent to Austin.