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Electronic music pioneer returns to Vail

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VAIL CO, Colorado
Ashley Noelle | Special to the DailyDJ Dan returns to Samana Lounge for a show Friday.

VAIL – Worldwide electronic music pioneer DJ Dan returns to Samana Lounge in Vail Friday for his anticipated annual return.

“The old-school electronic music fans gather annually to support one of the true legends of the scene,” said Scotty Stoughton, the show’s promoter. “Dan’s long sets rise and fall throughout the night, delivering an eclectic journey traveling through deep house. It’s a sophisticated evening of music that we look forward to year after year.”

To say DJ Dan is an American institution wouldn’t be far from the truth. For two decades now, this record collector and house innovator has been synonymous with homegrown American talent.

DJ Dan’s epic journey has gone from the early beginnings of rave culture to the present day, earning a legion of fans along the way. A stalwart of the West Coast House sound, DJ Dan began his career in Seattle in 1989. After a move to Los Angeles, where he became a fixture among the rave culture of the early ’90s, he went on to break new ground as a founding member of the influential collective Funky Tekno Tribe. In recent years, as remixer extraordinaire (Lady Gaga, P. Diddy, Black Eyed Peas), label owner and artist, DJ Dan continues to impart his influential voice of authenticity, knowledge and pure love for all things dance music.

DJ AdamRoss will open the show, bringing his Burningman-inspired deep electronic dance music.

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