Been in the state of mind for listening to some hype beats from a fresh face? This is definitely an artist you need to check out. I've been a fan of this Mississauga local for a while now, and he's been a favourite on my playlist since I first caught wind of his tracks. The sound has flare and yet manages to coincide with a mellow tone. I can throw on his tracks no matter what mood I'm in, and it just flows. Not only does he do his solo thing, Dan-elect also plays in a band, 'The Modern Sands' - which he refers to as more than a band but a family. I highly recommend you check out this rad fella and definitely support his music.
I had the pleasure of catching up with Dan-elect for a little Q&A to get a real vibe of what he's about :
"Well, I chose music because it was the only logical thing to do growing up in a Trini background"
Your musical style in 3 words?
Your biggest musical inspirations are?
"They range from John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, to MF DOOM,Madlib,Jimi Hendrix, Blue Oyster Cult & The Brain Jonestown Massacre"
Do you write all your own lyrics?
" I ALWAYS write my own lyrics. I would never let anyone write lyrics for me because, they'll never understand what kind of person I am and they'd never know what I'm about if I didn't."
For those who haven't heard 'Modern Sands', can you briefly what sound people can expect before listening in?
"The Modern Sands are a band that have a new sound, but will always incorporate a nostalgic style of music.We're also a family, you don't necessarilyy need to be a musician to be in 'The Modern Sands."
You can find DAN-ELECT music at the following links: