Damion Daniel Biography
Damion Daniel is an electrifying character in the electronic/dance music scene and is already an unmistakable figure in the music industry.
The Early Years
A native of Trinidad W.I., Damion Daniel is musically gifted on many levels, learning to play the piano, violin and flute at an early age. His father was a well-known DJ and club owner on the island where he encouraged his son to develop his skills. Damion learned and began performing for massive crowds at the tender age of 10. At age 16 his family moved to America and settled in Washington, DC, where he quickly became the DJ of choice for area events and house parties and eventually nightclubs. As his popularity grew, he was requested to DJ for such internationally known acts like Wyclef Jean, Ruff Ryders, The Lox, Drag-On, Eve, Cash Money Millionaires, and Born Jamericans, Alicia Keys (Lexus Tour), Black Eyed Peas (Scion Nation Tour). Damion has toured nationally with these artists performing for weekly sold-out arenas.
After coming off the road, he spun at the best clubs in Trinidad, Washington DC, New York, Maimi, Kansas City and Las Vegas. Venues include Lima, Set, Cameo, CLub 50, Heist, Grand Central, Eden, Shadowroom, Room Service, DC Live, Mosaic (Power Plant, Kansas City & Baltimore), Rum jungle, Hard Rock, Dream, Nikki Beach, Ultrabar, Fly, Stir, Shadowroom, and Ibiza, just to name a few.
FM Radio Career
Damion also mixed on the local radio airwaves, at top rated radio stations; CBS’s WPGC 95.5, Infinity Broadcasting, Radio One’s WKYS 93.9 during prime drive time and the popular lunchtime mix and on-air 2am – 6am weekdays also 103.5 The Beat in MIAMI. Most recently Damion has appeared on Y100 Miami Late Night Mix-show dj.
My 5 Year XM Satellite Radio Career
When XM Satellite Radio launched, Damion was handpicked to be the Music Director, Dj, and On Air Personality for XM Radio Channel 67 hosting (2) 4hr shows per day 7 days a week (mid-days and over nights) (channel was formerly known as “THE CITY” on XM67). Also spinning as guest DJ on XM’s BPM Mix-Shows. With that platform, his voice and style was heard nationally, internationally in Canada, on Direct TV Channel 847, electronically on AOL Music XM, and on airlines such as Jet Blue, Air Tran and United Airlines. He was one of XM’s most popular personalities on XM Satellite radio which also led him to hosting the 50th Grammy Award in Los Angeles live on XM Satellite Radio.
Damion has a deep appreciation, love and respect for the art of house, progressive, dance, and electro music. The vibe and energy of the music enlivens him. Damion has been exalted by crowds at clubs in: Aspen, Las Vegas, Miami, Baltimore, Texas, Buffalo NY, Providence Rhode Island and Washington, DC. Damion Daniel has also performed alongside legends such artists as Charles Feelgood, Infected Mushroom, Jazzy Jeff, Dj AM, Samantha Ronson, Benny Benassi, Christopher Lawerence jus to name a few. His mastery of the turntables, matched with his immense energy, ability to intensify the crowd through his production and remixes, makes Damion Daniel a preeminent DJ, to love & enjoy.
Damion was the winner of the 2006 NBA DJ All-Star battle.
The 2006 & 2007 Mix Show PowerSummit: Best Satellite Mix-Show Award & Nominee
Damion currently resides in Miami & Los Angeles. He continues to produce original records that can be found on BEATPORT, iTunes, AMAZON, SPOTIFY & BEATS MUSIC worldwide. Damion also continues to dj in various clubs across the USA. Listen to his live sets on www.vmped.com hosting his own weekly radio show and podcasts. When in Miami check him out on Miami’s Y100 FM (Miami) and iHeart Radio internationally doing his guest mix radio shows for “Electric Kingdom”.