Dan was bitten by the music bug from the early age of 18, when he had his debut club experience, hearing quality sounds on a main room system. Not long after, he purchased his first CDJ's and started to experiment with the sounds of electronic music. He had success holding down numerous residencies within this genre at various Sydney venues. As he progressed, so did his tastes and came his introduction to House Music.
Dan was fortunate in that his day job was as a Manager in a House Music hosting entertainment venue. Not only did this provide him further exposure to the genre, but he was to paid to listen to quality house tunes. Not a bad way to earn a living.
Since making the transition from Electro to House, Dan's held numerous residencies and guest spots at some of Sydney's premier parties and venues including S.A.S.H., Musik Matters, Strange Clouds, Bad Apple, Moonshine, High Tide, Kinky Disco, Dance Club, Oscillate, and Sub Bass Soundscapes Events.
Dan has also supported notable International artists such as Inxec, Hot Since 82, Hal Incandenza, Small People, Chaos, and John Digweed.
Dan made the move to production and has never looked back, already receiving huge support from local Sydney DJ's, dropping many of his unreleased tracks. Dan's debut release "Cross Checking" was signed to Miami based label MLP, and features on the compilation "Gangsta's Run The Underground Vol .1". His sound can be described as refined , dark and deep house, with simple pumping drums and heavy bass-lines.
Despite numerous requests to release his projects, Dan has waited until the time was right. That time is now. Trojan House Records are pleased to welcome Dan Baartz to the THR family. His debut and full EP is due for release in July with remixes from Rhadow and Jaded.
In June 2013, Dan heads to the UK to pursue is passion for production with his tunes, coming to a dance floor near you.