LABELS: Neverest Records / 555 Music / Stab Recordings / Lantus Recordings / Asia Music
A late night juggernaut responsible for the proliferation of techno in Bangkok, Dan Buri is like the city having its own Berlin resident DJ at its helm. His German upbringing reverberates in the brooding yet melodic soundscapes that he plays but his Thai roots lend him a more lighthearted approach to everything that he does. In fact, whether he’s playing deep and undulated techno or organic tech house, his legacy in the city is defined by his high-octane performances and an unparalleled ability to engage and connect with the crowd. Notorious for pushing boundaries into nonexistence, Dan has crafted a career out of fusing together his many worlds in seamless and syncopated harmony.
Career defining moments come from sharing stages with artists like Sven Väth, Dubfire, Joris Voorn, M.A.N.D.Y, Booka Shade and Azari & III, as well as playing some of the world’s most revered clubs like Tresor, Sisyphos, Time and Kyo. His current trajectory stations him in Europe for the summertime, regularly coasting through countries like Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France, while winters are spent in the warmer regions of Asia where he is bastion of its underground music culture. But regardless of where you find him, you will find his dance floor moving, bruising and sweating. Fired by passion and fueled by boundless energy, Dan exudes positive vibes and the mark he’s left on Bangkok’s underground music scene is both impactful and infectious.
Finding that his production prowess had gone to the next level after linking with Bla Bla Music founder Daniel Sanchez, Dan found inspiration in Bangkok’s relentless afterhours affairs and finally breathed life into his own imprint. Aptly named Neverest Records, Dan has been questing tirelessly to create a family amongst Asia’s DJs and producers and build for the region a platform for sharing and connecting, not just within Asia but also with the world – always spreading the after party ethos upon which Neverest was built.
My Favourite Freaks Interview
Hello Dan!! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today ?
Hi Stefan, nice to meet you!
It is a great sunny weather in Berlin today and I am preparing myself for my final gig in Berlin at Golden Gate tonight.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
My latest release was the debut EP of my own Imprint, Neverest Records.
We have just started to build this platform for inspiring Asian artists who want to connect to the music market of Europe, where the scene is flourishing more than anywhere else in the world. Before that I had a release on 555 Music called „Walk in the Park“, which is more minimal oriented and all about the groove.
Here’s a little shout out to Daniel Sanchez, who is the owner of 555 and Bla Bla Music!
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
To be honest, I haven’t had a release which gave me huge international attention so far, but I think with the latest releases on my own label, I have gained quite a lot of regional attention, due to the fact that we are hitting the right moment in our scene here in Bangkok. We have quite a hype surrounding techno right now, and we are glad that our philosophy of music is finally heard by the younger generation of music lovers in Bangkok and also surrounding countries like Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and so on.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned for 2016?
I have a few projects in the pipeline, cooperating with talented producers from all around. One of them is an EP with my friend Rory Gallagher, who is an amazing person with an even higher talent in making top notch music. You can find his contribution to Neverest Records in the Podcast I have made for My Favourite Friends.
As you are touring, please tell us something about your experience around the globe. What is your favourite city or country and why?
It is quite hard to tell, due to the fact that I haven’t been around the whole globe yet, but I can tell by now that in terms of scene, music culture and arts, Berlin is one of the top spots I have ever been, and really got to know. Every summer I am spending my time over there, playing gigs in places such as Sisyphos, Tresor, etc. But the best experiences are always the Open Air Festivals around the world, those stay in your mind for a long time.
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
One time when I was playing at the infamous Koh Phangan in Thailand, I tried a laughing gas balloon and nearly fainted behind the DJ booth – luckily I didn’t and the set kept going!
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Wonderfruit Festival ( Quarry Stage )
Jungle Experience Phangan
Merkaba Beach New Year Phangan
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Paul Ursin – Explorazione
Victor Ruiz – Serpens
Rory Gallagher – The Young One ( unreleased )
Solee – Ten ( Luca Bacchetti Endless Remix )
Dan Buri – Helium ( Shmix Remix )
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Stefan
Tale of Us – Lies (Sunju Hargun edit)
Speaking Minds – Monongahela (Denis Horvat Remix)
Ran Salman, Aaryon – Riptide (Philipp Kempnich Remix)
Radeckt – Coffin View (Original Mix)
Sandrino, Frankey – Izar (Original Mix)
Ran Salman – Anamnesis (Original Mix)
Yves Murasca, Rosario Galati – I Don’t Need You (Simone Vitullo Remix)
Natural_Flow – Dethroning (Lee Van Dowski Remix)
Speaking Minds – Sharpless 248 (Alex Niggemann Re-Shape)
Rory Gallagher – The Young One ( Unreleased )