At sixteen years of age a spark was ignited in Dan Thompson’s heart after attending a weekly ‘rave’ in his local town hall. He purchased himself a set of turn tables and that paved the way for this Southern England born DJ’s future in music. He wanted to be a DJ! Music became Dan’s passion and every spare moment was spent practising, listening to music and going to clubs for inspiration. Dan eventually became a regular on the Portsmouth trance scene but decided to try his hand at producing, releasing his first track ‘Bipolar’ in 2012. Like a dream come true, ‘Bipolar’ caught the attention of trance legend Armin Van Buuren and featured on his weekly radio show ‘A State of Trance’. Little did Dan know then that he would go on to feature on the ASOT radio show multiple times in the past four years, including being picked for Armin’s very own ’Tune of the Week’ on three occasions, as well as having six tracks released on ASOT, with a further two having been signed for release in 2017.
Not only has Dan been welcomed with open arms by the Armada family, he has also become a firm favourite with Coldharbour head honcho Markus Schulz, releasing five tracks on the Coldharbour record label, with another release also in 2017, and full support always given in Markus’s sets and on his weekly radio show Global DJ Broadcast.
Dan has collaborated with the likes of Talla 2XLC, Solis and Sean Truby, Craig Connelly, Mino Safy and Omair Mirza. He has also remixed for Arkham Knights, Antillas, Fabio XB feat Christina Novelli and had his remix of Armin VanBuuren and Susana’s ‘Shivers’ released by Armada after Armin heard it during Dan’s debut set at ASOT 700.
Dan is known for his big melodic breakdowns and dark and techy big room productions, making him a versatile player in the progressive tech-trance scene. His sounds have so far seen him play the afore mentioned A State of Trance 700 and Coldharbour Beach Festival, Netherlands, The Gallery at Ministry of Sound, Trance Sanctuary and Elevation Audio, London as well as Trancescated and Fest Jak Chces in the Czech Republic, to name a few.
His most recent release, with Marco V is making waves already in 2018, check in out from the beatport link below.
With well over 1 million plays of his tracks on Soundcloud alone, three top ten hits, confirmed releases on ASOT, Cold harbour and FSOE signed also in 2017, Dan Thompson really is one to watch! Playing an exclusive Tech House set for Ayia Napa House Party on 8th Sept, you should be very excited about this global DJ, we are!!