about dan laino
Dan Laino, a life-long musician, which has formed the framework for his evolution into the Producer and DJ we know today. Dan blends the most savory elements of disco, funk, soul, breakbeat, hip-hop, and R&B to create distinctive productions and engaging live sets. Dan has become a mainstay in Minneapolis because his wide-ranging tastes, vast experience, and never-ending energy, which empowers him to shine in every lineup. Dan is signed to Phunk Junk Records, S&S Records, Cosmograph Records, 4Matt Prodution Chicago, and Down Right Dirty Records.
Born in Germany, Dan started playing percussion instruments at an early age. He moved to the United States with his family when he was 11 years old and soon started playing in marching band and mastering the drumset. In the late 80’s, Dan began curating his tastes by splicing mixtapes for friends and mixing records at parties. With skills and mounting experience, Dan was signed to Phadid Entertainment (Minneapolis), where he contributed to many artists' recordings, and toured with hip-hop groups Mayhem and Different Shades of Soul.