DJ Day is a typical product of modern day hip-hop-culture. He is a dedicated record digger and serious DJ who cut his teeth in the LA undergound scene alongside his friends Aloe Blacc and Exile. But selling beats to rappers was never his main ambition. Instead of doing beat-tapes he got himself a Fender Rhodes and MPC started making music.
Maybe it's his upbringing in Southern California but there is definitley a "sunny" side to Day's music. This may sound a bit like a cliche but when you are literally living in the desert it is not unlikely that this will affect your music. And it's the combination of relaxed and soulful chords and melodies with serious beats and breaks that makes his signature sound.
"Day goes on a Mizell Brothers meet Dilla mission" one critic wrote about his latest EP "Got To Get It Right" and the growning Day fan-club consists of people like Gilles Peterson, Chairman Mao ("Ego Trip"), Steve Spacek, Garth Trinidad, Phonte and The Fader.
Free mix for Gilles Peterson's Worldwide show.
Feature in Stealth magazine (AUS)
The making of "First Step" by DJ Day
Interview in The Fader (US)
Feature in Desert Post Weekly (US)
Feature in XCL8R magazine (USA)
Review in Melbourne Streetpress (AUS)
Tour pics from Canada and Dublin & Munich