Shawn Mitiska

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Rolls: Curvve Interview with Dumb Dan

“Sex, Drugs and Bacon Rolls.” That was Dan’s reply when he was asked what the movie title to his life would be.

Hailing from Sweden, Dan Lindeberg, aka Dumb Dan is a well known name in the EDM society. His productions have gotten the attention from some of the major international players and have landed his work on labels like Stone Boy, Whoop and Armada. After having a great run on the Beatport charts with his remix of Moussa Clark’s “Regret”, he is now focusing his time on his international DJ gigs and running his own label, Dumb Recordings.

In the midst of all his hard work, Dan’s latest release, a remix of Shawn Mitiska and Vinny Troia’s “House Revisited” has just been released on Curvve Recordings. Click here to check it out.

But being a successful producer, DJ and label manager is only one side of the story. Here are a few things that you may not know about him:

Q: Everyone dreams of being a superhero. Who would you be?

A: “I’d have to say the Phantom”, he said in a recent interview with Curvve. “It would be cool to live with a beauty queen in a cave in Africa that has a room full of high tech stuff.”

Q: Speaking of high tech, what is the one piece of equipment that you could not live without?

A: “Voxengo’s Curve EQ”

Q: With your interest in this tech environment, does that make you a PC guy or a Mac guy?

A: “I feel a little Mac sometimes, but I’m pretty sure I’m PC. “ He goes on to say, “Some of my best friends are Macs, I have nothing against them.”

Some of us have a routine when we play a set or when we produce. Dan is no different. His ritual includes “having a big pot of coffee all day long” and definitely wearing his lucky KISS t-shirt. This is the sort of preparation that has led him to produce an edgy, tech house driven remix of “House Revisited.” He also swears that he wore his lucky shirt during the entire production of the remix, which is why he can guarantee that it will be a hit.

Q: Did anything interesting or funny happen to you during the recording of your new remix?

A: Yes, Shawn Mitiska told me all about his favorite trance records.

Business aside, Dan believes that if his remix of “House Revisited” was an animal, it would definitely be an Okapi: an edgy looking animal that is a cross between a horse and a giraffe.

Interesting! But has this avant-garde way of thinking ever caused Dan to be stalked?

“Yes,” he replied, “but only by nice people.”

Be sure to check out out Dumb Dan’s remix of “House Revisited” by clicking here.

More Information about Dan available at

www.dumbdan.com

www.dumbrecordings.com

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Mitiska and Troia "House Revisited"

Shawn Mitiska and Vinny Troia team up on Curvve’s latest release.

Shawn Mitiska has worked his way up from internet radio to become a highly recognized DJ and producer, gaining interest from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz and Above and Beyond.

Vinny Troia, who has previously remixed tracks for Ultra Nate, N’Dea Davenport, and Jody Watley, is back from a long hiatus (and a relaxing honeymoon) with this collaboration.

This dark, progressive house track, has a hard hitting beat that is to keep dance floors moving. The break at 1:40 will keep the suspense building to deliver high energy that is guaranteed to make a crowd sweat.

On the remix is Retrobyte, who puts a more minimal and funky electro/tech spin on this track. Very good stuff from the Gabriel and Dresden protege.

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Purchase the track at Beatport.com