Altered Natives has been cooking up beats and productions for a number of years, releasing his first works through the Goya music affiliated People records and London broken beat institution COOPR8.
In 2006, Danny joined DeJa Vu Fm and started The Altered Natives Radio show, playing broken beat, house, hip hop and dubstep as well as exclusive productions from the man himself. In 2007 the Eye4Eye label was set up as an outlet for Altered Natives productions as well as other cutting edge artists and producers. The first two releases came from Altered Natives, with the following two releases coming from London based producer Surra. It was in 2008 that people really started taking note of Danny with his release “GOYA OWES ME MONEY EP” – a tongue in cheek reference to the now defunct Goya Distribution.
Soon after this came his bruk beat long player “1000 Days of Patience”, which received support from the likes of Phil Asher, IG Culture, Afronaut, Domu, Flying Lotus, Zed Bias to name a few. The remainder of 2008 was spent in Danny’s Norf Lungdon laboratory experimenting with some new productions, not to mention collaborating with a few people along the way. He emerged from the smoke filled corridors of his lair to deliver a fresh batch of productions released throughout 2009. This included his underground smash “Rass Out” on Fresh Minute Music label receiving support from all corners of the dance floor from house, to dub step, via UK funky and beyond, gaining support from DJ’s such as Kode 9, Bok Bok, Martyn, Phil Asher, DJ Pioneer, Karizma, Laurent Garnier to name a few.
The huge success of “Rass Out” enabled the track to get licensed to a few compilations including Martyns Fabric mix CD as well as Ministry Of Sounds UK Funky, Souljazz, two Rinse compilations and more.ï»¿ Altered Natives raised the bar in 2009 and continued to do so in 2010 with his unique production talents. 2010 started with his provocative remix of Ikonika’s “Idiot” on pioneering electronic label Hyperdub. Later he went onto release his second offering on Fresh Minute Music with a track titled “Believe in Me” featuring the sublime vocal talents of Sacha Williamson and also included a Zed Bias remix, which was widely revered in support from all dancefloors worldwide.
With Danny constantly cooking beats and productions, his experiments rewarded him with “The Tenement Yard Volume 1” project, a collection of tracks and experiments across house, techno, dubstep and electronica, the album is available on Altered Natives EYE4EYE RECORDINGS label and has gained the phenomenal support of press and DJs alike.
A release on Martyn’s 3024 label soon followed, getting Altered Natives music to a wider, more international audience. Danny silently followed up to Altered Natives ‘1000 Days Of Patience’ album with yet another album, ‘Serial Vendetta’, which was Altered Natives unique representation of all what’s good about the uk’s underground bass music scene, from dutty broken and beyond. The year was finished off with a release on Italian label Bosconi Records, with the “No Mortgage” EP gaining him even more global DJ support and awareness.
Look out for releases and remixes on many other prestigious label’s as well as his own EYE4EYE RECORDINGS imprint, which continues to support the latest innovative sounds hand picked from the underground, as well being the output for his own productions. 2011 has been a busy year for Altered Natives, the release of a label compilation on EYE4EYE recordings, the next instalment of “Tenement Yard Vol 2″ (9/10 in dj Mag) as well as a new vinyl only project set to start.
His unique blend of house, techno, broken and dub step has taken him across the world playing in North America, Europe and the UK.