Danny Daze's Top Five Miami Jams of All Time
But for Danny, it all started in Miami -- the place he still calls home. Back in March, he reminisced with Crossfade about the early days: "I really got influenced by the b-boy scene in Miami -- Hot Wheels, Thunder Wheels. Then little by little got into the rave scene -- specifically the Full Moon parties which were held at Malibu Castle Park."
And because Danny's been DJing since he was 13, you'd be hard-pressed to find a greater authority on classic homegrown Miami dance music among DJs of his generation. So ahead of his gig at Treehouse on Saturday alongside Kate Simko, LINK and Miami Rebels, we caught up with Danny to find out which five local jams influenced him the most over the years.
1. Crazy Legs' "Happy And You Know It"
"This video is pretty much what I did at Hot Wheels every Friday."
2. DJ Laz's "Red Alert"
"One of the biggest bass tunes in history! Used to listen to DJ Laz's 5 O'Clock Traffic Jam on Power 96 every day after school."