Wednesday 26th Oct, 2016
From: UK

Daco (aka David Connally). This space cadet has been delicately making music since the dance crossover effect of the early 90's. Hailing from The Union Of Soviet Manchester, he signed to WEA back in 91' with his baggy, criminal justice act, Beloved style outfit Mellowstate. Moving on to work with the likes of Donald Johnson (ACR), Russell Watson, John Coxon (Betty Boo) and Neil Mclellen (Prodigy, Saffron). The late 90's saw him producing tracks for Sony, Jelly St, Peer Music Publishing, and could be found on occasion writing jingles for TV adds and post cold war kids TV shows. In the year 2000, Mix Mag listed a Maurice Joshua mix of the dancefloor favourite 'Save Me' (Mellowstate) to be one of the top 10 most influential garage tracks of the 90's, and in 2008 it appeared on Defected's 15 years of definitive house and garage.

Endlessly developing his unique style, understanding and technique, and rarely spending a day without his beloved studio time. 2005 onwards saw him working alongside the mighty dub master Zed Bias, on Phuturistic's label Phuturelounge, releasing the 'Morphine' EP from his superb live project LTA (love the action). Since then he's boasted numerous releases on Jonny Miller's label Jus' Listen, worked and toured alongside Manchester dirty basement badgers Elektrons (unabombers), with Pete Simpson and Mpho Skeef.

2009 has seen Daco joining far-out cosmical forces both in the studio and on tour with Mobo/Brit award winner and old 'synth room' high school pal Finley Quaye. Release countdown and launch is inevitable after the haze has settled.

His latest outbursts of dark matter are the 'Aquarium' EP out on Paper Recordings in March, two releases on the highly popular Hed Kandi series in both Europe and the US, plus release's on his very own digital label Magnetic Recordings. 2010 will finally bring to light his long overdue début album, launched from the Manchester's born-again Paper Recordings.

Always in league with the thrill of exploration and the genre 'good music', Daco's pace, depths and decades of influence endlessly journey through jazz, soul and disco, funk, electro and house. Listen and love it.


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