Dani Deahl- Chicago-Based Journalist turned DJ


Dani Deahl- Chicago-Based Journalist turned DJ

If you think men only dominate electronic dance music, you’ll be surprised to know what women have offered in the scene. One such woman and female DJ is Dani Deahl, who has dominated the industry, and here is everything you need to know about her.

Who is Dani Deahl?

Born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., Dani Deahl is a well-known and popular female DJ, Chicago-based EDM, House music producer, blogger, and journalist. Dani Deahl’s age is 44 years old. She is a prominent figure in music and has always been at the forefront of artist discovery. She is also a public speaker and a Governor of the Recording Academy. On May 5, 2013, Dani Deahl married DJ Fei Tang.

Dani Deahl’s early life

Dani Deahl was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. When she was attending high school, Dani became a DJ and got her first few residencies at a very early stage.
Raised in the city that invented house music, Dani quickly made her mark by working with vocal artists from Sue Cho to Whiskey Pete.

She is a prominent expert when it comes to gender equality in music and marketing for musicians. She also engages in outreach and professional development for the dance music community.

Dani Deahl career

From 2009 to 2015, Dani Deahl was the producer of a Billboard charted song and ran the music blog Dsquared. Currently, she is DJ Mag’s editor at large. In 2014, she also had a highly publicized TEDx talk titled “Women, STEM & EDM”.

For the first time, the first internet podcast was syndicated on terrestrial radio when DJ Dani Deahl became the producer and co-host of Red Bar Radio. After that, she expanded her occupation into music production, journalism as well as blogging.

Soon after, she started her writing career for Urb as a contributor and shortly became their House Section Editor. She has also contributed to Time Out, BPM, Mateo, Chinashop- Red Bull’s Magazine, Complex, and Vice. It was in 2009 when Deahl’s DSqaured blog started.

Dani Deahl achievement

As a female DJ, Dani Deahl stated she was finding it difficult to get booked. But her hard work and efforts did pay off when Deahl’s ‘Show Me Your Kitties’ tour consisted of 30 shows, and also when in 2016, she was offered a position for taking up the role as an editor for popular music magazine DJ Mag.
In 2011 when she headlined Lollapalooza, MTV Iggy named her a Top 10 Female Producer. Her work has been supported by Excision, Diplo, Joachim Garraud, and Chuckie. Also, as a journalist, she interviewed heavyweights like Tiga and David Guetta for national publications.

Dani as an artist, has released twerk, trap, and hard-hitting house with labels like Dim Mak, Flamingo, Cr2, Armada, and Monstercat. She technically creates high energy with her blend trap, bass-forward sets, and performance. Dani Deahl also had played festivals like Lollapalooza, EDC, and venues like Wrigley.

Some popular tracks and Dani Deahl songs are Speakers Get Twerked, Control Myself, Thunderbolt, Replay, Diplo Hates You, Paralyzed, Pocket Porn, SMYK, and Poppin Bottles. Dani Deahl’s songs have charted on Billboard and appeared on MTV Clubland, LOGO, MTVU, MTV Latin America, and other networks.

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