jdn

… purveyor of funky beats and assorted electric treats …

About

I’ve stum­bled upon a hec­tic array of diverse sounds and grooves over the years. I’m still aim­ing for deeper lay­ers of sound design, rhythm, and sonic brain mas­sage – so stay tuned in the future.

Please enjoy my past releases, take a look around the labs for notes on music pro­duc­tion, leave a com­ment if you like, and spread the word to like-minded friends.

Bio

I grew up play­ing piano until about the age of 9, DJ’d house and trance through­out the 90s and early 2000s, and picked up West African drum­ming along the way.  Pro­duc­tion has slowly crept up on me as a way of shar­ing my pas­sion for elec­tronic music, and fus­ing the var­i­ous musi­cal veins I’ve fallen in love with over the years.

Past projects include work­ing with Texas down­temo improv col­lec­tive “Nuco”, tra­di­tional West African Djembe and Djun-Djun as part of the Malian drum ensem­ble “Fato”, techo-house releases under the guise of “Chaka­harta”, techno tracks with Har­mo­nious Dis­cord label head Sean Ander­son as part of “The Immac­u­late Bach­e­lors”, and var­i­ous ambi­ent dub tracks with Clay Roper and Jamie Cameron Northrup as “Pag­ing Ms. Toit”.

Releases

  • jdn – Echopro­ject [Band­camp] 2001
  • 3 house (with John Walker and Clay Roper) – X-ray Cat [Shaolin Tech] 2002
  • Grey and Chaka­harta – Warm Focus EP [Fair Park] 2003
  • jdn – Nuco Daze [Band­camp] 2007
  • Chaka­harta – Cac­tus Girl [Har­mo­nious Dis­cord]  2007
  • Chaka­harta – Pacific Beats – Dis­cor­dian Dream­ing EP [Har­mo­nious Dis­cord] 2008
  • Chaka­harta – The Plant [Har­mo­nious Dis­cord] 2008
  • Chaka­harta – Wake Up Tech EP [Har­mo­nious Dis­cord] 2010

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