Recognizing, respecting, and revering music’s power, New York born David Dann founded Mind of a Genius in 2013. Classically trained in piano as a child, he traded in the ivories for the decks, becoming a producer and DJ at 16. Between high school and college, he gained an international following through gigs everywhere from South America to Brazil to back home in the U.S.
Through Mind of a Genius, David created a platform to launch some of the decade’s most prolific talent, including ZHU, Gallant, Klangstof, THEY., Kwaye, and more.
Among many milestones, ZHU’s “Faded” notched the label’s first 2014 GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of “Best Dance Recording” and Gallant’s 2016 full-length debut album Ology earned a nomination for “Best Urban Contemporary Album.” Hypebeast, Complex, and Revolt touted Dann as a true tastemaker in extensive features as he simultaneously orchestrated a high-profile deal with Warner Bros. Records. With the Mind of a Genius legacy firmly cemented in music history, David is now returning to his roots. In 2020, David will be touring once again and releasing new, original music in the coming months. David has already tested his new material at iconic venues like Sound Nightclub and in the underground at warehouse parties in LA – and he can’t wait to share it with the world.
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