"I really got influenced by the b-boy scene in Miami — Hot Wheels, Thunder Wheels," he told Crossfade last year. "Then little by little got into the rave scene."
And that's the moment when Danny veered deep into the house, techno, "electro, glitch and IDM" of Phoenecia and Murk's Oscar G & Ralph Falcon.
Now after a 14-year ascent to EDM stardom (punctuated by 2011 international hit "Your Everything"), Mr. Daze is a big fucking star, spending his days (and nights) in Barcelona, Spain.
This weekend, though, he's back on South Beach at Story Nightclub for a homecoming show. And he's hooking up the locals with free tix.
Danny Daze at Story Nightclub Ticket Giveaway Instructions
1. Head over to Crossfade's Facebook page and Like it.
2. Find the Danny Daze at Story Nightclub update and leave a comment.
3. From the pool of commenters, we'll randomly select one lucky party person to go subterranean with Danny and Story on South Beach. So keep an eye on your Facebook messages.
4. Last thing ... You only have until 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, to enter.
Danny Daze. With Thunderpony. As part of Undergound Story. Presented by LINK and Miami Rebels. Saturday, February 16. Story Nightclub, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-538-2424 or visit storymiami.com.