DJ Miagi is an electronic musician currently living in New York City's borough of Brooklyn. Miagi started DJ'ing under obscure pseudonyms in the 1990's at warehouse raves, outdoor festivals, and club events across the United States. It was in the early 2000's that Daniel accepted his stage name DJ Miagi, which spawns from a childhood nickname, at the advice of peers to keep track of his career.
As a performer, Miagi is a turntablist at heart. In his earlier days of electronic music culture Miagi mixed a collection of house music on top of jungle and drum & bass tracks. The sound evolved into Miagi's signature sound of serialism and it's interwoven chemistry with traditional beat matching. He has described this as finding rhythm within and embracing the greatest fear of DJ's, the “trainwreck”. Live turntablism performances feature a mixture of progressive house, jungle, and electro house music mixed between up to three turntables.
As a remixer, Miagi began editing the order and layout of artist's tracks. Notable edits include tracks from Blood on the Dancefloor and Fischerspooner. Other edits include tracks from Marilyn Manson and a vast array of artists within the electronic music community. Many of Miagi's songs have been edited beyond casual recognition of their original composition and become staples of his digital mixing style.
Original work of DJ Miagi includes many downtempo and minimal progressive music. Miagi has utilized the vocal talents of Juke Setizen who provides vocals to some of his music. The duo is releasing an album of their original works through an independent label that they founded called Demoniquin Records which also features hip hop and rock artists.
DJ Miagi has performed alongside many top acts at a variety of venues. In 2001 Miagi played with DJ Polywog following her exposure in the feature film “Groove”. Polywog had great influence on Miagi's original productions following the release of her debut original album, Sonichameleon. DJ Miagi has also appeared on billings alongside artists such as Coolio at music festivals.
Currently DJ Miagi has a growing online following and multiple locations online that feature his music, both original compositions and mixes. DJ Miagi's mixes that can be found online are compilations exploring the combination of serialism, beat matching, and feature the inclusion of sampling over edited tracks.