DKMA presents Andrastea - Audio Interview I Plastic City
(recorded in march 2009)
Dana Kelley's sound and music has made a major impact on the House scene since 1995. He has worked on such labels as Strictly Rhythm, Guidance, Subliminal, and a Whole lot more. DJ's worldwide have played a remix of DKMA or an original track of Dana's from Louis Vega to Chris Fortier, evidence that Dana's influence has cross genre appeal. Growing up in Roxbury Massachusetts, in a single parent household, Dana's musical influence started with his mother. Ophelia played numerous R&B hits that are considered classics by today's house folk. George Benson, MFSB, O'Jays, and Herbie Hancock. Ophelia enrolled her children into the Elma Lewis School of Performing Arts, where he excelled as a classical violinist, selected as a Suzuki violinist, was chosen with 5 other students to play for Chinese embassy.
Dana received accolades from Louis Vega, Frankie Feliciano, Armand Van Helden and DJ Sneak for the different sound he brought to Strictly Rhythm - rough gritty tech-house. Beside a lot of 12" releases on labels like Strictly Rhythm, Contrast Records, 4th Floor Recordings, Chug Recordings and Subliminal Records he released his first album "The Ascent" on Plastic City.