Dan Bodan is a Canadian Singer, Songwriter and producer living in Berlin.
During the early aughts, while studying photography in Montreal, DBD supported himself working call centres, lighting video shoots for a local porn studio and manning the coat check at the underground club Zoo Bizarre. In this environment he began developing a distinct style of songwriting, utilizing production methods of experimental and electronic dance music but applying them to simple, but sincere love songs.
Since moving to Berlin in 2007 he’s performed, shirtless and sweaty, in dozens of seedy locales on four continents, and worked with a throng of different artists, musicians, designers and producers to make everything from his first digital downloads to a self-styled record label, Mangrove. He’s become a fixture at the now-defunct bar TIMES where he hosted monthly nights of maudlin crooning.
Releasing a series of singles in 2012, including a split 7″ with Hot Chip member Alexis Taylor, DBD returns this spring to release his next single Anonymous followed by an album later in the year.
17th May 2014
Kunsthalle Karlsplatz, Vienna (Austria)