DANNY THE WILDCHILD (Chicago)

Danny the Wildchild aka Daniel Garcia was born on the South side of Chicago in 1977. The brother of a once aspiring DJ, he keenly watched and quickly learned the tricks of the trade. Danny began djing at age nine soon surpassing his brother's abilities and eventually inherited his equipment and records. At twelve, Danny entered a Chicago area contest for young DJ's and won. He took home that fifty-dollar prize and was called "The Wildchild" from that day forward.

Although Danny's roots were as a Hip-Hop DJ, he was eventually introduced into the Chicago Rave scene and to the world of drum-n-bass. He enjoyed this new form of music, but also loved hip-hop and began to creatively blend the two genres creating a unique sound of his own. As Danny's turntable talents grew, he began to incorporate scratching and DMC style battle tricks into his Drum-n-Bass sets. His precise mixing skills and unique style and sound gave him the opportunity to bring Drum-n-Bass into the DMC and Hip-Hop scenes. Danny's recognition has earned him a collection of praises from domestic and international magazines such as Mixer, Thousand Words, Faqt, and Lotus to name just a few. Danny was also featured as one of the people making waves in the scene in Urb's Next 100 Artists to Watch Issue.

Today Danny has become one of the most valued U.S. Drum-n-Bass DJ's. His unique blends of jungle and Hip-Hop beats and amazing scratching and beat juggling have proved to be show stopping. His talents have brought him to perform in venues worldwide and opening up for such acts as Eminem, Method Man, The Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, Moby, Goldie, Mix Master Mike and The Pharcyde. Danny also toured extensively throughout Europe with DJ Q-bert in 2002 (see djqbert.com). Although most weekends he is on the road, he still has time to host the 12midnight slot on Chicago's Alternative Radio station Q101FM and is gotten back in the studio. In March, the Wildchild released a follow-up to his 1999 12" release on Bad Boy Bill's Canvas label. His first effort at mix CD culminated in the release of Danny The Wildchild: Booked (March 2001). The Wildchild's was the first in a series of Booked CD's from Chicago's Strictly Hype Recordings. This was followed by the successful release of his latest CD in 2002 on Surge Recordings entitled Fully Sorted.

Past Shows


Aug
31
st
2019
Mainroom + Entry
Aug
31
st
2019
Mainroom + Entry

BASSGASM

with DJ Craze, vaski, THE HORRORIST and more!
Aug
29
th
2015
The Record Room
Aug
29
th
2015
The Record Room

DANNY THE WILDCHILD (Chicago) and URBAN AGENDA - A Drum & Bass/Urban Dance Night

A Drum & Bass/Urban Dance Night
with JOSH VIRGIN aka HIDDEN RHYTHM, Truth Maze, FAKT and more!
Sep
17
th
2014
The Record Room
Sep
17
th
2014
The Record Room

KONKRETE JUNGLE

with DANNY THE WILDCHILD (Chicago), Mr. Frosty and MC QUESTIONMARK

More Shows

Dec
18
th
7th St Entry

PHUN: A Tribute to Phish

Nov
14
th
First Avenue

F1rst Wrestling presents
UNLEASHED

Nov
12
th
icehouse MPLS

Levi Hummon and Roman Alexander

Dec
15
th
Fine Line

An Evening with
Allen Stone