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Author Topic: DKMA aka Dana Kelley (Rest in peace) (MAC?)  (Read 2273 times)

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DKMA aka Dana Kelley (Rest in peace) (MAC?)
« on: August 05, 2016, 12:45:41 PM »

rip DK


(from boston - relocated to florida 2004)

discography http://web.archive.org/web/20031217111509/http://home.earthlink.net/~dkma/disco.htm

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.

Music is not the only passion, art as a whole was exposed to Dana. At the age of 16, Dana demonstrated a flair for fashion illustration, and won a 2 year scholarship to the Museum School of Fine Arts. The dream of illustration was cut short, since growing up in a tensely racially segregated city - Boston; Dana was the victim of a senseless act of violence because of his skin color. A year of recuperation followed, where Dana's renewed interest in music emerged. The Paradise Garage , alas Larry Levan, was the turning point for Dana. Dana purchased an EPS sampler, and started writing music. In 1994, Dana approached DJ Bruno at Boston Beat with a cheesy demo of tracks he was working on. Bruno called Dana and told him to stop sitting on the music, and recommended house labels to send a demo to.

Kult, Strictly rhythm, and Eightball received demos, and 3 days later Gladys Pizzarro called with an offer Dana could not refuse. Krimp was born, a name derived from the locks Dana cut the day before to look for work in Boston. This was the beginning of something truly special.

Dana received accolades from Louis Vega, Frankie Feliciano, Armand Van Helden, and DJ Sneak for the different sound he brought to Strictly - rough gritty tech house. At the time no one knew what to call the music but deep and he was featured on the "Next Generation EP". "This is Krimp" was the last and best of the Krimp series for Strictly Rhythm and in 1997, Dana played a part in the UK revolution called Speed Garage. A bassline from "In the Spirit" was sampled numerous times, and was released on Strictly as Praxis featuring Kathy Brown "Turn me Out" .

Dana Kelley continues to forge into new territory with old techniques. Dana is composing soundtracks for small independent films and video games like Rock Star Games "Smuggler's Run". Dana is currently heading up a label in Boston, Future Foundation Recordings, with Armen Waller, Mark Romanelli, and John Flaherty. The first single, Divine EP, features San Francisco vocalist Stacey Jethroe, a single from the forthcoming LP "The Morphing" due in March 2003. Dana can be found gigging around the New England area, searching for that shining star.
-- http://web.archive.org/web/20031217111957/http://home.earthlink.net/~dkma/newr.htm


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Hello World,
It's been a long time. In case you don't know, I've relocated to Florida as of 6/1/03. I'm presently in West Palm Beach, enjoying the sun and having fun. I decided to move for motivation. I was comfortable in Boston, lived there all my life, and wanted a major change. I love the weather in Florida, the deep house scene is slowly budding. I was able to hang out with Q Burns, Brett Johnson, and a few other cool cats coming into town. If you are coming to play, please drop me an email. Good things will be coming out of Florida soon, as soon as I put my stamp on SOFLA!!!! Thank all of you or your continued support and love. I know I've been out of the scene for 2 years now, but that means something really big is coming down the pipe. Keep it real and don't stop loving yourself and others.


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Re: DKMA aka Dana Kelley (Rest in peace)
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 11:28:58 AM »