BIO

MUSIC PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

Daniel Merlot is a songwriter, producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist who currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

He produces music artists in Japan,Korea,China and the States .

He has produced 3 #1 singles in Japan with top girl groups has done crossover english songs for popular Asian artists into America .

Daniel worked for Lady Gagas producer Red One for his label on Universal music 2101 as the music director.This included Porcelain Blacks

single with guest rap star Lil Wayne getting over 10 million plays on youtube ,itunes single of the week and lots of mainstream press.

They toured as a live act with Lil Wayne for almost a year (alongside Niki Minaj,Rick Ross,Drake,KeriHilson,Travis Barker,Far East Movement

etc) .Playing live on the David Letterman show and many numerous shows in the states.

He has also produced numerous succesfull songs for Chinese Popstar Shang Wenjie in English.French and Chinese .

Daniel produced Korean girl group pop act SPICA..He crossed over SPICA into the american market releasing on his own label garnering up major press and tv performances for them on such outlets as FOX TV Billboard magazine ,Fuze TVetc

Daniel has also produced music for many hollywood film and TV shows such as Anthony Bourdain,MTV,Volkswagon,.Modern Family,ABC Networks,Most notable music for the worldwide hit film Marvel Comics BLADE TRINITY which starred Wesley Snipes, Ryan Reynolds, and

Jessica Biel.He collaborated with rap legend Kool Keith for this and also was released on the official soundtrack with RZA and members of the Wutang Clan.

Daniel scored & co-produced the of launch Vogue Magazine/Conde Naste fashion video series.This series was launched on Vogue’s website and was hosted by Katy Perrys stylist Johnny Wujek.

EVENTS

Daniel started producing live/dj events in San Francisco in the 90s.Transitioning into working directly with Larry Harvey the founder of Burning Man producing/performing shows and acts for the main stage at Burning Man(when they had a main stage) 

He started working directly for years with Perry Farrell on the Lollapalooza/Enit Festival/Coachella festivals etc Daniel was producing all the side performance stages and acts with Perry at these festivals.Also was the touring dj for Janes Addiction 2002 reunion tour .When Lollapalooza Music Festival relaunched in 2003 he was the main director for all the side performance stages for the whole 35 city US stadium tour working side by side with Perry creating a circus like atmosphere for the whole festival.By the end of the tour Daniel had booked over 2000 different regional performers into the festival Daniel went on to Japan/Korea/China and started producing/touring/creating asian pop acts .

 

He was the music director for the Tokyo Girls Collection fashion festival into China for 2 years Beijing & SHanghai(10k plus each show) bringing Japan/Korea's top models and pop acts .  Daniel also has a talent booking agency in Los Angeles called Alliance Talent which books major celebrities ,musician, and talent into Asia.He has booked various talents such as Carly Rae Jepsen,Adam Lambert,Gigi Hadid,Victoria Secret Angel Erin Heatherton,Cody Simpson etc etc into China for various events.

Daniel has deejayed live on the samebill with such types as Justice,Bjork,Peaches,Janes Addiction,Lil Jon,Kool Keith, Lee Scratch Perry,Crystal Castles,Black Ghosts,The Horrors,Dj Spooky,Freq Nasty,Bassnectar etc. etc.

He also deejayed the legendary ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL in Miami 3 times.
 

                                                                     

 

Daniel Merlot is a songwriter, producer,live performance director,DJ and multi-instrumentalist who currently resides in Los Angeles where he splits his time between there and Asia. He produces music artists in Japan,Korea,China and the States . 

 

Daniel started in San Francisco by organizing an ongoing series of successful trip hop and house dance events in the late 90's that included top deejays,performance artists and live music projects he was involved in.

 

He moved to Los Angeles and started  releasing dance record under the name Crash Berlin with collaborations with famed DJ Bassnectar,drum & bass legends Aquasky,hip hop legend Kool Keith .He also had releases on Virgin Records with Perry Farrell from the rock band Janes Addiction/Lollapalooza and reggae dub legend Mad Professor 

 

Daniel was consistently playing live band shows and deejaying thru out the United States on tours with music festivals Lollapalooza,Burning Man,Coachella and Ultra music festival Miami.He also produced and curated stages at those events.

 

Daniel worked for Lady Gagas producer Red One for his Universal music record label as a live music director . He has toured the states playing huge arenas opening for Lil Wayne ,Niki Minaj,Rick Ross,Drake etc .Playing live on the David Letterman show,events for Apple Music and many numerous shows in the states. 

 

Daniel has also produced music for many hollywood film and TV shows such as MTV,Volkswagon,AnthonyBourdain,ABC TV Networks,Modern Family etc Most notable he scored music for the worldwide hit film Marvel Comics BLADE TRINITY starring Wesley Snipes and Jessica Biel.He collaborated with rap legend Kool Keith for this and also was released on the official soundtrack curated by  RZA and members of the Wutang Clan for NEW LINE CINEMA.  

 

Daniel scored & co-produced the of launch Vogue Magazine/Conde Naste fashion video series.

 

In Asia Daniel produced top hits for China's #1 top pop singer Shang Wenjie 尚雯婕 for the last 5 years and produced famed Korean girl group SPICA .He released an english version of their single in the States on his label and gained major press,tv appearances and a major live concert shows with G Dragon,Girls Generation He also produced major Japanese pop acts that have gained him 3 #1 hit songs on the Oricon charts in the last 3 years.As well as directing sold out tours in Japan and major concerts in Taiwan.

 

He was the music director for the Tokyo Girls Collection fashion festival into China for 2 years in Beijing (Cadillac Center)& Shanghai(Mercedes Benz Arena).He also is launching dance festivals in China and brought in partnerships for Ultra music China.

 

Daniel continues to produce music at his studio in Hollywood for all kinds of projects internationally .He also hosts and broadcasts events at his Hollywood space for OWSLA,Skrillex,Apple Beats Radio,Diplo,Odesza,Rufus Du Sol,One Ok Rock, etc

 

He also is the Head of China and Japan music business development for the his partner DJ,musicians,entertainment music booking agencies ASA MUSIC LLC, ALLIANCE TALENT

 

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                       

 

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel started producing live/dj events in San Francisco in the 90s.Transitioning into working directly with Larry Harvey the founder of Burning Man producing/performing shows and acts for the main stage at Burning Man(when they had a main stage) 

 

He started working directly for years with Perry Farrell on the Lollapalooza/Enit Festival/Coachella festivals etc Daniel was producing all the side performance stages and acts with Perry at these festivals.Also was the touring dj for Janes Addiction 2002 reunion tour .

 

When Lollapalooza Music Festival relaunched in 2003 he was the main director for all the side performance stages for the whole 35 city US stadium tour working side by side with Perry creating a circus like atmosphere for the whole festival.By the end of the tour Daniel had booked over 2000 different regional performers into the festival Daniel went on to Japan/Korea/China and started producing/touring/creating asian pop acts .

 

When Coachella launched in 1999 he produced and curated stage tent with Perry Farrell.

 

He was the music director for the Tokyo Girls Collection fashion festival into China for 2 years Beijing & SHanghai(10k plus each show) bringing Japan/China/Korea's top models and pop acts . Daniel also has a talent booking agency in Los Angeles called Alliance Talent which books major celebrities ,musician, and talent into Asia.He has booked various talents such as Carly Rae Jepsen,Adam Lambert,Gigi Hadid,Victoria Secret Angel Erin Heatherton,Cody Simpson etc etc into China for various events.

 

 

Live performance/DJ/Music Director/Curator (notable events)

 

Ultra Miami Music Festival  (3 times)  

Coachella Music and Arts Festival 

Burning Man Festival  (8 times)

Lollapalooza Music Festival -Ampitheater Tour (30 shows) 

Hard Music Festival 

David Letterman TV show

Skrillex/OWSLA -  Apple Beats show 

Diplo (Dj stream event) 

Janes Addiction tour 

Lil Wayne/Nicki Minaj/Rick Ross/Far East Movement-Arena tour (50 shows)

Bjork

Justice

Lee Scratch Perry

Bassnectar

TGC (Tokyo Girls Collection) China (4 shows)

Hangry & Angry Japan tour 

KCON Los Angeles ( Spica with G Dragon,Girls Generation)

EVENTS

Live performance/DJ/Music Director/Curator (notable events)