Dan Mancini

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Dan Mancini
Mancini Portrait.jpg
Dan Mancini, 2009
Background information
Birth name Daniel Sterling Mancini
Born (1974-12-07) 7 December 1974 (age 39)
Queenstown, New Zealand
Genres Soul, Electro, Garage Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, dj, Director
Instruments Sampler, Turntables, Synthesizer, Guitar
Years active 1993–present
Labels Cleopatra Records, Hypnotic Records
Associated acts Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Peaches, Dimmer, Ladyhawke, Die! Die! Die!, Spindrift, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, A Place To Bury Strangers, The Warlocks
Website danmancini.info
Notable instruments
Turntables, Guitar, Sampler

Daniel Mancini (born 7 December 1974)[1] AKA Dan Mancini 500 is a New Zealand–born Los Angeles–based music and culture director, audio producer and internationally touring DJ who has played extensive residencies in Los Angeles clubs: The Bar (at Chateau Marmont Hotel), Palihouse and the Avalon. His DJ career has resulted in playing venues from the Playboy Mansion and Los Angeles Country Club in LA, to Brixton Academy and Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom.

He defines his DJ and musical stylings as a direct influence of his 1990s New Zealand based free noise band Mancini 500 into a cinematic collage of sonic tonal soundscapes and sampled genres. He was a forerunner of the mashup bootleg DJ scene in Los Angeles with his 2003 remix blend of Panjabi MC's track "Mundian To Bach Ke" with The Velvet Underground and Nico's 1966 song "All Tomorrow's Parties".

In 2003, he co-founded and DJed a Hollywood night club residency known as Columbia Room 116 with Tim Burgess of the Manchester based band The Charlatans. That same year he co-formed the Los Angeles DJ collective Soundgasm whose other founding members included Anton Newcombe of the band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Jason Anchondo of the rock band, The Warlocks. In 2004 he released a collaborative DJ album with Johnny Tragedy on the Los Angeles label Cleopatra Records titled These Blues Don't Belong To Me featuring original remixes of artists ranging from Krs-One and Felix da Housecat to Pere Ubu and The Velvet Underground. In 2005 he released in association with Bigtime UK and Paris art Gallery Lafayette his second DJ record[clarification needed], a French promotional only release entitled Rock Chic.

In 2006 he was a music supervisor on the Hollywood film Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down.

From 2007 to 2010 he was the onsite culture director of the Downtown Los Angeles hotel, The Standard.

In 2010 he performed at the Vector Arena in Auckland New Zealand for the New Zealand Music Awards and guest directed music videos for[2] Island, Ecstatic Peace and Universal Motown record labels before completing an international DJ tour with rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. In 2012 he was the onsite lounge master for the Palihouse Hotel in West Hollywood and a Nightlife & Culture Director for The Standard hotel in Hollywood California. In 2013 he directed video works for New Zealand band Die! Die! Die! and California based band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Since 2013 he has been Djing Los Angeles nightclub based residencies under the moniker Ladypills, working as a Musician, Music Video Director and as a Freelance Nightlife & Culture Consultant between his home of Los Angeles and the cities of Las Vegas, Nevada and Palm Springs, California.

In October 2014 Dan Mancini was voted Best Dj of 2014[3] in the LA Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

With his partner Lindsay Atwood he is currently in the process of completing his fourth full length original album, a visual and audio companion piece under the working title of the 'Tennessee Sex Ring'.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Seventh Son[edit]

Seventh Son. This is a seven track album by New Zealand free noise band Mancini500 recorded in Auckland New Zealand, released in 2000.

# Seventh Son
1 Seventh Son
2 Vegas Jesus
3 Quick Filthy Relief (Aint It Fun)
4 Back To Savannah
5 Hey Butch Niven
6 Wanna Love You Like A Ford Falcon
7 Bad Heart Disease

These Blues Don't Belong To Me[edit]

These Blues Don't Belong To Me. This hypnotic, 30 track mind trip incorporates the melodies, rhythms and atmospherics from a wide variety of artists including rap legend KRS-ONE, 1950's pop stars The Shangri-Las, Ladytron and many more, released in 2004.

# These Blues Don't Belong To Me
1 (Intro) Challenger Speech (Class Of '86) – Ronald Reagan / Will The Circle Be Unbroken – The Staple Singers / Soviet Angeles – The National Reserve
2 Cathedrals of Glitter (Monkey Mafia Mix) – Love Corporation / Ghost Rider – Suicide
3 I'M Waiting for the Man – Ootlteh
4 Black Betty – Leadbelly / Enter Other – Q-Burns Abstract Message / Sweet Child O' Mine – Jizzy Pearl With Tracii Guns
5 Fucking on the Dancefloor – Dirty Sanchez
6 I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow (Girl Eats Boy Remix)
7 Ticket To Ride – Lady Xanadu
8 Atmosphere – Bellatronica (Lady Diana Tribute)
9 Harley Davidson – Serge Gainsbourg
10 Final Solution – Pere Ubu
11 Blank Generation – Richard Hell & The Voidoids
12 Everyone Fuck – Getchertiktz (Gillian Mclean)
13 Beat on the Brat – The Droids
14 Getting Blue – Gert Wilden
15 Stick Up – Krs-One
16 Seventeen – Ladytron (Soulwax Remix)
17 Ace of Spades – Cleopatra/mancini & Tragedy
18 The Clock – Dj Stix / Dream On – Ronnie James Dio & Yngwie Malmsteen
19 Return of the Super Ape – Lee Scratch Perry / Get Your Back Up Offa The Wall – Lions Vs. Tigers (Hallelujah Remix)
20 Station – Ootlteh (Dark Huevos Mix) / Ain'T No Sunshine – Al Jarreau
21 All Tomorrow'S Parties – Mancini & Tragedy (A Nico Brick in the Wall Towel Head Remix)
22 Leader of the Pack – Shangri-Las (Pistols Remix) / Slo Mo Shootout – The Mindwinder (One Shot Remix) / Happy Hour – Felix Da Housecat
23 They'Re Coming – Dust Devil / Baba O'Reilly – Out of Phase
24 One Night in Bangkok – Soundtrack To Chess
25 Ca Plane Pour Moi – The Dead Sexy Inc.
26 Switchblade – Link Wray
27 Magnetic Dwarf Reptile – Chrome
28 Ghost Town – The Specials (Ootlteh/dan Mancini Shh Kickin' Remix)
29 Ghost Town – The Specials (Ootlteh/dan Mancini Dub Cut Remix)
30 Will The Circle Be Unbroken – The Staple Singers (Reprise)

LA vs PARIS[edit]

Rock Chic LA vs Paris' is a turntablist remix promotional record by Los Angeles based Dj Dan Mancini released on BigTime Uk via Paris, France art Gallery Lafayette, released in 2005.

# Rock Chic
1 Intro – Mancini & Tragedy's Lost Angeles
2 Baba O' Reilly – Out of Phase
3 All Tomorrows Parties – Mancini & Tragedy
4 Ticket To Ride – Lady Xanadu
5 Seven Nation Army – Sly Bastard Vs Efcee
6 That's All Right Mama – Elvis, Mancini & Tragedy (13 Cats Remix)
7 God Save The Queen – The Sophiscates
8 Rainbow Country – Bob Marley (Mancini & Tragedy Vs Red Gold & Green Remix)
9 Ghost Town – The Specials (Mancini & Tragedy Mad Confessor Remix)
10 She's Lost Control – Susan Octavia
11 Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe (Gold Digger Remix)

Singles[edit]

  • Mancini 500 – Wanna Love You Like A Ford Falcon – 7 (1996)
  • Revolver – 7 (1998)

Compilations[edit]

  • Boss TV (2000)
  • Switchblade Soundtrack (2005)

Director[edit]

  • King Loser – Troubled Land (1997)
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – A Twisted State (2009)
  • Violent Soho – Son of Sam (2010)
  • Violent Soho – Jesus Stole My Girlfriend (2010)
  • Die Die Die – Erase Waves (2013)
  • Tennessee Sex Ring – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, I wait For No One Son (2014)
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Some Kind of Ghost (2014)

References[edit]

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