Danîel Massôn

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Daniel Masson
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Background information
Also known asBaul Dimension, Electromana
Born (1955-06-13) June 13, 1955 (age 64)
Calais
OriginFrance
GenresElectronic, Ethnic, Deep House, Chillout
Occupation(s)composer, music producer, guitarist
Years active1976 - Present
Websitewww.danielmasson.net

Daniel Masson (born 13 June 1955 in France) is a self-taught composer, musician, producer and performer.[1][2] Daniel Masson helped to popularize ethnic deep house chill electronic music with the extraordinary wide-reaching success of the Buddha Bar compilations.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Daniel's early roots in 70's rock guitar seeded his diverse career from creating video game soundtracks,[5] playing jazz music in Paris France, and composing electronic music for the restored version of The Impossible Voyage the first silent movie by G. Méliès and a collaboration with Goran Bregovic on the Cannes Film Fest prize winning film Queen Margot.[6]

Masson travels the globe to Bangladesh, Syria, Egypt, Morocco recording musicians, sounds and voices from many cultures and counties to weave together the music of place into adventurous and soothing electronic soundscapes.[7]

In 2004 with help from the French Foreign ministry and musicians of the Baul tradition Masson traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to record Baul Dimension.[8]

Since 2011 Daniel has live-mixed his collections of global sounds, voices, and instruments into improvised upbeat dance soundscapes and performed in Europe, United States and Mexico.

In the 2016 film documentary and album Walila, Masson travels to Fés Morocco to merge the ancient with the modern to create a cultural bridge between Western and Arab worlds.[9]

At the invitation of French Institute of Fès:[10] Masson performed at Sacred Music Festival of Fès, Morocco, 2016 edition.[11] His album Walila a new music blending electro beats and sounds with the instruments of Moroccan Traditional Music.

In 2018 Masson released the 3 volumes Trajectories series, inspired by his live mixes experience and continuing the same concept to blend and remix sounds from his library.[12]

Discography[edit]

As Daniel Masson[edit]

  • Trajectories EP Series Vol.1,2,3 (2018), (Daniel Masson)
  • Walila EP (2016), (Daniel Masson)
  • Jetlag (2015 Edition), (Daniel Masson)
  • Ten Particles (2015), (Daniel Masson)
  • A Tiny Kick in the Brain (2013), (Daniel Masson)
  • Frequencies (2011), (Daniel Masson)
  • Adventures (2009), (Daniel Masson)
  • Buddha Bar Travel Impressions (2008) (Georges V Records)
  • Trempolino EP (2008), (Daniel Masson)
  • Bingo EP (2006), (Daniel Masson)
  • Baul Dimension (2004), (Daniel Masson)

Music for films[edit]

Video Game Soundtracks[edit]

Pacific Islands Collection[edit]

As Daniel Masson (Baul Dimension)[edit]

Buddha Bar Compilation[edit]

  • Buddha Bar Meets French Kitchen & Friends (George V Records), 2018
  • Buddha Bar Ultimate Expérience (George V Records), 2016
  • A Night @ Buddha-Bar Hotel (George V Records), 2011
  • Universal Sound Of Buddha Bar Vol.3 (George V Records), 2009
  • Buddha Bar Océan (George V Records), 2008
  • Buddha Bar Book (George V Records), 2008
  • Buddha Bar Ten Years (George V Records), 2006
  • Buddha Bar VI (George V Records), 2004
  • Siddharta Spirit Of Buddha Bar vol.2 (George V Records), 2003
  • Little Buddha Café (George V Records), 2001

Various Labels Compilations[edit]

  • Café Buddha Box Set - Classic Buddha (Park Lane Recordings), 2009
  • Tea House 2 (HighNote Records), 2008
  • Hotel Buddha (Crazy Diamond Recording), 2007
  • Hangzhou China (HighNote Records), 2006
  • Purobeach Vol.2 (Seamless), 2006
  • Week-End In Ibiza (Water Music Records), 2006
  • Lounge Cafe DeLuxe (Park Lane Recordings), 2006
  • Dâ-Nang (Quango Music Group), 2005
  • Taipei Lounge 2 (HighNote Records), 2005
  • Café Solaire (Soulstar), 2005
  • Café Nirvana (Park Lane Recordings), 2005
  • Cassagrande Ethnica Vol 3 (Métropole Records), 2004
  • Jogoya (HighNote Records), 2004
  • The Sound Of Milano Fashion 3 (Cool D vision), 2004
  • Travel Electro (Atoll Music), 2004
  • Buddha-Bar, 2004
  • Varius Artists Leafage Music (Pony Canyon INC. Japan), 2003
  • Wenk (Universal Music), 2003
  • Together Barra Mundi 4 (Pchent), 2003
  • World Habitat (Habitat), 2003
  • Voyage Océanie (Naïve), 2003
  • Couleurs Pacifique (Vox Terrae), 2003
  • Moana Lounge (Intercontinental Beachcomber Resorts), 2003
  • Sunny Days (MCD World Music), 2003
  • Lazy Afternoons (MCD World Music), 2003
  • Cool Nights (MCD World Music), 2003
  • Undiscovered World 2 (V2), 2003
  • The Karma Collection «  Sunrise » (Ministry of Sound), 2002
  • Nights In French Satin Vol.2 (HighNote Records), 2002
  • Chilled Grooves (Water Music Records), 2002
  • Cargo High-Tech (Energy Production Srl), 2002
  • Oceanic Fringe (Times Music), 2002
  • Paradise (Adequat Music), 2002
  • Café del Sol vol.3 (Water Music Records), 2002
  • Café Ibiza (Water Music Records), 2002
  • Pacific Hotel (Oceania Records), 2002
  • Casssagrande Ethnica (Métropole Records), 2002
  • In Bloom II A Collection of World Music Produced in France (Bureau Export), 2002
  • French Music Popkomm 2001 Koln (Bureau Export De La Musique Française), 2001
  • Paradisiac ( Universal Music), 2000
  • In Bloom A Collection of French Electronica (Bureau Export), 2000

As Electromana[edit]

  • Electromana-Fashion For Developpement (Pony Canyon Inc. Japan), 2003
  • Electromana-Jetlag (Georges V Records), 2001

With Others[edit]

  • Atlantean (Atlantis Recordings), 2006
  • Sara Mandiano (WEA Music), 1993
  • Philippe Russo (EMI France), 1988
  • Jungle Boys (EMI France), 1987

Remixes[edit]

  • Angelic Voices, B-Tribe on Buddha Bar vol 6 (Georges V Records), 2004
  • Breeze, Ratnabali on Siddharta vol 2 (Georges V Records), 2003

Live Mixes[edit]

TV and Commercials[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniel Masson - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC.
  2. ^ Pacific Magazine. PacificBasin Communications. 2002.
  3. ^ "Daniel Masson". Discogs.
  4. ^ Pacific Magazine. PacificBasin Communications. 2002.
  5. ^ "Daniel Masson Soundtracks for Video Games". SoundCloud.
  6. ^ "Goran Bregovic* - Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Discogs (in French).
  7. ^ "Daniel Masson, Frequencies – Skope Entertainment Inc". skopemag.com.
  8. ^ "Baul Dimension - Daniel Masson". Daniel Masson.
  9. ^ "Interview with Filmmaker Reed Rickert | World Music Central.org".
  10. ^ "Institut français du Maroc -". Institut français du Maroc (in French).
  11. ^ "Daniel Masson - Festival Fes 2016". Festival Fes 2016 (in French).
  12. ^ "Trajectories, Vol. 1 by Daniel Masson". DistroKid.

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