Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Electronic


Sounds like

hermitude, Ta-Ku, Massive Attack


band members

Daniel Symons (aka D-JEONG) - Composer, Producer, Programming, Sequencing


Influences

Trentemoller, hermitude, Massive Attack


Unearthed artists we like

Yarhkob, Sub Ordnance, KUCKA , Kaminari Knight


Bio

Daniel Symons, the man behind D-JEONG is an electronic/experimental music composer/performer/musician who specializes in genres, such as, EDM (electronic dance music), Hip Hop, Industrial Music, Ambient Music, Noise Music and Beat Production. He graduated from WAAPA (West Australian Academy of Performing Arts) at the end of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Composition and Music Technology. The birth of electronic music composition began after exploring the world of Garage Band and Logic Pro. Daniel spent lots of his time on both of these workstations, playing around with loops, using midi controllers to play in melodies and experimenting with effects, which then lead to a really rough demo of what was to be his first electronic music composition. It was as simple as using a pre-made beat loop and then adding synth melodies and baselines on top though it was something special to him at the time. Daniel entered the world of electro-industrial music, such as Skinny Puppy, Wumpscut and aggro-tech groups that include Combichrist, Suicide Commando etc. The heavy beats, the harsh synths, the horrifying samples are what inspired him to write electronic music and ever since that day, he’s never looked back. The world of electronic/experimental music opened Daniel’s musical mind even more. He began exploring new genres and experimenting with different sounds that he hadn’t been exposed to before, such as creating sounds out of field recordings or transforming sounds into something completely different which then became another crucial element to his compositions. Daniel has also been working with a number of dance choreographers, which have all made it to various showcases as well as working with sound art installations and spatial music composition. He has entered the WAM song of the year competition, as well as applied for more festival performance opportunities The composition styles speak for themselves as a whole. They are very diverse, from phat beats to synths, to manipulated field recordings and found sounds. Daniel’s style is influenced from a variety of Electronic/Experimental music genres ranging from: EDM (Electronic Dance), Hip Hop, Industrial Music, Ambient Music, Experimental Music, Noise Music, Electronica. By melding all of these influences together, Daniel incorporates elements out of each to create something unique and out of this world, yet keeping his music dark, chaotic, groovy, heavy, Phat, yet adding a touch of beauty to his sounds.