DJ Dana Down

DJ Dana Down

Thursday, 20 February 2014
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Dana started Dee jaying in 1984; his first gig was in 1985 at a block club party.  He is a DJ well respected in all circles.  Hailing from the home of House Music, Chicago IL USA, Dana started out setting up sounds, DJ equipment with Dwayne Woods, one of the top sound engineers in the 80s.  He worked with all the top Dee Jays in Chicago, Ron Hardy at Music Box , Frankie Knuckles, whenever he came to town, Terry Hunter, Pharris Thomas, Jene Hunt and at all the High school parties.


He came to London in 1990, on a Record deal, with Big Life Recordings. His first release was ‘Come to My Rescue’ with Peter Black, a top Chicago piano player who played on all DJ International recordings such as Marshall Jefferson’s ‘Move Your Body’ and ‘How Far I Go’, to name a few.


Dana played at the Zoo nightclub for Bobby & Steve – Kiss Fm Deejays/Promoters. He was their first US Guest DJ for the launch of the world famous Garage City, London.  He was also the first Guest DJ for the launch of Renaissance in Mansfield.


Dana played at Ministry of Sound over 6 times from 1991 to 1998. He played all over the UK and across the continent:

LONDON – Heavens, Bagley’s, Aquarium, Camden Palace, Café De Paris, played for ‘ Release the Pressure’ and ‘Hard times’ Promotions.

UK – Shindig, Pump in Cambridge, X’s in Barnsley, Manchester, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Windsor, Cardiff in Wales, Jersey in the Channel Islands.

EUROPE – Ibiza’s Club Paradise, Italy – Milan, Switzerland – Geneva.


Over 22 Years Experience in sound controls, atmosphere setting, crowd building, he is also a 4-deck Wizard. Dana with his music & sound experience has become one of the World’s Top DJs to look out for. 


Currently producing a whole range of Urban & Classic Soul, Positive Hip-Hop and RnB, Dana is also the founder of Body Heat Promotions; the venue took place at the Dogstar in Brixton from March 2006 to Jan 2007 and was described as one of the best Sunday nights in Time Out and London Lite.