Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Daniel's Masson Biography


Daniel Masson is an independent artist, following his own unique style in the electronic and world-fusion music scene as a composer, studio producer and guitarist.

His career has encompassed the rise of popular electronic music, digital instrumentation and world music.
Through trips, including those in Bangladesh, Kenya, India, Cuba, Thailand, Cambodia, Syria and Egypt, he has met and collaborated with many artists from all corners of the world while developing a distinct style weaving diverse music genres from different cultures together in a unique way.

Known for his musical contribution to the hugely popular compilations of Buddha Bar, Daniel Masson has made a career of crossing musical and technical boundaries establishing himself as one of the names in Electro World-chillout music.
Largely self-taught having little formal musical training, at the age of fourteen, he founded a rock band as songwriter and guitarist.  His subsequent solo career has encompassed a variety of musical styles and genres including jazz-fusion, progressive rock and electronic music.

Arriving in Paris in 1976, he undertook work as a guitar teacher by day, while performing jazz in clubs at night.  During this period, as the first synthesizers arrived on the scene, Masson was one of the first artists to experiment with computer assisted composition.  In 1987, he founded, along with his brother Christophe, the Jungle Boys a new wave musical outfit which was contracted to EMI France.  For many years, he has also performed as studio producer and session guitarist for a number of artists.
Since then, as the music scene has transformed itself, Daniel Masson increasingly embarked on music programming and studio production scoring a number of high profile TV shows and commercials such as those for France, Darphin, Roger & Gallet, Chopard Watches and Swissair .  His work led Goran Bregovic to ask him to produce music for the movie Queen Margot.  The film won a C├ęsar for best music in 1995.  Over the years, Daniel Masson has also produced a large number of soundtracks for Ubisoft, Disney Interactive and many others.  This has allowed him to explore and experiment other ways of making music.   Masson’s work continues to be very much in demand.

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