DJ Dan, one of America’s most highly sought after DJ/producers has recently donated a large portion of his record collection (5,000+ 12” vinyl gems) to humanitarian organization NextAid to auction off for charity. NextAid has partnered with Simi Valley, California retail store, auction house, and online merchant, Fishy Finds for this not-to-be missed holiday auction on eBay. The first sets from the “DJ Dan Record Collection Charity Auction for NextAid” are set to go live on eBay on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at http://stores.ebay.com/Fishy-Finds and they will end on Dec 24th. The auctions will continue for a few weeks with different “end dates” for various lots.
The 5,000 records will be separated into over 70 different ‘lots.’ Each lot will range in quantity from a half-dozen to 100 records - each group a gem on its own. For more information please call 805-526-4970 or visit http://fishyfinds.net. You can visit the records in person at Fishy Finds’ store, which is located at 4680 E. Los Angeles Ave., Building J/K, Simi Valley, CA 93063 or visit them online - once there, click on "Auction Store!" to view many of the lots (http://totalreadco.web126.discountasp.net/auction2.html).
The 5,000+ DJ Dan 12” (with a small amount of 10") vinyl records in this auction span from 1988 to 2006 with a bulk of the records from the mid- to late-nineties and include a wide range of musical genres including: progressive house, funky house, deep house, old and new school funk, new school breaks, funky techno, trance, and tribal. These are Dan’s original battle worn records that have been played in the old school rave parties along the west coast, including the legendary parties of Funky Tekno Tribe, The Gathering, Organic, and Spundae. Roughly one third of the collection contains promos and white labels as well as several acetate cuts and dub plates of classic house tracks. All the records are in good condition. The collection also includes autographed copies of several of Dan’s own productions such as “Needle Damage,” Cirrus’ “Stop and Panic” remix, Freshmaka’s “I am the Freshmaka” remix, Basco’s “Everything is Going to the Beat” remix, plus other signed test pressings. Labels include Dust Traxx, Moonshine, Sm:)e, and International House Records.
DJ Dan continues to be one of the top DJ/producers because he repeatedly breaks new ground. Hailing from Olympia, WA, Dan Wherrett’s career began in the early '90’s rave scene when he moved to Los Angeles, CA. Since then, Dan has spread his music across the globe and is recognized as the #5 DJ in the world by DJ Magazine, and the #6 DJ by the readers of BPM Magazine. Since 1996, Dan has released ten full-length commercial mix CDs and has sold over 300,000 records. In 1999, his remix of Orgy’s “Blue Monday” earned him his first platinum record. In 2003, “That Phone Track” was a #1 Billboard Club Hit. Dan has also remixed world-famous artists such as Depeche Mode, Carl Cox, Paris Hilton, The Pussycat Dolls, Yoko Ono, and more who reach out to Dan because he continues to pioneer new sounds and refine his mixing skills. DJ Dan is a name that assures discerning fans that they will be hearing groundbreaking beats for years to come. His newest release, “Lift 2,” proves just this with tracks and remixes by Mylo, Freestylers, David Guetta, and many more. For more information please visit http://www.djdan.com.
DJ Dan has been a faithful supporter of NextAid’s for years. Recently he participated in their ongoing efforts to build the “Youth With A Vision Community Center and Children’s Residential Village” in Dennilton, South Africa by “adopting” the Art Studio in the Main Center building for $7,500. DJ Dan has led the way as one of the first individuals to take part in NextAid’s “Adopt-A-Project” campaign, launched in September 2007. Learn more at http://nextaid.org/adoptaproject.htm and please consider adopting your own eco-building.
Fishy Finds, located in Simi Valley, CA, opened in February 2007. Owners, Steve Olson and Tania Robuck-Goudsward, buy and sell estates worldwide and use the opportunity to donate a portion of the store’s revenue to several local and global charities. The store held its first in-store auction on the 25th of August and plans to have them monthly. Fishy Finds has been supporting NextAid as one of the six charities to which it donates from auction sales.
NextAid is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization committed to developing and implementing innovative sustainable solutions to the challenges facing African children. NextAid's mission is to promote community-driven environmentally, economically and socially empowering responses to the AIDS orphan pandemic. NextAid collaborates with individuals, businesses and nonprofits to produce culturally rich, awareness-raising projects and music events involving technology, the arts, public education projects, and volunteer opportunities. Through grass-roots efforts, NextAid provides opportunities for concerned individuals to make a tangible difference in the lives of African children in need.