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Classifying the unusual character of Daniel Gardner is a challenge. His school-teachers all tried and failed and finally attributed his unconventional ways to a learning disability which was never formally diagnosed.Read More...
Born and raised on a farm in isolated rural Canada, disassembling appliances and building strange gadgets where the only past-times that garnered young Gardner’s full attention until one semester a mysterious new course emerged into his stale and traditional school curriculum; Electronic Music Composition. Suddenly discovered, were honor roll grades, and a means to merge an imaginative young mind with over a decade of fiercely enforced classical piano training.
In 1996, captivated by Electronic music, unified dance floors and Detroit sounds, the 16-year-old embarked on a life-long love affair with the loop and took his first DJ residency at a Vancouver afterhours. After two successfully directionless years studying electronics and design, and after dabbling with some independent releases, Daniel decided to put his pride aside and demo his accomplishments. A CD-R of incomplete works were sent out as an experiment to 5 of the most esthetically innovative labels in Germany, and received back were 3 requests to release the material. The encouragement and new-found confidence led to the birth of the project FRIVOLOUS
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