Friday, February 5th one of .:therapymusic’s founders Jared Daniels, a staple in the underground music scene has his first release on this label with the original tracks “The Sound” and “Hallow”. These tracks will be available wherever dance music is sold online (BeatPort, TraxSource, iTunes etc.) for your listening and mixing pleasure! If you already haven’t heard some of Jared’s funky, techy tracks you are in for quite the musical journey. Jared has come a long way in the industry and has an indescribable love and passion for music that gives him his own unique sound. His original track “Hallow” was the first track produced in his newly custom built recording studio known as “The Banana Factory” that he constructed himself from the ground up in his home. Hallow gives you that signature tech-house, driving, sexy, and unforgettable Jared D sound with its smooth perpetual build we all look forward too when pressing play on one of his tracks. “The Sound”, the second track on this release, was made as a reflection of time he had spent in New York City attending underground parties, essentially influencing this specific sound. Jared D describes this track to be “smoother and housier than what we are used to hearing from him” and Jared truly takes his listener on a journey through sound with this release.
Who is Jared D you ask? Jared D has been in the underground music industry for over 15 years and began mixing in 1999. About six months after he started mixing he started playing at underground Club Ballaros in Norwich CT that he describes as “small, dark, and sketchy.” Although the sound system may have not been the best he was doing what he loved and that’s all that mattered. In 2003, Jared started playing around with a program called Techno Ejay, although this program didn’t allow him to create his own effects or sounds it set the foundation for him and gave him a better understanding of the arrangement and sequencing of the music he was playing. Exploring his musical palette through playing around with anything and everything he got his hands on Jared would eventually go on to discover his own sound. Jared credits his good friend Dan G on helping him out with the basics of Reason and Ableton.
The first track Jared ever produced is called “Playing With the Rabbit” and is still available today on Beatport. This track was created on Jared’s couch, on his laptop with a corona in his hand ready to start his creative process. Jared took the vocal sampling on the track off of a voicemail a girlfriend at the time had left him and four hours later he was finished with his first ever fully produced track. The creative process isn’t always this simple, it can take days , weeks, months and in some cases years for a track to be finished. When the time is right, moments like the one Jared had while creating this do happen with great success. Six months later, the track was released on Dirty Drumz Digitial which is now known as Peak Hour Music.
In the present day, Jared D spends the majority of his time proactively working on projects at .:therapymusic on a local and international basis, producing, and playing his tracks for party goers in the Providence and Boston area. Through different sounds and production methods, Jared is always moving forward in his creative process, and it shows in his tracks. It has taken Jared years to create his own style in the booth and in the studio leading him up to today. Through consistency, passion, and continuously learning more about his craft Jared strives to and has been successful at branding his own sound, specific to the music he produces. In the future you can look forward to live sets from Jared at his shows, giving party goers an organic, original sound being created right before their eyes….or should I say ears. Jared describes producing an original mix in the moment as “the most powerful form of self expression” and that statement right there shows how much love and energy he puts into everything he does. Be sure to check out our first .:therapymusic radio show with Jared D and the official .:therapymusic SoundCloud along with podcasts and much more from the team at .:therapy music.
“All that’s left is my love for the music and my drive to learn more and get better at what I do” -Jared Daniels