Meet Beyond The DJ Nominee: Dan Deacon

Posted May 31

Not since the late Steve Jobs has a single man and a bunch of electronics been able to stir the masses into such a frenzy. Dan Deacon — a prolific musicmaker who just today announced his new album America — is one of forerunners in the computer music world. While that may sound like a rather stationary genre of tunes, Deacon is famous for his live shows: high-energy affairs that get the sweaty throngs of humanity twisting and turning more than any rock concert denizen. Deacon’s ingenuity and and balls-to-the-walls enthusiasm have not only earned him legions of fans, but also an O Music Awards nomination for Beyond The DJ: Most Innovative Solo Performer. Find out more about the man behind the massive glasses after the jump.

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