One of the most appreciated Belgian mastering engineers in the music industry worldwide, Dan D’Ascenzo has been working as a sound, mastering and mixing engineer for nearly 15 years.
Dan started his career in 1991 as a DJ and worked throughout the BeNeLux region with different venues, including DJ residency for eight years with Rio Grande – Club techno German border and Katsu Club – Qyou. He slowly worked his way towards music production and his first release 20 years ago was on Baccardi Records (7k vinyl copies sold).
His international career as DJ and producer includes gigs in venues such as Privilege Ibiza – Lola Club Shanghai – Sunz Club Ghangzou – Audio San Francisco.
After graduating from SAE Institute, Dan launched his own mastering studio based in Liège (Belgium) – LeftRight Audio – where he is conducting workshops, private sessions and working for and with 95% international clients.
Over the years, Dan has equally been involved in radio and TV spots production and mastering (e.g. Philips TV, AG insurance), as well as music productions for Games.
Additionally, he has been one of the main lecturers for both Electronic Music (1 and Advanced) programmes in SAE Institute in Brussels for several years (specialities: DAWs, FX, mastering).
In his work/collaboration portfolio we find labels such as: Universal Music, Sony Music, Defected, Kompakt, Turbo, Skint and amazing production credits in electronic music from: Michel De Hey / Hey! Records,, Franky Rizardo, Sonny Fodera, all Dame Music and Bloody Mary / The Jaydes, DJ Godfather, Jamie Jones, Sharam / Yoshitohi Rec, Pleasurekraft, Moby, Robert Hood, but also Belgian artists like JD Davis (voice of David Guetta), Kolombo, Surfing Leons, LIMITS
Dan is well known for his warm, human approach of the projects he works on and in the relationship with his clients. His creative style applies to all genres of music and artists as long as there is emotion in the productions which he then brings to another level.
Dan speaks 4 foreign languages, loves to travel, crate digging and is passionate by cooking.