Electronic, acoustic, or with a few simple sounds, Daniel Adams is a music man.
After learning the ins and outs of pop music as an underground YouTube DJ in his teens, he dove head first into music by getting a diploma in Applied Music at the College of the North Atlantic in his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada’s picturesque east coast.
After meeting prolific Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Kellie Loder in college, the two forged a powerful bond, with Daniel eventually co-producing the bulk of their third studio album “Benefit of the Doubt”, in 2017, including the breakout hit “Boxes”. The two also collaborated on their immensely successful single “Fearless”, which was synchronized in the trailer for the IMAX film “Superpower Dogs”, featuring narration from Marvel’s Chris Evans, as well as being heavily featured during CBC’s coverage of the 2021 Summer Olympic Games.
Signing with CYMBA Music Publishing in 2018, a MusicNL songwriting camp paired him with local veterans and ingénue pop artist Rachel Cousins to create “Let Go”, the breakthrough dance-pop single for his fellow Newfoundland native that was synchronized four times on shows including SyFy’s “Wynonna Earp” and CBC Gem’s “Hudson”. The two also collaborated in 2022 to create her first full-length album, “Aura”, featuring the motivational R&B-tinged lead single “For Myself”, which has been featured on multiple editorial Spotify playlists.
Daniel has also used his prior skills as a DJ to produce a string of successful EDM-influenced remixes. His remix of Juno Award-winning alt-rock trio MONOWHALES’ “RWLYD” was released as part of a charity project whose proceeds were donated to BLAC (Black Legal Action Centre). His subsequent remixes of rising Toronto and LA-based pop starlet Vibi’s “No More Bad Dreams”, and up-and-coming LGBTQ hip-hop trailblazer Ekelle’s “Slide” were also released to positive reception from fans.
Now, Daniel continues to work with Kellie and Rachel on their forthcoming projects, as well as collaborating with a diverse group of rising stars across Canada, such as New Brunswick-based electro pop artist Qwinn and Toronto-based R&B/pop singer/songwriter J3M. Daniel’s globally minded sound has also led him to writing with other boundary-pushing creators across the globe, such as legendary Spanish producer Jose Manuel Moles and Finnish pop artist WLHELMINA. While his trademark sound may be punchy beats and incessantly catchy hooks, his discography spans across multiple genres, from folk-pop with Toronto-based singer-songwriter Holly Clausius (“Fast Forward”), to gospel-influenced soul-pop with Vancouver-based duo X62 (“Over Again”).