Danny Dann The Beat Mann of Dusty Fingers | Interview
Danny Dann The Beat Mann is a DJ from the Bronx, NY. From a young age, his mother would come home with records such as Skulls Snaps, David Axlerod, and Incredible Bongo Band. By age 13, Danny was spinning records of funk, soul and r&b. He was later influenced by Kool DJ Herc after watching Herc spin two copies of the same record and mix them seamlessly. From 1975 to 1984, Danny organized street jams, block parties, and school yards to spin records. His most important contribution is the series of Dusty Fingers compilations; a collection of obscure breakbeats and rare records that Danny has discovered from around the world. Many sounds in the Dusty Fingers series have been sampled for some of the most popular songs today by 50 Cent, Eminem, Nas, Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco, and more.