It is not an understatement to say that over the course of the last 20 years, through introducing electronic music to Colombia and through his production work, Dani Boom has changed not only the music landscape in Colombia but far beyond as well. You’d be hard pressed to find an article about the Colombian electronic music scene that doesn’t mention Dani Boom. From Mixmag, Dj Mag, Red Bull Music Academy to Boiler Room, Dani has been noted for his contribution to the scene.
Dani was an architect of the 90’s Bogota rave scene although he is more widely known as co-founder, producer and DJ for Colombia’s most explosive live act, Systema Solar. Meshing Afro-Caribbean sounds with cumbia, hip-hop, house, techno and breakbeat, Systema Solar re-invented the way Colombian sounds are heard and garnered support from tastemakers like Gilles Peterson, Lefto and others.
Dani Boom played the first Colombian Boiler Room, various Red Bull Music Academy events in Bogota and has worked in the studio with Dengue Dengue Dengue as part of RBMA ‘Re-discovering City Sounds’ project. He was voted no. 4 in Thump Colombia’s top 20 Dj list 2016 and got a special mention in their top producers list for his new live group El Leopardo which made its live debut at Sónar Bogota in Dec 2016.
Morphing dub textures with deep hypnotic rolling bass, sparse percussion and cumbia rhythms, El Leopardo have brought the Colombian jungle to the club.
Their live debut was at Sónar festival Bogotá (RBMA stage) and as part of the Exploring City Sounds project by RBMA, they collaborated with Peruvian electronic duo Dengue Dengue Dengue. Soon afterwards they were invited by Colombia’s biggest electro-tropical act, grammy and latin-grammy nominated Bomba Estéreo, to perform at their Caribbean beach festival (Estéreo Beach) to 3000 people.
In 2017 they were tipped as ones to watch at Trans Musicales festival in France and summer 2018 they toured Europe playing at Roskilde (on the Apollo stage after Maribou State), Fusion as well as other festivals.