It was August 8, 2021, the sun was about to hit the horizon, the atmosphere was heating up and two incredible DJs and producers were about to go up on the stage at the Maya: Nhii e Dan Calabrese.
Nhii is known for its deep tribal and electronic sound with unmistakable references to African and Middle Eastern folk music. Dan Calabrese is known for an overwhelming explosion of downtempo and deep house characterized by electronic tones, nu disco, melodic and techno.
Two explosive sets enraptured the Maya and transported us on a psychedelic journey to discover emotional sounds and vibrations.
This year, we have invited Dan Calabrese to join our musical project, in addition to Mario Bianco, who was featured last May 15 at the opening of the beach club—making this year’s Maya's Sunset Ritual even more exclusive and musically captivating.
Dan Calabrese | New Resident @ Maya Beach Experience
Dan Calabrese is an Italian DJ and producer who began his musical journey 15 years ago, with blues and funk influences typical of his hometown of Naples.
His productions are a melting pot of psychedelic cultures and experiences, which attracted the attention of insiders right from the start. During his sets, Dan effortlessly establishes empathy and a strong connection with the audience, naturally pulling them into a unique sonic journey, an eclectic ritual in which downtempo, electronics and house blend without friction.
Known for his complex personality with infinite facets, Dan is the founder and art director of "La Danse," a London event agency specializing in organizing immersive musical experiences. Think of names like Acid Pauli, Stavroz, Viken Arman and many others.
Dan is part of the DJ/producer duo “B.o.T.” and, together with his partner Kakes, built a musical project based on deep bass sounds, percussion and intercultural sounds that sway on a downtempo and deep house groove.
His incredible musical evolution has made him the central player in some of the most important and iconic festivals and clubs around the world, such as Burning Man, Ministry of Sound, Souq Festival, Loftus Hall and Tulum Music Festival to name just a few.
As the new resident of the beach club, Dan will be the lead player of our Sunset Ritual this year. He’ll alternate on the Maya stage with Mario Bianco and other internationally renowned DJs and producers accompanying us on an inclusive and engaging journey to discover the most contemporary sounds of the season.