DJ Dad Creates Dubstep for Kids Album
December 17, 2013 – There is a dearth in available dance beats for children in popular music that several creative professionals are now filling, says electronic dance music producer DJ Hans Solo. Solo has started a project through his Atlanta based operation and website promoting his own unique combination of nursery rhymes and dubstep, an integration of elements “that entertain kids and keeps parents hip,” in his words. The concept so far reports a positive response coming from its child fans and their parents, based on initial samples such as those found on the album at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dubstep-for-kids-ep/id780138080.
According to DJ Hans Solo, he “came up with the concept for “Dubstep for Kids” watching my 21 month old son move, shake, and go banana’s over wobble bass. My son, DJ LoRyDa (Lochlan Ryder Daniels), has already started spinning records and mashing songs before his 2nd birthday!” The music producer and actor, whose real name is Hans Daniels, resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife (Angela) and son (Lochlan) working as a professional DJ, aspiring music producer, and wannabe actor. His current venture is designed to further promote these beats with anyone else who loves to make kids “move, shake, and have a lot of fun!”
The project is intended to expand upon what Solo discovered from the experience with his own son, to bring it to a wider youth audience. Among observers of the development of rhythms in current pop music, it represents a welcome departure from the increasingly less family-friendly, or unhappy moods conveyed by many of the newer dubsteps on the music scene. This trend, notes music reviewer Tom Barnes, has affected many current artists: “Lupe Fiasco, Erykah Badu, The Roots, and Lauryn Hill — all once our most trusted makers of similarly warm, soul-tinged hip hop and R&B — have recently been making dark records, sharp yins to the yangs of their previous work.”
DJ Hans Solo’s project counters the trend and invites families and children to be involved in dance music without the bleaker or profane elements. Creating a more kids safe music beats collection, that the children actually like, represents a unique product in the dance music market. Solo hopes is contrarian approach continues to find receptive ears among youth, and leads to more younger composers and developers of outstanding beats. The producer expects the iTunes sale of the dubstep for kids to continue across 2014 and beyond.