Ablekid aka Daniel Moore is a veteran DJ/producer from the famous Orlando underground now living in Austin, TX. Surrounded by a plethora of musical talent and with one of Americas greatest underground clubs on his doorstep, Danny’s journey into dance music was as fortuitous as it was inevitable.
The early 90’s underground music scene in Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida was for Daniel home, and the place he began his 27 year and counting sonic voyage of discovery. Attending the now legendary Orlando Aahz parties where he witnessed future legends Sasha & John Digweed grow in stature, along with weekly doses of pioneer resident DJ’s Kimball Collins, Dave Cannalte, Chris Fortier, Jimmy Van M and more, he knew early on that everybody there was taking part in something very special.
After picking up a set of decks in 2000, he started buying vinyl by the crate-load and honing his skills – a small following developed. Subtle, smooth blends and attention to detail caught the eye of a few people in the scene, and so he began opening for, and playing alongside, various Florida legends. It was with one of those legends that his career took a sharp upward movement, and from 2003 to 2006 he hosted a weekly live internet radio show with Bert Simmons.
Broadcasting from the world renowned Drop Shop record store in Orlando, they played the freshest progressive house and breaks tracks of the day. The duo also held a weekly residency at Club Volume in downtown Orlando spinning deep, soulful progressive and fresh techno in a city hyped on the in vogue Florida breaks sound.
After a move to the musical hotbed of Austin, Texas in 2009, the Ablekid moniker has seen success in various forms. Now signed to Christian Lang’s Kindred Recordings (Paris) and Rapid Fire Records (Miami), Daniel has also fostered relationships with many promo services by becoming part of the esteemed Release Promo roster in 2014.
His continued success in the US underground is a combination of effective crate digging, silky smooth DJ skills and just the right amount of grit and determination. On the mix front, aside from his continued radio work, Daniel is most proud of his series of Vinyl/Ableton-made “Old Skool/Aahz” mixes which currently boast over 150,000 plays & 24,000+ downloads in over 110 countries worldwide. His mix for Decoded Magazine is the result of all this hard work and shows a depth of knowledge and attention to detail that has seen his heroes rule the underground for many wonderful tune filled years.
“I was really excited to put this mix together for you guys, I wanted to create something special; a snapshot of me and the music that has inspired me over the years, and some new tracks that I really love. I hope you guys dig it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.” – Ablekid
01// Puremusic – Take a Seat and Relax (2015 Rework)
02// Petter – My Pretty Guitar
03// Invisible Inc. – Stars (Ambient Version)
04// Speedy J – Symmetry
05// Barry Jamieson – 303’s In Love (Mono Electric Orchestra Ambient Edit)
06// Mind Cure – Distance
06// Phraktal – Fusion (Au Voyage Fission mix)
07// Anton MAKe & Plu-Ton – Rails Will Never Meet
08// Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train
09// Boards of Canada – Olson (Midland Re-Edit)
10// Nicolas Rada – Arsot
11// Space Manoeuvres – The Seventh Planet
12// Guy J – Argeman
13// Fade – All I Got (Summer Of AAHZ Remix)
14// Puremusic – Stars (2015 Rework)
15// God Within – Raincry (Rabbit in the Moon’s Ascension Mix)
16// Joe T Vannelli feat. Csilla – Play With Vannelli (Tool Pad)