ABOUT


DanUbe Productions is a fully equipped analog and digital music production company located in Topanga Canyon, California helmed by producer, composer, multi-Instrumentalist and record collector/DJ Dan Ubick. DanUbe Productions (including songs by groups Connie Price & The Keystones, The Lions, Night Owls, The Mad Geezers and singer Eamon) have been used in advertising campaigns, television series' and station promo, video games, major and independent films and been heralded by taste making radio stations like KCRW, NPR, the BBC and KEXP.


FEATURED WORK

Ocean's 8 Soundtrack: Eamon - You And Only You
Lincoln Navigator Black Label Chalet
Jack Bauer Washington DC music video - 24 Season 7 Promo
Shot on iPhone 6 by Hajime I
The Lions - The Magnificent Dance ft. Black Shakespeare
Eamon "I Got Soul" - Official Video
Liam Turner Series: Trailer | Surf | VANS
Myron & E - Cold Game (Live In Studio)
Macy Gray - Rather Hazy [BONUS TRACK]
Jazzfestival Montreux 2010 De La Soul & Rhythm All Stars

INTERVIEWS








WORK


DanUbe Productions have been used in advertising campaigns, television series' and station promo, video games and major and independent films including the following;

Television

NBC's "The Blacklist" with James Spader // ABC's "The Rookie" // CBS' "Bull" Season 5 // Netflix's "Raising Dion" // NBC's "Suits" // ABC's "Black-ish" // AMC's "Breaking Bad" // HBO's "Eastbound & Down" // CBS' "NCIS" // E!'s "Expensive Taste" official brand spot (Co-produced w Matt Fife and Until The Ribbon Breaks) // Fox's "House M.D." // Fox's "Green It. Mean It" Earth Day Campaign (three straight years) // NBC's "Friday Night Lights" // USA's "Burn Notice" // NBC's "MotorClub" Season 2 // "Adult Swim" (Various shows) // MTV's "Living Lahaina", "Fast Incorporated" // PBS' "History Detectives" // National Geographic's "Nazi Hunters" // Paramount's "Scrappers" // Cinemax's "The Girls Guide To Depravity"

Film

Warner Brothers "Ocean's 8" w/ Cate Blanchett, Rhianna and Helena Bonham Carter // Paramount's "Young Adult" w/ Charlize Theron // 20th Century Fox's "This Means War" w/ Reese Witherspoon // Focus Features' "Seeking A Friend (For The End Of The World)" w/ Steve Carrell and Keira Knightly // Fox Searchlights' "Ruby Sparks" w/ Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan // Samuel Goldwyn Films' "London" w/ Jessica Biel // "I'm Through With White Girls" written by Courtney Lilly // MGM's "Young Keislowski" // Summit Entertainment's "A Better Life"

Advertising

Lincoln Navigator Black Label Chalet 2021-22 feat. Britni Sumida // Apple's "Shot On iPhone 6" Campaign & iPad Pro Promo 2018 // Addidas "Originals Collectors Project" // Promo Campaign for Fox's "24" // Vans "Classic Tales" with Christian Hosoi, Vans China & Vans Liam Turner Series

Gaming

Tony Hawk's "Pro Skater 5" // Activision's "DJ Hero" // PlayStation 2's "NBA Street 4"

Jack Bauer Washington DC music video - 24 Season 7 Promo
Ocean's 8 Soundtrack: Eamon - You And Only You
Shot on iPhone 6 by Hajime I
House MD Intro 'Swan Song' [Teardrop-Massive Attack]
DJ Hero Xbox 360 - Bobby "Blue" Bland vs Connie Price & The Keystones
FOX - House Earth Day Tips - Green it. Mean it.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
GLEE | Earth Day 2012
Liam Turner Series: Trailer | Surf | VANS
Adidas Originals Collectors Project Mr Magara
Christian Hosoi and His Psychedelic Hawaiian Adventure | Classic Tales | VANS
Jennifer Beals Talks Workplace Recycling (Earth Day 2011)
HISTORY


Producer/Composer/Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Ubick grew up with music- his father Richard played jazz bass, his mom listened to the Beatles and classical music while designing jewelry while Dan's older brother and sisters listened to Bowie, Traffic, Yes, Genesis, T. Rex and Zeppelin.

However, it was Dan's little sister who turned him onto rap music in the late 80's through to the early 90's; Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, ATCQ, B.D.P. and Big Daddy Kane created endless possibilities. Soul, jazz, rock, country, funk and reggae all melded together perfectly.

Later on Dan's friend Miles Tackett asked him to play guitar in the Breakestra which he did for six years traveling to Europe, Canada, the States and Japan backing everyone from Jurassic 5, Black Eyed Peas and Dilated Peoples to Quannum, Wu-Tang and Freestyle Fellowship. Dan got to play on Breakestra's Live Mix Part 2.

Dan absorbed all kinds of music - from Little Feat to Lalo Schifrin, Fela Kuti to Cymande, Jorge Ben to The Band and The Mighty Diamonds to the Roots Radics. As his record collection grew so did his interest in making records of his own in an attempt to add something new and different to this incredible legacy that he grew up on.

Motivated, Dan built his own Lion's Den studio piece by piece, mic by mic and reel to reel, began to practice other instruments more and collaborated with Blood Of Abraham and Will.I.Am, then Madlib and Macy Gray. Dan started writing and putting out his own material, first as Connie Price and the Keystones (Now Again Records & Ubiquity), then with The Lions (first on Ubiquity, now on Stones Throw) while concurrently producing for television, film, gaming and advertising.

As a studio and live musician Dan has played guitar behind Lily Allen, Joey Altruda's Crucial Riddims, Mulatu Astatke, the Beat Junkies (DJ Babu, JRocc & Rhettmatic), the Beatnuts, Big Daddy Kane, John Bingham, Biz Markie, Aloe Blacc, Black Eyed Peas, Black Shakespeare, Blood Of Abraham, Blue States, Eddie Bo, Brand Nubian, Breakestra feat. James Gadson, Brother J (X Clan), Busta Rhymes, Colbie Caillat with The Transcenders, Novena Carmel, Common, Hollie Cook, Craig G, De La Soul, Dilated Peoples, Chris Dowd, Eamon, EPMD, Kelly Finnigan, DJ Format, Ghostface Killah, Macy Gray, DJ Greyboy, Leroy Sibbles & Barry Llewellyn (the Heptones), Durand Jones, Sharon Jones, Lonnie Jordan (War), Jungle Fire, Jurassic 5, Kurtis Blow, Talib Kweli, Lady Of Rage, Barrington Levy, The Lions, The Mad Geezers, Madlib's Sound Directions, Masta Ace, Method Man, M.O.P., Keyboard Money Mark, The Monophonics, Kendra Morris, Mos Def, Jeremy Sole's Musaics, Myron & E, Night Owls, DJ Numark, Ohmega Watts, Orgone, Percee P, The Pharcyde, Rakim, Rapsody, Redman, The Rhythm Roots All Stars, Sixto "Searching For Sugar Man" Rodriguez, Sa-Ra, Sandy Gold, Noelle Scaggs, Slick Rick, Snoop Lion, Ta'raach, Too $hort, Jade Vincent, Wildchild, Wu Tang Clan and many more.

Dan Ubick: Live

De La Soul Live At Montreux Jazz Festival 2010
Big Daddy Kane & Biz Markie - Just Rhymin' With Biz Live
Aloe Blacc @ The Arena: The Root Down 15yr Anniv Party
Myron and E "I Can't Let You Get Away" Live on KCRW
Hollie Cook "One Draw" Live at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2014
On-air Breakestra jam, KCR-W studios, L.A. 2003
Brand Nubian 10/25/07
Mulatu Live in Los Angeles
M.O.P. "Ante Up" Live @ the Metro Chicago
The Lions - Cumbia Rebel - 2013 KCRW Masquerade Ball
The Lions @ UCLA Reggae Fest 2010
Party Time by The Heptones ft. Leroy Sibbles (backed by The Lions) - SNWMF 2009
Big Daddy Kane @ Prospect Park for Celebrate Brooklyn - The Symphony
Myron & E - Cold Game (Live In Studio)
RAW Live in Japan
Mulatu Astatke - Timeless (Live)
Big Daddy Kane w/ Connie Price & the Keystones @ Abstract Workshop
Big Daddy Kane Live 20th Anniversary
Jazzfestival Montreux 2010 De La Soul & Rhythm All Stars
Connie Price & the Keystones ft. Big Daddy Kane
Big Daddy Kane, Craig G, Masta Ace - The Symphony Live
Big Daddy Kane Live Prospect Park Bandshell Celebrate Brooklyn
Eamon "I Got Soul" - Official Video
Dungeon Sessions: The Lions "When It Rains"

Dan Ubick: Studio Guitarist

Blue States - Golden Touch (Connie Price & The Keystones Mix)
Macy Gray - Rather Hazy [BONUS TRACK]
Lily Allen - Sunday Morning
Slum Village - Da Night
Blood of Abraham - 99 Cent Lighter
Madlib - Song For My Father
DJ BABU - Raise The Bar ft. Talib Kweli
Blood of Abraham ft. Will I Am - Calling All Citizens
Snoop Lion ft. Angela Hunte - So Long
Breakestra Live Mix Part 2
Orgone - No Pain
The Lions - The Magnificent Dance ft. Black Shakespeare
DJ Nu-Mark ft. Method Man - Zodiac Killah
House MD Intro 'Swan Song' [Teardrop-Massive Attack]
DJ Hero Xbox 360 - Bobby "Blue" Bland vs Connie Price & The Keystones
Adidas Originals Collectors Project Mr Magara
Eamon "I Got Soul" - Official Video
Jennifer Beals Talks Workplace Recycling (Earth Day 2011)
Dungeon Sessions: The Lions - When It Rains
Unsung Big Daddy Kane
DISCOGRAPHY

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- CONNIE PRICE AND THE KEYSTONES -


- NIGHT OWLS -


- THE MAD GEEZERS -


- VARIOUS APPEARANCES ON -

DJ SERVICES


Dan grew up with records around the house... his dad's jazz records, his mom's Beatles and classical records, his oldest sisters Bowie and Traffic records, his brother Yes LP's and his little sisters rap records (well, she had cassette's!). Dan comes from a long line of obsessive collectors ("some might say pack rats") and loves digging for new music... it keeps him going.

Dan learned a TON about records while playing in Breakestra with his good friends (and avid collectors) Miles Tackett and Mixmaster Wolf and from the many stellar DJ/collectors in the L.A. scene ("I have been lucky to have been surrounded by some the deepest collectors here in L.A. like Miles and Wolf, JRocc, Rhettmatic, Babu, Z Trip, NuMark, Cut Chemist, Marvski, Hymnal, Egon, Octavio, Madlib, Clifton Weaver, Danny Holloway, Adam Hayden, Hector Waluyo, Jeremy Sole, Garth Trinidad, Eric Coleman, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dennis Owens, etc... .through the years these guys have turned me onto so much great music").

At the same time Dan was also collaborating with Benyad and Mazik (Blood Of Abraham) and Will.I.Am for BofA's sophomore LP "Eye$Tree". Ben and Will were huge record collectors, Will turning Dan onto the Fela & Ginger Baker LP and Ben, Jorge Ben's "A Tabua Du Esmeralda" and many incredible soundtracks and Jamaican records.

Years later when Dan backed up long time musical inspirations De La Soul, The Beatnuts, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, The Pharcyde and others (as a guitarist with his group Connie Price and The Keystones or with Rhythm Roots All Stars) Dan got to talk records directly with musicologists like Maceo, Juju, Diamond D and Kane who turned many onto so many amazing LP's through sampling them in their music. Dan feels ever grateful and have learned so much from all these heavy musical guru's.

As a DJ and a collector himself Dan loves finding new and inspiring music, is on the hunt constantly and loves spinning his favorite tracks for people at bars and clubs like Funky Sole, Dub Club, Good Foot, Love Song Bar at The Regent, The Virgil, The Townhouse, The Standard and General Lee's here in LA as well as private parties and events. Dan's collection includes everything from 50's Rock 'N' Roll & Rhythm & Blues, late 60's- early 70's soundtracks, rock, "golden era" rap, jazz, soul, soul jazz, breaks and funk to Jamaican, Brazilian and African music and everything in between.

To listen to Dan's current "Live At The Lion's Den" mixes, follow him on SoundCloud, and to find out about upcoming Live shows and DJ gigs: follow DanUbeProductions on Instagram.

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