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Gabriel & Dresden

Artist Biography

Real Name: Dave Dresden, Josh Gabriel
Genre: Progressive House, Trance, Progressive Trance

"As of March 30th 2008 the group decided to take a break due to both personal and musical reasons, both focusing on their solo careers from here on."

"Gabriel & Dresden begin 2007 with the Billboard 1 Dance Club Chart hit "Dangerous Power", the second single off of their critically acclaimed self-titled artist album. Their first single "Tracking Treasure Down" reached its peak 1 spot in September 2006, and is currently buzzing in the UK with Universal Records UK's newfound interest in the tune. Having just remixed The Killers "Read My Mind" and Robbie Rivera's 68 Beats "Replay The Night," Gabriel & Dresden have once again hit the dance clubs with force. Their syndicated one hour monthly radio show "Gabriel & Dresden Organized Nature" is aired on satellite, FM, cable and Internet radio stations worldwide. Gabriel & Dresden have also found success with their indie label, Organized Nature, where they released their artist album as well as 9 other singles which have all been both commercially successful and embraced by critics. They have just wrapped up a world tour to support their record, and achieved the honor of being named M8 Magazines "2006 Album of the Year," for their artist album. As producers, Gabriel & Dresden are responsible for a long list of dance club favorites, achieving 16 1 Billboard Club Chart hits. Their worldwide smash, Motorcycle "As the Rush Comes," was the 1 US Dance Radio Airplay in 2004 and reached 11 in the UK pop charts. As remixers, they have achieved a string of awards, Billboard 1's and given their personal spin to a long list of artists: The Killers, Annie Lennox, Dido, Jewel, Sarah Mclachlan, Duncan Sheik, Britney Spears & Madonna, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto and more. When musicality and dance-floor appeal were needed for the remix of Gustavo Santaolalla's Academy Award Winning "The Wings" (theme to the movie Brokeback Mountain), Gabriel & Dresden were chosen for the job. As DJs, Gabriel & Dresden have toured the world playing the best clubs and festivals, were voted in at 20 in the prestigious DJ Magazine Top 100 poll. In 2004 they released their mix CD, "Bloom" on Nettwerk Records, DJ-mixed the soundtrack for the popular FX TV series Nip/Tuck and launched their indie record label, Organized Nature. Through it all, Gabriel & Dresden defy classification and have earned respect and support globally of both fans and the world's top DJs by constantly pushing electronic music to the next level. Gabriel & Dresden met at the Winter Music Conference in 2001, when Josh Gabriel was giving out white label copies of his first track "Wave 3" and Dave Dresden was scouting new music for Pete Tong. Dresden loved the track, and two weeks later it got played on Tong's BBC Radio 1 show, and later appeared on his compilation, "Pete Tong's Twisted Beats." Tong soon offered Dresden the opportunity to remix New Order's track, "Someone Like You" and Gabriel was tapped to work on the remix. The two have not stopped making music together since. Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden each started out on their individual musical paths in the early 80s, at the peak of the New Wave scene, influenced by bands like Depeche Mode, The Cure and Yaz. Gabriel played percussion in elementary and high school orchestras and bands, bought his first Moog synthesizer in 1981 and has been making music with computers since 1985. He later obtained a BFA degree in composition from California Institute of the Arts University and studied the science of sound at the prestigious Royal Music Conservatory/Institute of Sonology in Den Hague, The Netherlands. After receiving his degree, he worked in various post-production studios for clients such as Sony, Disney, Sega and Oddworld. Gabriel moved on to create Mixman(r) music software and acted as co-founder of the company Mixman Technologies Inc. for 8 years. Dresden's impressive career started with DJing, which he has done for the past 20 years. He has also held high profile music industry positions such as feature writer and music reviewer and drove A&R for Promo Only. Dresden has compiled mix CDs and compilations for several record labels, scouted music for BBC's Pete Tong, and was a radio DJ and music director for both Internet and radio stations with a world-wide listening base. The duo live and produce in the San Francisco Bay Area, California." (MySpace)