Daniel Masson – Composer, Producer, Musician

 

Always at the crossroads of new tech, electronic and ancient forms of music, Daniel Masson weaves together cultures and genres to create unexpected, transcendent compositions and soundscapes. The result is both adventurous and soothing, joining musicians, sounds and voices from far-reaching corners of the globe, including Bangladesh, Syria, Egypt and Morocco.

Daniel’s diverse career had early roots in 70s rock guitar, jazz performances in Paris, and went on to include composing, producing, and performing live and in recording studios throughout the world. He has created video game soundtracks, composed electronic music for film, and popularized ethnic deep-house chill electronic music, with the extraordinary wide-reaching success of the Buddha Bar compilations.

Masson’s career includes the following highlights:

1994: Masson collaborated with Goran Bregovic on the soundtrack for the Cannes prize-winning film Queen Margot.

2004: With the support of French Foreign Ministry, he traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh and recorded musicians of the Baul tradition and released Baul Dimension.

2004 to Present: Frequent contributor to Buddha Bar collections, including the cd / dvd Travel Impressions (2008).

2011: Masson produced a new soundtrack for a restored version of Impossible Voyage, a silent movie by G. Méliès.

2011 to Present: Masson has live-mixed his collections of global sounds, voices and instruments into improvised upbeat dance soundscapes and performed in Europe, United States and Mexico.

2017: In the film documentary and album Walila, Masson traveled to Morocco for the Sacred Music Festival of Fès to merge the ancient with the modern and work to create a cultural bridge between Western and Arab worlds.

2018: Masson released Trajectories, a 3-volume series, inspired by his live-mix experience and featuring sounds from his expansive library.

DISCOGRAPHY

AS DANIEL MASSON
2018: Trajectories Series Vol.1,2,3 (Daniel Masson)
2016 : Walila EP (Daniel Masson)
2015 : Jetlag « 2015 Edition » (Daniel Masson)
2015 : Ten Particules (Daniel Masson)
2013 : A Tiny Kick in the Brain (Daniel Masson)
2011 : Frequencies (Daniel Masson)
2009 : Adventures (Daniel Masson)
2008 : Buddha Bar Travel Impressions (Georges V Records)
2008 : Trempolino EP (Daniel Masson)
2006 : Bingo EP (Daniel Masson)
2004 : Baul Dimension (Daniel Masson)

Music For Films
2011: Impossible Voyage of Georges Méliès / Lobster Films
1994 : Queen Margot /Patrice Chéreau
1986 : Tête Creuse (Mac Guff Ligne)
1995 : Mariol Daniel /Kapelian ( Exnihilo)

Vidéo Game Soundtracks
2003 : Rayman 3 (UbiSoft Entertainment)
2001 : Bugmonsters (Montparnasse Multimedia France)
2001 : Sethi et le Sorcier Inca (Montparnasse Multimedia France)
2001 : Tristan et le Mystère du Dragon (Montparnasse Multimedia France)
2000 : Donald PK / PC ,PSX Dreamcast, Ps2 Game Cube, N64, GameBoy Color (Disney Interactive USA / UbiSoft Entertainment)
2000 : Start Up (Montecristo France)
2000 : Les Mouzz (Emme Interactive France)
1999 : Rayman 2 Nintendo (UbiSoft Entertainment)
1998 : Kitchenette (Le Lab France)
1998 : Les 3 Petits Cochons ( Dramaera France)
1998 : Monaco Grand Prix (UbiSoft Entertainment)
1998 : Rayman Eveil (UbiSoft Entertainment)
1998 : Rayman Dictée (UbiSoft Entertainment)
1998 : Tim7 (UbiSoft Entertainment)
1997 : F1 Racing Simulation (UbiSoft Entertainment)
1997 : Les 9 Destins de Valdo (UbiSoft Entertainment)
1997 : Pod-Planet of Death (UbiSoft Entertainment)
1993 : Genesia (Microids)

Pacific Islands Collection
2002 : Bora Bora (Océania Records/ Pony Canyon INC.Japan)
2002 : Tonga (Océania Records/ Pony Canyon INC.Japan)
2002 : Tahiti (Océania Records/ Pony Canyon INC.Japan)
2002 : Vanuatu (Océania Records/ Pony Canyon INC.Japan)
2002 : Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée (Océania Records/ Pony Canyon INC.Japan)
2002 : Loyalty Islands (Océania Records/ Pony Canyon INC.Japan)
2002 : Hawaii (Océania Records/ Pony Canyon INc.Japan)
2002 : Les Marquises (Océania Records/ Pony Canyon INC.Japan)
2002 : The Solomon Islands (Océania Records/ Pony Canyon INC.Japan)

AS DANIEL MASSON / BAUL DIMENSION

Buddha Bar Compilation
2018 : Buddha Bar Meets French Kitchen & Friends (George V Records)
2016 : Buddha Bar Ultimate Expérience (George V Records)
2011 : A Night @ Buddha-Bar Hotel (George V Records)
2009 : Universal Sound Of Buddha Bar Vol.3 (George V Records)
2008 : Buddha Bar Océan (George V Records)
2008 : Buddha Bar Book (George V Records)
2006 : Buddha Bar Ten Years (George V Records)
2004 : Buddha Bar VI (George V Records)
2003 : Siddharta Spirit Of Buddha Bar vol.2 (George V Records)
2001 : Little Buddha Café (George V Records)

Various Labels Compilations
2009 : Café Buddha Box Set- Classic Buddha (Park Lane Recordings)
2008 : Tea House 2 (High Note Records)
2007 : Hotel Buddha (Crazy Diamond Recording)
2006 : Hangzhou China (High Note Records)
2006 : Purobeach Vol.2 (Seamless)
2006 : Week-End In Ibiza (Water Music Records)
2006 : Lounge Cafe DeLuxe (Park Lane Recordings)
2005 : Dâ-Nang (Quango Music Group)
2005 : Taipei Lounge 2 (High Note Records)
2005 : Café Solaire (Soulstar)
2005 : Café Nirvana (Park Lane Recordings)
2004 : Cassagrande Ethnica Vol 3 (Métropole Records)
2004 : Jogoya (High Note Records)
2004 : The Sound Of Milano Fashion 3 ( Cool D vision)
2004 : Travel Electro (Atoll Music)
2004 : Buddha-Bar. Часть 3-4 (Навигатор)
2003 : Varius Artists Leafage Music (Pony Canyon INC. Japan)
2003 : Wenk (Universal Music)
2003 : Together Barra Mundi 4 (Pchent)
2003 : World Habitat (Habitat)
2003 : Voyage Océanie (Naïve)
2003 : Couleurs Pacifique (Vox Terrae)
2003 : Moana Lounge (Intercontinental Beachcomber Resorts)
2003 : Sunny Days (MCD World Music)
2003 : Lazy Afternoons (MCD World Music)
2003 : Cool Nights (MCD World Music)
2003 : Undiscovered World 2 (V2)
2002 : The Karma Collection «  Sunrise » (Ministry of Sound)
2002 : Nights In French Satin Vol.2 (High Note Records)
2002 : Chilled Grooves (Water Music Records)
2002 : Cargo High-Tech (Energy Production Srl)
2002 : Oceanic Fringe (Times Music)
2002 : Paradise (Adequat Music)
2002 : Café del Sol vol.3 ((Water Music Records)
2002 : Café Ibiza (Water Music Records)
2002 : Pacific Hotel (Oceania Records)
2002 : Casssagrande Ethnica (Métropole Records)
2002 : In Bloom II A Collection of World Music Produced in France (Bureau Export)
2001 : French Music Popkomm 2001 Koln (Bureau Export De La Musique Française)
2000 : Paradisiac ( Universal Music)
2000 : In Bloom A Collection of French Electronica (Bureau Export)

AS ELECTROMANA
2003 : Electromana-Fashion For Developpement (Pony Canyon INC. Japan)
2001 : Electromana-Jetlag (Georges V Records)

With Others
2006 : Atlantean (Atlantis Recordings)
1993: Sara Mandiano (WEA Music)
1988: Philippe Russo (EMI France)
1987: Jungle Boys (EMI France)

Remixes
2004 : Angelic Voices // B-Tribe on Buddha Bar vol 6 (Georges V Records)
2003 : Breeze // Ratnabali on Siddharta vol 2 (Georges V Records)

TV and Commercials
Elastok / / French TV La 5
Air France
Darphin Cosmetics
Swissair
Choppard Watches
Roger & Galler Cosmetics
Graal Joailler

Références
BNF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) 

Discogs

PRESS REVIEWS / INTERVIEWS:
Jetlag review at Even Ground
Indie Music Album Reviews Ten Particles
Indie Music Album Reviews A Tiny Kick in The Brain
Culture M interview
NeuFutur
Music Emissions
Skope
PensEyeVew interview
Donald Duck PK OST interview