Dani Koala

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGER

Daniel Jiménez Catalá
(Dani Koala)

Birth Date: 10 Marzo 1978
Place Of Birth: Vinaros-Castellón

Since 2003, Dani Koala has been dedicated to the world of artist booking through my own agency, Dskonnect. After a few initial years focused on the national territory, the agency’s roster of artists soon expanded to include artists who granted us global representation, and our focus shifted from national to global.

In parallel, with the Overflow brand, we organize high-impact events in the province of Alicante, based at the Metro Dance Club discotheque. After being the assistant director at Electrosplash 2005 and a few years working in collaboration with Dress For Excess, I joined forces with Marc Barceló to further professionalize the Dskonnect agency.

After leaving my position at Groovelives, in 2012 I took over the management of the artist Maceo Plex, as well as the administration of the company Mosaic by Maceo SL, carrying out the weekly residency of Maceo Plex’s night titled “Mosaic by Maceo” at Pacha Ibiza during 2016 and 2017. Those were years in which I closed deals with all the major and most cutting-edge companies in the sector (from Tomorrowland or Timewarp to Ultra or Awakenings, to name a few).

Since 2018, I started new projects such as the event brand “Unannounced by Raxon” or the techno-specialized booking agency X/ACT Bookings. From 2020, I took over the management of the artist Giorgia Angiuli, while actively participating in the creation and founding of APROCUMUSE. Since 2023, I also direct the record label DSK Records, which we launched from Dskonnect to celebrate the agency’s 20 years.

Over these 20 years, I have been responsible for booking more than 10,000 artists for over 5,000 events in more than 500 cities across over 100 countries, as well as managing all those bookings; while from our roster we have promoted and supported the careers of over 200 artists who have chosen to be represented by Dskonnect for their bookings. My day-to-day is based on the continuous direction and management of the company, from its objectives and strategies to the administration and management of its resources.

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Additionally, I collaborate with different associations as an administrator and booking expert; as a speaker at music schools; and as a mentor on the Dotlinesdot platform. I have also contributed by writing in the book Genesis (Post-Bakalao Clubber Scene in the Valencian Community (1996-2010)

PROJECTS

Employed by others:

  • Market Analysis and Business Strategy Department at AIDIMA (Technological Institute of the Furniture Sector and Related Industries) Valencia.
  • Assistant Director at Electrosplash 2005, from 2004 to 2006.
  • Head of the Booking Department at Groovelives (Valencia), from 2009 to 2012.
  • Manager of the artist Maceo Plex, from 2012 to 2018.
  • Sole administrator of the company Mosaic by Maceo SL, from 2012 to the present.
  • Speaker at School Training Malaga, from 2016 to 2022.
  • Manager of the event brand Mosaic by Maceo at Pacha Ibiza, from 2015 to 2018.
  • Director of the Booking Department of DayDream Festival, from 2017 to 2018.
  • Mentor at Dotlinesdot, from 2020 to the present.
  • Manager of the artist Giorgia Angiuli, from 2020 to the present.
 

Shared projects of Dani Koala:

  •  Founder of the booking agency Dskonnect in 2003. Director and CEO since its inception to the present.
  • Co-founder and co-director of the event promoter Overflow from 2003 to 2012.
  • Booking director at the business group DFE Group, which integrated the brands Dress for Excess, Love Reactor, and Dskonnect, from 2005 to 2008.
  • Co-founder and co-director of the event brand Unannounced by Raxon, from 2019 to the present.
  • Co-director and main booker at the agency X/ACT Bookings, from 2019 to the present.
  • Member of the Founding Board of APROCUMUSE: Association of Professionals of Culture and Electronic Music, from 2021 to the present.
  • Partner, secretary, and member of the Board of Directors of the Associació Cultural Cami Ral 39, from 2021 to the present.
  • Co-founder and director of the publishing house Dskonnect Publishing, from 2021 to the present. 
  • Co-founder and co-director of the record label DSK Records, from 2023 to the present.
  • Founding partner, treasurer, and member of the Board of Directors of the Associació BTS, since 2024.

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