Real Name: Dan Morrell. Former B96 radio DJ (2001 - 2011). Originally known as "DJ Smurf" before mixing under his real name.
Dan Morrell can rock a crowd with the “best of em”! Whether Dan is in the clubs spinning at the best parties, on the radio releasing new material, or in the studio producing hits, he is constantly surrounding himself with new challenges and opportunities. Hard work is nothing new to The Mixmaster as he started his musical career in college as a campus favorite DJ. It was from his determination and talent to play the best music that he landed an internship at what was at the time branded as Chicago’s “Most Listened To Radio Station.” As an intern, Dan quickly learned the in’s and out’s of the entertainment business and knew he wanted to be on the radio.
When the opportunity came for Dan to work with B96, he fully embraced the offer. Since 2001, Dan’s mixes have been heard across Chicago on the B96 Streetmix and at the hottest nightclubs across the country. In 2010 Dan was asked to do ground breaking rock mixes for JACK-FM in Chicago which he gladly added to his list of duties. In addition to his 14 year run at B96, Dan’s CBS Radio experience also includes DJing events for the West Coast Top 40 powerhouse, AMP radio in Los Angeles (the home to media legends like Carson Daly) and is excited to bring his talent and high energy show to where ever the party is at!
He has opened for such acts as Kanye West, Diddy, Justin Timberlake, T-Pain, Akon, Rhianna, Shakira, Run DMC, Sean Paul, LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, and Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, to name a few. His impeccable reputation in Chicago has also opened other doors for him, like being the Chicago Bears’ exclusive DJ for their Official Tailgate Parties and Draft-Day Parties.
From his talent as a DJ and as an entrepreneur, Dan has since started Mixmastered Records. This new chapter in Dan’s life includes music production and collaborations with Chicago legend, Soundmaster T. With radio, TV, and film placements, this duo is ready to have everyone dancing to their original music and official major label remixes.