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Daniel Masson

Self-taught composer, musician, producer, performer Daniel Masson aka Baul Dimension helped to popularize ethnic deep house chill electronic music with the extraordinary wide-reaching success of the Buddha Bar compilations.

Daniels early roots in 70s rock guitar seeded his diverse career from creating video games soundtracks, playing jazz music in Paris France, and composing electronic music for the restored version of Impossible Voyage the first silent movie by George Mèliés and a collaboration with Goran Bregovic on the Cannes Film Fest prize winning film Queen Margot.

Masson travels the globe to Bangladesh, Syria, Egypt, Morocco recording musicians, sounds and voices from many cultures and counties to weave together the music of place into adventurous and soothing electronic soundscapes.

In 2004 with help from the French Foreign ministry and musicians of the Baul tradition Masson traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to record Baul Dimension.

Since 2011 Daniel has live-mixed his collections of global sounds, music, voice, and instruments into improvised upbeat dance soundscapes and performed in Europe, United States and Mexico.

In the 2017 film documentary and album Walila, Masson travels to Fés Morocco to merge the ancient with the modern to create a cultural bridge between Western and Arab worlds.

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, music, voice, 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 Fes 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

*2021: Magic Carpet (Daniel Masson)
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2020: Pacific Dimension (Daniel Masson)
* 2019: Pensées évaporées (Daniel Masson)
* 2018: Trajectories EP 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 Impreesions
(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 : Têtes creuses (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 / Ps2 Game Cube (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 C