The Philia Story

As Philia, producer & Ableton Certified Trainer Dan Giffin blends funky bass rhythms with sweeping melodies that challenge the status quo of electronic music with live instruments. Formerly a jazz drummer from a small town in Ohio, Dan switched creative lanes following life-altering mentorships under some of the world's best music trainers/ engineers in New York City & Los Angeles. Dan adopted new influences and grew his skills creating jazzy, bass-infused dance music.

Philia released the first EP - Miracles Happen All The Time in 2018​, after an incredible life experience and random opportunity to perform at Electric Forest Music Fest with over 60,000 festival attendees. One year later, Dan recruited new friends in the local Indianapolis jazz community and formed the Philia Live Band, adding heavy hitting saxophone, keys, bass, drums and DJing.

The word Philia is ancient Greek for "brotherly love" or "intimate friendship".

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