14 Oct. 2012

Next weekend James What will be touring in South Africa for the first time! Johannesburg on the 19th and Cape Town on the 20th. See you there!

24 Sep. 2012

This week exclusive Dan Berkson & James What Live Podcast & interview on Pulse Radio .

10 Sep. 2012

James What remix of Sasse for My Favourite Robot is out today on Beatport.
listen to "Took My Love (James What Remix)"

23 Jul. 2012

James What's acid rework of Mark Henning's Chicago Sunrise on Cityfox - out today on Beatport. listen

04 Apr. 2012

New James What remix of Varoslav & David K out now on Juno! Get it here listen to "Better Talk (James What Remix)"

09 Mar 2012

New James What collaboration with Damian Lazarus "Rise Before Zod" out now on Rebellion, with Shadow Dancer and Acid Pauli remixes. Get it here

29 Dec 2011

New james what DJ mix out now on Autobrennt Podcast download it here

20 Dec 2011

Get an extra 10% off Dan Berkson & James What sample pack until 24th December using the promo code: BWT10 at www.loopmaster.com

25 Nov 2011

New DJ mix available now on Electronic Groove Podcast download it here

30 Jul 2011

Check out our promo Video for our loopmasters sample pack: here

30 Jun 2011

Dan Berkson & James What Loopmasters artist pack: Deep Electronic House available 8th of July at www.loopmasters.com

09 May 2011

James What release on Murmur out this week: preview on Juno

12 Apr 2011

New James What radio mix on Non Radio Sessions

30 Mar. 2011

Dan Berkson's new 12" coming on Crosstown Rebels April 11th!!

27 Feb. 2011

New James What single "About Love" on Crosstown Rebels! out now on vinyl!

07 Sep. 2009

New Berkson & What 12" out next month Poker Flat along with a digital exclusive. more soon...


Dan Berkson and James What are a London based electronic music production and Live performance duo. Meeting in London in 2006, Dan and James discovered similar and eclectic musical backgrounds and a shared passion for forward thinking house and techno. They began to produce a blend of their individual soundscapes, debuting their Live Show at the infamous Sonar festival in the summer of 2006. The success that has followed has seen the duo tour extensively with a Live performance that is not only engaging to hear but equally mesmerising to watch.

James What studied music and sound engineering at the acclaimed LCM and SAE in London and released his initial solo productions in 2005. He has since gone on to make and release his solo and collaborative music with Dan Berkson on some of the industry's most recognized labels such as Pokerflat, Crosstown Rebels, Murmur and Dessous. Chicago born Dan Berkson has been a professional musician since his mid teens and spent his early years as a successful keyboard player before studying at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Numerous projects in jazz and funk saw him tour America and in the late 90's Dan relocated to London to study music production. Dan has gone on to produce and release for labels such as on Exun, Crosstown Rebels, Hypercolour and Gourmet as a solo artist and alongside James.

Their combined and mutual influences of jazz, techno, house and funk find themselves layered to create a truly unique sound niche. An mix of raw classic house and the shrewd darkness of organic minimal and techno ride of each other's core elements, resulting in a solid yet emotive signature. Stripped down and meticulously produced, the duo use laptops, synthesizers and drum machines as their key tools to create improvised tech house with a jazz edge. Elegantly arranged, classic yet head strong, Dan Berkson and James What's cut's are a firm staple in dj boxes worldwide.






Prince vs Luca C & James What "The Future " (2012)

No. 19 / Vinyl Only Bootleg



Sasse Feat. Big Bully "Took My Love (James What Remix)" (2012)

My Favourite Robot



Mark Henning "Chicago Sunrise (James What Acid Edit) " (2012)

Cityfox - CF015



Varoslav & David K - "Better Talk (James What Remix)" (2012)

Rue De Plaisance RDP004

listen to "Better Talk (James What Remix)"


Zod - "Rise Before Zod" (2012)

With Acid Pauli and Shadow Dancer Remixes

Rebellion RBL007

listen to "Rise Before Zod"


Alex Jones - "Stamp (Dan Berkson Remix)" (2011)


listen to "Stamp (Dan Berkson Remix)"


James What - "It Feels Wrong" (2011)

Poker Flat

listen to "It Feels Wrong"

listen to "It Feels Wrong (Lee Curtiss Remix)"

listen to "In The Dark"


Dan berkson & James What - Deep Electronic House (2011)

Loopmasters - Artist Series Sample Pack

listen to Demo track


James What - "Going Back" (2011)

Murmur - STATE02

listen to "Going Back"



Dan Berkson - "Anything For You" (2011)

Crosstown Rebels - CRM074

listen to "Anything For You"

listen to "Secrets"



James What - "About Love" (2011)

Crosstown Rebels - CRM071

listen to "About Love"

listen to "A Target For The Scene"



Dan Berkson & James What - "Ghosts" (2009)

Poker Flat Recordings - PFR107

listen to "Ghosts"

listen to "In Person"



Dan Berkson & James What - "Systems Remixes" (2009)

Sounderground - SRD09

Remixes by Cesare vs. Disorder, Touane, Patrick Zigon, Stefan Tretau, Laurine Frost and Simon Li.


Dan Berkson & James What - "Keep On feat. Robert Owens" (2008)

w/ Two Armadillos, Stimming and King Britt remixes

Dessous Recordings - DES82

listen to "Keep On feat. Robert Owens (original mix)"

listen to "Keep On feat. Robert Owens (live mix)"




Dan Berkson & James What - "Indigo" (2008)

Poker Flat Recordings - "Dead Man's Hand" PFRLP20 / PFRCD20

listen to "Indigo"





Dan Berkson & James What - "Reflections feat. Robert Owens " (2008)

Poker Flat Recordings - PFR93

listen to "Reflections feat. Robert Owens"

listen to "Onika feat. Monica Soldan"



D'Julz - "Runny (Berkson & What Remix)" (2007)

Poker Flat - PFR85





Matzak - "Girl In Water (Berkson & What Remix)" (2007)

Boxer - 46





Dan Berkson & James What - "Asteroids" (2006)

Poker Flat Recordings - "Bets'n'Bluffs" PFRLP19 / PFRCD19

listen to "Asteroids"




Dan Berkson & James What - "Cantina" EP (2006)

Poker Flat Recordings - PFR77

listen to "Cantina"

listen to "Mescaline Circus"

listen to "Last Train"



Daniela Stickroth - "Ghost In The Attic (Berkson & What Remix)" (2006)

Meerestief -10





Dan Berkson & James What - "Systems" EP (2006)

Sounderground Recordings - SR01

listen to "Systems"

listen to "Mesatennis"


Dan Berkson & James What - "The Dig" EP (2006)

Poker Flat Recordings - PFR70

listen to "The Dig"

listen to "If I Was a Man"

listen to "Zig Zag"

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Dan Berkson & James What 2012
13 Jan. 2012

DJset @ Weekend Circuit

London, UK
14 Jan. 2012

DJset @ Audio Rehab

London, UK
11 Feb. 2012

DJset @ Neon

Versilia, IT
12 Feb. 2012

DJset @ Fabric

London, UK
07 Feb. 2012

DJset @ Pangea Beach Club

Ko Lanta, TH
10 Feb. 2012

DJset @ Small & Tall

Hong Kong, HK
12 Feb. 2012

DJset @ fabric

London, UK
19 Feb. 2012

DJset @ Green Valley

Camboriu, BR
02 Mar. 2012

DJset @ Fever

Mexico City, MX
03 Mar. 2012

DJset @ M.N.Roy

Mexico City, MX
09 Mar. 2012

DJset @ Tree House

Miami, USA
17 Mar. 2012

DJset @ Project One

San Francisco, USA
21 Mar. 2012

DJset @ 120 Club

Toronto, CA
24 Mar. 2012

berkson&what LIVE @ Get Lost

Miami, USA
30 Mar. 2012

DJset @ Sirup Club

Zagreb, HR
31 Mar. 2012

berkson&what LIVE @ Pfingstweide

Zurich, CH
05 Apr. 2012

jameswhat LIVE @ Potty Mouth

London, UK
06 Apr. 2012

DJset @ Club South

Manchester, UK
20 Apr. 2012

DJset @ Villa Agustina

Panama City, PA
21 Apr. 2012

DJset @ TBA

Quito, EC
28 Apr. 2012

DJset @ TBA

Cuenca, EC
13 May 2012

berkson&whatLIVE @ Gypsy

Moscow, RU
18 May 2012

DJset @ kater holzig

Berlin, DE
02 June 2012

DJset @ 1001

London, UK
16 June 2012

berksonwhatLIVE @ Sunwaves005

Lima, PE
30 June 2012

berksonwhatLIVE @ PokerFlat Warehouse

London, UK
12 July 2012

DJset @ Luv Club

Blumenau, BR
13 July 2012

DJset @ 2ME

Camboriu, BR
14 July 2012

DJset @ Vibe Club

Curitiba, BR
03 Aug. 2012


Denver, USA
04 Aug. 2012

DJset @ Worldbeat

San Juan, USA
11 Aug. 2012

DJset @ Primary

Chicago, USA
17 Aug. 2012

DJset @ Project One

San Francisco, USA
18 Aug. 2012

DJset @ Treehouse

Miami, USA
29 Aug. 2012

DJset @ Burning Man Festival

Black Rock City, USA
08 Sep. 2012

DJset @ Papillon Bar

Montreal, CA
19 Oct. 2012

DJset @ South Africa Tour

Johannesburg, SA
20 Oct. 2012

DJset @ South Africa Tour

Capetown, SA
27 Oct 2012

berkson&whatLIVE @ Below

Birmingham, UK
27 Oct 2012

berkson&whatLIVE @ Below

Birmingham, UK
16 Nov 2012

DJ set @ La Ruche

Lausanne, CH
15 Dec 2012

DJ set @ Audio Rehab

London, UK




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