As one half of the Neptunes, Chad Hugo has won multiple Grammys, sold hundreds of millions of records, and scooped up music industry accolades such as ASCAP songwriter of the year. As one-third of N*E*R*D, Hugo has toured the globe and inspired an entire generation of listeners with the band’s unique amalgam of rock, soul, and hip-hop. Hugo has now joined forces with Baltimore-based DJ Daniel Biltmore to form MSSL CMMND.
On his own, Biltmore has well over a decade of experience behind the decks, and conquered multiple continents with his versatile approach to DJing. Starting in college radio, where Daniel shared the airwaves with Peter Rosenberg (Hot97) and Dave Nada (the creator of Moombahton), he has since performed for clients as varied as Microsoft and President Barack Obama.
Debuting with a mix on the influential Fool’s Gold label (A-trak, Duck Sauce, Kid Cudi), the two have taken their sonic landscapes on the road, hitting the decks in Bali, Germany (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt), Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Lisbon, Los Angeles, London, New York, Paris, Toronto and the Philippines. MSSL CMMND was part of the inaugural Identity Festival Tour where they shared the stage with Skrillex, Kaskade, Steve Aoki and Avicii. The DJ duo was commissioned by MOOGFEST in 2012 to put together the festival’s first music and tech mash up. During the first half of 2013 the duo has hit the stages of SXSW and Bonnaroo. Musical luminaries such as Daft Punk, The Black Keys, Foster the People and De La Soul have witnessed MSSL CMMND’s avant-garde DJ sets.
Armed with a deep reservoir of off-kilter original productions and new takes on classics, MSSL CMMND give a nod towards the legacy forged by their creators, and slam on the accelerator to go somewhere entirely new.