Dan Shore is a Toronto-based musician and beatmaker who operates under the musical alias, ‘dBiscuits’. When broken down, the moniker ‘dBiscuits’ can be split into “dB”, the symbol for decibels, and “Biscuits”, a delicious sugary snack. Combined, one arrives at the literal translation of “decibel biscuits”, but perhaps “sound treats” is a more fitting explanation of the name…
Shore completed two degrees while attending The University of Western Ontario (UWO). His first degree, a Bachelor of Arts in ‘Music Administrative Studies’, included several courses within the formal business faculty, as well as several within the traditional music faculty, and many additional classes within the newly emerging popular music stream at UWO.
Following, Shore continued his passion for pop music by pursuing and graduating with a Master of Arts in ‘Popular Music and Culture’ from UWO. It was during this time that Dan honed his beatmaking craft and digital audio production skills under the tutelage of Dr. Jay Hodgson. Shore and Hodgson pooled their talents and developed a largely sample-based album, titled: Biscuits & Logistics Volume 0: The Medulla Oblongata (2011).
Dan’s initial interest in music developed through the study of guitar, which later led him into a soul/funk/blues band at Port Perry High School called The Pea Pods Blues Review. It was here that Shore was introduced to several 60s and 70s funk/soul artists, such as: The Meters, Isaac Hayes, Sly and The Family Stone, etc., all of which he would later revisit while compiling sample libraries for The Medulla Oblongata.
dBiscuits continues to work on sample-based music and is currently composing an EP to follow up his first major work, The Medulla Oblongata.