Blue Lunar Monkey
Blue Lunar Monkey started playing the keyboard at the young age of thirteen, eventually moving onto the guitar which would later inspire him to make his own band. Throughout his career, Daniel Gradilla led the main role in several rock bands, where "Naranja Mecánica" stands out for being the first Mexican band to be signed by Universal Music International with a very popular hit single and a video that swept Latin America off its feet. Despite the success of Daniel's band, by 1998 BLM had already been attracted to a whole new world of possibilities, floating into the realms of ambient and trance music. Without leaving his studio work aside, he founded Mandala, one of the pioneering organizations that promoted trance and its inherent lifestyle. Since then, his trailblazing talent has taken him around the Earth's orb to present his magical and spiritually-inspired music that consists of two major sides: Psytrance and Dub, which despite their differences, consequently bring Blue Lunar Monkey's resonance to a harmonious balance within the transcendental roots of the tribal ritual. He has released a debut artist album for each one of his musical entities, as well as many singles for compilations on labels worldwide. Blue Lunar Monkey embarks in a new saga of yet unraveled mysteries.
A few years back, he traveled to India alongside his soul-mate Jill, studying together to become professional Yoga Masters. Today they teach Ashtanga Yoga in their own studio in the beautiful north pacific , Qualicum Beach, BC , where they have been living for the past years.