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Daniel Caplen (born 27 March 1992), better known as his stage name D/C or Dan Caplen, is a British R&B singer, songwriter and musician based in Brixton in London. He was educated at St Edmund's School Canterbury.[1] He is signed to Atlantic Records UK and released his first track "Longing for You" on the label on 19 February 2016.

Dan Caplen
Birth nameDaniel Caplen
Born27 March 1992 (1992-03-27) (age 27)
London, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active2015–present
LabelsAtlantic UK


Early lifeEdit

Caplen was born in London to a mother from the Caribbean and an English father,[citation needed] and was educated at St Edmund's School Canterbury.[1] He started playing the piano and the cello in his early teens, before getting interested in production and remixing. Caplen briefly left Britain to study in Portland, Oregon, a move which helped to inspire his approach as an artist.[1]

Music careerEdit

In 2014, D/C self-released his debut EP, “Epiphany”, gaining the attention of Atlantic Records, who signed him to the label in the following year. He then released his first single “Longing For You” on the label in February 2016. The track is taken from his first Atlantic Records EP “Bad Man” released in 2016.[2][3]

D/C supported UK electronic duo Honne on their UK tour in October 2015[4] as well as Anne-Marie on her UK tour in January/February 2016.[5]

D/C also performed at The Great Escape 2016 festival in Brighton, United Kingdom.[6]


Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Flat Champagne


Year Title Album
2016 "Longing for You" Badman
"Blinded by the Lights"
(The Streets cover)
2017 "Flat Champagne"
(featuring Ray BLK)
Flat Champagne
"My Hood"
(Ray BLK cover)
"Two Fingers"
2018 "Trouble"
(featuring Ms Banks)
(with Caitlyn Scarlett)
(featuring Dave B)
"Closer to You"
(featuring Sinead Harnett)
2019 "Love Me the Same"

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"These Days"[9]
(Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen)
2018 Toast to Our Differences
(Macklemore featuring Dan Caplen)
2017 Gemini
(Macklemore featuring Dan Caplen)


  1. ^ a b c "Chart success for former pupil, Dan Caplen – St Edmund's School Canterbury". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. ^ Samantha O'Connor (27 January 2016). "D/C's debut single 'Longing For You' was spawned from a quarter life crisis". The 405. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ "D/C - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. ^ "HONNE + D/C". The Deaf Institute. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  5. ^ "ANNE-MARIE Supported by D/C - Sold Out!". Village Underground. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  6. ^ "D/C". The Great Escape. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  7. ^ iTunes (29 July 2016). "Badman EP". iTunes. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  8. ^ iTunes (30 June 2017). "Flat Champagne - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  9. ^ ""These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)" by Rudimental on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b GEMINI by Macklemore on Apple Music, 22 September 2017, retrieved 19 February 2018

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