Daner is a native of Wheeling, and a graduate from Wheeling Central Catholic. His real name is Dane J. Malatinski and while attending high school he received the nickname "Daner" from a fellow classmate, needless to say the name stuck. He attended Marshall University where he majored in communication and later became a manager at American Eagle in the Ohio Valley Mall. His love for music drove him to pursue a career as a DJ. His ability to mix any style of genre and friendly people skills flourished him to become a crowd favorite at events as both a DJ & Emcee. His drive to succeed and passion to expand his company has enabled him to start several local events around the area, which continue to grow today. He has been the local go to DJ now for 10 years and is the owner of Advanced Entertainment.