Arc De Soleil is one of many monikers of composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist
Daniel Kadawatha. Inspired by his father’s love for the Spotnicks and their soaring
guitar-driven sound, Daniel grew up hearing his father play their songs on his
homemade guitar amp. This early exposure to music shaped Daniel’s own musical
tastes and influenced his decision to become a musician himself.


For Daniel, creating music for Arc De Soleil was more of a return to something very
natural rather than being experimental. He draws on the vintage sound of The
Spotnicks and the Shadows, as well as the funk rhythms of Asha Bhosle and
contemporary acts like Khruangbin, to create a sound that is uniquely his own. With a
focus on strong melodies and stringed instruments like the guitar and sitar, as well as
infectious grooves and beats, Arc De Soleil’s music is both nostalgic and fresh.