An Edmonton based production duo making great music with great artists

About Hands Up!

Hands Up! Music is Dan Davidson and Ari Mastoras.

Hands Up! burst onto the scene in 2012 making hit music for several Canadian indie artists. As their portfolio grew they became a well-rounded production team, making successful radio songs in dance, rock, pop, country, electronic, funk, blues, and R&B. They use both electronic and real sound sources to construct unique audio palettes specially targeted at each song as an individual piece.

Dan Davidson

was born in Edmonton and has established himself as a well-respected writer in Canadian music. He has written songs for many major label artists and has had songs placed on well-known television shows. He also plays in the popular Canadian indie rock band Tupelo Honey.



Ari Mastoras

grew up in Rhodes, Greece. He has been DJ’ing since he was 14 and has opened for some of the worlds most well known DJ’s. Since graduating from music school Ari has produced hundreds of dance songs and has become one of Edmonton’s most proficient engineers. Over the years he has been hired on a wide variety of projects including orchestral, film, house, pop, and dance music.