After leaving that group in early 1998, he joined VHS, a short-lived brit-pop inspired group, that soon gave way to SophieXEnola. Featuring the entire editorial staff (at the time) of the zine Clinton, SophieXEnola specialised in taking 3 minute pop songs and extrapolating them out to fifteen minute one chord freakouts.
After the demise of SophieXEnola, the extremely short-lived Planet Claire project was undertaken in 2000, who practised for two weeks, and broke up on the completion of their one and only gig at the Pavillon Bar, Waikato Uni. The use of a drum machine neatly segued into Dan's next project though - which went under the name luna spark.
Currently still writes and records under the alias luna spark, whose latest album, Countdown to Meltdown, was written and recorded entirely within the month of February 2006, and released in March. Is also playing bass in an as yet unnamed alt-rock group in Auckland.
Dan set up the original Htown egroup/yahoogroup email list in 2000, way back when email was the shiznit. Dan edited Hamilton Music zine Clinton in 2000/2001. later he re-focused on the internets, setting up the htown.co.nz website with co-founder drift in 2003, and set up the Htown Wiki in March/April 2006.