Dr. Daniel Victor Snaith (born 1978) is an electronic musician recording under the stage name Caribou.
Snaith grew up in Dundas, Ontario (which is also the name of a song from his debut album Start Breaking My Heart) and studied mathematics at the University of Toronto. He is the son of Victor Snaith, a mathematics professor at the University of Sheffield, and the brother of Nina Snaith, a mathematics professor at the University of Bristol.
Snaith usually performs with a live band when playing gigs, often assuming the role of percussionist (as well as electronic composition, he is an incredibly accomplished drummer). Currently, Snaith's live act is made up of Ryan Smith, Brad Weber (of Winter Equinox and Solitary Extraction), and Andy Lloyd. Sets also often include complex video projections on a large screen featuring clips from the Racey video "Some Girls", a DVD of which was released in November 2005. "[I]n music I will have an idea to put some different sounds together or a melody that meshes with a chord sequence or a sonic mood," said Snaith in an interview. "I'm not the type of person who takes physical things apart and plays around with them, but I like taking mental ideas apart and playing around with them. That's what appeals to me about what I've spent my life doing.
He completed his Ph.D. in mathematics at Imperial College London in 2005. His thesis, titled Overconvergent Siegel Modular Symbols, was written under the direction of Kevin Buzzard. Snaith currently resides in London, England.
Most of Snaith's older Manitoba material has been subsequently rereleased under the Caribou name.