Monday, 20 July 2009

Black Star

Gentlemen, meet the new face of pop.

Dan Black rose to fame last year with his track "HYPNTZ", a cover of Notorious B.I.G's "Hypnotize" with a drumbeat sampled from Rihanna's "Umbrella". Although it was never released on a label, this glorious mash took the hipsters by storm, and whether it was intended to or not, Dan sweetly crooning a gangster rap has a certain tongue-in-cheek air to it. But of course, once Dan came to release it as a single, problems arose. Biggie's estate denied Dan permission to release the cover, so the lyrics were rewritten and new single "Symphonies" was born.

Dan Black - HYPNTZ [Right Click To Download]

Dan Black - Symphonies [Right Click To Download]

Dan Black - Symphonies (Passion Pit Remix) [Right Click To Download]

Dan Black's debut album "Un" is out now on Polydor. I'll post a review soon, but for now, here's another single from the album.

Dan Black - Alone [Right Click To Download]

Dan Black - Alone (MJ Cole Vocal Mix) [Right Click To Download]

Keep it funky,


Pimps Run Free said...

I think you were too quick to write off speedbass.

On a more relevant note, I think Dan Black is the best pop star we've had for ages. And to think I had high hopes for Sam Sparro...

prez jordan said...

Loving the passion pit remix, bravo.

Martynas said...

You got that right, Dan Black is the business. I prefer "Symphonies" over "HYPNTZ", the lyrics somehow flow better (and I never really liked Biggie).

GhostintheToast said...

Symphonies is way better anyway. Nice rework.