Monday, 20 July 2009
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,