Monday, July 27, 2009

Dan Black

If you're not familiar with this London/Parisian electronica musician to begin with, let me inform you that Dan Black's influences are Jay-Z and Sigur Ros, so we're already looking at a hot orchestral beat here. The track "Symphonies" was originally a cover of Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypontize" with beats sampled from Rihanna's "Umbrella." When Black tried to release the track as a single, Biggie denied him the rights, so Black had to go back and rewrite the lyrics a little here and there, resulting in the new simple pop track, "Symphonies." The debut album, ((Un)), was released just last week in the UK and features some nice R&B electronica stompers.

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