I looked for a metaphor that would hopefully get people to see me without the tabloid filter and instead focus on the music and especially this new creative growth. I have always looked to what’s going on in my own life for lyrical inspiration, but I’ve also always loved being able to do that in a way that speaks to people everywhere. UK-based South African music producer P ete ‘Boxsta’ Martin who produced my Hurt So Bad single 10 years ago. From what I understand, they got my pictures off my My Space page. Maybe they’ll soon get to know me as a great musician too.
songs that people are going to catch a hold of and I think my pop sensibility was very intact during the songwriting of this album even though musically the direction was very electro-rock. Entertainment insert about me being on that list of international sexy people. Although the sexy guy thing is not the only way I want to be known internationally, it’s still great exposure.
I really didn’t realise just how much they had forgotten that I’m a singer.
It is high time I’m in the media for the right reasons. to finish this album because I had recorded many R&B songs which I really ended up not liking.
'Across The Line' is my line in the sand." His ally in this landmark release is a producer who was at Danny's side when he first came onto the South African music scene, Pete 'Boxsta' Martin.
Back then, Danny was a young upstart whose self-titled debut contained a monster pop/R&B song in 'Hurt So Bad' that rapidly ignited his solo career and remains an evergreen South African favourite 10 years on.
I grew up a white middle class kid‚ from a family who loved “black music“.
But for many of my school friends it just wasn’t the case.
2000's 'Danny K' was followed by 'J23' (2003) and 'This Is My Time' (2006) both of which delivered a march of radio hits and earned Danny a string of accolades including the 2007 South African Music Award for Best Pop Album for 'This Is My Time'.
Between these albums, a raft of collaborations (including the album 'Same Difference' with Mandoza), high-profile live appearances, the deeply affecting loss of his brother, and, yes, his very public love life it wasn't hard for Danny to let his own music path retreat into the hazy distance. Danny K is one of South Africa’s hottest new stars who has already made a household name for himself with his smooth, Motown-inspired R&B style.
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