Dan Black

Detroit Bar

Looking for an example of the uncharted metamorphosis of today’s underground pop music? Try listening to a Dan Black song. Basking in a Day Glo dream of electro sorcery, hip-hop samples and kitschy calamity, this British electro magician offers a crash course in the stylish music of the last three decades. Songs like “Symphonies,” featuring Kid Cudi—off Black’s debut album “UN”—is a prime case. A masterful mash-up of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella” turns Black’s brazen theft into a glossy work of art inspired by the sounds of Girl Talk, the Verve and a generation of tech savvy punks who grew up with Mp3 piracy as an acceptable pass time. This week, Black comes to Detroit Bar from his home in France to test his talents in America.Looking for an example of the uncharted metamorphosis of today’s underground pop music? Try listening to a Dan Black song. Basking in a Day Glo dream of electro sorcery, hip-hop samples and kitschy calamity, this British electro magician offers a crash course in the stylish music of the last three decades. Songs like “Symphonies,” featuring Kid Cudi—off Black’s debut album “UN”—is a prime case. A masterful mash-up of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella” turns Black’s brazen theft into a glossy work of art inspired by the sounds of Girl Talk, the Verve and a generation of tech savvy punks who grew up with Mp3 piracy as an acceptable pass time. This week, Black comes to Detroit Bar from his home in France to test his talents in America.
Wed., June 2, 9 p.m., 2010

 
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