After two solid years of universal acclaim and non-stop touring around the globe, Danny Brown jumps from “artist to watch” to undeniable icon with his magnum opus, Old, which will be released on October 8, 2013. This emotionally-charged concept album is an intoxicating mix of Danny at his most experimental AND most accessible, balancing hip-hop grit with electronic club sonics and much, much more.
Featuring guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Freddie Gibbs, Purity Ring, Charli XCX, and more over production from the likes of A-Trak and Rustie, Old is a psychedelic portrait of rap’s most vital and exciting new star.
Danny has already released two music video from Old, ODB and Dip which is a paranoid, psychedelic adventure shot in London and Paris by director Rollo Jackson (Hot Chip, Squarepusher) during Danny’s first European headlining tour. Speaking of tours – Australian fans will be able to catch Danny’s live show in early 2014 as he tours Oz as part of the Laneway Festival tour.
Danny Brown is a true rap original. His songs are as profane as they are profound, mixing heartfelt personal narratives and razor-sharp social commentary with hedonistic party beats and hysterical, pitch-black punchlines. His personal style is as unique as his music, an inspiration to high fashion designers and legions of devoted fans alike.
Danny’s Fool’s Gold debut XXX was a free release that snowballed into the year’s most critically-lauded rap album, landing the Detroit hero on the covers of The Fader, XXL and Wax Poetics, and follow-up single Grown Up was a viral video smash that brought Danny an mtvU Woodie Award and millions of YouTube views.
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2014
Singapore: Saturday 25th January – The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay
Auckland: Monday 27th January – Silo Park
Brisbane: Friday 31st January – RNA, Fortitude Valley
Melbourne: Saturday 1st February – Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) and the River’s Edge
Sydney: Sunday 2nd February – Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), Rozelle
Adelaide: Friday 7th February – Harts Mill, Port Adelaide
Perth: Saturday 8th February – Esplanade Park and West End, Fremantle