- May 27, 2014
-- Listed as one of 10 bands to watch out for in 2014 by BBC's Audio Addict, whose music is described as pop and for others dark R&B, afropunk and soul, /_\drian Daniel is known by venue managers, talent buyers, promoters and other managers as a hard act to follow, giving, as described by Okayplayer, "a riveting, unbashed" live performance. His debut EP 'Memoirs of a Stoner' was listed as 2012 Top 12 Best independent singer/songwriter releases. Almost a year later after the release of his 2nd EP Native in 2013 and 2nd video Anarchy that premiered on AllHipHop.Com, /_\drian collaborated with LO to produce a stirring body of work in the guise of the dope Fkkking High EP and music video released in April 2014.
The story surrounding the coming together of IMAGEM's producer LO from Germany and Brooklyn, New York singer/songwriter /_\drian Daniel's union is an intriguing one. An unsuspecting LO “stumbled”
across vocally adept /_\drian Daniel’s music and out of sheer awe and admiration, reached out to the talented songwriter who immediately connected to the emotionally charged chords produced by LO. AfroPunk and BBC's Earmilk shared "as a well seasoned artist (thanks to touring all over New York with his band The Stoners), /_\drian Daniel boasts an impressive set of pipes on him" to skillfully deliver each song. Almost a year later, we have the pair’s collaboration with the Fkkking High EP. Okayplayer calls it "all gold... house, bass,hip hop and punk....a smoldering comingling of genres executed to fulfillment"
. AfroPunk describes the EP as "packing a punch...... a monstrous project that pulls from a variety of sources to produce a fresh sound firmly rooted in sonic experimentation with a buzzing electricity and unwavering devotion to the tenets of pop".Vibe.com shared "the crazy-haired crooner's full body vocals are soothing to your ear palette".
/_\drian Daniel has toured with his band The Stoners for the past three years in notable venues including The Brooklyn Museum, Bitter End, The Trash Bar, Public Assembly, Sistas Place, to name a few, and to kick off 2014 at Webster Hall and Pianos. AllHipHop shared that "/_\drian Daniel is on pace to become the next R&B superstar born and bred from Brooklyn since Maxwell". Come see for yourself. Catch up with the young upstart at Milk River Night Club on July 3rd, 2014 at 8:00pm. 21 & over. Tickets:$10
Download the links to his music and become a fan.https://soundcloud.com/adthestonerhttps://soundcloud.com/thisislo/sets/lo-feat-drian-daniel...