|Daye Jack is many things. Born in Nigeria, raised in Atlanta, and living in Los Angeles, the former Computer Science major makes music that mixes rap, electro, and pop into a unique blend, forging the sound of Hip-Hop’s future. Daye demonstrates his versatile talent in the video for “Deep End,” premiered today by Billboard. Pool party poppin around him, Daye spits his verses percussively, flexing his skills as an MC over the MAG produced beat, before dropping into a delicate falsetto for the chorus, showing off the pop sensibility that inspired esteemed songwriter Max Martin to take Daye under his tutelage. Originally premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio and featured on the most recent episode of Empire, “Deep End” is a standout track from Daye’s second retail EP Surf The Web.
The EP features seven tracks about living a human life in a digital world, including previously-released highlights “Deep End,” the accurately titled “Raw,” played more than 363,000 times on SoundCloud, which features snapping boom-bap drums and “Death of Auto-Tune”-style guitars, and the bassy electro pop-rap banger “Finish Line,” (122,000 plays on SoundCloud). Featuring a guest appearance from Dev09 and production from the likes of Mike Elizondo (50 Cent, Eminem), Klas Ahlund (Robyn, Katy Perry, Madonna), Stefan Graslund (Charli XCX), Kiko Merley (Allan Kingdom) and MAG (Flo Rida’s “My House), Surf the Web is an endlessly replayable, detail-rich effort from one of music’s bright young talents.
Born in Nigeria, Daye Jack moved with his family to Atlanta at the age of six, splitting his time between soccer, computer programming, listening to Outkast, 50 Cent, and Eminem, and singing in choir. After high school, Daye earned a scholarship to NYU, majoring in Computer Science and furthering his musical development by absorbing the works of artists like Chance The Rapper, and deriving creative and collaborative inspiration from his talented classmates. In 2014, Daye released his breakthrough mixtape Hello World, which caught the attention of Max Martin, who signed him to his publishing imprint, and Warner Bros. Records exec and producer Mike Elizondo, who signed him to a record deal.Since releasing his Soul Glitch EP in 2015, Daye has earned praise from outlets such as Billboard, Pitchfork and Pigeons & Planes, collaborated with the likes of Killer Mike, Ariana Grande, and Tori Kelly, and toured packed venues with Lukas Graham and Pell. Surf The Web, the latest step on Daye Jack’s evolutionary ladder, is available for purchase on iTunes and stream on Spotify and Apple Music.
Check out Billboard’s premiere: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7549763/daye-jack-deep-end-video-premiere
Purchase Surf The Web: http://smarturl.it/stw.preorder
Stream Surf The Web: https://soundcloud.com/dayejack/sets/surftheweb