Rising musician Danny Dosha delivers a unique sound with his newest single titled, “Nautica”.
This Baltimore-based cross-over artist combines his hip-hop roots with a bit of alternative rock and a splash of pop all rolled into one fresh tune. Danny supports the sound with backup vocals by Ayvee (Bad Girls Club theme writer) and musician Darwin Phonso on the sax and drums. It’s clear Danny is looking to broaden his fan base…and it’s working.
I recently had a chance to find out more about musician Danny Dosha and his latest single “Nautica”.
Tell us about what inspired your latest single “Nautica”.
DANNY: The inspiration for “Nautica” was a lot of things. It came about from an expression of feeling like an outsider and having others not understand how you are on the inside. Musically, I wanted to just make a creative landscape and have others participate with some creative freedom. That is why I got Darwin Phonso to improvise the sax and drums on the record.
How would you categorize your sound?
DANNY: I would categorize my music as a combination of alternative rock, hip hop and pop. Although I carry a lot of influences from so many genres, even blues. I try to make sure all the elements of each record are unique and unpredictable.
Do you write all your own songs and how long does it usually take?
DANNY: Yes, I have been writing my own songs since the age of nine. My process for writing material varies. In some cases, I may have a song idea but the lyrics do not actually form until days or even months later. Other cases, a burst of inspiration may come on the spot of starting a song and takes less than 20 minutes. I tend to take a longer time with collaborative records because I want to merge my vision with the person I am collaborating with.
What do you hope listeners gain from your songs?
DANNY: I hope my listeners get a heightened sense of time from my music. I want people to listen to my music now and feel as though they relate to it. But, also in the future, go back and think “Wow, this was how I was feeling at that time”.
How did you hook up with B. Stille and Nappy Roots?
DANNY: I hooked up with B. Stille from our days as label mates a few years back on a label called Hoopla World Wide. We shared the same publicist and did a record together. After the relationship with the label went sour we kept in contact and did another record “Get Uh Grip.” We went on to perform it at Howard Theatre in Washington D.C.
What’s up next for you?
DANNY: I’m working with the label Skyline Entertainment right now and I’ll be releasing a few more singles this year. I want to just keep expanding my fan base right now, so I’m going to continue giving fans free music and create good vibes.
Where can fans check out your music?
DANNY: Fans can check out my new music via my Vevo channel “DannyDoshaVevo”.
Also, I have my single “My Last” in every digital store and fans can also check out my past projects “DXD” and “Jarz No Bag” on iTunes.com and datpiff.com.
Fans can also follow me on at: Facebook.com/DannyDosha
and on Twitter: @DannyDosha
Thanks, Danny – keep creating the ‘good vibes’ and we’ll keep listening!