DB & ProVerb Top The Charts

‘Not Here’, the epic rock/rap collaboration with SA hip-hop star ProVerb has hit number one on the Kia Take40SA (94.7 Highveld Stereo & 94.5 Kfm). This is Daniel Baron’s first chart-topping song. His prior hits ‘So Much More’ & ‘All Over Now’ both peaked at number 2.
“Nothing can describe the feeling of getting to the top of a chart. When I got the call from Mark Pilgrim(Radio DJ) I was at a loss for words! I’d like to say thank you to all the fans for voting and to Highveld and Kfm for playing my music.”

Download ‘Not Here’ ft. ProVerb on iTunes!

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Daniel Baron Wins a Wawela Music Award

On 28th June 2013 Daniel Baron won a Wawela Music Award for ‘Best Male Artist & Composer’.  He was also nominated for ‘Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film or Theatric Documentary’. Daniel had the honour of performing at the event alongside Johnny Clegg, Tumi & The Volume and Mafikizolo among other SA legends. The Wawela’s are the first and only music awards to applaud South Africa’s international breakout music. Wawela is a Zulu word that means ‘Go Beyond’ and the awards are all about the tunes that go beyond borders to achieve success on a global scale. http://wawelamusicawards.co.za
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DB Collaborating with Pascal & Pearce

Daniel Baron has announced the news that he has been working on a new song with the popular SA dance duo, Pascal & Pearce.
The electro dance anthem is set to feature on their next album, which releases soon.

“It was an honour to work with such professionals. These guys are mastermind producers and brilliant DJ’s. I can’t wait for the public to hear the track!” Baron commented.

More about Pascal & Pearce:

After a chance meeting in 2007, Pascal Ellinas and Dave Pearce began the long winding road that is now the stellar production and DJ duo of Pascal & Pearce. A simple name with a simple goal: to rock as many dance-floors as possible! A typical Pascal & Pearce set can be summed up in three words: energetic, enthusiastic and inspiring.

Aside from being two of the nicest guys one could meet, these two talented friends have grown a symbiotic relationship with each other that translates into pure potency on the dance-floor. Their sets have been described as bouncy, banging, driving, slamming, funky, groovy, and melodic.

Both Dave and Pascal have very diverse backgrounds in music, which combined with their love for the industry provides an abundance of energy which is both seen and felt by the crowd. With each song chosen to perfection, a rich blend of original tracks and world-class floor killers, it keeps the crowd going non-stop. Having played at over 50 top clubs around South Africa, and a number of big events, Pascal & Pearce know how to work a dancefloor. They have played alongside international Dj’s such as Avicii, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Bass Kleph, Wally Lopez, Stupid Fresh, Calvertron, and Tom EQ to name a few.

Amongst many other choice offerings – their tune “Disko Biskit” burned up countless parties in 2009/2010. It saw success not only at home, but topped the charts abroad, garnering international acclaim and plays from the top house DJ’s around the world, including a slew of Remix’s.

Pascal & Pearce have done official remixes for many local and international acts including – Locnville, Gold Fish, Flash Republic, Zebra & Giraffe, Goodluck, Above & Beyond, Roger Sanchez, Alex Kenji, Childish Gambino, Wretch 32 & Example, Nadia Ali, and Ian Carey.

They have released 2 studio albums through their label, Just Music. Passport, a double disc album, was released in September 2011. Disc 1 featured 11 original tracks, with various collaborating Artists, while disc 2 featured 12 Pascal & Pearce remixes of local and international Artists. Passport 2.0, released in February 2012, featured 9 Pascal & Pearce remixes and 3 remixes done of Pascal & Pearce tracks. Between the 2 albums, 4 singles have reached top 10 status on the local Top 40, with 3 of those singles entering the top 5.

In May 2012, Pascal & Pearce signed a record deal with international giants Spinnin Records based in the Netherlands for their single Disco Sun featuring Jules Harding from Goodluck. The EP is to be released in July 2012, and has already had nearly 1 million hits on YouTube. The EP features remixes by Beatport 2012 Remixer of the Year David Jones, Starkillers, Treasure Fingers, DubVision and Kyle Watson.

Daniel Baron Performs To 60000

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On Saturday 11th May 2013 Daniel Baron took to the stage at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa to open the show for Bon Jovi’s Because We Can World Tour. He performed all of his well-known Top 40 chart hits as well as a never-before-heard track, entitled ‘Crazy Beautiful World’. The crowd could be heard singing along to Baron’s pop/rock anthems like ‘So Much More’ and ‘All Over Now’. There was a total of 60,000 people that attended the show.

Daniel Baron To Open For Bon Jovi

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94.7 Highveld Stereo ran a poll that allowed fans to vote for which local artist/band they wanted to open for Bon Jovi. The shortlist was then sent to Bon Jovi’s management for approval who chose Baron for the Johannesburg performance.

Baron has risen to success following his debut album It’s Time.

His hit singles Paint My Blue SkyWrongfully DetainedDifferent FeelingSo Much MoreSee Thru and A Lion’s Heart are all playlisted on 94.7 Highveld Stereo and at least three singles are play listed across main radio stations across South Africa.

He has three charting songs on the Kia Take 40 SA and So Much More peaked at No. 2.

It’s Time was written and recorded for our local sporting heroes and was officially presented to 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists Chad Le Clos and Cameron van derBurgh. In the US he has gained the attention of various producers for film and music alike. He pennedWrongfully Detained for the worldwide documentary film Stuck. His songs have also received recognition from the highly acclaimed Patrick Magneralla (Manager of Green Day and Goo Goo Dolls).

‘Different Feeling’ debuts on BBC Radio 2!

BBC Radio 2, one of the biggest radio stations in the world gave “Different Feeling” its first ever spin in UK/Europe!

Daniel Baron will be travelling to the UK in May for a promo tour. He will be performing a special showcase at the BBC.

Click below for more info.

http://matrixpromo.net/2013/04/22/daniel-baron-bbc-radio-2/

It’s Time Special Edition Out Now!!

DANIEL BARON GOES DIGITAL WITH SPECIAL EDITION RELEASE OF DEBUT ALBUM

The ‘It’s Time – Special Digital Edition’ is now available on iTunes and other download platforms.

South African hit maker Daniel Baron has released a Special Digital Edition of his successful album, ‘It’s Time’. The album, which contains 8 play-listed tracks on radio, will contain new and live tracks and comes ahead of a showcase and single release in England in May 2013.

On top of Daniel’s familiar hits, there are some notable highlights on this version of album. ‘Not Here’, a collaboration with SAMA nominated rapper and Idols host ProVerb, has been released as a radio single and is receiving very favourable response all round. Another notable collaboration is an acoustic duet of ‘A Lion’s Heart’ with Cindy Alter, former front lady of the mega-successful 70’s band Clout, who had a smash hit with ‘Substitute’ and sold 12 million albums. Added to the mix are some live acoustic versions of his well-known songs that were recorded at Toms Music Store in Sandton, Johannesburg. Within these live tracks is a new song called ‘Roses’, a powerful and beautiful ballad that is popular at Daniel’s live gigs.

“We released an album that was already 5 singles deep last September and it received a really fantastic response,’ said Baron, who has risen to fame over the last 12 months after having extensive radio play with hits such as ‘So Much More’, ‘All Over Now’, ‘Different Feeling’ and ‘See Thru’, “Since the release, I have been approached by many artists to collaborate and also have received a good few requests to do unplugged versions of my songs, so I thought I’d put together a special edition of my album that gives my fans some familiar material as well as a taste of something new.”

 

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For press information and sampling of the music, please contact Tim Hill, Tuned In Publicity ontim@tunedinpublicity.co.za or +27 82 837 2161.

Track listing

 

1.It’s Time 
2. So Much More
3. See Thru (feat. Lizé)
4. A Lion’s Heart
5. All Over Now
6. Not Here (feat. ProVerb)
7. Like Never Before
8. Different Feeling 
9. Both Ends Burning
10. Wrongfully Detained
11. Paint My Blue Sky
12. A Lion’s Heart (feat. Cindy Alter)
13. All Over Now (live sessions)
14. See Thru (live sessions) [Feat. Lize]
15. Different Feeling (Live sessions)
16. Roses (Live Sessions)

Rock Meets Rap – “Not Here” Ft. ProVerb Out Now!

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Daniel Baron - Not Here (feat. ProVerb)

ROCK MEETS RAP – DANIEL BARON AND PROVERB COLLABORATE ON HOT NEW SINGLE

South African’s popular hit maker Daniel Baron has joined forces with rapper, radio and television personality ProVerb on a smoking new single entitled ‘Not Here’. The song was jointly written by both artists and features ProVerb rapping heart felt lyrics on the verses and haunting and melodic choruses by velvet-voiced Baron.

“There is a trend for different styles of music to merge on a song, especially with rap and pop rock and I wanted to explore this in my own music,” said Baron, who released his debut album ‘It’s Time’ in September 2012 and has no fewer than 7 play listed singles on radio stations across South Africa, “Working with ProVerb was an incredible experience as he is a true professional with loads of talent and I really hold him in such high regard in the music and entertainment industry.”

“I’m a fan of Daniel Baron’s music and when he asked me to collaborate I jumped at the opportunity,” said ProVerb, “’Not Here’ is such a personal song and the content is so specific that I had to tap into some emotions before I could even begin writing. Once I got the mood right and the correct tone and feel it was easy from there. I’m a conceptual writer, I love music with substance and this single is no different.”

Baron has had a string of hits on radio including ‘Paint My Blue Sky’,  ‘So Much More’ and ‘See Thru’. His most recent single ‘All Over Now’ is a top 10 hit and he will be releasing ‘Different Feeling’ in the England in May. ProVerb recently released his fourth album ‘Fourthwrite’ which has been nominated for a number of South African Music Awards this year. ProVerb is a well-known voice on 94.7 Highveld Stereo and is the host on South African Idols.

‘Not Here’ was produced by Brendan Campbell and is available for download as a single on iTunes and other online platforms. It will also be available on the Special Digital Edition of ‘It’s Time’, which will bereleased later in April.

New Single Featuring rap star, ProVerb!

Next week Daniel Baron will be releasing a brand new single featuring the highly acclaimed rap star, ProVerb.
The song will be available for download on iTunes worldwide.

Brand New Music Video

The official music video for “All Over Now” is out now! Check it here http://youtu.be/A1zERtWe5vU