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Crazy Beautiful World

South African hit-maker Daniel Baron has released his 9th radio single.  Crazy, Beautiful World is described as a song of epic proportions and takes the listener to a place where rock meets pop, where orchestral meets electro and where classic meets future. The edgy verses paint an apocalyptic scene with angelic choir sounds colliding against synthesizers and tense pounding drums, which lead to Baron’s inspiring anthemic rock choruses. The components of this track work in complete contrasting harmony in a work-of-art that can be confidently described as a small masterpiece.

Crazy, Beautiful World is a song about the world and how crazy it has become,” said Daniel, who has been in studio with producer Brendan Campbell working hard on creating new material. “The song is about how my life has been influenced by the world – the good and the bad. The lyrics describe how it’s up to us as human beings to look passed all the issues of war, greed and our crazy lives to see the beauty of our world again.”

2013 has been a busy year for 22-year old Daniel. He opened for Bon Jovi in May, toured the UK and walked away with a Wawela Award for Best Male Artist and Composer. His album ‘It’s Time’ featured 8 radio singles including So Much MoreSee ThuAll Over Now and the chart-topping Not Here featuring ProVerb.

Crazy, Beautiful World is the first single off his forthcoming second album, which is set for release in March 2014.  The single is available on all major download platforms including iTunes and will be available as a free download for a week beginning 1 August 2013. A series of club remixes by renowned South African and international DJs are scheduled for release in early September.

For media and play listing queries, contact Tim Hill, Tuned In Publicity on 082 837 2161 For more information on Daniel Baron click to or follow him on Twitter @Daniel_Baron. To listen to Daniel’s hits, click to


DB & ProVerb Release Music Video For No.1 Single

Click here to see the brand new music video for “Not Here” featuring rap star ProVerb.

The rap/rock collaboration remained at No. 1 on the South African Take40SA chart for 2 weeks in a row and is still currently on the chart at No. 4. The music video was shot in an all-white room, and in a forest outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. Directed and filmed by Matthew Marinus. The idea was conceptualised by Daniel Baron & Matthew Marinus.

DB Added to Joburg Day Line-Up

94.7 Highveld Stereo announced last week that Daniel Baron will be part of the Mtn Joburg Day festival line-up among some of SA’s top artists including The Parlotones, Goldfish, Locnville, Blackbyrd, Elvis Blue & Lloyd Cele.

The festival will take place at Crocodile Creek Polo Club in Johannesburg on Saturday, 14 Septemnber 2013.

Click here to book tickets

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.
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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

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.