David Dallas gives us the lowdown on his new track 'Don't Want The World' off his new EP 'Buffalo Man'.
What is your single about?
I pretty much just tried to write a sincere ode to the lady in my life that people could vibe out to. We built it around an old Jamiroquai line “I don’t want the world, i want you” - cause that line always resonated with me. It says so much in only a couple words. Went for a vintage Outkast vibe with the production and the rest is history. Something sunny that isn’t corny.
Where did you record this single, and who helped you out?
I recorded this song at the Cave in Avondale with my bro’s Fire & Ice and The Daylight Robbery on production and musician duties respectively. A lovely singer by the name of Jess Matthews also lent her vocal talents to the chorus.
Have you got a video out, if so what is the theme/story behind the video?
Video coming soon bro
Have you got any tours coming up?
In March people can catch me at Homegrown in Wellington, and the Tuborg Sounds On festival here in Auckland.
Have you got an album coming out soon? (give us the dates)
Workin on my album ‘Falling Into Place” at this very second. Will be out as soon as we’ve decided it’s rad enough.
More about David Dallas:
Dallas first appeared on the New Zealand music scene after label mate P-Money spotted the prodigious talents of the rising star. It was this recognition that led to Dallas' searing verse on Scribe's "Not Many - The Remix". The song heralded the arrival of an untapped rap talent that New Zealand hip-hop was quick to make room for.
Eight years on from that 16 bar introduction, David Dallas has amassed an impressive history of ticked boxes. Releasing a critically lauded debut album? Check. New Zealand music award for the Best Hip Hop Album? Check. Record deal with prestigious American record label? Check. Surgically precise wordplay few can approach? Check.
Recently David Dallas has celebrated the release of his sophomore album The Rose Tint. The album, which has been made available for free download from www.daviddallas.net, clocked up an impressive 20,000 full downloads in less than 3 weeks of release. The Rose Tint features the singles "Till Tomorrow", "Sideline" featuring Che Fu and "Caught In A Daze" featuring American MC Freddie Gibbs.
David, now based in New York recently inked a deal with U.S hip-hop tastemaker label Duck Down Music. Since relocating to the U.S last year he has been impressing stateside audiences and industry folk alike, He recently won an MTV U.S online poll, with American audiences crowning him their MTV Iggy Artist Of The Week. His music video for the new song "Big Time" has been added to MTV across the U.S - a huge break for any new artist.
His talent has also been recognised on some of the worlds most influential hp-hop sites including Nah Right, 2dopeboyz, XXL, The Source and 50 cent's own This Is 50 amongst others. His video for "Big Time"got a shout out from Kanye West on his personal blog. With the simultaneous release date across the globe for The Rose Tint David Dallas is flying the New Zealand flag high as he continues to collaborate and compete with some of the biggest names in American hip-hop.
He recently embarked on a 50 date tour of the US with indie darlings AER, and has also just released his latest project, 'Buffalo Man' - a tribute to Jamiroquai, which can be downloaded for free from daviddallas.co.nz
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