Dan Black (born November 16, 1976) is a British wonky pop artist. He was originally a member of alternative rock band The Servant before their 2007 split, and he is also known as a guest vocalist for the Italian group Planet Funk. He is currently signed to The:Hours, releasing his first two singles – "Alone" and "Yours" – in 2008. His breakthrough song was "HYPNTZ", with the lyrics inspired by and in response to Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize" and using a drum sample from Apple GarageBand's Vintage Funk Kit 03, the same loop Rihanna's "Umbrella" used. One critic commented of HYPNTZ that "it achieves its magic formula in a manner that is both arbitrary and obvious, which is a part of its brilliance. The Umbrella break + Starman soundtrack + a beautiful melodic rendering of a gangsta rap staple: we know exactly what has been done here, and this is why it sounds so good".
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