EP: Daye Jack – Surf The Web EP

The Computer Science Major Drop-Out Releases a Versatile EP About Living in a Digitally Obsessed World via Warner Bros. Records

9.23.2016

Critical Praise for Daye Jack:

Daye Jack has been slowly solidifying himself as one of the most unique young voices in hip-hop right now, thanks to a number of fantastic projects that show the true breadth of his impressive versatility.” – Pigeons & Planes

Daye Jack carries a powerful message”. – Billboard

“If you don’t know Daye Jack (pronounced Die-aye Jack) yet, you will soon.”Mass Appeal

Meet the new wunderkind of celestial hip-hop pop”The Guardian 
 
“Daye Jack has no trouble standing out. His ability to combine complex song structures, vocal melodies, and soulful production gives his music a weight that so many of the artists making the club bangers of the month will never achieve.”Complex
“Daye Jack is …extremely talented at a young age and swirling together the styles that previously had been so carefully separated, all with a big grin. Whether he’s rapping or doling out sweet melodies, it’s all working”Huffington Post
The Announcement:

Fusing rap, electro, and pop into a unique blend, the Nigeria-born, Atlanta-bred, and L.A.-based Daye Jack is forging the sound of Hip-Hop’s future. Today, Daye (pronounced like “Kanye”) releases his second retail EP Surf The Web via Warner Bros. Records, a standout collection of seven tracks that demonstrate the breadth of his talent. Inspired by our obsessive online culture and by the warm weather and music scene of his new hometown of Los Angeles, Surf The Web is a potent mixture of electronic and organic sounds, coalescing around Daye’s prodigious skills as a singer and a rapper. The EP features seven tracks about living a human life in a digital world, including previously-released highlights such as the Apple Music Beats 1-premiered, Zane Lowe-approved “Deep End,” which alternates percussive rhymes with delicate falsetto, the accurately titled “Raw,” played more than 363,000 times on SoundCloud, which features snapping boom-bap drums and “Death of Auto-Tune”-style guitars, and the bassy electro pop-rap banger “Finish Line,” (122,000 plays on SoundCloud). Featuring a guest appearance from Dev09 and production from the likes of Mike Elizondo (50 Cent, Eminem), Klas Ahlund (Robyn, Katy Perry, Madonna), Stefan Graslund (Charli XCX), Kiko Merley (Allan Kingdom) and MAG (Flo Rida’s “My House), Surf the Web is an endlessly replayable, detail-rich effort from one of music’s bright young talents.

Surf The Web is inspired by L.A.,” explains Daye Jack. “You’re getting the job done, but you’re doing it in a chill way—remaining clear and concise. The sonics were really inspired by early aughts classics likeJustified and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. I got really clear-headed in Los Angeles, and I wanted to make music you could listen to forever.”

Born in Nigeria, Daye Jack moved with his family to Atlanta at the age of six, splitting his time between soccer, computer programming, listening to Outkast, 50 Cent, and Eminem, and singing in choir. After high school, Daye earned a scholarship to NYU, majoring in Computer Science and furthering his musical development by absorbing the works of artists like Chance The Rapper, and deriving creative and collaborative inspiration from his talented classmates. In 2014, Daye released his breakthrough mixtape Hello Worldwhich caught the attention of Max Martin, who signed him to his publishing imprint, and Warner Bros. Records exec and producer Mike Elizondo, who signed him to a record deal.Since releasing his Soul Glitch EP in 2015, Daye has earned praise from outlets such as Billboard, Pitchfork and Pigeons & Planes, collaborated with the likes of Killer MikeAriana Grande, and Tori Kelly, and toured packed venues with Lukas Graham and Pell. Surf The Web, the latest step on Daye Jack’s evolutionary ladder, is available for purchase on iTunes and stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

Purchase Surf The Webhttp://smarturl.it/stw.preorder

Stream Surf The Web: https://soundcloud.com/dayejack/sets/surftheweb

Daye Jack Background:

Daye Jack moved with his family from Nigeria to Atlanta at the age of six. In Atlanta, he split his time between playing soccer, slinging computer code, singing in choir, and listening to the likes of Eminem, OutKast, and 50 Cent. After high school, Daye earned a scholarship to NYU, majoring in Computer Science and furthering his musical development by absorbing the works of Chance The Rapper, Joey Bada$$, and Mac Miller and deriving creative inspiration from his talented classmates. In 2014, Daye released his breakthrough mixtape Hello Worldwhich caught the attention of Max Martin, who signed him to his publishing imprint, and Warner Bros. Records exec and producer Mike Elizondo, who signed him to a record deal. Since releasing his Soul Glitch EP in 2015, Daye has earned praise from outlets such as Billboard, Pitchfork and Pigeons & Planes, collaborated with the likes of Killer MikeAriana Grande, and Tori Kelly, and toured packed venues with Lukas Graham and Pell. Surf The Web is the latest step on Daye Jack’s evolutionary ladder.


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Surf The Web: iTunes // SoundCloud

“Deep End”: https://soundcloud.com/dayejack/deep-end-1/s-rVxaB

“Raw”: https://soundcloud.com/dayejack/raw-1

“Finish Line”: https://soundcloud.com/dayejack/finish-line-2

“Hands Up” ft. Killer Mike: https://soundcloud.com/dayejack/handsup

Soul Glitchhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-glitch/id1007982194

Hello World: http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/31162/daye-jack-hello-world.html