Being hungry is an art and the Divine Suns have mastered the craft. The Morehouse alums make feast from famine this Divine Sunday. “Hungry Arms,” produced by Germany’s DJ Snapshot, finds Mikchek, ANON, and Dan Johns trading bars like a Hip Hop bazaar. The visuals, shot in Florence, South Carolina and Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, illustrate the magic which i sthe Suns: backyards and boom bap collide in a visual feeding frenzy. Grab your plates and prepare to be served.
Posted: June 15, 2014 by danjohns in Uncategorized
Tags: alpha writer, anon, boom bap, dan johns, divine suns, hungry arms, mag-o, mikchek, morehouse, sc hip hop
This Sunday 6-15-2014, the Divine Suns (featuring Mikchek, Anon, and Dan Johns) will release the “Hungry Arms” music video.
Posted: June 11, 2014 by danjohns in Uncategorized
Posted: May 24, 2014 by danjohns in Uncategorized
Tags: alpha writer, bandcamp, boom bap, croup, dan johns, dj stylz, fat rat da czar, jah freedom, sc hip hop, sc rap
His first full-length release in 5 years, “Alpha Writer” puts the maturation of a man as an artist, but more importantly, as a father and husband. The signature Dan Johns sound is present, but has evolved and become more refined and polished. The subject matter is more diverse, and even more personal. Frequent collaborators such as Croup, Jah Freedom, Encore, Akshun, Fat Rat Da Czar and DJ Stylz make notable contributions, but one of the things that sets “Alpha Writer” apart from his previous work is the inclusion of several generations of Dan’s family.
Keeping with the personal vibe of the project, ALL PROFIT from “Alpha Writer” will be donated to the medical care of Dan’s father, who is currently on the kidney transplant list. Get your Copy Today!
Alpha Writer on Bandcamp
Alpha Writer on Itunes
Alpha Writer on Amazon
Alpha Writer on Google Play
Posted: February 14, 2010 by danjohns in Uncategorized
A few weeks back, the people over at The Jam Room recording studio (Columbia SC) reached out to Fat Rat Da Czar, DJ Shekeese The Beast, and myself about performing for their “Live at the Jam Room” cable series. They posted a few of the clips on youtube, and if you’re a Time Warner Cable subscriber in South Carolina, then you can check out the full performances on channel 1234 (under the local music tab).
Live at The Jam Room Dan Johns
Live at The Jam Room – Fat Rat Da Czar – Do What I Do
Posted: February 9, 2010 by danjohns in Uncategorized
Tags: computer virus, memory usage
SO..recording after work today was anticipated, as I had plans to lay down two scratch verses for two different songs. As I was tweaking the performance of my studio computer, I turned off my antivirus program to see the difference in CPU/memory usage. Well, while the antivirus was off, i googled something to do research, and BAM, my computer was infected within 30 seconds.
Seriously, 30 seconds was all it took to get my pc infected, on a seemingly safe website. How’s that for irony?
Posted: January 29, 2010 by danjohns in Uncategorized
this is a test blog, when posting from my other pc, the blogs take almost 24 hours to post, so ignore this
What’s good people? I hope that the week hasn’t been too hard on you thus far. This has been a productive, busy week so far this way. I’ve been re-organizing my workflow for music production, which has had me converting samples to different formats, and tweaking my MIDI setup, etc (studio rats know what i’m talking about).
Its also been a week where the importance of being there for your family has been highlighted. I don’t know about you, but as more years come and go, I have come to appreciate my family more. Sometimes, we so wrapped up in what we’re trying to do, that we end up losing focus of the things that really matter.
This weekend, we’re taking a business/pleasure trip to the Queen City. going to link with some good friends and hang out, then at some point i’ll be sitting in Jah Freedom’s lab, going through beats for “Alpha Writer.” Jah and I have a crazy chemistry when it comes to working together musically, not to mention he knows all of the best restaurants in the QC. ;-)
Before I forget, Akshun took some promotional pics for “Sinner’s Therapy” over the previous weekend, and is waiting on the completion of his album art. once that’s done, we’ll be taking the next steps to releasing “Sinner’s Therapy.”
Today was a very productive day creatively. The homie Fat Rat Da Czar (who recently put out a classic video is posted at the end of this blog) came through, along with Akshun, and put down their verses for “Cyclone Death Song.” Don’t be alarmed by the title, as it derived from an anime series that I was watching a few weeks back. As of today, the record will feature Fat, Ak, yours truly and the homie K-Hill. In my mind, I forsee leaking the record in the coming weeks, and maybe even doing something creative for a video.
Also, crafted out some things on the beat-side of the music making process. its been a work in progress, but my workflow is steadily improving as a producer. I would like to thank my friends CAP and Chris Hanebutt for helping me with tips/tutorials and just listening to my ramblings.
I broke down the concept of “Alpha Writer” for Fat Rat, Akshun and B Steelz of http://www.onpointmag.info today. They get it, and I think that the world should as well. Until the next time, check this video out and be sure to leave some feedback.
Fat Rat Da Czar – Something Ain’t Right Extended Version