Daniel Blume crafts crossover dance bangers full of soaring hooks, enticing melodies and creative production embellishments, love songs for the dancefloor, sad songs that bang. At just 21-years-old, the Dublin-born, London-based artist is already making a big impression. After releasing a handful of underground favourites, Blume teamed up with hitmakers Cheat Codes for their collab ‘Who’s Got Your Love’ a song he co-wrote which went onto become a US Billboard Dance #1 smash with over 60 million global streams.
Now he’s putting the focus on his solo career as he looks set to make a major impact throughout 2020. As a writer, producer, lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Blume’s wide-ranging talents make him stand out in a sea of identikit producers. Think Calvin Harris and Lauv for a flavour of his world class potential.
Given his talent for creating modernist dance, Blume’s background might come as a surprise. His classical training began as a child when he earned a place at the world-renowned Yehudi Menuhin School. He studied guitar and piano, his education funded via a scholarship set up by The Rolling Stones. At the age of 15 he won the BBC’s Young Composer of the Year award and a glittering career in the world of classical music seemed to be his destiny. But by that point, Blume was already enamoured by the world of electronic music. Martin Garrix’s ‘Animals’ being the track that rewrote his future.
When Blume was 18, he became the first Irish artist to sign to the iconic Spinnin’ Records. Now he’s set for a major global breakthrough with a fresh deal with Positiva / Virgin EMI Records.
Initial Positiva releases, ‘Nights Like This’ & ‘Catch Feelings’ have cemented his reputation as one of the most exciting breaking artists in his native Ireland. Described as ‘Dublin’s answer to Calvin Harris after swapping classical training for electronic ‘sad songs that bang’ (Sunday Times Culture Ireland) he has climbed Shazam, Spotify & airplay charts across the country. While continuing to gain a number of convincing accolades internationally; from landing coveted spots on influential tastemaker playlist, to going on tour with Jax Jones, and being named ‘One To Watch’ by MTV, Official Charts and RTE 2FM (Ireland’s Radio 1 equivalent).
With a series of new releases confirmed throughout the year; including new singles alongside an EP of tracks written and produced as part his interactive series ‘You gave me a title, I made a song’, (which gives an insight into the behind-the-scenes processes of his artistry as he produces brand new floor fillers in under an hour based on fan suggestions); his rise as an exceptional producer and a compelling frontman is set to continue.
It’s only a matter of time before his insistent earworms become chart-bound anthems