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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW ESSEX ARTIST DANNY B THE AIRHEAD 

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

In school, I used to mess around with the keyboards during music class. Once I learned how to make chords and put them together, I wrote a song and played it at a talent show with two of my mates. We ended up winning the talent show and that me realise I could do this.

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

I’m Danny B The AirHead, an up-and-coming artist and Producer from Harlow, Essex. As well as vocals, I also play drums, keys and the steelpan.

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?

There are good days and bad. It’s definitely not a smooth journey, but right now I feel like most things are going my way.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

I have perfect pitch, I am half Trinidadian and my height is 6’1.

What makes you stand out as an artist?

I’d like to think it’s either my versatility or my very catchy hooks and choruses.

I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?

Yes, my latest single “Genius” is available on the 3rd March. One of my favourite singles I’ve made to this day because the dancehall-type flow.

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune.

At the time I was listening to a lot of Afrobeats and Dancehall. The idea was to blend the two genres together (since they’re quite similar and work very well together), I’d always wanted to try and write something with an energetic and catchy flow like many dancehall tracks and I think this turned out really well.

What was the recording process like?

Like almost all my music, I recorded and produced it in the comfort of my own home. I made a rough version of the beat very quickly and had it sitting around for a long time. Once I finally got the lyrics down and recorded it, I added the final touches to the beat and realised this was a banger I was very happy with.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tune?

I really need to get back in the gym… I get out of breath trying to perform this song because it’s so energetic, so I most definitely need to build up my stamina.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

Not at all. Not because I think it’s absolutely perfect and I can do no wrong, but because if change one thing, I’ll keep changing so many other things and I would never be finished!