Daniel James came of age in the UK, before being seduced by the bright lights of Los Angeles.
In a way, this transition reflects the breadth of the producer’s own work. Rooted in pop but eager to push elsewhere, his woozy, ethereal productions are continually tied to wisps of glorious melody.
Using the T.O.L.D. alter ego, debut album ’It’s Not About The Witches’ is a mature, seductive work, one that pits hip-hop crunch against floral electronics.
“Pop is a tool,” he says. “It’s a frame in which I can create, and I’ve found the frame keeps getting bigger.” – Clash Music