A rising talent in Australian hip hop, Daniel Ray is part of the wave of unique, multi-skilled MCs emanating from the city of Perth. A gifted rapper – both by way of his lyrics and aggressive vocal timbre – Daniel Ray has been developing his skills on stage and in the studio for a number of years. Now with a stunning debut album and a slew of successful singles under his belt, the sky’s the limit for Daniel’s career.
Performing with a full band for the past few years at live music haunts throughout Perth, regional WA and South Australia (as well as popping his TV cherry with a performance on WA’s iconic Channel 7 Telethon) has deeply broadened Daniel Ray’s musical scope, and given him the tools to be able to bring to life anything he can imagine. His debut album, The Balance, is a perfect example of this. The realization of two years work and a grand musical vision between Daniel and producer Andrew Wright (Gold Dust Construction), The Balance is a cracker debut album, binding rich and complex music with powerfully honest lyrics.
The album has already started to find excited ears, with singles Tired Of Fighting, Move On and Still Here all receiving generous airplay across Australia, and You Know featuring throughout Season One of TV series The Back Lot. Add to this a rapidly growing fan-base and national tour plans, and it is clear the forward direction Daniel Ray’s career is taking thanks to hard work and an inexhaustible love for music.
A formidable force on stage and in the studio, Daniel Ray is a new contender in the ever-expanding universe of Australian hip hop talent, and an artist whose future has boundless potential