New York based, dark electro-pop artist DANNY BLU and Boston, MA based, violent industrial bass pioneer MORIS BLAK have teamed up to release their high energy cover of the 1989 JANET JACKSON hit single, “Rhythm Nation.” Featuring a blood pumping soundscape with glitchy synths and distorted vocals, the duo’s intense cover is an enticing taste of their upcoming co-headline tour with special guests EVA X, as well as Mechanical Vein and NYXX on select dates!
“Few mainstream artists embody “industrial pop” the way Janet Jackson did in her Rhythm Nation era. Moris Blak and I couldn’t resist sinking our teeth into a song that lyrically rings true even more today than when it was written.” – DANNY BLU & MORIS BLAK
The AMERICAN DREAM TOUR launches Saturday, May 13 at QXT’s in Newark, NJ before moving through the East Coast and Midwest, crossing over to the Pacific Northwest to California and Texas, before winding down June 18th at Arlene’s Grocery in New York, NY.
05/13 @ QXT’s – Newark, NJ
05/14 @ The Middle East – Boston, MA
05/16 @ Stamps – Buffalo, NY
05/17 @ Black Forge Coffee House – Pittsburgh, PA
05/19 @ Small’s – Detroit, MI
05/20 @ The Warehouse – Chicago, IL
05/21 @ The Crucible – Madison, WI
05/23 @ The HQ – Denver, CO
05/24 @ Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT (Local Support: Tony Berrow, Drag Artist)
05/25 @ The Shredder – Boise, ID (Local Support: Suzi Moon)
05/26 @ The Substation – Seattle, WA *
05/27 @ Coffin Club – Portland, OR *
05/28 @ The Big Dipper – Spokane, WA *
05/30 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA *
06/01 @ Kensington Club – San Diego, CA *
06/03 @ TBA
06/04 @ Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
06/06 @ TBA
06/10 @ Elysium – Austin, TX
06/11 @ TBA
06/14 @ The Cobra – Nashville, TN
06/16 @ Fallout – Richmond, VA ^
06/17 @ Bar XII – Wilmington, DE ^
06/18 @ Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY ^
Danny Blu is a queer dark electro-pop act based in New York City. An electrifying, hybrid powerhouse, he bridges the sounds of industrial and pop through “infectious hooks” and serves up an expansive pop exhibition of fashion, video, and art.
Dubbed as an industrial-pop idol, Danny Blu began his journey as a solo act delivering shock-rock performances throughout queer nightlife.
Featured on Alternative Press, Billboard, HBO, The Huffington Post, and NewNowNext; Danny Blu began his journey in 2010 as a solo act with shock-rock performances in queer nightlife leading to the formation of Echo Black. After several North American tours, Blu returned to his roots with a new “intense darkpop sound” in the Billboard Pride debut of ‘Bubble’.
With the success of The Pale Horse EP and its companion, PANDEMONIUM, Blu returned to the studio enlisting the talents of producers Walter Kazmier & MORIS BLAK . The sophomore EP, MOLOTOV, features the likes of Aesthetic Perfection and Snowblood and was released on SHVDOW Records in Fall 2022.
A pioneer of the North American industrial bass genre, MORIS BLAK is the name “on the minds of anyone who loves hard-hitting beats.” A cloaked and masked enigmatic presence, MORIS BLAK is the audio & visual project led by Boston-based producer, Brian “Blaknoise.”
Making his debut in 2019, MORIS BLAK is an ever-evolving project merging the aesthetics of techno, industrial, metal & cyberpunk into a new form of surgically precise, beat-driven electronic dance music. Intense remixes, mind-bending live shows, dark undertones and bass lines that send chills down spines, BLAK’s music is “designed to make you let go of all control.”
Unrelentingly releasing bangers one after the next, the year 2022 welcomed MORIS BLAK’s first North American tour, a SXSW blowout, and numerous festival performances throughout North America. In early 2023, MORIS BLAK released BURIAL + VOID on SHVDOW Records with features that include Rabbit Junk, S Y Z Y G Y X, Kofin and genCab.