Danitsa, the 2018 Swiss Music Award winner for her album “Ego”, was born in Paris into a family where music always had a predominant role. Since the age of 10, she records vocals onto her father’s compositions. It is from the latter, whose stage name is Skankytone that Danitsa inherits her interest for Jamaica, an island she visits several times.
Through her mother, she discovers Soul, Funk and Hip- Hop. It is at the crossroad of these influences that she develops her own style, somewhere between the Reggae of John Holt and Horace Andy and the Soul of Curtis Mayfield, Queen Latifah, and Erykah Badu.
“THROUGH HER MOTHER, SHE DISCOVERS SOUL, FUNK AND HIP- HOP. IT IS AT THE CROSSROAD OF THESE INFLUENCES THAT SHE DEVELOPS HER OWN STYLE, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE REGGAE OF JOHN HOLT AND HORACE ANDY AND THE SOUL OF CURTIS MAYFIELD, QUEEN LATIFAH, AND ERYKAH BADU.”
In 2008, Danitsa moves to Geneva, where she meets the collective Little Lion Sound she starts recording dubplates.
After a few concerts and the positive reception of the tracks featuring her vocals, she releases her mixtape named “Five Flags” in 2010. It is this way that she meets several artists from Geneva and Paris with whom she collaborates and the rapper Di-Meh, who invites her to join him on “Good Coffee”. The track is very well received in Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina. Her second major project, the EP “Breakfast”, is produced in 2015 by Jihelcee Records, a label founded by Darryl Zeuja of the French Hip-Hop group 1995. On “Breakfast” Danitsa shows us her wide range of style, moving freely between old school Hip-Hop and sweet Soul, and an improved quality of lyrics. Eager to move on to a new musical experience, she decides to work with seven musicians and form a live band with which she is offered a week- long residency at the cultural space L’Abri (Geneva) in June 2016. This collaboration gives birth to new live performed tracks, which are then released on the EP “Shelter” in September 2016. In 2017, Danitsa is nominated at the the Victoires du Reggae in the category “Révélation de l’année” (discovery of the year).
In November 2017, she releases her first album Ego . For this album, she decides to collaborate with the producer and musician Felix Landis (aka Vie D’Ange) of the band LIPKA, who assists the writing and composition process, as well as the instrumental production, arrangement and recording of the project. The album is released on the Geneva based label Evidence Music, with which she has collaborated in the past.
In this album named Ego, she confidently addresses a wider variety of topics, such as girl power, personal doubts, or the denouncement of society’s flaws.
Danitsa imagines her “Ego” as an alter ego, allowing her to face the themes more fiercely, without fear of criticism.
The artist becomes a press topic and her album has conquered the Swiss radio and newspapers. Danitsa wins the Best Act Romandie at the Swiss Music Award in February 2018. She plays in Switzerland, France, Belgium, Spain, Holland and Croatia. The Ego Tour numbers over one hundred concerts.
She performed the opening shows of Lady Leshurr (UK), Ibeyi (FR), Princess Nokia (US), Nadia Rose (UK), Queen Ifrica (JA), Caballero &Jean Jass (BE), Neg Marron (FR), Coely (BE)…
Danitsa is now working on her second album.
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