Daniel Owusu Agyapong is a Ghanaian music producer popularly known as DannyBeatz who initially emerged as a BeatBoxer but moved on to production when he realized his talents in creating good music. The use of computers in engineering audio beats slowly helped the young producer master his skills.
As a result of his hard work and determination, the Afropop producer gained recognition when his work was sought after by Guru; one of the finest rappers in Ghana. In 2012 DannyBeatz produced hit songs like Nkwadaa Nkwadaa & Kpa Kpa Kpa Movement for Guru on which the rapper featured the artiste Dobble.
After forming his sync with Guru, the producer garnered attention in the world of Ghanaian Afropop and hiplife music. He moved on to further record Dobble, Pope Skinny, Gasmilla, Tutulapato, Mzbel, Abena Akuaba, Sala, Iwan, 2ras, Ticles and AK Songstress among other big household Ghanaian music recording artistes.
An attempt to find out the inspiration behind the former BeatBoxer’s musical background revealed that though he was brought up listening to Reggae and authentic Ghanaian Hi-life music under the influence of his father, he later went on to discover other genres and unearthed his ability to write and compose his own music too. His lyric writing abilities led him to test the waters as a vocalist with Paradise Entertainment record label.
Under Paradise Entertainment in 2013, DannyBeatz released his first official single — Yensa Mbom (Kalo go Dance) — on which he featured Ticles. He however parted ways with the label to pursue much more passionate ambitions that culminated in the release of his hot new single titled “Nyame Nsa Ano” in June 2015. He features Guru on that single which he describes his attempts to explain the goodness of God in his life through a gospel genre. Get the track here.
In June of 2015 as well, DannyBeatz worked on another gospel production for the multi-talented Dobble and Nana B.I.G. to create their new dancehall rhythm titled Haleluya which you can listen to below.
Before his work with Dobble and Nana B.I.G. in June 2015, the Afropop Producer had helped AJ Dahottest; a Ghanaian Afropop artiste produce two singles in the month of May that are recieving a lot of air play today. AJ says he chose DannyBeatz because the producer has a way of bringing out the power of an artiste through his production skills.
During an interview with #TheAfricanDream, DannyBeatz said “music production means life to me, I cherish music and I love expressing what I have in me to the world because I believe music production is about expressing what resides inside you through the power of defining rhythms and melodies in a way that suits the expectations of the listening ears and discerning minds, based on the power of your creativity”.
DannyBeatz says becoming famous is least on agenda because “besides the fame and show, this game is a business on its own so from a business point of view I really want to achieve everything possible from a Talent perspective and moreover, to educate, motivate, impact and inspire good music to the world and all who look upon my work”.
When #TheAfricanDream asked the beats’ maker what his source of inspiration is he responded: “I have been inspired by the following producers — Hammer of Da Last Two fame and Kaywa, as well as a few others simply because of their uniqueness and style of programing, mixing and mastering which has always been an encouragement to me”.
One of the difficulties associated with his work as a producer has been the acquisition of funds to help procure studio equipments, promotion for himself and his work and continuing to personally motivate one’s self during trying times. “It’s not easy but then again it’s not impossible so we keep grinding and believing as we journey to the top” he says.
DannyBeatz promises the music listening public in Ghana and across the globe more great productions from him soon. The Ghanaian music producer who is a graduate of the Modern College of Science and Technology in Ghana says he enjoys watching movies and doing research. Catch up with him on all the popular social media platforms as DannyBeatzGH.
Written by Oral Ofori