Man vs Monkey – “DGAF*”

Don´t you feel the monkey inside?

It was a crazy “Hangover”- like night out in the city of Vienna. Strolling through bars and clubs, Daniel and his friends had lots of fun playing around with a random monkey mask and learning a little too much about the dark side of life that night. The friends and musicians decided to let this night be the starting point of a new era: Man vs Monkey was born.

The Austrian producer and DJ duo build the bridge between the genres of pop and dance. Organic influences and “real” instruments are added to the electronic sound of Daniel Logar (aka Dan the Man) and Funky Monkey to give their music its emotional base. Lyrically, their songs revolve around the classic black and white theme of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. They play with the both sides of mankind – the bright and lively, as well as the dark and sinister one. Ironically, Man vs Monkey put those in the stocks who behave conceited and consider themselves superior. The monkey mask underlines their story visually and shows that ultimately, there is a crazy monkey waiting to be unchained inside everyone of us.

Their first track “DGAF*” opens up as a piano driven melancholic pop song. After a catchy chorus the song explodes into a powerful dance drop, to which you just have to dance to. Featuring artist Pia Miller sets the souly tone of the song coping with the different emotions of a sudden break-up – from being shattered on the ground to anger all the way to dealing with the other person wanting to come back. All in all, a highly emotional piece of music that perfectly connects the melancholy of a pop song with the drive and excitement of a modern dance production.

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