14 April 2023, Johannesburg, South Africa – 8 years ago, chart- topping pop-group ADAM and platinum-selling singer/songwriter Daniel Baron joined forces and recorded a collaboration album that yielded one of the biggest SA Pop/Rock hits of the last decade called ‘Say What You Want’, topping nearly every radio chart in the country and gaining popularity in Europe. They have officially announced the long-awaited release of ‘DIVE’, the second album project by the dream team collaborators.

The lead single ‘DIVE’ is an uptempo spectacle with melodic hooks around every corner. The dynamic vocal textures of Kyle Grant, Daniel Baron and Christoff De Beer tie in seamlessly with each-other, showcasing just why this collaboration was so effective in the past. The song compares the longing to get out into the open and dive into the water, to the longing for intimacy within a relationship.

The song was co-composed & produced by long-time friends and collaborators Daniel Baron and Hugo Ludik (founder of the ADAM group), who each head up their own successful music production houses. (Hit Kitchen Studios and Muse Productions). The album project was made possible by the sponsored assistance of SAMPRA (South African Music Performance Rights Association), who has been assisting a multitude of independent artists over the last few years.

“Every time we work together there is always such perfect harmony in how creative decisions are made, and to bare witness to the amount of nonstop teamwork and hard work that goes into these projects is truly special too. The fact that we are all such great friends that have known each other for so long makes it really easy and fun to create good music together.” Says two-time SAMA nominated artist- producer Daniel Baron.

The EP album contains five brand new, never-before-heard tracks. See track listing below:

1. Dive
2. Lonely Together
3. Let Love Begin
4. Damn Good Time
5. Damn Good Time (Stripped Version)


‘Dive’ is available on all major digital music platforms now. Download or stream it here: https://vyd.co/Dive 

Daniel Baron bags two SA Music Awards Nominations

7 June 2022 – Johannesburg, South Africa:
Platinum-selling artist and producer Daniel Baron has received two prestigious SAMA (South African Music Award) nominations for his latest self-produced and self-mixed album ‘City of God & The Jungle Below’.
His nominations included ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ and ‘Best Engineered Album of the Year’.
The 25-track mammoth concept album has also since garnered two number 1 hits on South African Top 40 Radio — namely the stadium-sized inspirational pop-rock anthem ‘How To Feel’ and the R&B infused alt-pop single ‘Religious Drug’.
Baron took to social media yesterday to show his gratitude: “What a beautiful feeling. I’m beyond grateful… Thanks be to God for my talents and thank you to the industry for acknowledging my art.”
Although he is currently spending his time producing and writing for a wide range of artists, Daniel is planning a countrywide tour for the spring months.

Stream the ‘City of God & The Jungle Below’ album on your choice of platform here: https://linktr.ee/DanielBaron

Looking back at the Tours

Daniel Baron has been actively touring for over 10 years. It’s time to take a trip down memory lane to look at some of the highlights.

OASIS Music Festival in Pretoria, 2018

Daniel Baron and his band performed to over 30 000 people at the infamous Joburg Day Music Festival in 2013

Opening for Bon Jovi at FNB Stadium in front of 65 000 people in Johannesburg.

After the success of his major hit ‘Children of the Sun’, Daniel took his live energetic set to the night clubs where fans could see him in a whole new light.
In 2018 Daniel travelled around South Africa to play his hits in an unplugged show.
This was a continuation of his 2018 unplugged tour which then amalgamated with a few of his electronic shows.

Then… for those die-hard fans out there, we’ve pasted some further dates that you may remember attending and rocking out to your favourite DB tunes.


Article written by music journalist, El Broide – It’s an album which has been five years in the making, and now finally platinum-selling singer and producer Daniel Baron releases his career-defining new fourth studio album ‘City Of God & The Jungle Below’ – 25 new track project set in a fictional post-apocalyptic world.

An artist who has never been afraid to experiment ‘City Of God & The Jungle Below’ is some of Baron’s most eclectic work to date. The star is proud to have delivered a cross-genre firework display of so many different sounds (including elements of rock, R&B, acoustic, pop, classical, industrial, afro-house, dance, hip-hop/trap), proving his versatility and uniqueness as both a musician and producer.

“This is the album that I believe is the greatest body of work that I have created and possibly the greatest that I will ever create,” Daniel says. The songs on the new record tell a story both personal and universal, whilst showcasing some of the singer’s best vocal performances yet. “I believe that all people share this same story of journeying through this beautiful, scary, crazy jungle of life, eventually learning that it’s not all about us. We have to transcend our own egos and then give of ourselves to one another, to ultimately reach the City of God.”

Baron’s experimental production sets the scene for an expansive and boldly unique sonic experience, from maximalist orchestral driven rock to intricate and futuristic electronic soundscapes. “This is a concept album of biblical proportions that takes a cinematic journey through life’s different phases and states of being. PAIN, PSYCHOSIS, FAITH, LOVE and HOPE are the thematic interludes that join the different song chapters to culminate in the finale of TRANSCENDENCE — a megacosm of the journey that humanity must embark on,” Baron explains.

The singer adds “I truly pushed myself physically, mentally and spiritually whilst creating this album. It’s been gruelling, but it’s also been therapy for me. I hope that it will take people on a journey to find some kind of enlightenment.”

He explains that “This album should be listened to in order from track 1 to 25 as it tells a story from beginning to end. Our world is in turmoil and I believe that this album alludes to how we need to go back to the simplicity of the beginning, where faith, hope and love are key components. This is why the first song is called ‘Revelation’ and the last song is called ‘Genesis’ – It takes us out of the apocalypse back to the pure beginning.”

Daniel Baron Aims To inspire Hope With Upbeat New Single ‘All I See’

Johannesburg, 27 March 2020. Today, the country slips into a 21-day lockdown as a result of the rapid spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. As many of us try and come to terms with what a lockdown means for our economy and country as a whole, pop star Daniel Baron hopes to ease some of the country’s anxiety as he drops his brand-new single ‘All I See’ – the second single off his upcoming fourth studio album ‘City Of God and The Jungle Below’.

The single comes weeks after the star returned to the music scene with his experimental record ‘Cannibal’. While that song showed off an edgier side of Daniel, the star goes back to his pop roots on ‘All I See’.

This kaleidoscopic pop spectacle takes an honest and raw glimpse into the mind of Daniel Baron and how he sees the world. In the lyrics, he admits to his own imperfections and touches on the current turbulent state of the world before alluding to how love can heal all.

“I want this song to be a beacon of hope, and perhaps something to ease the minds of those who hear it through these crazy and difficult times that our world is going through,” Daniel explains. “It’s about how, even in the midst of what feels like dooms-day, when I look into the eyes of my loved

ones I am fuelled with hope for our lives and for the rest of the world. When love is present, the apocalyptic curtain falls and the world immediately feels like a heaven on earth.”

The song stands out due to the fact that it is riddled with melodic hooks and sing-along choruses yet breaks the mould of the ordinary pop song structure as it transports you to a new unpredictable dimension for the thought-provoking ending.

‘All I See’ delves even deeper down the rabbit hole toward the full reveal of Baron’s forthcoming album ‘City Of God & The Jungle Below’ – a project the star has been working hard on over the past few months.

Now couldn’t be a better time to release such an inspiring track. “Music is a carrier of faith, hope and love. Songs have the power to do more than we know,” Daniel says. The world has entered uncharted territory and now, more than ever, it’s important for us as humanity to come together and do what’s right to flatten the curve so that we can limit the number of new Covid-19 infections and, in turn, prevent as many deaths as possible. “Stay at home, listen to some music and spend quality time with your loved ones,” Daniel encourages. “Pray for our doctors, our leaders, the less fortunate, and for the sick. Pray for the world. And again, most importantly, stay at home.”

‘All I See’ is now available on all major digital music platforms now. Download or stream it here:

Watch the music video here


Daniel Baron Calls Out French DJ David Guetta For Plagiarising His Song

Johannesburg, 19 March 2019 – In a story which could become one of the biggest musical scandals the country has seen, striking similarities have been discovered between Daniel Baron’s 2016 hit single ‘Children Of The Sun’ and David Guetta’s new collaboration with Sia, ‘Light Headed’, which appears on the DJ’s latest album ‘7’. The album was released in September 2018 and subsequently peaked at number 37 on the Billboard 200 chart.

It has been found that ‘Light Headed’ contains an identical melodic, chordal and rhythmic similarity to what has become Daniel Baron’s most successful single to date. In a video released onto YouTube, the two tracks are played simultaneously and the similarities clearly heard.

Daniel confirms that he is currently involved in a legal battle with the famous French DJ and that his legal team, led by Stephen Hollis of Adams & Adams, has made initial contact with Guetta regarding the copyright infringement. However, the musician confirms that there still hasn’t been a response from the DJ or his team. Guetta’s local publisher, Geoff Paynter Music Publishing, confirmed that a letter of demand was sent to David Guetta last year. “We confirm we received a letter of demand in December 2018 which was immediately forwarded to our sub-publisher principles. They confirmed that they, in turn, forwarded the correspondence to their publisher principles,” Geoff Paynter said in a statement.

After hearing Guetta’s infringing track shortly following its release late last year, Daniel appointed top South African musical professor Jean Zeidel-Rudolf to conduct a musicologist report which analyses the two tracks and has subsequently ruled that plagiarism is clear. The similarity can be heard in the main hook melody of Guetta’s song which appears seven times throughout the song. The notes and rhythmic positioning of the notes are of exact resemblance to the chorus melody of Baron’s song. ‘Light Headed’ even shares the same root key signature of C-Major, identical to Baron’s ‘Children of The Sun’. This result prompted local royalty society SAMRO to freeze the royalty stream to the track until the matter has been dealt with.

‘Children Of The Sun’ was written, recorded and produced by Daniel Baron in early 2016 – two and a half years before Guetta released ‘Light Headed’. Baron claims that he remembers coming up with the main chorus melody even a year prior adding that he has a recording on his phone from 24 June 2015 when he started writing the song.

The song became a massive hit around South Africa reaching the number one spot on multiple radio stations and streaming charts around the country. It was the fifth most played song in South African radio in 2016 and was also one of Baron’s first songs to break into the international music scene with radio play and streams across Africa, Europe and Asia – even featuring on the viral YouTube channel TrapNation – garnering over 1 million views. ‘Children of the Sun’ was also one of the biggest tracks in the country when Guetta performed at Ultra South Africa back in 2017.

While Daniel and his legal team are prepared for a court case, the local pop star simply wants to be credited as a songwriter on Guetta’s track. “I was so shocked when I heard Guetta’s new song for the first time. It felt surreal to hear the tune that I came up with years ago,” Daniel says. “I’ve always been a fan of him and I look up to him as an artist/producer, so I actually feel rather bewildered and slightly proud that he’s used my melody. I am not the type of person that would want to start a fight with him. All I want is to be credited as a co-writer.”

Daniel adds that while it’s difficult for him to see one of his idols use his body of work without permission, it says a lot for the quality of South African music today. “South African music is making the world sit up and listen,” Daniel says. “While it hurts seeing someone copy something you put your blood, sweat and tears into without making contact and sampling it legally, it’s incredible to see that massive international acts are inspired by local music – and that’s a real honour.”

More updates will be made available once the case proceeds.

Watch video comparing the two songs: https://youtu.be/28spjKV5Szo

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Friday, 3 August 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa


The self-taught musician has achieved five number 1 hits and People Magazine have referred to him as “One of SA’s greatest pop-stars”. Last week he surprised fans with a sultry new single titled Sacrificeand today Daniel Baron reaches a new milestone in his solo career as he breaks the one million mark with a total of 1,081,529 streams across the digital sphere (according to Tunecore Sales reports).

Known for his constantly evolving sound and bold cross-genre antics, Baron’s success has stemmed from pop-rock anthems such as ‘So Much More’, to the dance-floor chart-crusher ‘Children Of The Sun’, which was one of the biggest SA dance songs in 2016, also receiving airplay in Europe. He has collaborated with the likes of Euphonik, ProVerb, Sketchy Bongo and Pascal & Pearce.

Daniel, who opened for Bon Jovi at FNB Stadium in 2013 wrote on social media, I am an independent artist, so the one million mark is massive for me. Thank you for listening to my music. Next stop 1 billion…”  Despite being offered deals by a number of local and international labels, DB maintains that he wants to continue his journey as an independent artist.

He is currently travelling across the country with his Unplugged Tour, recently performing a number of shows along the coast with an upcoming gig at Bailey’s in Bedfordview, Johannesburg on 8 September. Further dates to be announced soon. The crooner recently took off his shirt for the camera revealing a rather fit physique.  

Watch his latest music video for the heartbreak ballad “One More Goodbye”!

Check out the Guns N’ Roses cover medley he recently recorded in the streets of Joburg!

Shirtless Shoot 1


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“So here goes…
Three months ago my heart broke.
These months have been very difficult.
I allowed my heart to bleed into my music and I recorded a bunch of songs.
This is the first of them and one of the hardest songs I’ve ever had to write.
It’s called ‘One More Goodbye’.
To anyone out there that is going through heartbreak, stay close to God, and you’ll be fine.” – Daniel Baron

Available everywhere: smarturl.it/OneMoreGoodbye


Multi-chart-topping prodigy Daniel Baron is no stranger to pushing the envelope of pop music, and holds nothing back in his latest offering. 16 June 2017 (Youth Day) marked the worldwide release of his highly anticipated third studio album ‘Weekend Of Mass Destruction’, which debuted in the Top 10 of the iTunes album chart.

The monumental radio hit singles ‘Beautiful Noise’ and ‘Children Of The Sun’ (SA TOP40 #1 Hit) form only the ‘tip-of-the-iceberg’ in this explosive culmination of genre-jumping acrobatics he is famous for. Cinematic string sections unveil hard- style drops and collide with African deep house beats. Addictive pop-infused hooks belted out by Baron’s metallic vocals form contrast to an array of organic dance with a near Middle-Eastern flare erupting in cross-cultural fireworks.

It’s an intricate but fearlessly crafted masterpiece as apt as the lyric “I like to play with fire” in the untamed rock/EDM hybrid ‘Pyromaniac’, and as honest as the hip-hop inspired soul-baring ‘Piano Off The Roof’.

Baron’s signature youthful choirs echo through-out the alluring intro ‘Pink Atomic Symphony’ as well as the anthemic title track ‘Weekend’, which delivers the album’s constant parallel theme of celebrating love and destroying hate in one colossal earth-shaking party.
“Love is the reason that we can Armageddon on the dance floor”, sings Daniel, adding a pertinent and prophetic message of biblical proportions: “If we don’t love there’s gonna be a rapture.”

Daniel speaks about his experience creating his latest work:

“I have never been as proud of anything in my life as I am of this album. I have

never worked this hard. I’ve put everything behind this project, and I have all faith in it. My only goal with this, is prove that music can create peace and love, and bring enemies together in one dance.”

The chameleon of music — Baron remains a maverick on his love/war-path. “Weekend Of Mass Destruction” releases exclusively to Apple Music & iTunes, with 1000 limited edition autographed physical CD’s up for order.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 30 September 2016



This year People Magazine named him “one of South Africa’s greatest pop stars” and now the hit-maker is set to storm the charts once again with a brand new addictive summer tune titled ‘Beautiful Noise’.

Following the mega success of his 2016 number 1 dance anthem ‘Children Of The Sun’ — which topped the charts on most radio stations and became one of the most played and downloaded songs in South Africa, also gaining attention throughout Africa, India and Europe — Baron has struck again with something fresher and ‘house-ier’ than anything he has done so far.

The song shows off a more emotional and alluring side to his voice, with a backdrop of stripped down South African house rhythms, and a bass-line that will get anyone on their feet. Daniel’s mastery shines bright throughout as he combines these elements so flawlessly to form something that is undeniably a ‘Beautiful Noise’.

“Instead of using a range of electronic elements I decided to use my voice to create different synth sounds which eventually formed the main hook. I’ve realized that sometimes simplicity is so much more powerful in music.” says Daniel who is currently embarking on his nationwide tour which kicked off in Cape Town in August, and now continues to Johannesburg (7 October, Madison Avenue Rivonia), Durban (8 October, Tiger Tiger), Johannesburg (29 October, Burning Carnival Festival), East London (26 November) and Jeffery’s Bay (28 December) — with more dates still to be announced.

‘Beautiful Noise’ is available exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music:



More Facts About Daniel Baron:
– Has achieved a total of 5 number 1 hits in South Africa.

– Opened for Bon Jovi in 2013 at FNB Stadium to 60 000 people.

– Achieved a number 1 hit with the smash collaboration ‘Not Here’ with rap star Proverb

– Won the Wawela Award for Best Male Artist and Composer.

– Top 12 Heat Magazine Sexiest Celebrity

– Has toured and performed in UK, US, Switzerland and Africa.

– Reached number 1 on the Trace Urban Chart

Follow Daniel Baron on Social Media:

Website: www.danielbaron.co.za

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Twitter: @DanielBaronSA

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