Hiphop Knowledge – Daney King Eli

Daniel Yaw  Elipklim Ameyibor, better known by his stage name Daney King Eli is a Ghanaian artiste who loves to experiment with different genres. Blending classical and contemporary African musical elements with modern musical structures; Daney King Eli’s music is excitingly eccentric and groovy.

Developed an interest in music during his High school days but never recorded any song until the last quarter of that year after being introduced to a producer named Sir Ab by Ayat.

Intent on pursuing a higher level of Education, he applied and gained admission to the University for Development studies. Very few songs recorded from then till the completion of his tertiary education. He just released a project titled “Gorem” meaning Journey in Dagomba. An experimental musical project with fusion of Afro elements and other genres depicting a tale of a dreamer.

“Desire”, the first single released on 5th December, 2016 off the project features Ayat and Produced by Twisted Wavex, followed by “Smooth Sailing”, “Soon”, “Sole Rebel”. They can all be found on major music platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Jaiye, Soundcloud, Audiomack etc.

Musical influences includes; Osibisa, Kanye West, Buju Banton, Salif Keita, Imogen Heap, Fela Kuti, Enya, Bob Marley, M.anifest and many others.

More about the EP

A pleasant blend of African traditional and modern music elements, the LP titled “Gorem” which means journey in Dagomba is Daney King Eli’s debut and features heavyweights of the new waves such as Akan and Ayat. A project with an infectious nature, stems from a well-balanced, enticing sound, positive vibes and meaningful lyrics.
Rhythms and melodies are also very important components in music and these buddies are surely not left out as some music automatically makes the listener wants to join in and sing it like a universal anthem for every dreamer thriving to achieve their goals and aspirations in life. From the intro you will hear the interwoven styles of traditional and modern music. In its turn, how the lyrics combine with the music works well. The LP covers different moods, be it calm and some up tempo, Hip Hop/Trap contemplation in the instrumental Mandala, light and optimism and philosophical feelings with some songs having an abstract story behind it.
King Eli closes out the LP with a Bobo Ashanti-driven serenade titled “Shine”, a departure from heavy production with a motivational chant-like chorus.