MOVIN and SHAKIN people!!! (Beware LOADS of irrelevant ramblin)


Hello once again people! Whaaaatttsss Gwaaarrrnnnin??? Looooooooong time since my last website communication!!!!

…………..Well it aint like i aint been busy along with the rest of the human race innit 😉

So i thought id fill those of you who can be arsed to read this, on what i been up to more recently……..



Some of you maybe aware that i had a project with the PWDR MNKY crew on the go last 2 years? It was a worth while experiment indeed overall….i did have some great times and got to work with very, very interesting musicians from different backgrounds….it was a kind of an open band come social experiment involving various people who didnt necessarily know each other at first, all mashed into one big HipHop crew and live band…..we played some good shows including a sell out Heducation night in Brum town and a few festival appearances, which is what im all about to be fair….

The line up mutated after a year and i looked at making the sound a lot more organic and jam based as i was working with talented musicians who i think needed that ability to be able to improvise within the music. This actually went quite well and culminated in one final show in Buxton with us supporting Malarkey on what appears to also have been their final show…..hopefully they will resurface again in the future, but in the meantime RIP to the Malarkey crew……

Well to surmise, the cheeky little PWDR MNKY chimp got a bit out of hand with his heavy snorting of banana peels and unfortunately had to be sent down south to rehab at Monkey World. My hopes and prayers go along with that poor little fella!


– REMIX RELEASE – WILL YOU BE MY LIE (MEME Detroit – DantannaBeatz remix) –

At some point early this year i was by chance chatting to Maria the vocalist from Birminghams MEME Detroit band. She mentioned that she was looking for some remixers to remix a new track she was releasing soon called ‘Will You Be My Lie’ (a cool track by the way and recently up for a best video nomination in our parts

I thought about it and jus though fuk it, i’ll offer my services. As it happens she always been a supporter of my work from afar and accepted my offer. Within a short period of time she got in touch and sent me the multi track masters of the track for me to consider.

I downloaded the audio and set about seeing what the song was made up of. If im honest i actually looked at the names of each separate track (guitar, bass, kick drum, etc) and just decided to make a mainly clean sweep of the track and chose a very minimal Vocals and Feedback Delay guitar audio from the selection.


With these basic elements i managed to construct the whole remix in one day. There where a few mixing tweaks a little later and i did a radio edit of the track, as the original is quite long. Anyhow we were happy with the way it turned out and it got mastered and released on the 17th May 2019….

NOTE: A rare thing for me to turn around something so fast lol

Heres a link for those of you who would like to hear both mixes –

And to download the remixes –

Oh and it got some radio air play including local BBC which was nice 😉


– NEW MUSIC VIDEO ALERT – DIRECTORS KUT (Ridlaa & DantannaBeatz) –

Next up you may remember that i did a little collaboration ditty and music video about 2 years ago called ‘Mustang (Really Wanna)’? Maybe, maybe not!! ….well that track with rapper Ridlaa took off nicely and made a little ripple for us both, a shit load of views and a BMA nomination for best video….not that we won haha

ANYWAY me and Ridlaa got in the studio again about a year ago to do another collaboration track. This time it was to go towards Ridlaa’s next album project which see’s him combining visuals with every track on his awaited new album. This has recently culminated in ours crews getting together to create another music video visual delight for you to go along with our track.

The tracks called ‘DIRECTORS KUT’ and the brand new video will be released i believe on the 4th October 2019. Keep your eyes peeled on FaceSpaz!!!

We had a lot of fun on one of the hottest days of the year filming this footage….a real contrast to the Mustang video as this time i brought lots of silly props and we all hit a chilled out park in Birmingham to present our mad take on this video and tune…..i hope you will enjoy it as was a laugh to make 😉



Aaaaannnnndddddd finally i have to announce that ive been booked to do a live show for Birmingham’s premier HipHop night once again……and this time its for New Years Eve!!! GULP 😉

Heres a link to the event –

NOT to be confused with the old Dantanna live band i had going back in the day though. This time im bringing a whole NEW SET to the dance floor….well mostly….

This will be a vehicle for me to really rock the party with an uptempo line up of HipHop and breaks dug deep from my archive of music over the last 7 years as well as completely new beat compositions exclusively for the night.

Ive also decided to do some re-imagined tribute tracks to artists and songs that i admire and have sourced the original samples that these famous artists have used and reconstructed their music…..but Dantanna styleeeeee!

Expect some high energy shit going down along with a new live band featuring members of my old crew alongside new friends and musicians to my fold.

Its a free entry show and will, as always be….’BRINGING THE PARTY TO THE PEOPLE!’


PWDR MNKY LIVE – 8th September show – High Viz Festival – FREE ENTRY

– PWDR MNKY – Saturday 8th September – 6.30pm

This Saturday 8th September 2018 PWDR MNKY crew will be playing a live set at the brand spanking new High Viz Festival based at the Custard Factory, Birmingham.

This will be our only show this month and bids our return to the Birmingham scene since our sell out show in April.

The festival celebrates all things street culture and also features many other great musical line ups as well as the likes of Lady Sanity, Percy Filth & Red Beard. Many other artists and curiosities will also be featured for your entertainment and visual feasting. – STARTS 11AM TILL 9PM – FREE ENTRY


Curated by Juice Aleem among others….



PWDR MNKY headlining FRIEND Festival!!! – THIS WEEKEND –

– Dantanna vs PWDR MNKY – Saturday 28th July – 

Soooo we’ve just found out that PWDR MNKY will be playing our 3rd show as one of the headline acts for this great & worthy festival…  

The return of my new musical beast into the live arena


This will be a wicked little festival weekend courtesy of Birminghams SUBVERT SOUNDSYTEM….all run in a good cause….by great people…. 

Event detals here on FB –



18.00 Casey Tufnel

18.30 Wild Sirens

19.10 The Faux Pas

19.55 Layla Tutt

20.40 The Ten Bags

21.40 The Pagans

22.40 Chalice with DJ Dirty Ast



12.30 Cherry Scott

13.10 The Salt Demons

14.20 The Beatniks

15.30 Rites of Hadda

16.40 Platypus

17.50 The Marching Skaletons

19.00 The Dirty Fairies

20.10 Harry Munk

21.20 Slim Pickings



Almost Acoustic Stage

13.50 The Marching Skaletons (walkabout)

15.00 Cat Howe

16.10 The Daylight Robberies

17.20 DJ Dirty Ast

18.30 Ilias Lintzos

19.40 Johnny Kowalski (solo)

20.50 John Forester and Linze Maesterosa

22.00 DJ Tomana Dub



12.00 Owen Williams

13.10 The Fleas

14.20 Tuppeny Bunters

15.30 Smiley & the Underclass

16.40 Mobius Loop

17.50 The Skalites

19.00 Primo Nelson


About – Friend Festival 2018

‘Dedicated to the founder of FRIEND Sanctuary Marion Eaton’

All proceeds after costs go to F.R.I.E.N.D Farmed Animal Sanctuary. This event is run by volunteers.

Vegan catering onsite.
Free Camping from Friday.
This is meat and dairy free festival, please respect these principles.

Kids are FREE (under 16)
Pay on the gate atm watch this space.

Sorry no dogs allowed due to there being free range animals onsite (guide dogs exempt)

Directions to the sanctuary

By Train

There are regular trains from London from Charing Cross on Southeastern Trains. Take the train from either Charing Cross or London Bridge (usually platform 5 from London Bridge) towards Ramsgate and get off at Paddock Wood. The journey on the train from London is approximately 50 minutes and is approximately £24 for an open return. For more details and journey planning please see

Buses from Paddock Wood

It is only a short bus journey from Paddock Wood, and will take approximately 20 minutes to reach F.R.I.E.N.D. The bus to catch is the number 6 and 6a. The 6/6a can be caught from Whites Corner at the end of the street from Paddock Wood station. The stop to get off the bus is at the church on the corner of Pound Road and Church Lane. It is then a short walk to the sanctuary (see map). There’s a PDF of the number 6 timetable here

Taxi from Paddock Wood

There is also a taxi service from Paddock Wood Station. The taxi company is Streamline, and they can be called on 01892 83 83 83. The taxi fair will be approximately £11 to the sanctuary and will take about 15 minutes. On arriving off the train, cross over the footbridge and the taxi rank is on the left hand side. The address for the sanctuary is 89 Bush Road, East Peckham, TN125LJ. For further details please see


You can drive from London to the sanctuary using the M25 and A20. Please see map notes and directions in this link

Walking from Paddock Wood Station

The walk from the station takes between an hour and an hour and a half.


Greetings readers!

Just incase your head has been thoroughly buried in the sand….you probably haven’t noticed that i have been recently nudging, pushing and finally catapulting my new project called PWDR MNKY into peoples faces…

I must admit i was very happy with the overall launch of my new live band…in both Newport (Wales) & Birmingham (West Mid). Each time the collective of musicians involved put that extra effort in and launched our new sound with style….praise be to one and all!! haha

Was also great to see such a show of support from our Birmingham friends and revellers….an actual full capacity show in Brum!! ha aint done that for awhile i tell thee….anyhow all appreciated…. (continued below)

Heres a few snaps & vid from the show –        

Soooooooooo for the next few months the band are now either in the studio recording our first set of releases or jamming new ideas in a sweat box somewhere…..heres some clips of us doing our thing for those of you who are interested ha! We are looking to bring you some singles around the end of July onwards if not sooner. With a view to bringing out an album at some point next year.

Aaaand we will be returning with live shows with a festival appearance end of July. Check our FB events for future details or come back here if u like….

The future is bright once again in the Dantanna zone! The future IS PWDR MNKY!!  

Peace Dantanna 😉

Heres our studio happenings for you to take a peek –

(Nz da Sugarman on a groove)

(Prawn Boy on the axe)        


(Sir.Snowdon pounding the skins)

(Nyko & Ryan getting close in the vocal booth)

Click these video links to see more of the action as it happened – 








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