The New York music maker talks songwriting, early days and running a label.
Danielle "Danz" Johnson, better known as Computer Magic onstage, may seem laid back when you see her. But don't let her relaxed persona fool you — she's a woman of many talents. Starting off as a music blogger, Danz later became a DJ in New York City and then eventually started releasing her music as Computer Magic. With numerous EPs released as well as her full-length 2015 record, Davos, she's definitely a busy and successful one. Myspace had the chance to chat with Computer Magic. Below are 10 things you should know about the musical force of nature.
She Remembers a Lot of Her Firsts
When we asked Danz about her first moments with music, she recalled them pretty quickly and introduced us to her initial musical tastes.
"I remember the first cassette I ever got, my parents got me the Grease soundtrack," she admitted. "The first band that I was really proud that I discovered first in middle school was Franz Ferdinand. I thought, ‘Oh they’re so cool. Nobody listens to this type of stuff.’ It was really cool when I discovered them. I was 14 or something. My first concert that I went to by myself was the Arctic Monkeys when I was 16 at Webster Hall. My mom dropped my friend and me off. Those were my first cool things.”