DFA’s very own troubadour Dan Bodan minimalises his take on electronic pop songs for the heart even more on new single Anonymous - a melodramatic approach to pop songs, with a production flirting with the demo-allure. “Spend 50 bucks on cheap cologne” and other random things one might do when in love sings the young Berlin-based star over a sad and almost absent beat - brilliant.
DFA heartthrob Dan Bodan has been featured on DN about 2 weeks ago because we went nuts (in a very good way) when we heard DP. We featured a stream of another very good song of his as well then, the equally fantastic Aaron - which is actually the a-side of his DFA debut 7” (available here digitally and here on vinyl) - for which the man himself directed a little video. What a voice like that, he’s basically destined to sing on mellow electro pop jams like this.
Dan Bodan is the newest member of the ever-brilliant DFA-family, being referred to by DFA themselves as their “heartthrob.” I did some background search on him and it appears he’s from Germany and has been making music for quite some time now. DFA discovered him and fell in love rightaway - just like me. His “proper” debut single DP is a romantic (although he doesn’t really agree with that term), slo-mo electropop jam in which Dan Bodan gives all reasons why he’ll sleep with you. Very Hot Chip’esque, thus very good.