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Computer Magic – “Shipwrecking” (Stereogum Premiere)

Computer Magic is the project of Danielle Johnson aka Danz, a DJ and blogger with an affinity for old, obscure music. Danz is putting out a new Computer Magic EP called Dreams Of Better Days this week, and ahead of that we’re premiering a track from it called “Shipwrecking.” Produced by Abe Seiferth, the track… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 2, 2015 - 10:47 am

Computer Magic – “All I Ever Wanted” (Demo)

It’s hard to believe that Danielle Johnson aka Computer Magic’s “All I Ever Wanted” is just a demo, and you shouldn’t let that defer you from listening. This song takes clunky ’80s synth sounds and weaves them into absolute ear candy. The drum machines and synths loop in circles to a dizzying degree, while Danz’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 16, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Computer Magic – “A Million Years” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month, we gave you the first look at Danielle Johnson aka Computer Magic’s “A Million Years.” Now, Johnson gives the track the visual treatment with this spacey clip featuring her on different street corners and in dance scenes that feel as if they were shot on Photo Booth. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 20, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Computer Magic – “A Million Years” (Stereogum Premiere)

Computer Magic is Danielle Johnson, a young New York DJ, producer, and fan of ’70s sci-fi. We made her a Band To Watch way the hell back in 2010, and she’s about to release a new 7″ single. The A-side, “A Million Years,” is a warm and wistful Italo-disco jam, and you can download it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

The Strokes’ debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite indie bands to cover each track. The resulting collection, STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It, is in the spirit of our previous free tribute albums for Radiohead’s OK Computer,More »

By: Stereogum / July 26, 2011 - 9:30 am

Computer Magic – “Running” Video

EP-friendly BTW Computer Magic’s video for “The End Of Time” found Danielle Johnson wandering around NYC dressed like an astronaut. This John McSwain-directed clip for “Running” includes an alien abduction checklist. More »

By: brandon / July 19, 2011 - 5:11 pm

Computer Magic – “The End Of Time” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

A lot’s happened with BTW Computer Magic, aka Danielle (aka Danz), since we wrote about her back in September. Since then she’s released a ton of new EPs online and on record, and she’s played her first live shows with a full band (including a few appearances at SXSW). “The End Of Time” is her… More »

By: jessica / June 10, 2011 - 3:59 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually get discovered at SXSW? What’s the point of signing to a label? What happened to that taco truck on Red River near… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am

Computer Magic – “Victory Gin”

BTW Computer Magic, aka DJ/blogger Danielle, will be recording sometime this fall. In the meantime she’s been writing and recording new songs, bundling them into mini-EPs for download through her website. “Victory Gin” is her latest track, and it’s inspired by 1984. Victory Gin is a powerful drink that makes you feel like you’ve bee… More »

By: jessica / September 30, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Band To Watch: Computer Magic

Computer Magic is the solo project of 21-year-old DJ/blogger Danielle (she goes by Danz). She moved from Rock Hill in upstate New York (population: 1,056) to New York City in 2008 to attend Hunter College. Danz started doing Computer Magic a few months ago in her downtime between school, DJing, and graphic designing. She make… More »

By: Stereogum / July 1, 2010 - 2:26 pm