The DNA Algorithm - Doing A New Thing EP

Saturday 1st August 1998
The DNA Algorithm - Doing A New Thing EP
The DNA Algorithm - Doing A New Thing EP

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £7.50

Reviewed by Joanna Cummings

Some years ago Cross Rhythms reviewed an unknown independent release on Perfect Music and told the world (well CR readers) to look out for the World Wide Message Tribe.  Now here's another name which EVERY fan of R&B, hip hop, garage, drum 'n' bass and house will want to make a note of for this, The DNA Algorithm's debut, is a stone killer, every one of the six songs surging with energy, soul and original rhythmic ideas and superlative vocals.  Some CCM buffs will already know the group in their earlier guise of Danny B and Natasha for their appearances on The Alpha Zone and Chp from London demonstrate conclusively that you can be white, have New Zealand-born parents and still sing with lashings of street soul.  Production throughout is exemplary though avoiding any accusation of nepotism I won't comment on the transformation of the DC Talk oldie "New Thing" into a careering house anthem as it was co-produced by my dad (!) together with Zarc Porter.  The other producers are Psalmistry's Tony 'The Psalmist' Silcock and The Wades' Lloyd Wade.  All six songs are hot.  The groovy beats, hot melodies and clever harmonies all combine to make a truly brilliant EP.  It's impossible to name a favourite track, suffice to say I'm certain this group will be making maximum impact in the future.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Rise Up [Listen]
3. New Thing [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Andy in London @ 20:01 on Nov 13 2013

I saw DNA algorithm in our local hall (Berkhamsted) and loved it - and bought the CD... I never connected Daniel and Natasha to the 'DNA' band I saw until I read this article. Sort of funny - but also I fancied Natasha rotten (slidding across the stage) and 20 years later realised she was famous. Oh well.

Posted by mariano hv in mich, mexico @ 18:34 on Sep 25 2007

hi!from mexico, i can`t believe that daniel isn`t played in this country his music is so good i love the way he sings and i can`t get his cd`s thank god some one created internet, so i can buy cd`s from many brit singers like daniel, natasha, blue, morning runners, keane, melanie and manu others thanks

Posted by lauren in n.i @ 19:37 on Aug 6 2006

i lost my songs of you guys torn to bits dont know where to get them looked everywhere plzz tell me love ya loadz daniel
loving you is like breathing how can i stop

Posted by Debby @ 22:25 on May 9 2006

Hi again
i miss danny too
i only met him in 2002 but i fall in love with him at first few lol
he is cute,nice and even adorable =)
DNA come back
we miss you guys!!!!!!!!

Posted by Abbi @ 11:32 on May 9 2006

i miss danny :( when my dad used to run cross rhythms roots and branches and help with the devon festival i saw him alot and then when roots and branches stopped we lost contact, hes an awsome guy and i love him to bits, natasha and nikola are really cool to

Posted by Debby @ 20:42 on May 3 2006

I LOVEEE Danny B (Daniel Bedingfield)
He is so cute and is make me crazy
I also love natasha and i think they have to make a band again
is sooo amazing see them together singing..nikola isn´t bad either

Posted by Kate in Lincoln @ 11:19 on May 1 2006

Old-school '90s flavas
I'm surprised this page hasn't been updated actually, as the DNA Algorithm included two now very famous faces - Danny B now goes under the name of Daniel Bedingfield and one of his sisters has also made it...

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