One of the vanguard artists in the U.K.'s genre-swirling Wonky Pop movement, Dan Black's combination of pop, rock, dance, and hip-hop flavors came to light in 2008 with his hit single "Yours." After spending four years playing guitar in the alt-rock band the Servant, Black left London for Paris. The 2008 solo track "HYPNTZ" — a mix of the lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize" with a sample of Rihanna's "Umbrella" underneath — announced his return home. The funky single "Alone" became his first official release thanks to the Polydor label, then "Yours" landed at the end of the year. Subsequently, Black joined Boy Crisis and Master Shortie on the U.K. Wonky Pop Tour.