Dan Keyes went from waiting tables in Manhattan's East Village and living it up with the uber-hipsters at MisShapes to opening for Lady Sovereign during her current U.S. club tour. It all started for the tall and handsome Texan after a brunch date with Jay-Z in 2005. The Def Jam honcho signed Keyes to his label and gave the singer time to form his band Young Love and record his album in New York City and Bath, England. Young Love's debut "Too Young To Fight It" will hit stores late January.
A bunch of Young Love's songs and remixes, including the delicious "Discotech" [Lindbergh Mix MP3], are floating around the internet. He also recorded a video for the synth-rocking "Find A New Way" that you can watch here. If you are into Young Love's sound, make sure to sample his new "Discotech" EP that is available for download on iTunes. (Young Love is listed in the Readers' Choice Poll as "Most Promising Act for 2007.")