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Daniel Landa in Prague, 2007
|Also known as||Žito44|
4 November 1968 |
Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Singer, Racer|
Daniel Landa (born 4 November 1968) is a Czech musician, occasional actor, car racer, and amateur muay thai fighter. Born in Prague, Landa graduated with honours from Prague Conservatory. He began his musical career in 1987 when he along with David Matásek founded the oi! band Orlík, with whom he released two albums. Orlík has been criticized for its racial overtones, targeting specifically the gypsy minority in the Czech Republic. In 1992 he began recording as a solo artist, with his first album being Valčík. He went on to enjoy a successful music career. In 2012 Czech tabloid newspaper released photo of Landa giving a nazi salute alongside with other famous Czech singer Lucie Bila. Landa himself gave an explanation that he was only messing around. On 31 January 2008 Czech prime minister Mirek Topolánek cited his verse Dyť i to největší hovado má svůj strop! (Even the biggest idiot has his limit) from the song Forbes in the concept album Smrtihlav (1998).
In 1990 Landa married Mirjam Müller, a German from Cologne, at that time a film directing student at the FAMU in Prague. Together they have 3 children, Anastasia (* 1998), Rosalia and Roxana (* 2003).
Since 1996 Landa has been an autocross racer, one time reaching the 6th place in Europe. In 1998 he started doing also truck racing, and in 1999 he was named the newcomer of the year in the Czech Republic. Since 2001 Landa has been also an N4 category rallye racer.
- Orlík: Oi! (1990)
- Orlík: Demise (Demision, 1991)
- Valčík (Waltz, 1993)
- Chcíply dobrý víly (The Good Fairies Died, 1995)
- Krysař I. (The Pied Piper I, 1996), with other artists
- Krysař II. (The Pied Piper II, 1996), with other artists
- Pozdrav z fronty (Greeting From the Front, 1997)
- Smrtihlav (Death's-head, 1998) – with other artists
- Konec (The End, 1999)
- Best of Landa (2000)
- 9mm argumentů (9mm of Arguments, 2002)
- Vltava Tour (live) (2003)
- Best of Landa 2 (2004)
- Neofolk (2004)
- Tajemství (The Secret, 2005) – with other artists
- Bouře (live) (Storm, 2006)
- Kvaska (Kvaska, 2007)
- Touha (Desire, 2009)
- Nigredo (Nigredo, 2009)
- Žito (2015)
- 2006: Strážce plamene with Petr Hapka & Michal Horáček
- 2007: Strážce plamene v obrazech with Hapka & Horáček
- Stulírová, Markéta (30 November 2008). "Daniel Landa: Nezlobím už dlouho". Deník (in Czech). Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Hider, James (30 March 1994). "Skinheads: My World Is Right". The Prague Post. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- "Czech tabloid asks singers about photo of them giving the Nazi salute". Romea.cz. 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
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