If you head over to spots like Bandcamp, you’d be surprised the amount of discovery you can embark upon. Bandcamp has always been one of the best spaces for new and underground music, and a great way to find artists you’ll really adore. New York’s DENITIA is an artist we discovered there. That was a while back, but we’ve kept tabs on what she’s been up to, and her latest drop, the Be There EP is something else. Full of lush notes and some of the most memorable vocals you may have ever heard, it’s a banger from start to finish.
The opener “Special” has this slow beginning that holds your attention with smoky vocals and a beat cluster that plays in the background. When the beat drops, it’s a slow burn that ignites hotter and hotter over time. The discharged beats and electro-pop notes of “Distant” have the same effect, though the track is definitely on par with an almost footwork stride that’s like what no one else is doing.
On “Be There,” the dance pop undertones mix with trap and dark electronica in a way that’s extraordinary but not overwhelming. However, it’s the final track “Raise You Up” that’s where the magic lies on the release. The catchy beat and DENITIA’s vocal abilities are all raised, and you realize that while there’s electronica all over the track, in many ways it’s as close to nineties R&B as you’ll hear since the genre began. Whatever DENETIA is inspired by, it’s definitely electronica reinvented.
Image Credits: Photo by Kylah Benes-Trapp.