"A genre-defying artist who modernizes both rock and soul, Denitia is back with more confidence than ever, confidence you are bound to feel boosted as you watch soul-striking video."
Check out the premiere of King Garbage's "Lost In The Sauce" video over on PASTE:
The boys also are featured on this week's Bandcamp Weekly radio with a new interview on their forthcoming debut album, Make It Sweat. Listen to the lads wax lyrical on the origins of the band, how they record, and their evolution from 2013 to now: https://bandcamp.com/
Excited to premiere the official video for Ohal's kaleidoscopic "Hornet's Cave", a standout piece from her 2016 synth-pop opus Acid Park.
Alongside the video, a trio of producers dive the depths of the original track with three immersive takes on "Hornet's Cave" – scope the remixes from Black Hat, Ash Koosha and James Place here: https://ohal.bandcamp.com/album/hornets-cave-remix-ep
One of the founding emcee/vocalists behind Quincy Vidal and formerly known as CE, the artist newly christened as Rosehardt steps from solitude to spotlight with “Fall Into You," a love song that transitions through the stages of attachment, manipulation, emotional burden and, ultimately, blissful detachment. More from Rosehardt to come via Styles Upon Styles soon.
"...it’s no surprise that Zach Cooper and Vic DiMotsis would drop a video that would instantly make you smile."
The kings are back! We are pleased upon pleased to present our next release, the debut long player from SUS alums King Garbage: Make It Sweat
Wonderland's got the premiere for the first single/video, "Forbidden Lovers":
Make It Sweat is available for pre-order now, and will be released into the universe September 22 on vinyl / CD / digital. Stay tuned for more garbage!
come through Baby's All Right tonight for Denitia's release show w/ CE and Space People /// we'll have special ltd ed t-shirts avail for sale (along with free Styles sampler CDs and new posters!)
Selwa Abd (originally from Morocco, currently residing in Brooklyn) uses the fictional character Bergsonist, from Brooklyn, Slovakia, as her musical guise. Derived from Deleuze’s Bergsonism, Bergsonist uses intuition as a method to deliver her/his instinctive psychoanalytic theories. A blend of different audio sources and samples are used as a way to capture the essence of the ‘present’ moment, manipulating found sounds along with self-concocted digital fragments to combine in in the span of a set, given time.
Bergsonist allows inspiration to come from anywhere, yet she/he limits themselves by the gear/tools that are used. The approach consists of inhaling all the energy of the city — influenced by trips to museums, galleries, shows, talking to people and sensing nature — and exhaling it sonically. Bergsonist reacts to this energy and inspiration without any specific rules, styles or genres — extending the array of possibilities by always pushing preconceived uses of the tools.
Following a slew of cassette-only releases from labels across the global map and a split 12” with Isabella on Borft Records last year, Selwa shares her most twisted and considered compositions to date with Mutation. Four fire-stoking tracks of electro convulsions sparked from indecipherable depths enflame new terrains for an artist whose output is unextinguishable - prolific barely covers the rapidity with which Bergsonist shares new jams to a lucky few - proffering Mutation as an indelible moment in Selwa’s blossoming career.
Mutation features a ripped / thrashed remix from in-the-cut edit wizard, Murray CY. Mutation will be available in a limited vinyl edition of 200 with artwork designed and conceived by Selwa and Benoit Canaud Studio.
Stereogum's got the premiere for Denitia's next single, "Planes" ✈️
Ceilings drops July 21 – PRE-ORDER HERE
Reminder: Denitia will be playing a record release show on the 21st at Baby's All Right with CE and special guests: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555952307783783
yoyoyoyoyoyoyoyo self-titled's got the worrrrrrrrlllllllllddddddddd premieeeeeeerrrrrrreeee of the new Best Available Technology joint "Session 9177":
"Denitia’s conviction is real. She sounds, almost and finally, happy."
Check out Denitia's "Waiting" on Pitchfork!
Ceilings is out July 21. Pre-order here.
NYers rejoice! Denitia is headlining a STACKED record release show on Friday, July 21, at the iconic Baby's All Right in Williamsburg with support from CE of Quincy Vidal + special guests!
What’s left when you strip everything ceremonial away? It’s a terrifying question for most artists as interlocking layers of disguises and aliases and personalities can sometimes be the only barrier between you and the weight of the world’s expectations. The prospect of facing those anxieties while laid bare can spur many to wear those masks forever, but there are some artists who see distillation as the only way forward. Denitia Odigie knows that path as well as anyone. She was stricken with such severe stage fright as young performer that she asked people to turn around or close their eyes before she could begin. But that’s all changed, and she’s ready to face her audience eye to eye.
Denitia’s Ceilings is a portrait of an artist awakened. After moving to the Rockaways, an isolated, beach-side Queens community, Odigie found herself turning inward for inspiration. She set out to shed the protective layers her career had imposed and rediscover what songs and sounds came naturally to her. She also wanted this story to have her name on it: no more aliases, no more hiding.
Denitia discovered a fellow traveler in Daniel Schlett, the owner of the Williamsburg recording studio Strange Weather. The pair dug through stacks of Denitia’s demos, selecting the choice cuts that would eventually yield the Ceilings EP. The symbiosis between the pair can be felt through each song as Denitia’s sweeping compositions breathe and tighten at just the right moments. It starts with the anger and frustration on “Bound to Happen” where Denitia first faces the illusions surrounding her and shatters them to pieces. The song begins spare as a dirge but then fills with bright, vibrant synths as Denitia begins taking a sledgehammer to the ersatz world around her. That clear-eyed perspective is then cemented on “Waiting” and “Ceilings,” twin tracks that are meditations on the world’s self-imposed separations and segregations that serve as pleas to break down those barriers we unwittingly construct. The EP closes with “Planes,” a track Denitia has described as a song about the “constant longing for more, of wanderlust and desire.” The song’s spine is in its vibrant piano and drum composition that lets Denitia’s voice soar and search, a sign that Ceilings is only the beginning.
STYLES UPON STYLES WILL RELEASE DENITIA’S NEW EXTENDED PLAYER, CEILINGS, ON JULY 21ST, 2017 IN UNLIMITED DIGITAL FORM.
Styles will donate a portion of our proceeds from Ceilings pre-orders to S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective, a Miami and NYC-based organization focused on teaching leadership, social justice, healing and the arts to young women of color. Aside from the one-time monetary gift (we’ll tally up the sum on July 20th!), Styles and Denitia will collaborate with SSLC on a number of activities and workshops for the organizations.
For more information on SSLC and other ways to support their initiative, please visit www.soulsistersleadership.org