Smooth like smoke from the tip of a Cuban cigar, and as sensuous as morning love, electro-soul duo Denitia & Sene not only exude sexy through their music, they invent it. The Brooklyn-based musicians came together a year ago with a shared vision to bring truth and ingenuity to stylistic music, and they've held their ambitions high ever since. Simple. Rare. Sumptuous. Bold. They've been influenced by a range of sonic proclivities. Thus, their work is distinguished not by genre, but attention to free verse, and the magic that transpires between darkness and light. It's film noir for audiophiles - chic, hip and alluring - and together, they have broken down personal limits to forge a bond surpassing all expectations.
This album recalls Massive Attack, Everything But The Girl, and dare we say Portishead - the defining 90's female downtempo/soul voices backed by bold, sultry beats. "His & Hers" is hard to compare to anything else coming out right now, apparently their intention. With production from J57 (Homeboy Sandman, Brownbag All Stars, Sene's solo work on Plug Research), Illingsworth, Nolan Thies, andDeeJay Element, the album somehow transcends the various producers' backpack roots and lands not far from Vice or Dim Mak Records territory - chic, hip and alluring.
Both are inspired by a variety of artists and backgrounds, listing Sade, the Fugees, Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young, The Beatles, and Janet Jackson as a few of their shared favorites. Such diversity is reflected in the dynamism of their own sound, from smooth bass lines and reverberating vocals to synth-laden blues and abbreviated narrative
Artist: Denitia & Sene
Title: His & Hers
Label: Snow Dog Records
Release Date: 26th August 2013
1. Because We Are Fools
2. Call U.
4. Again. (New Ride)
5. Lucy, Loosie
7. Stupid World.
8. She's Not the Only One.
9. How To Satisfy.
10. Blah Blah Blah.
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