By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Out now via Ineffable Records, DENM’s 16-track debut album ‘Slum Beach Denny’ gets downright autobiographical.
The “next generation artist” further showcases his trademark sound on this release – one that fuses alternative rock, reggae and hip-hop – and successfully captures moments of his life that can only be best explained through groovy highlights like “My Wave,” “Blow It Up” and “Life’s 2 Short.”
The Music Bugle had the chance to chat with the singer/songwriter/producer about ‘Slum Beach Denny’ and more.
Music Bugle – If you had to describe your newest music in three words, what would they be?
DENM – Hazy blend o’ fun.
Music Bugle – What creative advantages would you say come with being a singer-songwriter and producer?
DENM – I’d say I know how to come up with sounds in my head. I can create whatever I want, if I’m doin’ all of it. My madness and wacky details don’t rely on somebody doin’ it for me. I just get to do it all and have fun.
Music Bugle – What were some challenges you came across while putting together your debut album ‘Slum Beach Denny’?
DENM – Living life! (Laughs)
Music Bugle – Who are you listening to right now, music-wise?
DENM – Lotta Eagles these days.
Music Bugle – What excites you the most about your style of music?
DENM – The fact that I don’t really have one and can just do whatever I want.
Music Bugle – Does social media help or hurt musicians?
DENM – It’s all subjective. Sometimes, it breaks careers. Other times, it breaks hearts.
Music Bugle – Where do you go when you need a break?
DENM – Bike down to the beach.
Music Bugle – What do you attribute your success to?
DENM – God and hard work. Preparation meets opportunity.
Music Bugle – What do you hope for from the rest of 2021?
DENM – For the world to open up and play tons of shows and just get to go do what I love!
Music Bugle – What makes you the most proud about where you come from?
DENM – The people, the attitude, the respect, the love. No place like the West Coast.