“Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time”. It is a sentiment that every true music lover knows all too well; we’ve experienced the sweet release of our burdens through reckless movement, and we know the poignant lucidity that manifests itself through the sweat of a thousand bodies in motion to the same rhythm. When the world feels like it’s crumbling around you, sometimes dancing is the fastest way to salvation. No one knows this sentiment better than DENM, as he proves on his groovy new track “Under Pressure”. Listen here.
This second single from the talented Santa Barbara artist is an organic and whimsical take on electronic garage-pop, effortlessly blurring the lines between a myriad of genres. This ability to create sonically diverse but relatable, profound but entirely danceable, music is what sets DENM apart from other up-and-coming artists, whose sounds often seem shallow and mundane by comparison. If “Under Pressure” hits you in the feels, it’s because he created the track from a deeply personal place – in the midst of a depression when he felt as if dancing was the only way to keep his head above the water. “Under Pressure” follows DENM’s breakout hit “LIT”, which was released earlier this year and skyrocketed to popularity in the indie dance scene. If you can’t get enough of this beach-raised producer’s sound, check out his debut EP, Dreamhouse, for more breezy, dancey, but utterly captivating tunes.