It may have a limited shelf life because of its adorning, pseudo-early ’90s revivalist fashion, but I’m still out here riding for the hipster R&B perpetrated by interesting experimentalists like How to Dress Well, Autre Ne Veut, Inc., FKA twigs, and Skin Town. The music has a point of view, and makes up for a common lack of natural dynamics from its vocalists with warmly nostalgic and layered production that goes places.
Brooklyn duo Denitia and Sene toasts to this practical, smooth professionalism with an applaudable bag of groove-infused quiet storm street magic. There’s the dynamite stem lighting of “Divided,” a track that Rolling Stone called, “[c]oital, iceberg-cold … smart enough to know that even though it’s spring in New York, you should always bring a jacket.” There’s the keyboard dial tone warble that elevates the pregame walk-through on “Casanova” all the way to David Blaine status. There’s the ritualistic posole-simmering sadness on “Trip.Fall.”
It’s with a hearty thumbs up, then, that the Daily Dot offers up the exclusive premiere of Denitia and Sene’s live clip for the song “Side FX” from their imminent new record.
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