UK underground star Denney and the pioneering D.Ramirez collaborate for the second time on Crosstown Rebels to present their newest EP offering, Raven.
"There is definitely something special that happens when we get in the studio together," the duo shares. "Our sounds meet in the middle, taking in influences from the old tribal house and progressive days to a newer techno/trippy sound. This EP has taken over 2 years to complete but we are so proud of it and incredibly happy to be releasing with Crosstown Rebels once again."
The titular track "Raven" unveils a sombre ambiance, dominating in its warping melody. The duo utilize percussive elements to their advantage, building suspense before a compelling bassline encapsulates listeners into a looming frenzy of enigmatic vocal chops and alienating synths. Following, "Rise" sees Denney and D.Ramirez sampling legendary poet Maya Angelou, melding her powerful words into an infectious, clap-heavy groove.
Following a year which included his mix compilation Global Underground Nubreed 12 entering the Official UK Dance Charts and his single "Empire" gaining support from Radio One DJs, Northern favourite Denney has continued his rise in 2019, with forthcoming music on Stereo Recordings and Saved alongside the launch of his own events in his hometown of Middlesborough. D.Ramirez has firmly stamped his mark in dance music since the 90's with heavy-hitting accolades under his belt. His recent Toolroom Masterclass series on Youtube has garnered over 5 million views collectively.
Buy/stream Raven here.