DENM’s debut album is finally here!
Slum Beach Denny is the debut album from singer, songwriter and producer, DENM. He brings a fresh new sound to the table, blending genres like rock, reggae and hip-hop into one. At first glance, this is a combination that shouldn’t work…but it does — very well.
The album ventures into multiple snapshots of the artist’s life and experiences. He even pays homage to the people he grew up with in Southern California. What’s even more impressive is that he produced this 16-track album himself.
The project begins with “Slum Beach (Intro)” where you can hear all three elements in play to let you know what you will be getting. It’s a short and sweet track that leads into “Califas” featuring Jared Watson of Dirty Heads. It’s a roller coaster ride with electric highs and bass-heavy lows.
“91 Cadillac” featuring Casey Veggies is a song that was too good to be short. Sitting at under two minutes, they deliver a cool hip-hop track showcasing DENM’s hazy vocals and Veggies’s lyrical flow.
The next track “Say A Prayer” featuring JAG is a fun and bright track perfect for your summer jams. The following track “My Wave” is a completely reggae track.
DENM’s seventh track, “Fallin,” changes it up a bit by taking it slow with this acoustic song. It shows the artist’s vulnerable side, singing about someone he’s falling in love with.
“Find Your Own Way” finds the producer diving into a ska-infused sound, a mix of rock and reggae. You can’t help but rock out to this one. On the next track, DENM covers a classic song by the band Sublime, “Badfish.” He not only pays homage to them but also puts his own spin on it.
Okay, we think we’ve found our new weekend jam in “Everyday’s The Weekend.” It’s just a lively and melodic song that’s enjoyable to listen to. He continues this positive energy with “Life’s 2 Short” which is his anthem about enjoying life.
DENM’s debut album was an exciting experience from start to finish. Hearing the likes of reggae and rock in this manner is absolutely refreshing. It gives us early 2000s vibes.
It is a very refreshing project because he’s bringing a sound that’s familiar yet brand new. The album is punk rock yet reggae ska-infused yet hip-hop. Fans of each genre will something to love from this project.
If you’re looking for a sound that’s unique and enjoyable, then this is the one. You have to hear this eclectic sound that DENM paints with Slum Beach Denny. It’s definitely one to remember.
Our Favorite Tracks (in no particular order):
- “Califas” feat. Jared Watson of Dirty Heads
- “Everyday’s The Weekend”
- “My Wave”
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