The rising SoCal songwriter/producer DENM released his newest music video for the single “Califas”. Known for his blend of reggae-rock and hip-hop, DENM’s latest single “Califas” nailed the SoCal sound just in time for summer.
DENM has gained appreciation after being featured in several up-and-coming playlists like Spotify’s The New Alt playlist, Apple Music’s New In Alt and New In Rock playlists, as well as Pandora’s AMP Fresh Cuts Radio. DENM’s well-deserved credit comes just before his debut studio album Slum Beach Denny, which releases on May 14th.
The music video for “Califas” features Jared Watson of Dirty Heads and was shot around San Diego and Huntington Beach. Playing off these well-known Cali hangouts, DENM describes the lightheartedness in the filming process, saying how “Jared Watson is just a legend for being down to go on 6-hour road trips just to get the shot. We got to make some art that we love.”
Jared Watson adds that “you can hear that [connection] in the originality of ‘Califas’. We chatted for a bit, bounced ideas around and then like that, we banged that song out in one session. It was done in hours, that’s how you know you have something special.“
Following the release of debut album Slum Beach Denny, DENM will also be performing live at several different venues, including a free, all-ages album release party. Top Shelf Music describes the upcoming album as “one of the most highly sought-after creative forces in the indie music scene“, and it will surely be worth a listen!
DENM LIVE SHOWS
05/14 Morrison, CO @Red Rocks Amphitheater
05/16 Huntington Beach, CA @ SeaLegs At The Beach
07/10 San Diego, CA @San Diego Bayfest