Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


band members

Denni Proctor


Gig

DENNI

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

14 May

Sonar Room

Perth, 6160

Freemantle

7:00pm

Gig

DENNI

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

29 May

Jack Rabbit Slims

Perth, 6000

Perth

8:00pm

Bio

DENNI is a Tasmanian Aboriginal artist, passionate about her culture, music and performance. For close to a decade DENNI has been both the musical moniker of Denni Proctor and a collaborative project with various artists from all around the country. In that time developing a brilliant reputation as a strong live performer, playing a host of local and national festivals including; Falls Festival Marion Bay (opening for triple j in 2016), Festival of Voices, Huon Valley Mid Winter fest, Party in the Paddock, a festival called Panama, DarkMofo, MonaFoma, Spirit Festival SA and GARMA festival in North East Arnhem Land.

The 2015 “NAIDOC Week, triple j Unearthed feature artist” and proud pakana woman has developed the ever evolving project into something that continues to tell the story of this infinitely creative Tasmanian gem. Starting out as a talented indie folk singer songwriter, DENNI’s journey continues to transform; recently taking the exciting twist and leap into the world of AUSSIE hip hop. Having always flirted with hip hop, but never committing until recently, has seen this natural progression into lush electronic synths and hard hitting beats, proving a winning combo with the lyrically skilful DENNI and her soulfully smooth vocals.

With the independent release of “Wise Ones” EP in 2019, reaching fans across the country and making it to number 9 on iTunes Electronic music charts, the coming EP and self titled single “Runaways” picks up in a fresh and exciting way from where “Wise Ones” left off. Working along side independent Tasmanian record label ‘Vibestown Sounds’ and after much hard work and musical evolution in recent times, DENNI has spent the last few months getting down to business in the Brisbane ‘NO ONE network studio’. With a dynamic team fully focussed during the recent COVID-19-studio-lock-down/lock-in situation, DENNI has managed to bring together a set of brilliant collaborations, joining forces with fellow Tassie hip hop mainstay ‘Greeley’, Brisbane’s ‘Nerve’, Adelaide’s ‘Lariken’ and fellow Tasmanian producers ‘AO’ and ‘Jack Mclaine’. There’s no other way to say it, “Runaways” is an EP full of fire…with big boom bap beats and powerful, timely lyrics straight to the point - you’re about to see one of Australia’s most important emerging artists deliver - the best release of an already impressive career to date.

Runaways EP Drops on all platforms 22/10/20

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

27 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

DENNI standing her ground and it's clear and commanding.

DENNI standing her ground and it's clear and commanding.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

22 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

DENNI sounding icier than a cold front on this one. Beat knocks and the vocals mix hip hop and RNB skillfully.

DENNI sounding icier than a cold front on this one. Beat knocks and the vocals mix hip hop and RNB skillfully.

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

22 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

You've captured that reaching, uncomfortable feeling when searching for a secure home in a person or place within this track. It's like when you're doing a big drive along a coastline - of course, it's pretty, the way it blurs into one bare, long running landscape but, due to all this unoccupied space in your mind all that's left to do as you roll across hundreds of k&#...

You've captured that reaching, uncomfortable feeling when searching for a secure home in a person or place within this track. It's like when you're doing a big drive along a coastline - of course, it's pretty, the way it blurs into one bare, long running landscape but, due to all this unoccupied space in your mind all that's left to do as you roll across hundreds of k's is to think. It's so beautiful how you bend the chorus vocals in and out of the verses, giving that breath were just the words are hanging on their own for a moment. Although it's a song about uncertainty, hearing someone process these familiar and usually isolating feelings is comforting.

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