EP Review: DENM - Endless Summer
When DENM released his song “Lit” in 2016, it became an out of the gate smash by earning a million streams and landing in the Top 10 on both Spotify’s and Hype Machine’s Viral and New Hot Electronic Charts. Hard to believe it, but by the end of 2017, DENM nearly quit the music business altogether before finding a shot of encouragement from production and songwriting team Rock Mafia and landing a deal with them. He now returns with a newfound enlightened attitude and a brand-new EP, Endless Summer. “Badfish,” a nearly spot on cover of the Sublime classic, caught my attention right away when I looked down the track list and that song was merely the tip of the iceberg for what I would find as I dug deeper into these tracks. DENM delivers a pop reggae vibe that instantly puts you in a good mood whether he’s singing about appreciating every breath of life since it goes by too quickly on “Life’s Too Short,” or simply delivering a vibe to get you moving and grooving along with him on a song like the surf/punk infused “Blow It Up.” DENM has delivered an EP that is full of very relatable lyrics that reaches out to those that need a shot of inspiration, while also cleverly letting them know they aren’t in it alone when life gets tough and knocks you down. Endless Summer has quickly found its way to my playlist and it’s been stuck on repeat ever since. This is full of feel good vibes from the opening notes to the closing, and it leaves you clamoring for the next batch of music from DENM. A fantastic release from a songwriter/artist who we’re thankful didn’t quit the music business.