‘Her tracks are catchy as hell’ - FADER
‘Pop isn’ t getting any better than this, believe me’ - Disco Naïveté
‘She's so now, or now-ish, that she appears to be critiquing the hipster mind-set’ - The Guardian
'Berlin-based singer Denitza Todorova spits tons of attitude, turning 90s pop on its head’ - DIY
‘Pitched somewhere between Grimes and a Balkan M.I.A, expect people to be tripping over themselves to name-check DENA any minute now’ - Mixmag
‘Guestlist’ is the brand new single from Berlin based Denitza Torodrove AKA DENA, released worldwide on 23rd November. The tongue and cheek lyrics offer a poignant juxtaposition to the political message of the single which addresses immigration control issues in her native Bulgaria. The video, also shot in her homeland, offers a glimpse of the glamorous side of Eastern Europe and provides a suitable backdrop to DENA’s unique brand of pop, 90’s inspired hip-hop and Balkan beats. ‘Guestlist’ follows singles ‘Thin Rope’ and ‘Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools which came out on French label Kitsune earlier this year, rapidly reaching more than 800,000 views on Youtube.
After featuring on both The Whitest Boy Alive records and since moving to Berlin in 2005, DENA has spent time honing here self-composed beats and finding her signature sound, before stepping into the limelight and gaining international recognition for her unique and fresh flavour. Support slots for the likes of Das Racist, Icona Pop, The Whitest Boy Alice and LCMDF and a jam packed schedule at SXSW earlier this year have seen her live show grow from strength to strength and led to a notable nomination by leading German media Spiegel as one of the Top 10 international Pop-acts to rise in 2013.
DENA is currently touring Europe with a London show confirmed for the 17th October (venue TBC.) She is also putting the final touches on her debut album together with Finnish producer Jonas Verwijnen, due for release early 2014.
‘Guestlist’ was released on 23rd November, and comes with a remix from American rapper Kool A.D. The video was premiered on Noisey earlier this week: