D/C is the cryptic pseudonym of one of the most exciting musical prospects to be emerging from London right now. Already under the watchful guise of Wildlife Entertainment management, the home of the Arctic Monkeys, it would seem we aren’t the only ones with high hopes for D/C and his powerful yet minimal R&B tones.
Riding the trend of smooth minimal production, D/C leaves plenty of room in his soundscapes to highlight his captivating vocals. There might only be 3 medleys and one original track available for listening but its already plain to see that he is making the most of what has proved to be a winning formula for the likes of Banks and Kwabs, who too seem set to grab the limelight in 2014.
An exciting departure from the norm for D/C are his well executed covers of hip hop tracks, something we’ve come to love Brightoner Elli Ingram for. In D/C’s The Motto his ability to swap in and out between rap schemes and singing shows great potential for cross-over and variety in his own tracks. We have been told an EP showcasing more original material is to be expected in ‘early 2014′. Sorry we can’t be more specific.
Whilst his medley’s caught our attention, it is his original track, Devil On My Shoulder, that really separates D/C from the crowd and makes it easy to understand why he’s been snapped up by such a successful management company. The song is guided in by sleek and simple piano and slowly builds with crisp enigmatic production that provides the musical canvas for his gravelly tones. As the percussion hits the song builds a momentum and force that makes it far more than the sum of its parts. There’s no doubt it is an addictive, invigorating combination borne out of only 3 instruments that is finished with a confidence that has us very excited. What’s more? It’s all recorded live. As we said, big things to come.