Dnte first came up on our radar a few years ago when I was playing a gig at King Kong in Berlin and needed a support act last minute. He turned up and turned the place on its head with his unique take on hip-hopesque mixes. And he turned out to be a really nice guy as well. We’ve kept roughly in touch, while he’s moved to Brighton and now (I think) is back in his native Hungary. He has a brand new EP out entitled Floating.
It spans the gap between experimentalism, classical music and hip-hop
As in his earlier work, it spans the gap between experimentalism, classical music and hip-hop – or “wonk-hop” as some people have it. With off-kilter beats, strange textures and delicate piano weaving occasionally in and out, what marks him apart from the rest is his intelligence and subtlety of feeling. And that he’s obviously comfortable as few others are, existing in the space between hard and heavy beats and quirkiness.
His track “Stoned” reached #11 in the Top 20 downloads on XLR8R’s webpage
And Dnte is definitely making a name for himself in the electro world – with a slew of releases, collaborations and remixes under his belt, his track “Stoned” also reached #11 in the Top 20 downloads of April on XLR8R’swebpage.
“Airy,vocal-referencing pads lead the way down a path of off-kilter beats, wavering synth melodies, and trippy atmospherics” – XLR8R
Watch this space for our upcoming inteview with Dnte: meanwhile enjoy these tracks from the EP and GO OUT AND BUY IT. Go on. Get crazy.
” Airy,vocal-referencing pads lead the way down a path of off-kilter beats, wavering synth melodies, and trippy atmospherics, giving the tune a decidedly wonky mood.”-XLR8R-
Noel Maurice is one of the founders of indieberlin. Originally from the UK via a childhood in Johannesburg, he has been resident in Berlin since 1991. Describing himself as a ‘recovering musician’, he is the author of The Berlin Diaires, a trilogy detailing the East Berlin art and squat scene of the early 90s, available on Amazon and through this site.