Deniz Kurtel will be one female you will be hearing a lot about in the coming months as she drops her debut artist album on Crosstown Rebels, pre-empted by one of the tracks of the year, ‘The L Word’.
Turkish born and NYC based Deniz Kurtel came to the attention of Damian Lazarus through her connection with Wolf + Lamb, while she was living at the infamous Marcy Hotel last year. He immediately fell for her originality and emotive mysterious style – in particular on ‘The L Word’.
‘The L Word’ is a spell-binding record that has had adrenaline throbbing in the veins of the lucky few to have heard it. Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and a handful of key tastemakers have been championing the record in 2010 and it looks set to explode in the start of the new year as the lead track on her debut album.
The dream-like vocal creates the basis for the original track, overlaid onto cascading synths, skipping beats and a bassline that sinks the heart. The charisma of this record makes it stand apart from anything you’ve heard before.
From a classic original to an epic masterpiece, Guy Gerber turns this into an unforgettable package. His countryside remix is haunting and epic, climbing ever higher into your consciousness. Sounding like Four Tet crossed with Moodymann, the whistling pipes and echoed pads tease and swirl on the shimmering vocal. Appealing to all musical persuasions, Gerber’s remix defies classification and makes an indelible mark on the heart.
Deniz Kurtel releases ‘Music Watching Over Me’, her debut artist album on Crosstown Rebels in February 2011. The twelve tracks will mark the arrival of one of the most exciting female artists of our time.