London-based artist Denzel Himself has come through with a brand new project titled gotha. I loved his single “birdie” featuring KEYAH/BLU in the build up to the project, so I was anticipating it heavy.
It’s just 5 tracks and 12 minutes in length, but gotha is a pretty cohestive and dense project with a lot of great qualities. The hard-hitting beats throughout the project make for an intense listen. “birdie” is an example of that, with a hard-hitting beat and a menacing flow from both Denzel and KEYAH/BLU. “yeah” features more hard-hitting drums and menacing, almost punk-like energy in his delivery and the tone of the music. “dothatshit” is another one of those unapologetically nasty grooves, while “ride” features Meron T and represents more G-Funk like vibes with that hard claps and synths throughout. It’s a truly mesmeric project, captivating me fully with its infectious menacing energy. Overall, gotha is a stellar project that needs so much more recognition and support from the wider music and arts community. His visceral energy is something to commend, truly, and I really look forward to seeing his growth over the next few years.
Listen to Denzel Himself’s brand new project gotha below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via LuckyMe Records.