Deenara ‘Soy Yo EP’

Artist: Deenara
Title: Soy Yo EP
Label: connected
Cat. #: connected125
Release Date: 09.06.2023
01 Soy Yo feat. Eribertho Cruz
02 Quiet Wilderness

Deenara lands on connected with two moving new singles, one featuring vocalist Eribertho Cruz.

Deenara has spent years as a show director and resident of the legendary Kyiv club CHI by Decadence House and has taken her sounds to clubs all across Europe. She “builds bridges between her beauty and the outside world” and inspires people to be who they want to be with her music, which has come on labels like Sol Selectas and Monaberry.

Sublime opener ‘Soy Yo’ is a deep and spiritual house cut with authentic Afro-soul and vocals. The rich horns and humid synths bring the heat over rolling drums, perfect for outdoor dancing under a bright sun. For the first tune here, she works with Eribertho Cruz, an Ibiza-based vocalist and musician who has collaborated with Megablast and Sparrow & Barbossa, releasing on LuvLite Recordings, Madorasindahouse, Sony Music and more.

‘Quiet Wilderness’ then pairs things back to a more late-night Afro-house feel with jumbled drums and vocal chants in the background while deep piano chords and jazzy keys vie for attention. It’s richly layered and moving both physically and emotionally.

Deenara casts a magical spell here with a fine debut on connected.