The promising Portuguese talents have joined forces for the first time in a body invading collab entitled “Poison”, out on Discovery Sounds.
In the merciless world of dance music, a lot of talents slip very easily under the radar of artists and labels: despite possessing the talent and dedication needed, their pure raw talent is overshadowed sometimes. Such is the case with Kickdrum and Denzell.
Real name Nelson Melim but better known as Kickdrum, this promising DJ/Producer hails from Madeira, an island familiar with the success. He has been around the scene for 8 years now, first discovering it back in 2011 as a friend showed him the popular DJing software Virtual DJ. Since then, Nelson has been honing his skills, improving with each passing day, poised and waiting for his opportunity. Gathering support from Dada Life, Kill The Buzz, Daddy’s Groove and even releasing a track on Hardwell’s Revealed called “Loco Funk”, Kickdrum is raw talent waiting to explode.
His counterpart on this endeavor is Denzell, a name familiar to the Portuguese crowds. Originally from Porto, Fábio Ribeiro’s DJing career started out in 2005, but he only started producing 5 years ago in 2015. His first outing as a producer was “Go”, an explosive collab with Stevie Krash, followed by “You & I”, a chilling progressive vocal anthem. 2020 shows great promise for Denzell, beginning with “Around Me” and now “Poison” with the man, Kickdrum.
With “Poison”, we’re introduced to the concept of energy from the get-go: starting out with a build-up very reminiscent of Dannic’s style, the drop combines drop hoovers and quick stabs with boucing percussion and a catchy bassline. The breakdown features a nice melodic touch, combining dreamy instruments with a generic vocal for ambience. Huge stadium claps carry us to the second drop, recycling most of the elements but highlighting the twisty melody. An underrated electro house banger that’s set to invade your body and your playlist!