With artists working within current modern pop with dance elements it is often a struggle to get heard. Their problem lies in the fact that they have to include elements that large chunks of the audience react positively to without sounding the same as the ‘next guy’ so to say. Essentially you have to hold on to a formula that works and still inject an element (or a few) that at least show some form of personality.
Australian trio D.E.L. seems to be exactly on that track with their latest single “Yoko.”
The trio was initiated by multi-media artist and music writer/producer Timm de la Hoyde, as his solo project but then he included his brothers Nick and Joseph to make it a fully-fledged band.
D.E.L. were initially inspired by Japanese anime and the juxtaposition of cultural ideas, art and music, so that is where the origin of the song title lies.
On the surface, the trio brings in the usual combination of beats and vocals but give the whole song an ambient touch that pushes it into other spheres. The acoustic piano throughout might be the giveaway there. While at the same time, their sense of the dance beat is almost immaculate, giving “Yoko” the appeal that might give it the large number of streams it actually deserves.
D.E.L. – “Yoko” Reaction
Australian trio D.E.L. are able to inject an element of personality into the modern dance formula with their latest single, "Yoko."