You might remember Bulgarian rapper Dena – this week’s Band Of The Week – from her breakthrough video, the cheap and cheerful ‘Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools’ that touted anti-materialistic ideas long before Lorde’s ‘Royals’. Now she’s following that track with a whole album’s worth of homemade beats and observations, ‘Flash’.
It’s not just on clattering hip-hop that she excels though, and to prove it she’s recorded us a special acoustic version of her track ‘Flashed’, with The Whitest Boy Alive’s Erlend Oye. Watch it below now.
Dena Need To Know
Based: Berlin, Germany
For Fans Of: MIA, Das Racist
Buy It Now: Her debut album ‘Flash’ is out March 10
See Her Live: London Birthdays (April 15), Manchester Soup Kitchen (16), Sheffield Old Fire Station (17)
Believe It Or Not: Dena’s dad played clarinet in a Beatles covers band, despite their music being illegal in Bulgaria at the time