I first came across Dessy Di Lauro’s music firsthand at a live show in Montreal. I must add, it was energetic, vintage and fresh. She has a knack for blending Ragtime music, Jazz, Hip-Hop and RnB, which I say is pretty rare and unique on many levels.
On her latest output “Let Me Hear You Say Hep Hep”, she brings in all the elements from various music genres- in controlled doses- to craft something retro and fresh. sometimes it feels like the listener is tracelling through a time machine from the 20s while taking stops at various periods in the 80s and 90s. Her singing is flawless but it’s the whole package that really makes this interesting. The build ups, syncopated rhythms, melodic nuances, captivating horns and overall musical arrangement is top notch. There is so much to explore on this 3 minute plus song that I will have to stop here and let you guys enjoy the dopeness from Dessy Di Lauro
Singer-songwriter, neo-ragtime vocalist Dessy Di Lauro announces the release of “Let Me Hear You Say Hep Hep.” The track is the latest single from her forthcoming EP that’s slated for release in August 2015. Creating a sound inspired by jazz pioneers, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway, Di Lauro uses the musical language of the Harlem Renaissance era fused with today’s urban beats, contemporary sounds and catchy R&B hooks.