SOUNDCHECK featuring MIKE DENNIS
Live at Soundcheck Devizes
Recorded on Saturday 22nd April 2023
Mike Dennis is a classically-trained violinist whose boyhood love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Gangstarr led him to create a unique kind of string- heavy hip hop music he refers to as Violinica.
“Violin in hand and a multitude of effects and loop pedals at his feet, he builds up to a string and percussion crescendo before opening his mouth and… wow! This guy doesn’t just spit rhymes, they just cascade out at a speed that is as ferocious as his lyrics.” – Wake The Deaf (Ben Gallivan).
Performing using Jess (violin), a loop pedal and a cajon, Mike builds up layers of dense harmony and embellishes with thoughtful, energetic rhymes drawing inspiration from British life and the perils and prots of love with a fanaticism for rhythm bending and syncopation.
Mike (Vocals, Violin, Cajon, Effects, Loops, Samples)
MIKE DENNIS PERFORMED
I WANT EVERYTHING
AROUND THE CORNER
‘Deserts 3’ by Playing In Tongues
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