Dẹmi is the professional name of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist producer Oluwademilade Oyebanji. The Nigerian-Canadian musician is a graduate of Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production. The dynamic and eclectic artist previously produced music under the name “Emperor,” however with his latest release he is debuting a new sound and a new persona.
“Turn it On” is the brand new single from Dẹmi, released worldwide to all major streaming services on April 17, 2021. The track is a wildly creative bit of avant-garde R&B/Pop. It opens with a simple arrangement of acoustic drums, piano, bass and some synth strings. He sings in a conversational yet soulful tone as he calls his “baby” during quarantine. In an immediately familiar melody he tries to convince them to turn their phone’s camera on.
I want this love in HD, give me that 1080p.Dẹmi
It is a fun and quirky tune that grows increasingly experimental as the song progresses. Syncopated rhythms bounce off of overlapping riffs. New Orleans style Jazz horns weave in and out of synth riffs and chords. By the 2:00 mark he is really flexing his Berklee muscles with a succession of key changes and some wild improvisation on multiple instruments. It’s a good time and a smart song.
Check out “Turn it On” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Dẹmi. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the future projects from this infinitely creative artist.