My favorite local singer, Tamara Dey is back (not that she ever went anywhere)…lol… But now she has a new offering, titled Death By Misadventure, or DbyM.
DbyM is a two piece electro band made up of herself and her boyfriend, Isaac Klawansky (He is a member of local band, Shadowclub). The project happened by accident, but after re listening to the “accident” they knew it was no accident”. Its everything from electro pop to hip hop and she even has a track with one of my favourite local hip hop artists, Reason.
Here is a little bit more on DbyM, who performed for the first time last week at KONG.
Death by Misadventure or DbyM (pronounced dee-by-em) is a 2-piece electronic dance outfit made up of producer/songwriting team – Isaac Klawansky (Shadowclub) and Tamara Dey (Flash Republic). The album was mixed in LA by Dave Cooley (M83/Presets).
They describe their sound as alternative electronica with influences ranging from hip-hop and electro to pop and techno.
Fascinated by the excess of human nature, they’ve called their act Death by Misadventure, a term used to describe an accidental death, a slip and fall, or in many cases, the way a young artist has partied themselves to death. The pairs’ dark dynamic resonates through songs driven by soaring synth lines and Tamara’s moody vocals.
Their debut album ‘Dumb Dumb’ (to be released through SA Indie Label Just Music) covers all aspects of the DbyM theme with commentary on everything from bad drugs in ‘in deep’ and domestic abuse in ‘cold hard fact’ to the excess of religion in ‘faith’ and our destruction of the earth in the title track ‘Dumb Dumb’.
The album which came about almost accidentally in the spare bedroom of their flat in Craighall Park was later co-produced and mixed by acclaimed Pretoria based musician and producer Peach van Pletzen at Sleeproom Studios. The cherry on top was having the album mastered by LA based mastering engineer Dave Cooley at Elisian Masters, who has worked with some of the bands greatest influences including the Presets and M83.
Fans can expect to dance to powerful, soulful and often intimate live performances with visuals, strobe lighting, live synths, triggered samples and beautifully effected vocals.
1. Cold Hard Fact
2. Thrills **1st Single
4. On Top ft Reason
5. What The Hell
6. We All Die
7. In Deep
8. 22 Degrees
10. Dumb Dumb