Ditsea Yella is an electro-grunge duo from London, consisting of Diana and Phil, after having met in a boxy studio in Shoreditch while working on separate projects. The duo is a much unexpected surprise indeed. With their tracks, “Sin Mona Lisa”, “Boys and Girls” and “Vampire”, the listener is thrown back to authentic Alternative music. Something that is sorely missed in today’s world. Experimentation with great songwriting and hooks all over makes it hard to ignore these recordings.
Ditsea Yella is a breath of fresh air in today’s music industry; setting their own trend and creating their own unique sound. Their songs harbor a wide range of edgy styles, while Diana’s sultry vocals joined with the heart pumping electro-rock fusion make them wildly eclectic and delectably addictive in a crazy way. Throughout the songs Diana has this amazing sense of sensual wickedness, creating a marvelous persona that is so infectious and so intoxicating. This is particularly evident on the deliciously mischievous “Boys and Girls”.
Phil and Diana have the uncanny ability to create massive side to side beats combined with atmospheric and sonic anomalies; each listen reveals hidden layers that seem to peel back to uncover new sounds. A few listens to tracks like “Vampire” and you will know this duo is all about twisting and turning mainstream conventions – experimenting with sound, creating new hybrids of funky ear-candy, whether they draw from harder rock, simpler pop or groovier electro. And at the same time they are telling a story and sending a message. “Vampire” deals with how people sometimes – deliberately or not – deplete, debilitate and devitalize others, completely draining them, both literally and emotionally.
Ditsea Yella make songs that kick and cry, moan and tease, and sometimes they do it all in one song, like in “Sin Mona Lisa”, with which I made a horribly embarrassing spectacle of myself in traffic by cranking the volume in my car on the way to the coffee shop and home again, to the point I know I was offending someone somewhere around me, even with the windows up and the sunroof closed. I know I went into shop reeking of music, the volume having been so extreme it forced the notes and words and chords and melodies into my clothes and hair. It’s not the kind of sound I’m used to, but that’s ok, because this music still makes me feel and think and feel groovy.
With that said Ditsea Yella isn’t for everyone, as their music requires you to pay attention while listening to their electro-rock agglomeration. They incorporate different textures, techniques and sound that, when layered, form a complex network of eclectic rhythms and melodies that give them their infamy. Ditsea Yella meshes cryptic lyrics with the sporadic lapse into peculiarity, overdriven jagged guitar chords, and the occasional eccentricity, to form 3 satisfyingly diverse singles that go where few newer bands have gone before.