The South African-born, Australian-raised Dena Amy is a chameleon of the arts; an accomplished DJ, singer, producer, dancer and actress. Having spent the past few years writing, recording and touring across North American, Dena has recently relocated from Los Angeles to Sydney to continue her journey and accolade as one of Australia’s most important new electronic artists.
Inspired by her homeland and the great Nelson Mandela, Dena’s tribal club hit ‘Jol’ [for prominent dance imprint Sweat It Out] was a celebration of hope and happiness, and received international support from Black Coffee, Claptone, Horse Meat Disco, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Nora en Pure, Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia, Mark Knight and Purple Disco Machine to name a few. On ‘Your Eyes’ [Stoney Roads Records], Dena combined her beautiful emotive vocals to the brooding bliss-house production of London Topaz to devasting affect, whilst ‘Wait For You’ [WM Music] hit harder in the club, with Dena’s delicate vocals soaring over the deep, thumping bass. Dena returned to Sweat It Out for her collaboration with Kyle Watson on ‘Weaker’, her soft layered vocals complimenting the wubbing synths of this darker house track.
In 2016, RÜFÜS DU SOL released ‘Hypnotised’ feat. Dena Amy, taken from their acclaimed second album ‘Bloom’. Dena supported RÜFÜS DU SOL as a DJ across their extensive North America album tour, performing the song live at iconic venues including New York’s Terminal 5 and Colorado’s Red Rocks. The RDS tour followed another major North American run for Dena, where she jumped on main support for Hayden James’ ‘Just A Lover’ tour, plus joined him on stage to perform ‘Something About You’. Closer to home, Dena toured with London electronic artist Tourist in early 2019.