Originally from south London, and now back in the capital after a stint living in Edinburgh, Dan Moss is a DJ and music writer, who as far as I can tell launched himself as a musician under the name Dems just two months ago. His appearance on the scene may have been very recent, but I suspect the project is something he’s been quietly working on for some time, because tracks as good as this don’t just come out of nowhere.
With a sound that sits comfortably with the very healthy Scottish electronic music scene he has been heavily involved with in recent times, his music actually most reminds me of LA-based Active Child (albeit more lo-fi, less choral and without the harp). Two tracks are available for free from the Dems Bandcamp page, both of with are staggeringly beautiful, particularly the hot-off-the-press ‘Lioness’. Moss says he’s “trying to create electronic, lo-fi pop that sticks in the head” and so far he’s been very successful in doing just that.
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