Deniz Kurtel developed a deep love and connection to the sentiments of electronic music during her studies in the USA. Growing up with constant exposure to art from her mother, an influential artist in Turkey, and years of classical piano training left her with a professional work ethic and a passion for art. An accomplished interactive sculptor, she quickly made a name for herself in the experimental art scene in New York, specializing in light sculptures with the use of LEDs and mirrors. Her work has been the centerpiece of countless Wolf + Lamb parties in Brooklyn, and has appeared in various art festivals and exhibitions such as Burningman, Communikey, Horizons, Love's Secret Domain, and Rabbit Hole. Bringing her LED art background and her musical talent together, Deniz is now performing alongside a LED installation she has built for her live shows that responds to her music.
Discovering the Wolf + Lamb parties at the now famous Marcy Hotel in Williamsburg in 2005, Deniz became an integral part of the duo’s life, parties, label and musical journey. Inspired by the label’s distinctly avant garde take on underground house and techno, she turned her attention to producing electronic music. In little over a year, Deniz has begun to dazzlingly innovate with her own forward-thinking and esoteric take on deep, sultry house and techno, and the results radiate with magnetism.
Damian Lazarus met Deniz through Wolf + Lamb, and on hearing her music he knew immediately he had found a striking and uniquely gifted producer and set in motion the release of her debut album on his Crosstown Rebels label. Deniz Kurtel's first releases were the ‘Whisper’ EP and her remix of No Regular Play's 'Owe Me' on Wolf + Lamb and recently she has released her 'Yeah' EP and remixed the single ‘Fables & Fairytales’ by N/A on Crosstown Rebels, which has been picking up noteworthy attention from many leading figures..
The Rebel staff recently spent the day in the studio mastering Music Watching Over Me, the incredible debut album by Deniz Kurtel. Featuring 12 sublime tracks, including a completely fresh version of her debut single, 'Yeah', Deniz is certain to enter the techno and house elite with this release. Scheduled for release at the end of February 2011, the album will be accompanied by a new single, 'The L Word', which comes with a very special remix from Guy Gerber.