Balbiani Pistol

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Balbiani Pistol is a chill, jazzy hip hop song with trippy vibes and colorful storytelling. Denisse uses imagery from fairy tales to tell the story of a man who drastically altered the course of his life to chase after a woman.


Credits

Lyrics and Lead Vocals by Denisse Takes

Music Produced by Kato On The Track

Saxophone Composition & Performance: Kerrnie

Backing Vocals: Denisse Takes, Princess Lettuce, Jayhan

Mixing and Mastering by Leee Zimmer aka iD3




Break

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Break is an empowering, gritty hip hop track that highlights the disparity between male and female rappers.


Denisse channels 90's East and West Coast inspirations to deliver a light-hearted but powerful performance atop a boom bap beat produced by Sam Poetry.


Factoids: The rapper that Denisse disses in this song personifies toxic biases within the industry – not an actual rapper. The term “bitch” isn’t used for a specific gender but as stated at the beginning of the song, a bitch is anyone who believes women can’t rap.


Credits

Lyrics and Vocals by Denisse Takes

Music Produced by Sam Poetry

Mixing and Mastering by Leee Zimmer aka iD3


About


Denisse Takes is a Dominican singer-songwriter, rapper and producer living in Los Angeles, California. Years of networking in the gaming industry as a creator allowed her to realize lifelong dreams as multi-genre singer-songwriter. Her first big musical production came to fruition thanks to a collaboration with Ubisoft for the video games Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Watch Dogs: Legion. She helped launch their first collaboration with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jared Geller's platform: HitRecord. Throughout the years she's contributed to multiple productions including sound design for Jessica Alba's ASMR You Scared of the Dark series, Tale of Fantasy harmony contributions, a Zappos mixtape and more.


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In the gaming world Denisse has collaborated with a variety of companies to share coverage of their games. Some of those companies include Ubisoft, Kepler Interactive, BioWare, Wholesome Games and Awaceb. She has also given talks at EGD Collective, an Esports and Game Design Collective that prepares students for the game industry.


Outside of career goals Denisse often shares information about life as an organ transplant recipient. She was most recently interviewed by the New York Times in an article titled, Vunerable to Covid, High-Risk Americans Feel Pain as the U.S Moves On.





Musical Credits

Beyond Good and Evil 2

  • Unite Us: Concept. Composer, producer, musician, lyrics, vocal composition + arrangement, lead + backup vocals
  • Fantasy: Lead vocals, back up vocals + vocal composition, lyrics for english verses and chorus (excluding rap)
  • Pirate Riot: Lyrics + vocal composition for verses, lead vocals for 2 verses, backup vocals for chorus.
  • Onwards: Lyrics, lead vocals + vocal composition for spanish verse and spoken word. Lyrics for the prechorus. Backup vocals.
  • Shankara: Lead vocals + vocal composition for 2 verses, backup vocals, partial lyrics
  • Temple Sounds: Backup vocals (alto / contralto)
  • The Debaucherist: Backup vocals
  • Acapella stinger: Backup vocals
  • Blessings of Ganesha: backup vocals
  • Soma's Shade: Concept. Vocal composition for all (english and french) female vocals including rap verse. Lyrics for all female english verses and bridge. Small lyrical alterations to chorus. Lead vocals for (sung/english) female verses. Backup vocals throughout the song
  • Bang Bang: Lyrics, lead vocals + vocal composition for last rap verse
  • Light That Shit Up: Concept. lyrics + vocal composition for three verses and chorus, female vocals and voice acting towards end
  • Good Villains: Lyrics + lead vocals + vocal composition for English portion of bridge, backup vocals for English hook
  • Hybrid for Life: vocal composition + performance for small break
  • Dance Dance: Minor chorus revisions/backing vocals
  • We'll Fight: Backing vocals, spanish voice-over


Watch Dogs Legion


Jessica Alba's ASMR You Scared of the Dark

Credits: Sound Design


Zappos Mixtape - Sundance

  • Late Bloomer: Lead vocals, lyrics and vocal melody for female verses + prechorus, vocal arrangement / production
  • Spacewalk: Concept, lead vocals in two verses, backup vocals, lyrics for one verse + chorus, vocal arrangement
  • Move your Feet: Lead vocals + vocal melody for Spanish section
  • The Hedgehog: Lead vocals + vocal melody for small portion of song.
  • Light as a Feather: Partial lyrics for chorus
  • This is Not a Waltz: Backup vocals
  • Now You Know: Backup vocals


Band Together SXSW (Emmy Nominated)

  • Do What You Love: Backup vocals


Hitrecord Mixtape

  • Beautiful: concept, producer, lyrics + vocal composition for first verse, chorus and bridge, backup vocals
  • The Show: Concept, lyrics + vocal composition, lead vocals
  • Plus One: Co-writer lyrics + vocal composition, backup vocals


Recent Collaborations





Contact

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email me: denissetakes@me.com

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