Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Denosh: Tonight (CDM) (BeatFactory, 1997)

Further music from now defunct Canadian label BeatFactory in the late 90s with Denosh (Bennett), a talented singer from Toronto, ON who these days works as a backing vocalist for some big names in the industry. The original version featured on BeatFactory’s Groove Essentials Vol. 1 from 1997 and was released as a single in Europe only via Rhythm Records. To promote the compilation, this CD, featuring exclusive remixes the Bad Boy-esque Baby Blue Soundcrew, was released in Canada only. Along with Glen Lewis, this was a label that promoted great home-grown R&B and Hip Hop acts from the North but in the end resorted to dabbling with Billboard Hot 100 fluff south of the border. As for Bennett, she later turned her hand to acting and scored parts in Blues Brothers (1998), Woo (1998) and Honey (2002), among others. She also appeared as a dancer in Aaliyah's 2002 song "Rock The Boat." As for getting the break she deserved, she sadly never got beyond the supporting stage (her biggest song to date is probably Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth's 2004 single "It's A Love Thing" where she served as a featured vocalist) and these days appears to be content singing back-up for the likes of Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato. A real shame her knock-out voice is wasted on these pop horrors but you can support her later independent endeavors here
More from BeatFactory here and here

LP Version (Radio Edit) 3:36 
Baby Blue Remix (Radio Edit) 3:32 featuring Kardinal Offishall
Baby Blue Ital Jubee MIx 5:34 featuring Furee, Motion, Michie Mee and Tara Chase. 
Baby Blue Remix (Extended) 4:20 featuring Kardinal Offishall