Dejhare delivers pure dancefloor decadence with “Plead The Fifth”. For a genre that relies heavily on that physicality, Dejhare embraces that intense heady spirit with a pure heart. The beats hit and truly are unstoppable. Polished production adds to the joy of the work. Stylistically they employ a whole slew of approaches, going from pure minimalism to Byzantine patterns. By far the heart of the sound comes from the commanding vocals that serve as the very anchor of the entire thing. Every song plays off the last one for the many ways that they grow gives it a clever narrative about it. Particularly fine the Plead The Fifth features strong detail to lyrics, as the verses have a great introspective quality to them, with the title itself referring to avoiding self-incrimination.
On “Take Five” the muscular groove wastes no time in getting everything started. The beats have a fierceness to them, with her silky-smooth voice seemingly rising above the rest of the sound. Synthesizers possess a glow to them. Working itself up into a frenzy the swirling “Skeletons” holds nothing back. Hushed reverence takes shape on “Perception” for the keys have a shimmering quality to them, almost tropical at times. Upon coming into full bloom, the song becomes a delirious joy. “Not Alone” strips the sound down a bit, going for a more minimal approach. Over the course of the track there are elements of well-formed tech house that inform the whole of the composition with the song gaining a triumphant presence about it. Then comes the highlight and finale of “Plead The Fifth”. With the right amount of playfulness to it the whole of the track has a stunning, precisely quality. Little flourishes seem to virtually bounce off the walls and there is a great happiness within every detail.
Nicely tying together classic house with contemporary touches, Dejhare goes for a grandiose, dizzying style with “Plead The Fifth”.