7 Questions with DeeDee7

Fri Jul 10
DeeDee7

Ottawa neo disco funk band DeeDee7 and their freshly minted self-titled EP will tease the heck outa ya because its contents are tailored made for getting sweaty and mashing up on the dance floor and well….

Is the band a septet? It certainly is! We have a drummer AND a percussionist, a singer-synth player, singer-violinist, singing-bassist, a righteous guitar player and me, DeeDee Butters out front :)

That being said, the band is actually named after an old stain remover called DiDiSeven that came out in 1987 (I was 7, so I thought it was the best thing I'd ever seen). It was one of the very first viral infomercials.

Describe your sound?

We're channelling Nile Rodgers meets Chromeo meets Thelma Houston and Donna Summer. Toot-Toot-Beep-Beep.

Who does the songwriting?

Andrew Burns, our bassist, and I wrote the bones of the songs. Then we played them live with our awesome bandmates so that they could add their own flavour to the tracks before we went into the studio. Just like touring bands used to do back in the day.