Denyo

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Denyo
(Dennis Lisk)
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Background information
Birth name Dennis Lisk
Also known as Denyo 77
Dennis Dubplate
Dennis Deutschland
Born 1977
Origin Hamburg, Germany
Years active 1993 - present
Labels Universal
Associated acts Beginner (band)
Brothers Keepers
Denyo (2013)

Dennis Lisk (born in Hamburg, Germany in 1977), also known as Denyo, Denyo 77, Dennis Deutschland and Dennis Dubplate, is a German soul singer and hip hop artist and a radio presenter. He was also host of the German television series Cover My Song.

Music career[edit]

Lisk started his music career in the 1990s in the band formation Absolute Beginner (later just Beginner) that released three albums, Flashnizm (1996), Bambule (1998) and Blast Action Heroes (2003). The latter, their most successful, peaked at #1 in German Albums Chart and reached #3 in the Ö3 Austria Top 40 Albums Chart. They were signed to Universal with main members with Dennis Link as Denyo, Jan Delay (Eißfeldt) and DJ Mad. Other members were DJ Burn, rappers Nabil Sheikh, Mirko and Platin Martin.

While in the band, he released Minidsico in 2001 under the name Denyo77. It included self-produced tracks as well as collaborations from Eißfeldt 65, Glammerlicious, Milan and DJ Dynamite and featuring Eißfeldt 65 (also known as Hans Werner Votz), DJ Mad an den Cuts, Illo, Paolo 77, D-Flame and Das Bo. Also starting 2001, he worked in anti-racism project Brothers Keepers, in a collective of many artists from various genres (hip hop, reggae, soul), that included Xavier Naidoo, D-Flame, Ziggy Marley, Patrice, Gentleman, Torch. His single from the album "Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann" was Top 5 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

His second album, released in 2005 was titled The Denyos and was produced by Tropf, DJ Dynamited, Lars Mellow and Chris Tall and tracks featuring Eizi Eiz, Ms Marx and DJ Mad an den Cuts. One single was released titled "Ain't No Punchline When He's Gone".

In July 2009, he released the solo album Suchen & Findenwas with contract signed with Four Music.

Radio and television[edit]

Dennis Lisk has developed also a radio and television career. Once a week, he hosts Top of the Blogs on Hamburg radio station N-Joy. In 2011, he also hosted the inaugural season of Cover My Song, a television series bringing together artists from pop music and from hip hop / rap to "remake" known hits of each other in a bid for generating crossover modern hit interpretations. The program has been won German Television Awards.

Personal life[edit]

Lisk is married and has two children, a son and a daughter.

Discography[edit]

with Absolute Beginner / Beginner
  • 1996: Flashnizm [Buback]
  • 1998: Bambule [Universal]
    • 2000: Boombule (Bambule Remixed) [Universal]
  • 2003: Blast Action Heroes [Universal]
Solo albums
Year Album Peak positions
GER
2001 Minidisco
*Credited as: Denyo
*Record label: Buback/Motor
63
2005 The Denyos
*Credited as: Denyo
*Record label: Universal
93
2009 Suchen & Finden
*Credited as: Dennis Lisk
*Record label: Buback/Motor
73

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
AUT
GER
SUI
2005 "Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann"
(feat. Jan Delay)
2 2 5
2001 "Ain't No Punchline When He's Gone" 93
Song releases
  • 1997 - "Ich und Ich" feat. Station 17 (Me, myself & I)
  • 1998 - "Kein Thema" feat. Andi (Urban (Universal)) (No problem/No issue)
  • 1999 - "Styleliga No.2" (Eimsbush) (Styleleague No.2)
  • 2001 - "Single Sells" (Universal)
  • 2001 - "Was Nun" (Universal) (What now?)
  • 2001 - "Traumtrio" feat. Paolo 77 & Illo 77 (Dreamtrio)
  • 2005 - "The Denyos" (Universal)
  • 2005 - "The Denyos" (Juice Exclusive - CD #55)
  • 200x - "Easy" feat. Nico Suave - released online
  • 2006 - "Hart aber izzo" feat. Torch (Juice - CD #63) (Hard but izzo)

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