DYK – ‘The Procrastinator’
Hard rock band, DYK are from Caracas in Venezuela. Coming together in 1986 when the duo were still teenagers attending high school. They started playing local shows for fun, and along the way they discovered a passion for rock and roll. Their groove-laden track, ‘The Procrastinator’, is an excellent example of DYKs skills as musicians and melody makers.
Taking their influence from bands such as Rush, and The Police, drummer, producer and songwriter JE Zerpa, and bassist and backing vocalist Oscar Fanega quickly recognised that the magic lies in the hands of the drums and bass, and so use rhythm as their USP. Thirty years down the road, they’re ready for the world.
Their new song, ‘The Procrastinator’, blends prog-rock, metal, and electronic music, coming together in a brand-new style of alt rock, driven by bass and drums. Smooth bass, tight beats, and a sultry, enticing vocal, as well as a tantalizing synth come together in one glorious fusion. The official music video further adds to this, and showcases a day in the life of a procrastinator, with the protagonist’s vices getting the better of him as he struggles even to get out of bed in the morning. Lyrics such as ‘I’m always looking for excuses for tomorrow, feel free to wait and pray, I think it’s not too late’ tell a tale that many of us know all too well, either personally, or a friend or family member. Procrastination isn’t something DYK practice however: Zerpa produced both the music and the video for the track.