By Daniel Warren Hill
Hard to believe that we’ve reached the end of another week of new music; it went by so fast! There are some real talents highlighted here that we didn’t have the chance to feature in more detail this time around, but we hope these briefs inspire you to listen to more by these artists all the same. You can find this and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.
Washington D.C. area artist Khi Lo’s latest single, “cherry memories” comes soon after the release of his latest album, “Rossylyn I” Rooted in Hip-Hop and R&B with a Punk personality, Khi Lo’s music is a double-threat in that it is both incredibly approachable commercially without losing its edge.
Oklahoma City’s Daniel Chrisman and Israel Lee, collectively known as Tree Giants, have perfectly contained the sentiment that we are “Better Together” in this inspiring EDM / Indietronica lead single from their forthcoming EP.
Alex Prusmack (SmackJonez) and Johnny Santoro (Still Standing) have just released a radio edit of “Home”. One of the first songs written by the collaborative duo Sumthing Strange, the song outlines an ideal utopia with a foundation in acceptance of ourselves and others and seeks to counter-balance the human pursuit of success with pure altruism.
SIDEPIECE and Lee Foss team up together for this Tech House / EDM cover of classic “1, 2 Step” by Ciara and Missy Elliott. It’s an energetic and danceable track with a big vibe and lots of swagger.
Swedish singer-songwriter The Moniker (Daniel Karlsson) releases the first single from his upcoming album “Pink Harbour”. “Thank You for the Summer” has a quirky, upbeat feel that celebrates the spirit of warmer weather and warmth in our hearts with equal fervor.
Syracuse power pop titans, The Flashcubes combine forces with the legendary Spongetones, who celebrated their 40th Anniversary onstage at The McGlohon Theatre in Charlotte NC last year, for a unique reimagining of this 1984 Beatles-inspired track featuring members of both bands.
For Alchemical Records, Strutman Lane has become synonymous with ‘funky’. “Steam Engine” continues to highlight the band’s musical prowess with drum and bass grooves that still leave plenty of room for the other instrumentation to shine. This track is the second single from Strutman Lane’s upcoming EP, “The Bedroom Sessions”.
Empress Mayo’s debut single “Mars with Elon” is an entertaining song that takes our concepts of traveling into space and colonizing new worlds and blends them with modern references like Matt Damon and Elon Musk. It’s a fun and upbeat song that puts a smile on your face and a dance in your step.
Singer-songwriter and Indie Folk artist Allison Jordan’s latest single “Perfect Moment” about young love that lasts through the years is infused with synths and a symphonic atmosphere that lend a cinematic quality to this thoughtful and emotive track.
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
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Aria Velz is a director, TikToker, and Lesbian Media Enthusiast based in the D.C. area. On November 2nd, she sat down with me to talk about it all, from her latest production at Olney Theatre Center to the things that lead to her little corner on TikTok.
On October 29th, Olney Theatre Center wrapped its run of Prince Gomolvilas’ ‘The Brothers Paranormal.’ The disconcerting, borderline terrifying production was co-directed by Olney’s Senior Associate Artistic Director, Hallie Gordon, and Velz herself. The show was one of the spookiest times I have had in a theatre in quite some time. It was evident that the show was a well researched labor of love.