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July 10 at Jammin Java – Until July 1, 2022

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Recent Articles Heaven Hall, Ben DeHan, Solace Sovay, and Cherub Tree perform in Vienna, VA’s renowned venue Jammin’ Java on July 10, 2022. Help us lift up this diverse and inclusive local lineup by completing the tasks below. Details and tickets are available at: Each action below is worth one point, except the bonus. Complete both TEXT […]

Lead Into Gold – Episode 4 – with Massimo Zaru-Roque

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Todays guest, Massimo Zaru-Roque, is an Audio Recording and Mixing Engineer, specializing in On-Site and Remote Live Recording. Massimo has spent years in the D.C. and Northern VA music community, getting his start studying at George Mason University and recording audition videos and recitals with Music Performance students. He has also worked recording both Jazz and Rock Bands during live performances at venues including Twins Jazz and Epicure Cafe. Massimo provides both Audio Recording and basic Video Recording, alongside the ability to provide professional Videographers on special request.

Lead Into Gold – Episode 3 – with Annie Elise of Nettwerk Music Group


Today’s guest, Annie Elise, is a New York City-based electronic artist inspired by her synesthesia [SIN-ISH-THEE-SH-UH]. Often referred to as a “conductor of color,” she is a classically trained violinist and producer who creates music that produces colors she wants to see. Recently, Annie was tapped to join Nettwerk Music Group’s A&R Team to increase representation of women in the industry. Nettwerk Music Group is one of world’s largest independent record labels, credited with helping to launch the careers of fan favorites, including Sarah McLachlan, Coldplay, and Angus & Julia Stone. We are excited to have Annie join us to discuss her career, women in music, and more.

Lead Into Gold – Episode 2 – with DMV Music Alliance


This month’s guests are Dave Mallen and Dani Weymouth of DMV Music Alliance. The DMV Music Alliance is a Washington D.C.-based grassroots non-profit committed to uniting and serving the needs of the thousands of artists and industry professionals across Suburban Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. As the first area organization of its kind, the Alliance provides educational, networking, and financial resources to local music professionals and creates and supports strong community-based initiatives, positioning the DMV to be celebrated as a vibrant, nationally recognized music scene.

Lead Into Gold – Episode 1 – with Ricky Munoz of Moonlight Booking


This month’s guest is Ricky Munoz of Moonlight Booking, booking DIY shows in Northern Virginia for local, regional, and touring bands of all genres!

Alchemical Records presents Lead Into Gold, a monthly global web series featuring music industry professionals and advocates impacting local and international music communities and creative industries.

2021 Year in Review: A Message from Alchemical Records

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As Alchemical Records prepares to close out 2021, the team would like to extend our thanks to the many artists and creatives who partnered with us to make this year one of our best yet. Despite another challenging year for the music industry and the world at large, DMV artists found innovative ways to channel their energy into inspiring others through music, reminding us that we are not alone in this journey. Join the Alchemical Records team as they reflect on a few of their favorite moments of 2021 (out of many).

Ben DeHan – New Nostalgia

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Hailing from Odenton, MD between Baltimore and Washington DC, Ben DeHan has a pop-fusion sound similar to the Angels and Airwaves and Camino. Ben talks with Andy about his recent release, “Waiting For You”, and the music he makes with his fiance Lauren White, a songwriter and cellist, which includes Ben’s latest single, “Oxon Hill” about another local spot within the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Ben talks about his history as a touring musician as well as local influences and inspirations like Fugazi, Black Flag, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Good Charlotte, Bumpin; Uglies, All Time Low, and Ben’s former band, American Diary. Ben talks about his songwriting and production leading to his comparisons to Blink 182 and Machine Gun Kelly.

Andy introduces Ben to another “This or That” segment where he must choose between Old Bay or Sour Cream & Onion, Aqua or ABBA, Fender or Gibson, Shrek 2 or Toy Story 2, and KFC or McDonald’s.

You can hear more music by Ben DeHan when New Nostalgia Releases on September 24, but people can get it now for $5 here: