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Data Recovery Project Predicts The End Times

Washington DC based electronic synth-pop duo Data Recovery Project released their first EP in 2017 leading off with their first track, end of the world thriller: Apoca-Lapse. DRP recently filmed a social-distancing live video performance of this track along with other songs from DRP EP01. The band reflects on how the subject matter of Apoca-Lapse is timely given the nature of COVID-19 and the global impact the pandemic is having on culture, economy, and the human heart.

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aSanTIS posing for the camera with headphones on (for accessibility)

aSanTIS: ‘You Are a Part of the Highest Form of Creation’

Flow-bending artist aSanTIS discusses art, culture, and whether sound can solve the world’s problems in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
My interview with Amy Santis aka aSanTIS began in the most unexpected way. The Maryland-based flow-bending artist and lyrical storyteller came prepared to engage in conversation around questions I had posed – and she also brought one or two of her own thoughtful prompts based on her curiosities around my view of learning.

This practice of taking in her surroundings deeply through observation and inquiry has come naturally to aSanTIS ever since she was a young child. In terms of her early starts in music, she notes that she began as a discerning listener. “Just listening to music from my mom, on the radio, just being a consumer in the world of sound. But I think mainly, my mom has always loved dancing and listening to music, so that was sort of like second nature. We play music at gatherings, we play music in the car, and these songs are sort of like diaries that take us into a specific place.”

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