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DeSanguashington Brings Women Together With “Yo Viajo Sola”

DeSanguashington is a Colombian-American band located in Washington D.C. that creates a fusion of traditional Colombian folk music with rock and pop. The band has just released the official music video for “Yo Viajo Sola,” “a song written for those women who love traveling alone and who wish to continue doing it without concerns for safety,” says vocalist Velu Ochoa. In English, the song would aptly be titled “I Travel Alone,” and the lyrics describe and inspire freedom as well as independence. “Yo Viajo Sola” is the third video from their debut EP Viajero, which released in March and is available now on all major platforms.

This freshman offering from these experienced performers was followed by a submission to Tiny Desk hosted by Bob Boilen of NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, as well as a tremendous performance at internationally acclaimed Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center. Since then, DeSanguashington has been featured on  community-based public broadcasting station,WETA Arts, serving the greater Washington D.C. area.

The band is continuing to develop and release additional music videos that contribute to the helping visualize the remaining songs from Viajero. All videos so far have been at least partially directed or edited by DeSangaushington, maintaining a consistent look, and an English translation of lyrics. sung in Spanish. You can find more about the band and their representation of the diverse and inclusive D.C. area music scene at desanguashington.com

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OriginalRemy Writes Song to Bring Awareness to Mental Health, “men don’t cry”

After working with platinum producer Matt Miller, who has produced for Kendrick Lamar, Ashanti, Tyrese, Rick Ross, and more. Getting press on previous releases from, The Farmville Herald, Pulse Music Magazine, and The MusicMakesMe blog. The table is set for his new release
“Smile For Me” on October 30th 2020.

His name is OriginalRemy but this is more than his stage name. He states, “OriginalRemy is not a name for an artist. This is my brand, my dream, and my life.” OriginalRemy is an independent R&B and Pop artist based outside of Houston, Texas. He has performed at Longwood University, Short Pump Town Center, and scheduled to perform at The Apollo Theatre

     OriginalRemy prides himself on his performance capabilities stating, “As an R&B singer we are not known as the most entertaining performers. I want to change the narrative, no matter the venue.” 

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Zen Warship Will End 2020 With Anything That Grooves

Zen Warship has been a living, breathing, and evolving band that entered the Washington D.C. area music scene in 2016. The band revels in the enthusiasm fans show on the dance floor for its captivating live sound that blends various elements of funk, rock, soul, and disco, along with individual influences including pop, punk, and jazz. As 2020 draws to a close, Zen Warship in its current stage of metamorphosis prepares to release their first full-length album aptly titled, Anything That Grooves, currently available for pre-order on Bandcamp, and on all other major music platforms on December 11. Alchemical Records had the pleasure of sitting down with Tyler, Roberto, Alison, and Preethy to dig into the inspiration behind the album and the recording process the band is using to help listeners immediately feel connected to those live elements that are such an important component of the band’s sound.

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