by The Alchemist
The Infinite Daisy Chains are made up of two members both local to the Washington D.C. metro area. Ian Dandridge and Kristina Westernik-Dandridge met in a dimly lit garage to meet for rehearsal, and are now married five years later. Kristina specializes in the violin, vocals, and Ableton push, whilst Ian is the guitarist of the duo. As well as the pair boasting years of experience in playing synthesizers and drum machines, Kristina was featured on the violin on Oceanids’ track ‘Tapestry’.
Much of their music was inspired by their honeymoon experience in the Californian desert, as they say, “The marriage secured their commitment to each other, and the emotion that spills over into the duo’s creative process.”
With a seemingly ‘infinite’ sonic palette that sees them generate ideas from synthesizers, drum machines and an array of live instrumentation, their sound fuses Bedroom Pop and Neo Psychedelia in a way that is unique to them. This ethos reflects those artists which have shaped their sound, with Tame Impala, Gum, Pond, Tycho, and Beach House imparting heavy influence.
Collectively, their goal is to create and release a catalog of music that stands the test of time, and above all — genuinely inspires the people it reaches. As the ‘next generation’ in a rich legacy of psychedelic rock, they want nothing more than for their reverb-drenched productions to serve as a salute to the genre that brought the two of them together.
Their newest release is called, “Melting into You.” It brings an incredible amount of energy and emotion from the very beginning to the end. It calms the listener and brings them into a state of nirvana, a place of delight and peace once the hook arrives. This song is a great song to listen to with everything going on in the world right now. Check it out below.
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Songs are often written about hooking up, breaking up or making up and this song is no exception.
Melding old school RNB Funk with a modern twist, This Is The Way was written and produced by Phoenix Verum after a break-up found him alone with his thoughts and in Covid19 lockdown. Phoenix took the opportunity to reflect on himself and his craft, with zero distractions it was an opportunity to put time back into himself, recharge and do what he loves to do.
Not all break-up songs need to be sad and soppy as break-ups can and should lead to better things. This shown in the upbeat, feel good vibe of the song. “This Is The Way” personifies emotional endurance, unbridled optimism, and personal resilience as we cannot avoid our destiny in life. As we listened we were incredibly impressed with the way that the track made us more joyful when listening.
All writing credits, vocals, and instruments played on this track were contributed by Phoenix. He also produced the track himself during Covid19 isolation by converting his dwelling into a recording studio. This song is 91 tracks of Phoenix. Check out the track below.
ARIA is a 21-year old rapper, songwriter and producer from Washington, D.C. He is a student at American University, and he turned down multiple scholarship offers so that he was able to focus on music while going to school. We are slowly becoming huge fans of ARIA, as he is making his name very well known in the DC area.
“To the Face” is his newest track, and it includes some incredible production from DJ Swivel, and also contains a feature from Lady Ocean. The track also has some astoundingly catchy lyrics, which you can expect from all ARIA’s tracks at this point. The song itself tells the story of ignorance, avoiding responsibility and self-indulgence. On the heels of Bleu Chanel (Na-No Remix) which amassed 25+ million streams across DSPs & feature on Spotify Dance Rising. Check it out below.