by The Alchemist
M3L (Pronounced Mel) is a Toronto based independent recording artist and songwriter. Born in Cameroon yet raised in six countries, his music embodies the lived experiences of a “Third Culture” kid, with roots in Anglophone Afrobeats and Hiphop/R&B, as well as Francophone Zouk and Coupé-Décalé music. His ability to flow seamlessly between English and French makes for a unique listening experience and showcases elite versatility He also went to high school in the DMV, and reps the 301!
The Toronto upstart is currently working alongside locally based Engineer/Producer PANDELI, Muaz Production (Jazz Cartier, Sean Leon, Smino etc), and Goodwrkwill. Frequent collaborators include R&B songstress Kenya Jade, urban-pop boyband 3409, punk dynamo AD1B and emerging pop act Sheperd.
This track reflects upon knowledge passed on to M3L through his Mother as a child. The track starts with M3L saying, “Momma said chase revenge, never gon see the end,” and continues to give us more memories of what his Mother said. This is a very motivational track, that helps remind us just how important our Mother’s all are to us! Check it out below, and on our weekly playlist.
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Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.